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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.
Here's a quick overview of the player controls you'll see while watching movies. Now, as mentioned previously some controls will only be available when certain player types are selected. I currently have the Flash Player selected. So, let's go back to the table of contents and start a movie playing by clicking it's name. >> In photography dynamic range is the measure of the darkest thing to the lightest thing that you can represent. >> So, in the bottom left of the windows you can find the volume controls. Slide left to decrease the volume and right to increase the volume. Now, this volume control is independent of your computer's volume controls. So, if you have the volume all the way up in the player and it's still not loud enough for you, try turning your computer's speakers up. As with most video players, you have a playback progress area, and this is a play head that let's you know how far along you are in the movie. You can drag or scrub it left or right to move forwards or back in the movie. >> You can UNKNWON have different (UNKNOWN) range while I was standing at this scene.
>> Notice the time indicator reflects your position in the movie. You can also click anywhere in the Scrubber bar to jump to that section of the movie. At the bottom, we have the playback controls. You've already seen me play and pause the movie several times using this button. Now, don't confuse the button on either side of the play pause button as rewind and fast forward. Clicking these buttons will take you to the previous and next movie in the course. So, only click them if you're ready to stop watching the current movie. Now, a feature unique to the Flash Player is the maximize button. Clicking that expands the movie and player to fit the entire screen. At that point, it becomes the minimize button.
Which you can click to take the movie back to its default size. And also, with the Flash player, you can drag the lower right hand corner of the movie window to manually adjust its size. Notice how the movie scales right along with the window. 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 into a corner so that you can see other windows. Notice though that with a small window size the playback controls can start getting cut off. So, you have to make the window larger to get at certain controls.
To return it to its regular size the easiest thing to do is to click the maximize button, and then click minimize again. And again, this resizing capability is only available when yo have the Flash Player selected. So, that's a quick overview of the basic playback controls. Now, there are other features found in the player window like the Closed Captioning button and the Auto Play Chapter button, but we'll look at those in their own movies.
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