15.2. Opening Media Files

To activate a media file in the playlist, click on its name in the list or navigate to it using the tools from the playback panel (see the “Timeline, Viewing, and Playback” section).

Mirada supports Cineon ®, DPX, EXR, RAW, QuickTime ® Movie, AVI, MPEG and many other image and video formats.

Mirada (as well as Cerebro) supports Drag&Drop technology, so you can open files by dragging them into the Mirada window from a local directory or directly from a Cerebro message.

15.2.1. Media Library Associations

Mirada uses several different libraries to open and play media files. Each of these libraries supports its own set of formats, so Mirada can offer a choice of more than one media library for some file extensions.

For example, this applies to Quicktime ® Movie and other video formats that can be opened in Windows and Mac using both the QuickTime API and ffmpeg libraries.

The following processing sequence is applied to such “ambiguous” formats:

  • the file is initially opened using the default library, which is associated with the extension of this file in the Mirada settings;
  • then you can quickly switch to using another media library for an already open file by running the following command Media/Open with/File <A|B>/<library name>.

After you select another decoding library, the corresponding media file will be reloaded immediately.

You can specify a set of default media libraries in the association settings window using the Media/Open with/Media Library controls main menu item.

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Select a default library next to the desired file extension from the drop-down list in the Media Librarу Associations list.