How do I watch a film on Audio Ciné Films?


How do I watch a film on my laptop or desktop?

Generally, to watch a film on the Audio Ciné Films Database on your laptop or desktop, all you need to do is click on the film you wish to watch, then click on the button that says "watch." The film should then load and begin playing in your browser automatically.

If, instead of the film playing in your browser, you receive the following message: "Error Starting Video: Error Code 626," you are most likely viewing the database on an out-of-date browser. Try updating your browser to the latest version before attempting to view the film again. You can also switch to a different browser if you have one on your computer, or download a browser. Audio Ciné Films recommends using the latest version of Google Chrome when using the database, as this is the primary browser that they use for testing. If this does not fix the issue, please contact us immediately. You can contact the Library anytime here.


How do I watch a film on a mobile device (phone, tablet, etc. . .)?

If you try to use the above method to watch a film on Audio Ciné Films, you will likely receive the following message "Error Starting Video: Error Code 626." This is normal, as Audio Ciné Films is not generally configured to support mobile browsers.

You will also notice, immediately beneath the film, the following message: "Having playback issues? Click here to try our mobile app." Clicking on this will take you to your phone's App store and will prompt you to download the Swank Media Player by Swank Motion Pictures Inc. This is normal, as Swank Motion Pictures is the American parent company of Audio Ciné Films, and the database uses the same app as its American counterpart. Download the app onto your device. You can also download the app directly here:

Apple App Store

Google Play Store

Once you have downloaded the app, return to the film you wish to watch on Audio Ciné Films and click on the "Having playback issues? Click here to try our mobile app." message again. Now the link will open the Swank Media Player app and will immediately begin playing the film. 


What if I want to share a film with someone?

If you wish to share the film with others, click on the button that says "Share." It can be found beside the "Watch" and "Trailer" buttons when you first click on a film in the database, or immediately below a film while you are viewing it. There will be two choices, "Copy Direct Link" and "Copy LMS Link." Copy the Direct Link. You may share this link with anyone at the College. Please note, however, that the link will require you to log in to the database. For details on how to log in to the Library's databases, please consult this FAQ.


Need Help?

You can always drop by the Library's Reference Desk for help whenever we are open. Consult our opening hours here. You can also chat with us online during opening hours, or submit a question anytime here. We will respond to you as quickly as possible during business hours.

  • Last Updated Feb 14, 2022
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  • Answered By Matthew Flanagan

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