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Playing back audio and video

FotoWeb transcodes and plays 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 in the preview to start playback.

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Playback controls

Note: Basic video playback features are available in all versions of FotoWeb. Additional advanced options as described on this page are only available with an additional Audio/Video license for FotoWeb. 

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 will be shown below the video window. Press Escape to cancel full-screen mode.

Show/hide filters - Toggle color filters. These can be used to adjust hue/saturation, brightness and 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

Using the filters a user can 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 e.g. to 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.

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