How to play ProcessRobot video logs (.svl files)

By default, the video log (.svl) files are saved in C:\Users%UserName%\Videos\ProcessRobot\Video Logs in the machine where the process was executed.

We can view and play those error video log files from the Control Desk along with the Process Designer representation.

In case we want to play the error video log (.svl file) in a machine where the Control Desk is not installed, then we can use the VLC Media player. However, we will not be able to see the Process Designer representation.

In order to run the video log file in other video players apart from VLC, then we need to convert it to the required format. VLC media player could also be used to convert the .svl file to .mp4, .asf or any other format.

Go through the below process to convert .svl file to .mp4 or .asf that can be played in windows media player.

Part 1. How to convert VLC files to MP4 with VLC

Step 1: Import Video to VLC

First of all, we need to open our VLC Media Player, click on the top navigation bar, and click on the “Media” point which will open a little dropbox.

VLC Media Player menu

In this dropbox, we should click on the “Open Multiple Files…” tab, (or use a hotkey (Ctrl+Shift+O) and wait until the menu appears on the screen.

Step 2: Go to the Convert menu

In the menu which has appeared, click on the Add button and choose the file you need to convert. After this, you should click on the arrow which is situated near the Play button. Clicking on this arrow will open a dropbox in which we should choose a link called Convert or just use the hotkeys Alt+O.

VLC Media Player add file button

Step 3: Choose the settings as you like

In the menu, which has appeared, you’ll see:

The path to the source of the video, the type of this file, and the setting which we need to set up.

First of all, we need to manage our profiles and choose which one fits our needs. In the dropbox, one can see many profiles – for iDevices, TVs, Androids, etc. But we need to choose only one – it’s called Video – DIV3+MP3 (ASF):

VLC Media Player convert file menu

**Step 4: Start the VLC to the MP4 conversion process

You need to choose the destination file where all the information will be stored. In our case, we can use the Browse button, go to the Desktop, write the name of the file, and set it be container.mp4. Finally, click on the Start button in order for the process of the conversion to begin.