How to play videos on Windows PC

We recommend VLC Media Player version 2.2.8. This video player is free, safe, and has a easy frame-by-frame option. Works on computers running Windows 8, 8.1, or 10.

❗️NOTE: Windows 7 computers are not compatible.

Installing VLC on your Windows PC:

  1. Follow this link: Download VLC Media Player.
  2. Open the “Windows PC” folder, then click on the file.
  3. Click the blue "Download" button. The drop-down may list “Direct download” or “Save to my Dropbox.” You can select “Direct download.” 
  4. At the bottom of your screen, click the arrow (^), then select Open.
  5. You will be asked if you want to allow this application to make changes to your PC. Select “Yes.” 
  6. Confirm your default language. 
  7. Click “Next” through the VLC Media Player Startup Wizard. Then, click “Install.” 
  8. Click “Finish."
  9. Right-click on the VLC icon in your taskbar, then select "Pin to Taskbar."

Viewing your ShotKam videos in VLC: 

  1. Open VLC Media Player.
  2. Click “Media” in the top left corner. Then, select "Open File." 
  3. Scroll down to ShotKam in the left-hand column, then select the SHOTKAM folder.  
  4. Select the dated folder with the shots you would like to view. Click and drag your mouse over each video to select multiple shots, then click "Open." Note: If you've selected multiple videos, they will play consecutively. 
  5. Once finished, close VLC.
  6. Open File Explorer, right click on the ShotKam device, then select Eject. It is now safe to unplug.

How do I go frame-by-frame?

To go frame-by-frame in VLC Media Player, use the "e" key on your keyboard.

❗️NOTE: The frame-by-frame function freezes in VLC's latest update, version 3.0.11. Be sure that you are using VLC version 2.2.8 to view your ShotKam videos. 

What are the keyboard shortcuts?

Spacebar: Pause and play videos. 
E: Go frame-by-frame. 
F: Full-screen mode. 
Esc: Exit full-screen mode. 
S: Close videos. 

 

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