Cloud Media Player - User Guide

Thank you for choosing Cloud Media Player, the best video player for Windows 10. Use the power of cloud storage advantages with OneDrive, Box, hubiC, pCloud, Dropbox, BackBlaze B2, iCloud and Google Drive to enjoy your media and shared files with you anywhere.

To use the app your device needs the following requirements:

Installation

To get the app just open Windows Store on your device and search for "Cloud Media Player", the app will come on the results. The app can be installed for free and used without restrictions in time, some features are limited on this free version. To unlock these limitations you can purchase a "Premium Subscription" which allows full use of the app during a period of time (currently 90 days) that can be renewed.

We include some ads to get financial support to keep a development team improving the experience and much more. Please consider the great advantages you can get having the app on your devices and subscribing for a basic price.

The app installation will enable the app on every device you have running Windows 10 and associated to your Microsoft Account. If you purchase a subscription this will be available on all your devices running Cloud Media Player.

Using the app

Home screen

Check your internet connection and click on the app icon of your device. You can find it on "Start menu", "All apps", for better and quicker experience we recommend to Pin to Start the Cloud Media Player app icon.

After the splash screen with the app logo you will see the available cloud storage providers to be used. Choose OneDrive, hubiC, BackBlaze B2, Dropbox or Google Drive by clicking on the cloud provider logo.

The app will prompt a login box where you will be asked for permission and authorization to use the app. Enter your cloud storage provider credentials and the app will connect to browse your media files in native Windows app mode. This mode is designed to be accesible from all type of Windows devices, computers, tablets, mobiles, consoles, etc. All connections are safe and secure, the app is certified by Microsoft.

After a connection is stablished, for example if you choose OneDrive, you will get a home screen like this:

Each yellow box represents a folder on your cloud storage depending of the service selected, files are represented in light blue or green depending on file type. If in OneDrive each orange box is a folder that is shared to you by another user. That user name appears at the bottom of each shared box so you can easily know and organize your shared collections.

Shared items

Cloud Media Player allows you to play media from another OneDrive users. It is very easy to enjoy shared media collections and organize shared libraries between friends, family, colleagues, etc. The app uses new OneDrive security protocols for shared items between users so to view a remote shared item make sure that the remote user has shared the file/folder with you on www.onedrive.com

When the file or folder has been shared you will see the shared collection on the home screen just after your OneDrive root elements. Just click on a shared item to play the file or to browse the folder.

Using this sharing access property it is easy for groups of people to watch videos, play music and much more from a single OneDrive account sharing those media files.

Instant links

The app can generate instant links to a file being played to be shared with another user. These links are temporary and valid just for some minutes. You can quickly share a playback with this property without registering the user on the cloud service. If you receive and instant link just paste it on your device Internet browser address bar and Windows will open the app with receive playback.

Search

You can search for items using the top right box. Search scope is limited to the folder you are and subfolders. Search on shared folders is not enabled at home screen, you need to navigate to shared items to search on them.

Bottom bar buttons

At bottom part of the screen you can find some buttons: "Back" to navigate back to previous folder, "Home" to go directly to home screen, "Play All" to play and entire set of files inside a folder and three dots button to open more options. These buttons are enabled/disabled depending on the folder you are.

Navigating

To access a folder and view its content just click on it. The app will display a list of subfolders and media files on it. Cloud Media Player currently recognizes as media files the following types: MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MTS, DIVX, MPG, MPEG, MP3, WAV, WMA, JPG, PNG, GIF. Automatically a thumbnail will be displayed for each item if available.

Using the bottom app buttons "Back" and "Home" you can go back to previous folder or go directly to home screen.

Play All option

When the app detects audio or video files in the folder you are it enables the "Play All" button. Click on it to reproduce a playlist of all these files, your can choose two modes "Linear" or "Shuffle".

Playing media files

To play a media file just click on the item and the player screen will appear. For example:

Name of the file is displayed at top part. The player is at the middle part and displays some controls for the reproduction depending on the file type (audio, movie). On touch devices you can click over the player box to fade in these controls and the progress bar. After some seconds the controls and the player app are hidden.

When player is launched after clicking on "Play All", some controls to play next/previous media file on the playlist are available at bottom bar. Just click on the three dots or the bar to display these controls.

Fullscreen mode

To enable fullscreen for the current displayed file just press the "Fullscreen" button of the reproduction controls. You can exit from fullscreen mode clicking on the button again.

Casting media

When available the "Casting" button appears on the player controls. You can use this property to cast your media content to a receiever device. Please ensure that your casting settings are set on Windows 10 "Settings".

Aspect

When playing video files the aspect ratio of the video can be adapted using the "Aspect" button . Set your desired aspect when your video content may change.

Multilanguage

Some video files contain multiple audio tracks, usually different language dialogs. You can select the video audio track to be played with "Multilanguage" button

Subtitles

Video files may contain different subtitle options that can be switched using the "Subtitles" button

Pins

Sometimes you will want to watch later a video or an audio track. Pins allow to continue your playback at the specified point of time. To pin a playback just open the file and click on "Pin" button . When a pin has been saved the "Pins" button will be enabled at the bottom bar when navigating folders. Click on it to get information about pinned file and playback time, press "Play" to get back to pinned playback. If you want to remove the pin just click on "Delete", notice that when you create a new pin the previous is overwritten.

Photo albums

Album photos are displayed with preview thumbnails of your pictures. Enjoy photos on fullscreen mode just clicking on picture files, then you can use the side arrows of the picture viewer to view previous or next photo in the album

App updates

Cloud Media Player is periodically updated with new features, bug fixes and changes. Once you install the app it should auto update when there is a new online version. You can also check the status of your app updates on Windows Store.

Support

Please contact our support team on support@enarmedia.com for any issue, suggestion, bug report, etc. We appreciate you collaboration.

* On Xbox One and Xbox One S the Premium Subscription activation may fail when restarting the app. If you have already subscribed click again on "Activate Premium" button on License screen, follow the steps and the app will re-check and activate your subscription.