This section provides information and assistance to test the playback of videos using the Microsoft DirectShow system.
This diagram will be typical of a new installation without DirectShow installed.
DirectShow video test without a codec pack installed
Select a sample file to test for playback. The status will be updated after a few seconds.
Links at the bottom guide you to sites hosting the K-lite codec pack, which is a popular package of DirectShow filters. Although several variations of this pack are available (BASIC through to MEGA), the basic pack includes all the necessary files for Presenter.
Playback in the preview window may be attempted with or without a successful status.
Restart Presenter and return to this section after installing the codec pack.
Successful DirectShow video test after codec pack installation
The additional video information may be of assistance for advanced users.