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[Question] How do I view MP files on a computer? (Macintosh)

The MP file viewer, VM-1, allows you to play back MP files and export still images on a Macintosh computer.

This section explains how to perform these operations, as well as how to install and operate VM-1. (The screen captures are examples with the Mac OS X 10.5.5)

VM-1 system requirement
Operating Systems Supported Mac OS X 10.4-10.6
Macintosh computer Macintosh computer from Apple Inc.
Memory Mac OS X 10.4 256 MB or more
Mac OS X 10.5 512 MB or more
Mac OS X 10.6 1GB or more
Hard Disk Space Required 5 MB or more
Supported languages Japanese, English, French, and Chinese (Simplified)
  • * VM-1supports Japanese, English, French, and Chinese (Simplified).

Installing VM-1

  • 1Start your Macintosh computer and insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
    Double-click the [RICOH] icon.
  • [RICOH] icon

  • 2Double-click the [VM-1] folder.
  • Double-click the [VM-1] folder.

  • 3Double-click the [VM-1 Installer.pkg] icon.
  • Double-click the [VM-1 Installer.pkg] icon.
  • The [Install VM-1] screen appears.
  • The [Install VM-1] screen appears.

  • 4Click [Continue].
    A screen allowing you to select the installation destination appears.

  • 5Select the disk you want to install to, and click [Continue].

  • 6Click [Install].
    • To change the installation destination, click [Change Install Location...].
    • To upgrade VM-1, click [Upgrade].
    • A screen asking for your name and password appears.
  • A screen asking for your name and password appears.

  • 7Enter your name and password, and click [OK].
    The installation completion message is displayed.
  • The installation completion message is displayed.

  • 8Click [Close].

Playing back an MP file

This section explains how to use VM-1 to playback MP files that have already been downloaded to a Macintosh computer.

  • 1Open the [Applications] folder.

  • 2Double-click the [VM-1] icon.
  • Double-click the [VM-1] icon.
  • The [VM-1] screen appears.

  • 3Go to the menu bar, [File] - [Open] to choose the MP file you want to playback. Or you can open them by clicking [Select] in the [VM-1] window, and click [Open].
    • The frame in the selected MP file is played back.
    • The MP file name and frame number are displayed in the [VM-1] screen. Frame numbers up to 999 are displayed.

  • 4Select the frame you want to play back by entering its frame number or by clicking [<<] or [>>]. (See the screenshot below)
  • Simulated image
Note
  • You can also start VM-1 automatically and playback an MP file by double-clicking it or by dragging and dropping it onto the [VM-1] icon.
  • You can also playback still images in the [VM-1] screen. [<<] or [>>] are not operable during playback of still images.
  • Movies cannot be played back.

Exporting still images from an MP file

This section describes how to use VM-1 to extract a specific frame from a downloaded MP file and save it as a separate still image.
You can either export all frames in an MP file at once, or export a single frame at a time.

  • 1Open the [Applications] folder.

  • 2Double-click the [VM-1] icon.
    The [VM-1] screen appears.

  • 3Select [Save Settings] from the [Tools] bar.
    The [Save Settings] screen appears.

  • 4Click [Select], select the location where you want to save the still image, and click [Open].

  • 5Click [OK].

  • 6Go to menu bar, [File] > [Open] to choose the MP file you want to export. Or you can do them by clicking [Select] in the [VM-1] window, and click [Open].

  • 7When selecting [All Frames]
    Select [Divide Multi-Picture File] from the [Tools] bar, and select [All Frames].
    All the frames in the MP file are saved individually as still images.

    When selecting [One Frame]
    Select the frame you want to export by clicking [<<] or [>>]. Select [Divide Multi-Picture File] from the [Tools] bar, and select [One Frame].
    The selected frame is saved as a still image.
 
Answer ID: EDXR01073
Date created: July 2, 2010
Date modified: --
Product: GXR (GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO), GXR (RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC), GXR (RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC)
Operating system:   Mac OS X
Category: Software / OS compatibility
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