Media Playback

BUZZ Player supports not only multiple types of audio/video (from the files native supported by iOS to other famous types such as avi, mkv, rmvb, wmv...) but also the alternating subtitles (closed caption) and audio tracks.

This feature is available for:


Just connect to play, no need to copy file to your device:

Just connect to play, no need to copy file to your device:

  • BUZZ Player supports various network protocols. It is no need to copy files to your device, just connect to your computer or NAS and play. Supported protocols are : http, samba, afp, ftp, UPnP, webdav, mms, rtmp, rmtp, rtsp...

Support streaming video:

  • You can play streaming video by BUZZ Player: .mp3, .wav, .ac3, .aif, .adts, .aiff, .aifc, .caf, .au, .m4a, .snd, .sd2.
  • Other audio files with extensions: .wma, .aac, .ra, .ape, .flac, .aa, .aa3, .acm, .afc, .at3, .cpr, .dcf, .dss, .emp, .emx, .iff, .m1a, .m4b, .m4r, .mod, .mpa, .nra, .vpm.



Full HD (1080p) H264 video supported, ready for 3D movies:

Our advanced technology allow to:

  • Play full HD H264 video with any format (mp4, mov, mkv, avi...) in your device or over network smoothly.
  • Play 3D movies with BUZZ Player. Support both Side-by-Side and Top-Bottom 3D format.



List of supported file formats

List of supported audio formats:

  • All audio files native supported by iOS with extensions: .mp3, .wav, .ac3, .aif, .adts, .aiff, .aifc, .caf, .au, .m4a, .snd, .sd2.
  • Other audio files with extensions: .wma, .aac, .ra, .ape, .flac, .aa, .aa3, .acm, .afc, .at3, .cpr, .dcf, .dss, .emp, .emx, .iff, .m1a, .m4b, .m4r, .mod, .mpa, .nra, .vpm.

List of supported video formats:

  • All video files native supported by iOS with extensions: .mpv, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .3gp.
  • Other video files with extensions: .avi, .divx, .dat, .vcd, .wmv, .bin, .iso, .vob, .mkv, .rmvb, .ogg, .rm, .ts, .nsv, .ram, .vfw, .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .m2v, .dv3, .gp, .mqv, .ogm, .ogv, .asf, .dvr-ms, .m2t, .m2ts, .rec, .bik, .dv.

List of supported subtitle formats:

  • All external subtitle files with extensions: .srt, .sub, .msi, .ass, .ssa.
  • Embedded subtitles: embedded subtitles on embedded videos such as mkv.



Display Video on External Screen

BUZZ Player detects external display automatically and display video on it, just connect external display to cable to view your movies on external screen.

  • If you want to change display resolution on the external display, please do the following steps:
    1. Connect external display to your device (iPhone, iPod, iPad).
    2. Tap on "Settings" button on the main screen, then choose "Media Playback Settings".
    3. Tap on "External Display Resolution" to choose desired value.
  • If you want to display video on the external display in mirror mode, please do the following steps:
    1. Tap on "Settings" button on the main screen, then choose "Media Playback Settings".
    2. Change value of "Mirror on External Display" to ON. (Default is OFF)



AirPlay/Stream audio/video files to Apple TV

To air play audio/video files:

  1. Turn on your Apple TV.
  2. Connect Apple TV and your iPad to same local network.
  3. Launch BUZZ Player.
  4. Play supported audio/video files and the AirPlay icon will appear beside the volume button.
  5. Tap AirPlay icon and select Apple TV to play.

Note: If you can't see video on the AppleTV, that means current video format is not supported by AppleTV natively (not QuickTime or mp4 format). In this case, you should turn on "mirror" mode of AirPlay on your device.

  1. On iOS6 and below, double tap on Home button, on iOS7 swipe screen from bottom to top. You will see AirPlay icon.

  2. iOS6 AirPlay icon.

    iOS7 AirPlay icon.
  3. Tap on AirPlay button and choose "Apple TV" and also change "Mirroring" to ON. Note: Mirroring mode only available from iPhone4S and iPad2.

  4. iOS6 AirPlay mode.

    iOS7 AirPlay mode.
  5. Now you can launch BUZZ Player and view your video on AppleTV.

Note: AirPlay is compatible only with the second-generation and above Apple TV.



Play streaming audio/video files from network

To open streaming audio/video from external link:

  1. Open the document that contain the link (web page or email...), tap on the link.
  2. BUZZ Player will be called automatically to play that link.
  3. If BUZZ Player is not called, please check the link is valid link or not.
  4. Supported link types are: mms://, mmsh://, mmst://, rtsp://, rmtp://, rtmp://, chttp://, chttps://, cphttp://, cphttps://, cpopen://.

To enter link address directly to BUZZ Player:

  1. Launch BUZZ Player.
  2. Open the "Web Browser" screen by tap on "Web Browser" barbutton on the main screen. Web Browser screen will be displayed.
  3. Launch BUZZ Player.
  4. On the "Web Browser" screen, tap on the address textfield and enter address then press Go key on the keyboard. Media Playback feature will be called.



