How to Watch a Video From a SD Card
By Elvis Michael
Secure Digital (SD) cards are a portable form of storage units. SD cards are used in a variety of hardware components, including digital cameras, gaming devices and computers. Unfortunately, an input solution is not available on all computer systems. As a result, if you were given an SD card and wish to explore its contents---such as video files---you must rely on third-party input devices. Once obtained, such video content becomes just as accessible as watching it directly from your local hard disk.
Using Default Video Program
Connect the SD card to your computer's SD memory card unit. If no such unit is available, obtain a third-party SD card reader. Connect the SD card to the device's memory card slot, then plug it into your computer's USB port.
Click the "Open Folder to View Files" option displayed by the Windows AutoPlay dialog box. Otherwise, launch "Windows Explorer" from its taskbar shortcut.
Click to access the SD card, which is generally labeled as "Removable Disk" from the active window.
Locate the video file. Double-click it to launch and watch it directly from the SD card.
Selecting Other Program
Right-click the video file from the SD card, select "Open With" followed by "Choose Default Program."
Click "Browse" and locate the video program you wish to use for the video.
Click "OK" to effectively watch said video with the selected application.
Elvis Michael has been writing professionally since 2007, contributing technology articles to various online outlets. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in information technology at Northeastern University.