Play audio and video

 


This topic describes the features for playing media files and navigating transcripts.

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Use the play controls

On the Media tab, in the Playback group, NVivo provides standard controls for playing your media files.

1 Play and pause—play the media from the beginning or from a selected point on the timeline. Play changes to Pause while the media is playing.

2 Stop—stop the media, a transcript entry is added if you are working in 'transcribe mode'.

3 Forward and rewind—rewind to the start or forward to the end. You can also fast forward or rewind through the media. Use the skip buttons   to skip back and forth at set intervals.

4 Volume—click the icon to mute the sound or use the slider to adjust the volume.

5 Playspeed—use the slider to adjust the playspeed of your imported media.

NOTE

  • NVivo provides keyboard shortcuts for the Play/Pause (F4), Stop (F8), Skip Back (F9) and Skip Forward (F10) commands—refer to Keyboard shortcuts for more information.

  • If you have difficulty playing a particular media file, refer to Media file formats supported by NVivo 10 for more information.

  • To play YouTube videos, you need an internet connection, Internet Explorer 8 (or later) and Flash Player. If you have a slow internet connection, you may experience delays when you play or move around in the video.

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Skip forward or back at set intervals

Use the Skip buttons    to move backwards and forwards through a media file at set intervals. This can be useful when you are transcribing the media.

To set the skip interval for audio and video sources in your projects:

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Audio/Video tab.

  2. In the Player Skip Interval box, enter the number of seconds required for the skip interval.

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Select the media while it is playing

You can select a section of a media file while the file is playing. You can then code, annotate, or link the selection.

To select a section of a media file while the file is playing:

  1. Play the media file to the point where you want to start selecting.
  2. On the Media tab, in the Selection group, click Start Selection.

Keyboard shortcut To start the selection, press F11

  1. Play the media to the end of the selection and click Finish Selection.

Keyboard shortcut To end the selection, press F12

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Play the media for a selected transcript entry

  1. Click in first column of the transcript entry to select it.

  2. On the Media tab, in the Selection group, click Play Transcript Media.

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Synchronize the media with the transcript

To scroll the transcript in sync with the media:

  • On the Media tab in the Playback group, under Play Mode, click Synchronize.

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Go to a location in the media

  1. Click in the media.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the arrow next to Find, and then click Go To

The Go To dialog box opens.

  1. Enter the time you want to go to.
  2. Click Go To.

NOTE You can also click and drag the Seek slider to go to specific location in the media:

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Go to a location in the transcript

  1. Click in the transcript.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the arrow next to Find, and then click Go To

The Go To dialog box opens.

  1. From the Go to what box, select Transcript Row.
  2. Enter the transcript row number.
  3. Click Go To.

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