Files > Audio and video > Play audio and video

Play audio and video

NVivo provides standard controls for playing your media files on the Audio or Video tab. You can also access the controls from the Edit tab when you are in edit mode.

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 for more information.
  • To play YouTube videos, you need an internet connection, Internet Explorer 10 (or later). If you have a slow internet connection, you may experience delays when you play or move around in the video.

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.
  2. Click the Audio/Video tab.
  3. In the Player Skip Interval box, enter the number of seconds required for the skip interval.

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 Edit tab, in the Playback group, click Start Selection.
    Keyboard shortcut To start the selection, press F11
  3. Play the media to the end of the selection and click Finish Selection.
    Keyboard shortcut To end the selection, press F12.

Play the media for a selected transcript entry

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

On the Edit tab, in the Transcript group, click Play Selected Rows.

Synchronize the media with the transcript

To scroll the transcript in sync with the media:

On the Audio, Video or Edit tab in the Playback group, under Play Mode, click Synchronize.

Go to specific locations in the media or transcript

To go to a location in the media:

  1. Click in the media.
  2. On the Edittab, in the Editing group, click the arrow next to Find & Select, and then click Go To
  3. Enter the time you want to go to.
  4. Click Go To.

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

To go to a location in the transcript:

  1. Click in the transcript.
  2. On the Edittab, in the Editing group, click the arrow next to Find & Select, and then click Go To
  3. From the Go to what box, select Transcript Row.
  4. Enter the transcript row number.
  5. Click Go To.