This section is about setting up the Media Players, and it's more "darker side", because implies getting and setting some technical information related to the command line for each player. Because we understand this point, we provided the command lines for 2 default players. This is explained at point 1).
1. Default Media Player
We need to set a default media player in case that not all the movie file extensions are associated with an specific player.
The editor for the default player is a text field editor, where we provide the command line with all arguments, which is used by the application to launch the media player.
Because this information is too technical, we provided the command lines for the most used media players:
And you can select one player or another to be default just by clicking on the radio buttons from the right side.
Note: there is an orange "hint" indicator that explains briefly the rules for the command line (including the environment variable %ProgramFiles%) .
To get the command line for other player you have just to either:
- search on google "player-name command line"
- check where is installed your player (i.e. QuickTime Player - C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe) and copy the while path to the exe file, to the command line editor.
2. Individual Media Players
If we prefer or we are forced to launch different player for some movie extensions then the below table is used to set this information.
Manipulating the list of individual players from this grid is done in a similar way like editing the folders.
2.1. Adding a new player command line we click and start typing in the last row [extension] [command line] the extension of the movie file (in the same format like movie extensions setting) and the in the second column we type the command line.
In the above image we have a sample for setting up the QuickTime Player:
.m4v | C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe
2.2. Editing is simple, click with mouse and start typing in the editing field.
2.3 Deleting is done in the same fashion like for folders, we have to empty both columns (extension, and command line), and then the empty row will be removed.
3. Make the tabs visible
If you closed a tab directly from the UI "x" button, then you can make it visible from the settings dialog. Note that the "Movie Library" and "Playlist" are always working together. If we remove one the other one is removed too, if we add one both are added.
And after finishing these settings we can click on the "OK" button, to save them and to launch discovering the movies and their posters.