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Playing back audio and video

FotoWeb can transcode and play audio and video files in your archives.

To play a video, select the asset's thumbnail in the grid to open the Details page. Select Play button in the preview to start playback.

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Playback controls

Play / Pause buttons - Start or pause playback

Volume control - Controls the output volume. Use the system control panel to choose between different speakers on your computer.

Playback speed - Controls the playback speed. Speeds can be adjusted from 0,25x to 16x.

Reverse playback - Starts reverse playback from the current position in the clip. To control the speed of the reverse playback, set the speed first.

Rotate video - Rotates the video on the screen. The original video file will not be affected - this is merely a practical feature.

Skip frames - Use these controls to skip 1 or 5 frames forwards or backwards in the clip.

Repeat - Repeats the clip from the start when it's finished playing. It will keep playing until you manually stop it.

Snapshot - Stores the current frame locally in PNG format.

Full screen - Toggle full-screen mode. Playback controls are displayed below the video window. Select Escape to cancel full-screen mode.

Show/hide filters - Toggle color filters. These can be used to adjust hue/saturation, brightness, contrast, and color inversion to change the appearance of the clip. A frame from the resulting clip can then be stored locally using the Snapshot function.

Filter options

You can use the filters to alter the hue and saturation, the brightness and contrast, and invert colors in the video clip. The original video file will not be affected - these are temporary effects that can be used to, for example, export a color-adjusted frame using the Snapshot function.

Use the Original/Modified toggle switch to see the clip before and after adjusting colors.

Key frame navigation

Below the playback controls are key frames that can be used to quickly jump to a particular section of the video clip. Time coding is displayed for convenience.

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Bandwidth requirements

A certain amount of bandwidth is required for smooth video playback.  We recommend having no less than a 6 Mbit connection.

Which formats are supported?

For more information about supported formats, see Supported video files for decoding.

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

In this case, you may be able to successfully restart transcoding of the asset in question. For more information, see A video or audio file fails to transcode correctly.