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Learn how to find, access, and view courses in the lynda.com training library. Staff author Garrick Chow explains how to find the "need to know" material quickly and browse other subjects you might be interested in. A full rundown of the types of training offered is included, from in-depth essential training on specific software packages, to first looks at up-and-coming technology trends, to inspirational documentaries following creative professionals working in a variety of disciplines. Garrick also shows how to use special library features such as bookmarks, the queue, certificates of completion, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and more, as well as where to turn for help when you need it. Plus, learn to access lynda.com on the go, either through our mobile site, or the iOS app, which also supports playing videos on your TV via AirPlay and an Apple TV.
The movies you find in our library are all presented in multiple formats, giving you the ability to choose the video player type that best suits your needs. While signed into your account, go to my account, site preferences, in here you can view and select the video player of your choice. The choices are flash, QuickTime Sstandard, QuickTime Custom are available on both the Mac and Windows operating system. If you're on Windows, as I am here you'll have the additional choice of Windows Media. Now your choice of player may be boil down to simply wanting to select the player that's native to your operating system. And that doesn't require you to install any additional plugins. For instance if you're on Windows, you'll have to download and install the Adobe Flash and QuickTime plugins from the respective sites. In order to view videos in those formats.
but if you choose Windows Media we'll be able to play our videos without any additional plugins. Similarly if you're on a Mac, you'll be able to use either QuickTime format right away. But we'll need to download the Flash plugin. These days though, it's probably unlikely that you don't have the Flash plugin installed regardless of what platform you're on. So you should also take a look at this table. Notice each player type has certain features unique to itself as well as features shared with some or all of the other players. For example, all of the players support closed captioning. QuickTime Standard is the only one that doesn't support adding bookmarks from within the player window. QuickTime Custom and Windows Media are the only two that allow you to adjust the speed of playback.
And Flash is the only player that allows you to increase the size of the video. So currently have QuickTime Standard selected, but its features are pretty limited when compared to the other players. I'll select QuickTime Custom. That gives me closed-captioning, speed control, and bookmarks. I'll click Update. I'll see the message that my Global Player Preferences have been updated. So now if I go to a course. I'll just go to the Home Page here, and I play a movie. >> Your going to take a look at a great new feature which allows us to use the different blur effects which will.
>> So, now I'm seeing the QuickTime Custom interface here are the speed controls in the lower left-hand corner and here are my bookmark buttons. Now, if you change your mind about which player you want to use once you find your having trouble with a certain player. You can always try another one. While you're on a course page you can go to the preferences tab. Which is a shortcut to your sitewide layer preferences. And from here maybe I'll choose the Flash Player and update my preferences. Note that if you're not a member of our library, or if you are but just aren't loggged in. You can still access this preferences tab to try out different player types. So now when I play a movie.
I'm now looking at the Flash Player interface, but notice with the flash player I don't have speed controls. And unlike the QuickTime Custom player I can maximize the window by clicking maximize and that allows me to zoom the player window to full screen. So, those are the various player types available to you, and how to set your player preferences.
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