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Viewing Archived Video Files

Viewing Files with Different Players

Since video clips can be archived in various formats, such as Windows Media Video, Audio Video Interleaved, proprietary Seon File Format or Seon Self Playing Format, users might need to operate different players to view those files. Such video players are also equipped with different features and don’t show the same graphic characteristics. Let’s take a look at how each of these formats is displayed:

Windows Media Video and Audio Video Interleaved

Windows Media Video (.wmv) and Audio Video Interleaved (.avi) files are played by the computer’s default video player. The screen displays the options that were selected during the archiving process, such as Telemetry or Privacy Zones (see blurred areas in the image). No additional features are available.

Proprietary Seon File Format

Proprietary Seon File Format (.avr) files need vMax View to be played. The user interface is exactly the same as described in the tutorial Getting to Know vMax View and users can take advantage of all the features at their convenience.
vMax View will display differently depending on the number of channels selected when archiving the file. The screen will be optimized to fully display those selected channels.

Seon Self Playing Format

A stand alone player is used to view Seon Self Playing Format (.exe) files. In this case, the interface looks similar to vMax View and displays several types of information, but only a few features are enabled.

To know more details about this, proceed to the following section.

Seon Self Playing Archives

When users double-click a Seon Self Playing (.exe) archive, the file is viewed in the Stand Alone player (shown below). The interface, similar to vMax View, presents the following features:

Playback Controls
  1. Play/Pause.
  2. Reverse by approx. 1 sec.
  3. Forward by approx. 1 sec.
  4. Jump to Start of video.
  5. Jump to End of video.
  6. Loop play mode.
Video Display and Audio
  1. The Video Display area selects one or multiple camera views. All camera views from the original DVR video selected for output when the archive was generated are available.
  2. The Audio section selects audio channels.
Video Data
  1. On the left, Signals are displayed while the file is been played.
  2. On the right, Telemetry data can be seen throughout the footage.
  3. Below, file and DVR Information are shown.