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Play Position group

Locator: Sound List Editor.

Using Play Position Controls

The PPlay Position group contains the following controls.

  • Playback Time Readout - Format, Minutes : Seconds / Length
    • Toggle Time Readout Type - Toggle playback time readout between Current Playback Time Position or Time Remaining by mouse clicking on the time readout text.
    • Position - Current playback time position.
    • Remaining - Playback time remaining in the media. When showing remaining time, the time is prefixed with an hour glass symbol(). (ex. 2:00/3:00)
    • Length - Total media length.
  • Volume % - Volume is the current playback volume and is updated during fade-in and fade-out changes.
  • Play Position Progress Bar - Updated continuously during playback to indicate the play position along the play timeline.
  • Play Marker Indicators - Along the placement time-line ruler , marker shapes indicate positions of play markers (See Figure 2, Start, Stop and Fade markers). Marker processing can be disabled globally (for all Sound Items) from the Behavior menu and will be indicated with the marker disabled symbol ( ) at the right end of the marker row.
  • Play Position Trackbar - During play, if the trackbar position is moved, sound play position will be set to the trackbar position. The time position of the Track bar is shown to the right of the Middle Quick Set button.
  • Play Position Quick Set - Set to Start ( ), Middle ( ) and Set to End ( ) - These are quick set buttons to move the Play Position to a pre-defined position on the track.
  • Set to Progress Postion Set to Progress Postion - Clicking the Set to Progress Postion button, sets the trackbar to the current value of the Play progress bar. This is sometimes useful when play is paused and you want to set a marker at the current paused position.
  • Streaming Media Indicator Streaming Media Indicator - If the Sound Item is Streaming Media, this indicator will be displayed to the right of the Play Position Progress Bar. Times are often undefined for Streaming Media.
  • Paused Indicator Paused Indicator - If the Sound Item is currently paused, the Paused indicator will be displayed to the left of the Play Position Progress Bar.

Figure 1. Play Position group
Figure 1. Play Position group
Figure 2. Marker Position Indicators
Figure 2. Marker Position Indicators
LG Left Guide; SM Start At marker Start-At marker; FI Fade-In marker; FO Fade-Out marker; EM End At marker End-At marker; RG Right Guide.