How to control video playback on Apple iPad

User guides 18:26, 5 Jul 2010

We show you how to control video playback on Apple iPad

The iPad video is one of the best capabilities the iPad has to offer.

Navigating and controlling through theplayback is tough for someone not used to the Apple interface.

Rotate iPad to play videos play in widescreen orientation and take full advantage of the display.

Drag the playhead along the scrubber bar to skip to any point in the video.

To adjust the scrub rate from fast to slow, slide your finger down as you drag the playhead along the scrubber bar.

Here's a list showing how control certain functions of the iPad video.

  • Pause a video: Tap pause or press the center button (or equivalent button) on a compatible headset.
  • Resume playback: Tap pause or press the center button (or equivalent button) on a compatible headset
  • Raise or lower the volume: Drag the volume slider or use the volume buttons on a compatible headset
  • Start a video over: Drag the playhead on the scrubber bar all the way to the left, or tap the reverse icon  if the video doesn’t contain chapters
  • Skip to the next chapter: Tap the forward icon or press the center button (or equivalent button) on a compatible headset twice quickly
  • Go to the previous chapter: Tap the reverse icon or press the center button (or equivalent button) on a compatible headset three times quickly
  • Start playing at a specific chapter: Tap the menu icon, then choose a chapter from the list
  • Rewind or fast-forward: Touch and hold the reverse icon or the forward icon
  • Skip to any point in a video: Drag the playhead along the scrubber bar. Slide your finger down to adjust the scrub rate from fast to slow
  • Stop watching a video before it finishes playing: Tap Done, or press the Home button

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