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CX6 : How do I view MP files on a computer? (Macintosh)

The MP file viewer, VM-1, allows you to play back MP files and export still images on a Macintosh computer.
In order to view MP files in a Macintosh computer, install the supplied VM-1 software in advance.
[How to install the VM-1 software (supplied software for Macintosh):]

* The screen captures are examples with the Mac OS X 10.5.5.

 
 

Playing back an MP file

This section explains how to use VM-1 to playback MP files that have already been downloaded to a Macintosh computer.

  • 1 Open the [Applications] folder.
  • 2 Double-click the [VM-1] icon.

    Double-click the [VM-1] icon.

  • 3 The [VM-1] screen appears.
  • 4 Go to the menu bar, [File] - [Open] to choose the MP file you want to playback. Or you can open them by clicking [Select] in the [VM-1] window, and click [Open].
    • The frame in the selected MP file is played back.
    • The MP file name and frame number are displayed in the [VM-1] screen. Frame numbers up to 999 are displayed.
  • 5 Select the frame you want to play back by entering its frame number or by clicking [<<] or [>>]. (Below is simulated image.)

    Simulated image


  • You can also start VM-1 automatically and playback an MP file by double-clicking it or by dragging and dropping it onto the [VM-1] icon.
  • You can also playback still images in the [VM-1] screen. [<<] or [>>] are not operable during playback of still images.
  • Movies cannot be played back.

Exporting still images from an MP file

This section describes how to use VM-1 to extract a specific frame from a downloaded MP file and save it as a separate still image.
You can either export all frames in an MP file at once, or export a single frame at a time.

  • 1 Open the [Applications] folder.
  • 2 Double-click the [VM-1] icon. The [VM-1] screen appears.
  • 3 Select [Save Settings] from the [Tools] bar.
    The [Save Settings] screen appears.
  • 4 Click [Select], select the location where you want to save the still image, and click [Open].
  • 5 Click [OK].
  • 6 Go to menu bar, [File] > [Open] to choose the MP file you want to export. Or you can do them by clicking [Select] in the [VM-1] window, and click [Open].
  • 7 Select [All Frames] or [One Frame].
  • When selecting [All Frames]
    Select [Divide Multi-Picture File] from the [Tools] bar, and select [All Frames].
    All the frames in the MP file are saved individually as still images.
  • When selecting [One Frame]
    Select the frame you want to export by clicking [<<] or [>>]. Select [Divide Multi-Picture File] from the [Tools] bar, and select [One Frame].
    The selected frame is saved as a still image.
 
Answer ID: edc06080
Date created: December 5, 2011
Date modified: --
Product: CX6
Operating system: --
Category: Software / OS compatibility
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