How to Watch a Video From a SD Card

By Elvis Michael

SD cards provide video playback capabilities directly from the portable device.
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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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Click the "Open Folder to View Files" option displayed by the Windows AutoPlay dialog box. Otherwise, launch "Windows Explorer" from its taskbar shortcut.

Step 3

Click to access the SD card, which is generally labeled as "Removable Disk" from the active window.

Step 4

Locate the video file. Double-click it to launch and watch it directly from the SD card.

Selecting Other Program

Step 1

Right-click the video file from the SD card, select "Open With" followed by "Choose Default Program."

Step 2

Click "Browse" and locate the video program you wish to use for the video.

Step 3

Click "OK" to effectively watch said video with the selected application.