Fruity Video Player is a generator plugin built into FL Studio. It’s freely available for anyone using the FL Studio Signature or All Plugins Edition.

In this guide, I’ll show you how to add a video to FL Studio using Fruity Video Player to sync and use video as a reference to edit audio.

Adding Video To FL Studio For Playback Using Fruity Video Player

Open FL Studio, go to channel rack, and click the “Add new channel” button. It’ll open up a list of plugins.

Adding a new channel to the channel rack of FL Studio
Adding a new channel to the channel rack of FL Studio

From the list of plugins, select “Fruity Video Player.”

Opening Fruity Video-Player in FL Studio
Opening Fruity Video-Player in FL Studio

Once the plugin opens, you’ll see a black window similar to the following (as shown in the image).

Fruity Video Player opened in FL Studio
Fruity Video Player opened in FL Studio
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Now you can import a video into the plugin by following these steps:

  1. Click on the folder icon to open up file explorer on your computer.
  2. From the file explorer, select the video file you want to import.
  3. Click the “Open” button to import the video.
Steps to import video into Fruity Video Player
Steps to import video into Fruity Video Player

You can import video formats like WMV, AVI, QT, MPG, MPEG, M1, MKV, and MP4 on the Fruity Video player plugin.

These are the file formats supported by the latest version (21) of FL Studio. If you have an older version, you may be unable to import some of these file types.

Once the video is imported, you’ll see a similar screen (as shown below).

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video added to Fruity Video Player
Video added to Fruity Video Player

By default, the video will usually be in sync with the audio.

If not, you can enable the “Slave to host,” also known as the “Link transport” option.

It’s a link icon next to the main controls. Once you enable it, the link icon will glow, indicating it’s on.

Slave to host or sync button on Fruity Video Player
Slave to host or sync button on Fruity Video Player

That’s it. Now you are ready to work on the audio with video playback.

Unfortunately, I encountered an issue with Fruity Video Player when using it to playback a video reference for editing sound effects.

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An Issue with Fruity Video Player

I used the ZGameEditor Visualizer plugin for a long time to add and sync videos on FL Studio as Fruity Video Player was unavailable for the Producer version.

Later when I upgraded to All Plugins Edition (learn the difference between different FL Studio editions), I tried out Fruity Video Player, but it didn’t work how I wanted it to.

So here is the issue,

Since Fruity Video Player is a generator plugin, you must add it to the channel rack.

Suppose I open anything else in the channel rack when Fruity Video Player opens.

In that case, it will close the Fruity Video Player, removing the playback video I used as a reference.

Yes, I enabled the “Detached” option, so that’s not the issue.

Opening an audio file while having the Fruity Video Player open
Opening an audio file while having the Fruity Video Player open
When I opened an audio sample on the playlist, Fruity Video Player automatically closed
When I opened an audio sample on the playlist, Fruity Video Player automatically closed

If you know the solution, let me know in the comments below. It’ll be a great help.

So, because of this issue, technically, you can’t use Fruity Video Player most of the time for video reference.

The other option is to use the ZGameEditor Visualizer plugin to add and sync videos.

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You can also use any third-party video player plugins with FL Studio.

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