Taking videos with a PC
How to use Movie Moments
Importing and editing videos
Storing videos on SkyDrive
There are several options for playing videos on your PC. Which app will work best for you depends on the type of video you want to watch.
The Photos, SkyDrive and Camera apps are great for playing your personal videos and all come with Windows 8.1. They display them full screen, and you can quickly switch between editing and watching. Open these apps by tapping or clicking their tiles on the Start screen or by searching and then opening the app.
You can use this app to watch videos that are in your Pictures library and on your SkyDrive.
If you're looking at your Pictures library and want to see your SkyDrive folders, tap or click Pictures library in the top-left corner. You can also switch between the Details and Thumbnails views by tapping or clicking the buttons in the top-right corner.
If you have videos on your camera or phone, you can import them using the Photos app.
You can use this app to view videos that are on your SkyDrive and in your Pictures library.
If you're looking at your SkyDrive folder and want to see your Pictures library, tap or click
in the top-left corner. You can also switch between the Details and Thumbnails views by tapping or clicking the buttons in the top-right corner.
If you automatically upload videos you take with the Camera app to SkyDrive, you'll find them in the Camera roll folder.
You can watch videos you’ve taken with this app in the camera roll. Swipe to the right or click the arrow on the left side of the screen to start looking through your recent photos and videos. You can also swipe up from the bottom edge or right-click, then tap or click Camera roll.
The Photos app shows photos and videos in the Pictures library on your PC. This is primarily your Pictures folder, but can also include external drives, shared network folders and other folders on your PC. If you’d like to see photos from other folders, move them to the Pictures folder or add them to your Pictures library. To learn how, see Libraries: How to add or remove a folder.
Your camera roll only appears on SkyDrive if you automatically upload photos or videos. See
Storing photos on SkyDrive for how to set this up.
Use the Video app to watch films and TV shows that you bought from
Xbox Video, or ones that you already own and moved into your Videos library.
From the Start screen, open the Video app.
Scroll to the left, tap or click my videos, then tap or click a video to watch it.
Another option for watching films, TV shows and DVDs is Windows Media Center. Some editions of Windows include Windows Media Center. If you don't have Windows Media Center, follow
these steps to get the Windows Media Center Pack.
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