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    How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

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    What are the hotkeys for skipping forward in a video say in 5 second increments? Does such a thing exist? Is there a way to jump halfway into a video or song, or scroll through the timeline?

    Details aren't in the Help, and I didn't see any in the guides stickied here.

    thanks.

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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    P = Previous (will restart or go to previous file)
    Sym = switch from full screen to standard

    That's all for video control using the keys as far as I can figure.
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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    If you guys aren't using http://www.seabyrdtech.com/bbdl to encode your video I highly recommend it. I've been using it since my Pearl and it is great. At any given time I usually have 2 or 3 full length movies on my BB for when Im on the road and I've never had an issue. Encode time is very fast as well.
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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    how much space is a typical movie taking up on your card???


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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by AceBB
    P = Previous (will restart or go to previous file)
    Sym = switch from full screen to standard

    That's all for video control using the keys as far as I can figure.
    Ya, that's not quite what I'm looking for here. If there is really no way to skip around videos, then it is a huge oversight or chunk of missing functionality in this 'improved' media player.

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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by jscottbarnes
    how much space is a typical movie taking up on your card???
    I have been using http://www.seabyrdtech.com/bbdl as well. It works really well if you just let it run. I have a 2sb SD card and have about 5 movies on my card. Some files are bigger than others, but I want to say that they are anywhere betwen 200 - 400 mb.

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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    Yeah roughly 230Mb for a full length movie. Examples:

    Sopranos, 1 episode : 93Mb (runtime approx 46min)
    Harsh Times, Movie : 242Mb (runtime approx 120min)

    This is using the default setting and mainting the original aspect ratio.

    ** Another neat feature is that you can encode your movie direct from a DVD.



    As for the "huge oversight". I would have to agree, not having the use of quick keys is a bit of a pain. That being said, give them some time, the Curve is still a baby and we haven't begun to see the bulk of the updates yet.
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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    P=Previous
    N=Next

    Easy for jumping between songs, a lot better than going through the menu.
    As for slow foreward...no idea...
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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    I have the pearl, on my player I can roll the trackball up to the progression line.(it will highlight when you are on it) Click on it with the ball and you can advance the movie or song to where you want, just roll left or right. Click again to release. Then you can get back down to the volume controls. Hope that works for you ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    I think what he's looking for is a way to do that without having to scroll the timebar, select it, move it, click play. quick keys would make it much more efficient.
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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by GBallew
    P=Previous
    N=Next

    Easy for jumping between songs, a lot better than going through the menu.
    As for slow foreward...no idea...
    Yea, I got so happy when I found out about this shortcut, I personally like putting it on shuffle too.

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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by AceBB
    I think what he's looking for is a way to do that without having to scroll the timebar, select it, move it, click play. quick keys would make it much more efficient.
    Hey there,

    Actually, I didn't realize that you could highlight the timeline. This is just fine with me, thanks a lot for the tip prev-poster. I would like a shortcut key, but it isn't totally necessary.

    Also, you can hit both P and N for Previous and Next in your media playlist.

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    Re: How to Skip Around Videos / Songs In Media Player?

    1st episode of Heroes - 250MB .avi converted with BBVC squashed it down to 118 MB. Played great!

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