Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8

You can play a whole folder of media files continuously in the following different ways:

1. From SockPlayer top tool buttons, click "Directory" button > select the folder containing media files you want to play.

2. From SockPlayer top menu "Open" > "Directory..." > select the folder containing media files you want to play.

3. Simply place your mouse over SockPlayer screen (the black area), right click mouse to show up context menu > choose "Directory..." > select the folder containing media files you want to play.

Favorite list allows you to quickly find your favorite video and audio to play. To create your favorite list, place your mouse over SockPlayer screen (the black area), right click mouse to show up context menu > "Favorites" > "Edit..." > on "Favorite Editor" dialog, you can add your favorite videos or audio. To play favorite video and audio, from context menu > "Favorites" > choose the video or audio you just added.

A general playlist allows you to play a series of videos and/or audio continuously in a predefined or shuffled order. To create a general playlist, place your mouse over SockPlayer screen (the black area), right click mouse to show up context menu > "Playlist" > on the "Playlist" dialog, click "Add..." button to add video and audio files you want to play continuously. You can also change playing order by click "Move up", "Move down" and "Shuffle" buttons. After sorting them out, you can click the "Save" button to save the playlist file for future use, for example save the playlist file as "myplaylist.m3u". To load a playlist, from context menu > "Playlist" > on the "Playlist" dialog, click "Load" button to load "myplaylist.m3u" file into SockPlayer and start playing the list of videos and/or audio continuously.

place your mouse over SockPlayer screen (the black area), right click mouse to show up context menu > "Recent Files"

To remove advertisement, you need to purchase a SockPlayer PRO license in order to get a license key. Following are the steps:

Step 1. At the bottom of SockPlayer advertisement window, click "Remove" button to show "SockPlayer PRO Registration" dialog. On the dialog, click "Get License Key" button to open SockPlayer PRO license purchase web page. On the SockPlayer PRO purchase page, click "Buy Now" button to proceed with the purchase. After your transanction is complete and clear (about a few hours), we'll send you an email containing your SockPlayer PRO license key. Please make sure you enter the correct email when you proceed with your purchase.

Step 2. Once you receive the email with SockPlayer PRO license key, you can open "SockPlayer PRO Registration" dialog again as in step 1., enter your SockPlayer PRO license key into input box and click "Register" button to complete your registration process. If registration is successful, you can now enjoy SockPlayer PRO features. In case you have problems registering your PRO license, please contact us here.

From SockPlayer top menu "Options" > "Language" or press Alt+L to show "Preferences" dialog. On "Preferences" dialog > "Interface" page, you can change the language.

From SockPlayer top tool buttons, click "Record Screen Video" button to trigger "Screen Video Recorder" user interface (UI). From "Screen Video Recorder" UI, click the leftmost "New Recording Task" button to show up recording settings dialog. Default settings are optimized for most screen video recording tasks. You can simply click OK button to start screen video recording. Screen recording will record all your desktop motions and sound into a video for playback. During recording, you can press Ctrl+P or click desktop bottom-right recorder tray icon to pause recording. Pausing recording triggers Recorder UI to show up. On Recorder UI, you can click "Resume" button to resume recording or click "Stop" button to stop recording. You can also click "Screen Image Annotation" to add annotation images on your desktop to help explain your screen video. Most image types are supported for screen annotation. When your screen video recording finishes, you should first press Ctrl+P or click desktop bottom-right recorder tray icon to pause recording, then on Recorder UI, click "Stop" button to finish current session of recording. The recorded video and audio streams will be perfectly synchronized to form the final AVI video. You may also be prompted to choose whether to convert raw AVI video into further compressed MP4 video with much smaller file size. Below are some points you may note on recording settings dialog:

1. If you "Audio Input" contains words like "microphone", it will record your microphone sound into screen video. If it has something like "mix", it will record both microphone sound and your computer sound into screen video.

2. For "Capture Size", default is to record "Full Desktop". You can also choose "Desktop Region" option to select a particular area on your desktop to record. You should press and hold your left mouse button to select a region on your desktop.

3. If you tick off "Hide window on recording", Recorder UI will show up during recording.

4. If you don't want to record your mouse, simply tick off "Capture Cursor".

5. You may ajust other settings such as "Compression Quality", "Capture Frame Rate", audio "Sample Frequency", "Bits/sample" and "Channels" etc to find the balance between size and quality.

From SockPlayer top tool buttons, click "Capture Camera Video" button to trigger "Camera Recorder" user interface (UI). From "Camera Recorder" UI, click the leftmost "New Recording Task" button to show up recording settings dialog. Default settings are optimized for most camera recording tasks. You can simply click OK button to start camera recording. Camera recording will capture your camera motions and microphone sound into a video for playback. During recording, you can press Ctrl+P or click desktop bottom-right recorder tray icon to pause recording. Pausing recording triggers Recorder UI to show up. On Recorder UI, you can click "Resume" button to resume recording or click "Stop" button to stop recording.

From SockPlayer top tool buttons, click "Record Sound" button to trigger "Sound Recorder" user interface (UI). From "Sound Recorder" UI, click the leftmost "New Recording Task" button to show up recording settings dialog. Default settings are optimized for most sound recording tasks. You can simply click OK button to start sound recording. If the "Audio Input" contains words like "microphone", it will record your microphone sound into a MP3 file. If it has something like "mix", it will record both microphone sound and your computer sound into a MP3 file. During recording, you can press Ctrl+P or click desktop bottom-right recorder tray icon to pause recording. Pausing recording triggers Recorder UI to show up. On Recorder UI, you can click "Resume" button to resume recording or click "Stop" button to stop recording.

Yes, SockPlayer synchronizes recorded desktop video and voice streams automatically, so the video frames will never get out of sync with voice.

Screen video and audio are recorded into AVI file with minimal compression in order to improve recording efficiency and avoid missing frames during recording. However, recorded AVI file can be large. If you check "Convert recorded video" option (it's checked by default) on new task settings dialog, after recording finishes, recorded AVI file will be converted into MP4 file which is generally significantly smaller and the original AVI file will not be removed.

From SockPlayer top menu "Video" or in right-click context menu, choose "Zoom", "Rotate" or "Flip/mirror image".

From SockPlayer top menu "Play" or in right-click context menu, choose "Speed" submenu to speed up or slow down current playing video. You can also use shortcut keys to speed up or slow down video playing.

From SockPlayer top menu "Video" > choose "Preview..." to show "Video Preview" dialog > choose a video file for generating preview images and ajust other settings if appropriate > press "OK" button to start generating video preview images.

You can simply press "S" key to take a screenshot of current playing video. Alternatively, from top tool buttons, click "Screenshot" button to take screenshot image of current playing video. To open the folder where screenshots are saved, from top tool buttons, click "Screenshots Folder" button.

At the bottom-right of your screen, right click SockPlayer trayicon > click "Quit".

From SockPlayer top menu "Options" > "Program" > tick off "Run on computer startup".