Playing a Video from a Connected VCR or DVD Player Using SMART Video Player

If you connect your computer to a SMART interactive product and a video hardware source, such as a VCR or DVD player, you can play video files from the video hardware source on the interactive screen using SMART Video Player.


You can convert the signal from your VCR or DVD player into a format that your computer understands using a video capture card.

You can also play files that are stored on your computer.

To play a video file

Select Hardware in SMART Video Player, and then select the video hardware source in the list.

NOTE: If the list doesn't include the hardware source, check your computer's and hardware source's connections.

TIP: You can change SMART Video Player settings to save the last video hardware source.

The output of the selected video hardware source appears in SMART Video Player.

NOTE: You're unable to change the video playback speed using SMART Video Player if you're playing a video from a connected VCR or DVD Player.

To pause the video

Press Pause .

To start the video

Press Play .

To stop the video

Press Stop .

To write notes over the video frame in digital ink

  1. Press Pen Tool , and then write on the interactive screen.

TIP: You can configure SMART Video Player to pause the video when you select Pen Tool.

  1. To change the color of the digital ink, press Pen Color , and then select a color from the palette.

  2. To change the width of the digital ink, press Pen Width , and then select a width in the list.

  3. After you finish writing, press Select .

To clear your notes

Press Clear the Notes .

To take a screen capture of the current video frame

Press Capture to Notebook .

To expand the video display

Select Full Screen View .

The video display expands to the largest possible area and the Video Player toolbar appears. This toolbar enables you to play and pause videos, take screen captures of the current video frame, write notes over the video frame in digital ink and clear your notes.

To exit Full Screen view, press Normal View .

NOTE: If your computer's video card doesn't support hardware acceleration, you're unable to change the view to 200% or Full Screen.

To change the volume

To change the volume, move the slider .

To mute the volume, press Mute Video .

To restore the volume, press Mute Video again.

To close SMART Video Player

Press the Close button in SMART Video Player.