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Playing back videos and audio in FotoWeb Pro


FotoWeb can transcode and play back audio and video files in your archives. With the optional audio / video module you also get access to key frames navigation, playback speed controls and playback on thumbnails in FotoWeb Pro.

To play back a video or audio file, you simply click on the Play icon on the thumbnail in FotoWeb Pro. It may be practical to adjust the grid size using the slider at the top right of the screen to get a larger video thumbnail.

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Additional playback control in Filmstrip and Preview mode

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When playing back video in the regular grid view you can start and pause the playback, jump to a certain point in the clip and mute/unmute audio. Additional playback controls are available by going into Filmstrip or Preview mode (keyboard shortcuts F and P, respectively).

In Filmstrip and Preview modes, you can also adjust volume, enable repeat play, enable full screen mode and choose playback speed using the available controls below the video.

Note: Some of this functionality is only available with the optionally licensed Audio-Video module.

Bandwidth requirements

Video playback requires a certain amount of bandwidth to be smooth. We recommend having no less than a 6 Mbit connection to allow smooth playback of all types of video files.

Which formats are supported?

There's a separate article about the formats supported by video and audio module.

What if a video or audio file fails to transcode correctly?

In this case, it may be possible to successfully restart transcoding of the asset in question.

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