Files with the extension EVO are HD DVD files. Movie DVDs typically use this file format, although it is uncommon, as the alternative Blu-Ray format has become the industry standard. While many multimedia software programs can natively play EVO files, QuickTime cannot. However, installing a third-party EVO plug-in for QuickTime will allow you to watch EVO files in the program. You can also convert the EVO files to a format that QuickTime supports.
EVO for QuickTime Ensight Plugin
Close QuickTime if it is open.
Download the EVO for QuickTime plugin from the Ensight website (see Resources). Ensight offers both a Windows and a Mac version.
Double-click on the downloaded file to begin the installation wizard. On a Windows machine, click "Run" when prompted. Follow the on-screen installation wizard instructions.
Launch Quicktime. Choose "Open" from the "File" menu. Double-click on the EVO file to watch the movie within Quicktime.
AUNsoft Video Converter
Download the Mac or Windows version of AUNsoft Video Converter from the AUNsoft website (see Resources). This software costs $35 as of March 2011, but the company also offers a 30-day free trial.
Double-click on the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen installation wizard. Launch the Video Converter program.
Click the "Add" button. Select the original EVO file or files.
Choose the desired output format in the "Format" drop-down menu. Quicktime-compatible formats include MOV, MP4 and AVI.
Specify an export location for your newly-converted file in the "Export" box.
Click the "Convert" button.
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