Control Playback screen by using Gesture

You can control playback screen by using gesture as follows:

  • Play/Pause: touch with two fingers on the playback screen.
  • Fast Forward/Backward: swipe with one finger to right/left on bottom of the playback screen.
  • Play Next/Previous File: swipe with one finger to right/left on top of the playback screen.
  • Increase/Decrease Playback Speed: swipe with one finger to right/left on middle of the playback screen.
  • Increase/Descrease Volume: swipe with one finger up/down on the right side of the playback screen.
  • Make Volume Max/Min: swipe with two fingers up/down on the right side of the playback screen.
  • Increase/Descrease Brightness: swipe with one finger up/down on the left side of the playback screen.
  • Make Brightness Max/Min: swipe with two fingers up/down on the left side of the playback screen.
  • Change Video Size: pinch with two fingers to toggle video size between Aspect Fit and Aspect Fill.
  • Enable/Disable Gesture: touch with three fingers on the playback screen.

Note: You can also enable/disable Gesture feature by turning the setting "Enable Gesture" to On/Off value.



Change Video Aspect Ratio

To change aspect ratio of playing video:

  1. Touch aspect ratio button on the bottom toolbar to display "Choose an aspect ratio" menu.
  2. Select an aspect ratio from the list (Default; 1:1; 4:3; 16:9) then the video will be displayed with new aspect ratio.

Note: Aspect ratio affects to current playing video; but this value doesn't affect other videos or when you play this video later. The default aspect ratio is the origin aspect ratio of each video file.



Boost Audio Volume

With some audio/video files, you can't hear the audio clearly although you've made audio volume to max value. Please do the following steps to boost the audio volume:

  1. On the "Media Player" screen, tap on Info button. You will see the info screen.
  2. On the Info screen, tap on Audio segment to open Audio information. You will see the "Sound Boost" slider. Adjust slider to desired volume. If no "Sound Boost" slider, you will need to change the "Playback Settings". Please refer to the step 3.
  3. Change "Playback Settings" to use "Sound Boost" feature.
    From Media Player screen, tap on Stop button to stop playback.
    Tap on Settings button on the toolbar of main screen. Settings screen will be displayed.
    Choose the "Media Playback Settings" and change "Prefered Video Decoder" to "Custom H/W Decoder".
    Now you can open your movie/audio again and repeat to step 1.
    Note: If you don't need to use "Sound Boost" feature anymore, you should to change "Prefered Video Decoder" back to "System H/W Decoder".



Display subtitle of video file exactly

To display subtitle of video file exactly:

  1. Prepare video file for displaying subtitle:
    • If the video file has external subtitle: Ensure that the video file and subtitle file (.srt, .sub, ...) are in a same folder and the subtitle file's name has prefix same as the video file's name. Ex: the video file's name is My Movie.avi, subtitle file's name must be: My Movie.srt, or My Moviexxxxx.srt....
    • If the video file has embedded subtitle: Ensure that the embedded video can display subtitle.
  2. Turn ON Display Subtitle setting if it's OFF.
  3. Select appropriate subtitle language:
    • If video file has external subtitle: Select appropriate Subtitle Files on Subtitle popup window of playback screen. Note that this setting is only available on playback screen. So you only can select it while playing the video.
    • If the video file has embedded subtitle: Select appropriate Subtitle Stream Index on Video & Audio files View Settings of Settings popup window of main screen. Note that this setting is only available on main screen. So you have to select Subtitle Stream Index before playing the embedded video.
  4. Change Text Encoding setting to display exactly characters suitable for displaying language if needed.
  5. Change Font Name setting to display exactly characters suitable for displaying language if needed.
  6. Change Timing Offset setting to display exactly subtitle at specific time if needed.


Change Playback settings

To open playback settings:

  1. On main screen of BUZZ Player, tap Settings icon to display Settings screen.
  2. Select Media Playback Settings to display Playback Settings screen.

  3. Playback Settings screen.



To change play mode:

On Playback Settings screen, tap Play mode and select a mode from list:

  • Normal (default value): stop playing list after playing completely the last file on the list.
  • Repeat Album: Replay from first file after playing completely the last file on the list.
  • Repeat One Item: Replay only one file.



To change Prefered Video Decoder:

On Playback Settings screen, tap Prefered Video Decoder and select an decoder from list. BUZZ Player will try to use the selected decoder to decode audio/video first, if not success, it try to use other decoders. There are 3 types of decoder: System H/W Decoder, Custom H/W Decoder and Custom S/W Decoder.

  • System H/W Decoder (default value): With this setting, BUZZ Player will try to use iOS system hardware decoder to decode your media first. If it can't use iOS system hardware decoder, BUZZ Player will try to use Custom H/W Decoder then Custom S/W Decoder. Generally, iOS system hardware decoder can be used incase of you are playing iOS native supported media file types: mp4, mov, mpv, m4a, mp3, caf, wav...

  • Custom H/W Decoder: With this setting, BUZZ Player will try to use our custom hardware decoder to decode your media first. If it can't use our custom hardware decoder, BUZZ Player will try to use Custom S/W Decoder. Generally, our custom hardware decoder can be used incase of you are playing all supported audio files and H264 video files (mp4, m4v, mpv, mkv (h264), avi (h264)).

