Fast Forward Button

therat

New member
Something that I never realised wasn't present and i really needed before last night.

Something similar top powerdvd and windvd where speeds of 2x/4x/8x/16x/32x are selectable.

Hope it can be implemented Dan.

Thanks
 

phd

Super Moderator
If you "lean on" any navigation button or key you will achieve that effect.
 

therat

New member
thanks Pat. Yes I realised that, it's a sort of fast forward but pressing and holding say the 30 second navigation key jumps in 30 second blocks which I found just a little too much and I missed more than I wanted to.

A straight out 2x/4x/8x FF button would be much nicer and easier to use.

cheers
 

Anole

Moderator
I only changed the default of one nav item, the first red/green buttons, to 10 seconds.
With all the choices of keys, buttons, and multipliers, and taking into account your key repeat rate, ya might get some pretty good choices by experimenting a little bit.

I've found that just jumping forward in 30, 60, or 120 second leaps, there's no chance of missing a commercial on the American channels I record.
That also helps hide what's happening in the show, and I can watch it later without having the plot spoiled so much.
 

therat

New member
I agree that what is already there is perfectly fine when it come to editing commercials, however that isn't the only thing that a video editor can be used for (as I found out last night).

I had to find certain lines spoken by certain characters in certain parts of a dvd movie. I had no idea where those were so had to go through the whole thing at 1x. When I skipped forward at 30 second intervals I found I was missing more parts than I found.

I never thought of 10 second intervals. Would have probably been my best bet. Instead I loaded the dvd in powerdvd and used it to locate the parts then found them with VRD and cut them out.

I'll try changing the times for the navigation keys next time. I had changed the default 10 seconds to 1 second for the first key. Might change it back.

Thanks for the suggestion Anole.

cheers

EDIT: Gee been using this program for some time now and still finding things out. The shift key acts as a 2x for all the navigation keys and the CTRL key for a 3x.Makes setting the first navigation key to 3 seconds perfect.
 
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Anole

Moderator
Great use!
For that, you might want to set some nav buttons for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 seconds, and see which ones work with your key repeat rate to do the best job.
Might decide to keep several (1 sec and 4 sec maybe?) for future use.
I don't actually use the multiplier keys for the keyboard arrow keys (at all), so changing those might work out pretty well.

...though, with some of those DVD player software programs, you can run forward at 1.5x or 2.0x and still hear the sound.
Might try twisting Dan's arm to see if he wants to do that, too! ;)
I keep wondering how long before he gives in and provides a full-screen playback mode for all the guys who've been clammoring for it!? :)
 
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Anole

Moderator
running joke

therat said:
EDIT: Gee been using this program for some time now and still finding things out.
The shift key acts as a 2x for all the navigation keys and the CTRL key for a 3x.
Makes setting the first navigation key to 3 seconds perfect.
Yea, the running joke is that DanR stays several steps ahead of us, and already has features before we ask for them.
I recently stumbled over some nice features I hadn't noticed in my rush to "get something done".
Guess that makes VRD good for the beginner, and still nice once you ask more of it.
 
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