Multimedia Records

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When you add a picture, video, sound file, document file, or OLE object into a Family Historian project, a Media record is automatically created to represent that media item within the project. In fact you can treat any external file (including a GEDCOM file) as a Media items if you wish to, and when you add it to the project, a Media record will be created to represent it.

Media records store file links to the media file (the file which holds the actual picture, video, or whatever it is). The media file can be kept within the project folder, or it can be located elsewhere. In general, it is advisable if possible to keep all media files in the project folder - doing so will make your project much more manageable and portable.

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Notes

See Adding Photographs and Other Multimedia for further details.

Multimedia Object records are created when you use any of the following menu commands on the Add menu:

  • Add » Document…
  • Add » Pictures…
  • Add » OLE Object…
  • Add » Other Multimedia…

If you wish to add links from a Multimedia Object to other records, you should do this when viewing the Multimedia Object in the Multimedia Window (select the Multimedia Object and click the View Multimedia button on the main application toolbar). If you wish to view the multimedia associated with another record, you can do this by looking at that record's Multimedia tab, in the Property Box Dialogue.