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Using basic video player controls


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with Garrick Chow

Video: Using basic video player controls

Here is a quick overview of the players controls Now, as mentioned previously, some controls will only be I currently have the HTML 5 player selected So I'll just play a few seconds of this.
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    1. Welcome
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    1. Navigating a course details page
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    2. Downloading and using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    3. Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase
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    4. Choosing the right video player for your needs
      2m 18s
    5. Using basic video player controls
      4m 21s
    6. Providing feedback about the content you've watched
    7. Finding courses to watch next and defining your interests
      1m 50s
    8. Watching courses with AirPlay and the iOS app
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    1. Creating and managing your playlists
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1h 21m Beginner Feb 18, 2011 Updated Jul 03, 2014

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Learn how to find, access, and view courses in the 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 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.

Topics include:
  • Browsing the library by subject, software, or author
  • Finding the latest releases
  • Downloading and using exercise files
  • Searching video transcripts
  • Choosing the right video player
  • Understanding types of courses
  • Using your training history
  • Printing and sharing certificates of completion
  • Logging in from multiple computers
  • Updating your member profile
  • Setting site preferences
  • Changing your membership plan
  • Searching the FAQs
  • Contacting customer support
  • Viewing content on an iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device
Garrick Chow

Using basic video player controls

Here is a quick overview of the players controls that will be available when you are watching videos. Now, as mentioned previously, some controls will only be available when certain player types are selected and again we can check a player type by going to your name at the top of the window and selecting site preferences. I currently have the HTML 5 player selected which gives you access to all the player features. So we'll leave that as is, and go back to the table of contents, for the course I was just watching. So I'll just play a few seconds of this. So in the bottom left of the window, you'll find the play, pause button. You've already seen me play and pause movies several times using this button.

To the right of that is the ten second rewind button, which is useful when you want to jump back to review something the author has just said or demonstrated. If you want to jump forward or back to any other part of the video, simply click in the playback progress bar. You can also drag or scrub it, left or right, to move forwards or back in the movie. Notice that the time indicator reflects your position in the movie. Next we have the two bookmarks buttons which I'll cover in their own video shortly. The next control is the volume control and there's really nothing exotic here. Simply drag up to increase the volume or drag down to decrease the volume. This volume control is independent of your computer's volume controls.

So, if you have the volume all the way up and it's still not loud enough for you, try turning your computer speakers up. Next, we have the speed control button. This feature lets you both increase or decrease the speed of playback. Try increasing the speed if you want to get through the movies more quickly. Contrarily, if you're having trouble comprehending what an instructor is saying, you can slow down the speed of playback. In some cases, this might help you better understand what's being said. Next, we have the button to toggle closed captioning on and off. And again, closed captioning has multiple purposes. First, it allows our members with hearing impairments to be able to follow along with our training.

But closed captioning can also be convenient if you're in an environment where you can't listen to audio, or if you don't have headphones and you don't want to bother people around you. In those cases, you can simply turn off your computer's volume. Turn on close captioning and you'll still be able to learn. This gear icon represents a player's settings. Here you can choose the video quality. If you have a high bandwidth connection, you can stream an HD at 720P but if you are on a slower connection, try switching to one of the two lower settings, so that the videos will; load faster. You can also switch between the Flash and HTML player right from here without having to open the site preferences.

The next button here reduces the size of the player window which can make it easier to browse the table of contents while still being able to keep the video in view the entire time. Click the button again to return to the large player. The next button pops a player out into its own window. You can also drag the corner of a pop-up window to resize the video. This can be convenient if you have limited screen real estate and want to work along with the movie. You can try reducing the size of the movie and placing it in a corner, so you can see other windows. Just close this window to return to using the embedded player. And this last control here is the maximize button. Clicking that expands the movie to fit your entire screen.

At that point the button becomes the minimize button which you can click to take the movie back to its default size. Finally, when you reach the end of the movie you're watching, the next movie in the table of contents will automatically start to play. So if I jump to the end of this movie, and click the play button, you'll see the next movie will begin to play right away. Now the reason the movies play back to back, is because auto play is on by default.

This allows you to watch the course in its entirety without having to break your learning flow by scrolling back through the table of contents to bring up the next movie. Of course you can turn auto play off and you're also free to jump around the course as much as you like and clicking and watching the movies in any order you want. But just be aware, that if you do want to watch the movies continuously in order, and auto play is on, you don't have to click anything when one movie ends to go immediately to the next one. You also have controls here in the upper left to jump to the previous and the next movie So, that's a quick overview of the basic playback controls.

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