Loads a video from the specified file. Depending upon the codec and the duration of the video clip to load, due to the fact that the loading is performed inside the main application's thread, the call to this method could cause a temporary freeze of the container application user interface: in order to avoid this issue, the use of the VideoPlayer.LoadSync method should be preferred.
Video loading and rendering is performed through DirectShow so, in order to load a certain video format (like MPEG, MP4, AVI, etc.) the specific codec must be available on the target system or calls to this method would fail. One of the best packages containing most audio and video codecs for DirectShow is K-Lite Codec Pack and can be downloaded for free from the following link.
A successful call to this method will fire the SoundLoaded event.
In order to be able to apply special effects like equalizers or DMO effects, the audio stream must be in Stereo or Mono so, for this reason, 5.1 and 7.1 video files are automatically resampled to Stereo. If you should need keeping 5.1 or 7.1 channels configuration, you would have to set the EnableMixingFeatures property to False.
For further details about the use of the embedded video player see the VideoPlayer object section.
For details about video clips rendering refer to the How to play video files through DirectShow tutorial.