Loading videos

Opening files

To open a video in Kinovea do any of the following:

  • Drag and drop the file from Windows explorer onto the Kinovea window.

  • Use the menu File ‣ Open and select the file.

  • Use the menu File ‣ Recent and select a recently opened file.

  • Use the explorer panel to locate and double click on a file in the file explorer, the shortcut explorer, or the recently captured files, or drag and drop it into an opened playback screen.

  • Double click on a thumbnail in the thumbnail explorer.

Supported file types

Kinovea comes equipped with video decoding libraries to supports many file types and does not need nor use any third party codecs. It supports the following:

  • Most video file formats, including MP4, MPEG, MOV, AVI, MKV, M4V, FLV, WMV, among others.

  • Simple image files such as PNG, JPEG and BMP.

  • Animated GIFs.

  • SVG vector images.

  • Image sequences.

Image sequences are collections of individual image files that have the same size and are named following a numbering pattern. They are loaded as a video.