Files > Audio and video > Play audio and video

Play audio and video

You can play your media files using the controls at the bottom of the media player.

You can also use the following keyboard shortcuts.

To do this

Press

Play / pause.

F8*

If your keyboard has media keys, you can use the Play/Pause key

Skip back.

F7*

If your keyboard has media keys, you can use the Previous track key

Skip forward.

F9*

If your keyboard has media keys, you can use the Next track key

*You may need to press Fn in addition to the indicated key—for example press Fn+F7 to skip back.

Skip forward or back at set intervals

Use the skip buttons to move forwards and backwards through the media at set intervals.

Media player controls with red arrows pointing to skip buttons

To change the skip interval (how far you skip forward or backwards):

  1. Choose NVivo > Preferences, and then click the Audio/Video tab.
  2. In the Playback Skip Interval...seconds field, enter the number of seconds you want the player to skip forward or backwards. The default interval is 5 seconds.

Select the media while it is playing

You can select a section of a media file while the file is playing using the controls below the transcript. You can then code the selection.

Controls below the transcript.

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. Click Start selection button to start the selection.
    Keyboard shortcut To start the selection, press ⌘+OPTION+SHIFT+ LEFT BRACKET([)
  3. Play the media to the end of the selection and click Finish selection button to finish the selection.
    Keyboard shortcut To end the selection, press ⌘+OPTION+ SHIFT+RIGHT BRACKET(])

Play the media for a selected transcript entry

You can play the media for a selected transcript entry using the controls below the transcript.

  1. Click in the transcript entry to select it.
  2. Click to play the media for selected transcript entry.

Synchronize the media with the transcript

You can synchronize the media with the transcript and/or mark the transcript rows that correspond to the playhead position.

  • To scroll the transcript in sync with the media—click Synchronize.
  • To view the corresponding transcript rows as the media plays— click Mark Playing Rows.

Change the playback of the media

If you are transcribing in NVivo, you can slow down the playback speed or repeatedly play a section of the media using the controls below the media.

Media player controls

  • To adjust the playback speed—use the Speed slider.
  • To repeat the playback of a section of the media, click Loop.

Go to a location in the media

To go to a specific point in the audio or video, click and drag the playhead in the timeline.

You can also go to the start of the media that corresponds to a selected row in the transcript using the controls below the transcript.

  1. Click in a row of the transcript.
  2. Click below the transcript to move the playhead to the start of the media corresponding to the selected row.