VidBlasterX supports many video formats, including Windows and Apple native formats as well as more advanced broadcast formats and MP3 audio files. The files are loaded into a Player module which can be used to play the video and/or audio. Still graphics can be grabbed from a video stream, or loaded from disk, and subsequently "played" using the Still Store module. Text can be added using the Character Generator. If Microsoft Office is installed VidBlasterX can also play powerpoint presentations as a basic slide show. Finally the Playout controller can be used to fully automate the process of playing video, audio and execute macros and API commands. Although best results will be achieved if all material is prepared in the correct resolution and frame rate, all modules take care fully automatically of any required scaling and/or frame rate conversion.