  • Custom S/W Decoder: With this setting, BUZZ Player will use our custom software decoder to decode your media. Generally, our custom software decoder can be used with all types of audio & video.

  • Note: Custom H/W Decoder and Custom S/W Decoder requires alot of CPU time, and it makes battery reduce faster. So, be sure that you switch to use Custom H/W Decoder and Custom S/W Decoder only incase of neccessary and switch back to use System H/W Decoder after using.



To turn ON/OFF Shuffle:

On Playback Settings screen, turn ON/OFF Shuffle switch button.

  • Shuffle ON: Play audios/videos on playing list in random order.
  • Shuffle OFF (default value): Play audio/video files on playing list in sequenced order.



Change Fast forward/rewind interval:

On Playback Settings screen, tap Fast Forward/Rewind Interval row to change its value.

  • This value can be set in range 5 - 300 seconds.
  • This value is the time interval seek when tap Fast Forward or Fast Rewind control on Playback screen.



To turn ON/OFF Remember Playing Position:

On Playback Settings screen, turn ON/OFF Remember Playing Position switch button.

  • Remember Playing Position ON (default value): Allow playing audios/videos at position where you left off.
  • Remember Playing Position OFF: Play audios/videos at beginning position.
Note:
  • To clear history position of audios/videos, tap Clear Playing Position history button.



Change Stream Index settings of embedded audio & video files

To open Stream Index settings on main screen:

  • On main screen of BUZZ Player, tap Settings icon to display Settings popup window.
  • Select Video & Audio files View Settings then scroll the right pane to Media Stream Index section.



To change Stream Index of Audio/Video/Subtitle on video files:

On Stream Index settings window, tap each stream then select the value you want:

  • Disable: Disable audio/video/subtitle stream.
  • Default (0) (default value): Play the first audio/video/subtitle stream of video file.
  • 1 to 10: play other audio/video/subtitle stream of video file.
Note:
  • This setting allows you to select audio track/subtitle/video of specific language you want when the audio/video file is embedded multiple audio/video/subtitle.
  • Remember to reset this setting to default values after finishing playing to play other video correctly.



Turn ON/OFF Display Subtitle setting

To turn ON/OFF Display Subtitle setting:

  • On Settings popup window of main screen, tap Video & Audio files view settings then turn ON/OFF Display Subtitle setting on Subtitles section.
  • On Subtitles popup window of playback screen, turn ON/OFF Display Subtitle.


Change Text Encoding setting of Subtitle appearance

To change Text Encoding setting:

  1. On Subtitle settings window on playback screen, tap Text Encoding row to display Text Encoding setting.
  2. Select an appropriate encoding:
    • Select an encoding in Recent Used Encodings list or All Encodings list.
    • Or type the text on search field to filter encodings then you can select quickly the one you need.
Note:
  • Select Auto Detect value to display most subtitle languages correctly.
  • If Auto Detect value doesn't provide correct characters when displaying subtitle, please try other specific encoding. We suggest some text encoding for some special languages as follows:
    • To display some Western European languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, please select ISO Latin1 or Windows Latin1 text encoding.
    • To display Hebrew language, please select Windows Hebrew or other Hebrew text encodings.
  • The list of text encoding for some special languages will be updated with more helpful information. Let's share your successful text encoding for other languages via our support mail: support@bugunsoft.com so that we can update this list quickly.



Change Font Name setting of Subtitle appearance

To change Font Name setting:

  1. On Subtitle settings window, tap Font Name row to display Font Name setting.
  2. Then select a font name:
    • Select in Recent Used Font list or All Fonts list.
    • Or type the text on search field to filter fonts then you can select quickly the one you need.
Note:
  • In the most cases, font name only affects the appearance of subtitle.
  • In some other cases, in some special languages, for instance, you need to set specific font name to display characters of subtitle exactly.



Change Timing Offset setting of Subtitle appearance

To change Timing Offset setting:

On Subtitle settings window, drag Timing Offset slider to justify the timing offset of subtitle with specific seconds. This setting is useful to solve problem of non-synchronizing between audio/video and subtitle.



Change Font Size setting of Subtitle appearance

To change Font Size setting:

  1. On Subtitle settings window, tap Font Size row to display Font Size setting.
  2. Then select a font size value to display.



Change Font Color setting of Subtitle appearance

To change Font Color setting:

  1. On Subtitle settings window, tap Font Color row to display Font Color setting.
  2. Then select a font color to display.
  3. If you select Custom color, you can set arbitrary color by dragging Red, Green, Blue slider.



Change Position setting of Subtitle appearance

To change Position setting:

  1. On Subtitle settings window, tap Position row to display Position setting.
  2. Then select a value to display:
    • Bottom: To display the subtitle on the bottom of playback screen.
    • Top: To display the subtitle on the top of playback screen.
    • Center: To display the subtitle on the center of playback screen.




RELATED ARTICLES

Picture viewer

Detailed instruction when viewing picture files (jpg, png, jpeg, bmp, gif, tif...) in Picture viewer.