Learn how to use the video player controls located on each course page and control different aspects of the video to accommodate your learning needs.
- [Instructor] In this video, we'll do an overview of the video player controls that will be available for you when you're watching videos. Once you begin watching a course, the video player controls will become active and they appear here, just below the video player. This first one is the play pause control. - [Man] Is that after effects is mainly used for compositing ... - [Instructor] You'll notice when hovering your mouse over these controls, an explanation of what the function does appears. You'll also notice that in parentheses is the keyboard shortcut that can also be used to operate this control.
For this one, it's space bar. As a quick refresher, you can view the full list of keyboard shortcuts by going above the video player, selecting more, and choosing keyboard shortcuts. Going back to the course page. The next control is the ten second rewind function. This is useful when you want to jump back to review something the author has just said or demonstrated. You can quickly jump back ten seconds by clicking this button.
- [Man] That they are used for the manipulation of video. - [Instructor] And the video will start playing ten seconds back. If you want to jump around within the timeline of the video, you can also do that by clicking on the video timeline anywhere here. You'll see this little play head, anywhere you click, it will jump to that portion of the video. If you'd like to skip to the next video in the course, the next two buttons do just that. The skip back.
- [Man] If you have access to the extra ... - [Instructor] And the skip forward. - [Man] Both after effects and ... - [Instructor] The next control is the volume control. Simply drag it up to increase the volume or down to decrease the volume or drag it all the way down to mute it, which is indicated by this little X. Keep in mind that volume control is independent of your computer's volume control, so if you have the volume turned all the way up and it's still not loud enough for you, try turning up your computer speakers.
To the right of the volume control is the time code of the video. These two numbers are not clickable buttons. They're just here to represent the progress of how far along you are in the video and how much time is remaining in the video. Next, further down over here, is the speed control option. Click on this to adjust the speed in which the video plays. This feature lets you both increase and decrease the speed of playback. Try increasing by two times if you want to get through the video more quickly.
(quick male talking) On the other hand, if you're having trouble comprehending what the author is saying, you can slow the speed down to play it at half speed. - [Man] The main differences is that after effects ... - [Instructor] By default, the video will play at regular speed, which is 1 time. The next button we have is the option to toggle closed captioning on and off.
By clicking this, closed captioning will turn on or off. Closed captioning has multiple purposes. First, it allows our members with hearing impairments to be able to follow along with their training. But closed captioning can also be convenient if you're an environment where you can't listen to audio or maybe you don't have headphones and you don't want to bother the people around you. In those cases, simply turn off your computer's volume and turn closed captioning on so you can still learn. Next, we have this gear icon.
Clicking on this will bring up the settings menu, where we have video quality, audio play, and pop out video. Video quality allows you to choose the quality of video you are playing. If you have a high bandwidth connection, you can stream at HD at 720p. But if you're on a slower connection, try switching to one of the lower settings, so that the video will load faster, but the quality might be slightly compromised. With the auto-play option, you can turn this feature on or off.
Keeping auto on will automatically start playing videos when you land on a course page. This allows you to watch the course in its entirety without having to break your learning flow by scrolling the table of contents to bring up the next video. Of course, you can turn auto play off if you prefer to have a manual control of when each video starts. Just know that auto play is turned on by default, so each video will continuously play in order after the first one ends. There's also pop out video, which you can select to pop the video out of the screen.
First, let me exit full screen mode. You can pop this video out, you can resize it, and you can move it anywhere on your screen that you want. This is helpful if you want to maybe resize the video to pay closer attention to something else on your screen. Now close that, and I'm going to re-enter full screen. The last control here is the full screen.
We'll close that settings menu. When clicking on full screen, it expands the movie to fit your entire screen. And the same control becomes the minimize button that you can click again to restore the video back to the default size. And those are all of the video controls and keyboard shortcuts you can use to control and customize your learning experience.
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