Skip forward/backwards 15/30 seconds in Smart player

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As it says. When users are viewing videos in smart player (especially when hosted on screencast.com), it would be really useful to have a simple button on the player that allows them to skip backwards/forwards a small amount of time. The timeline is very inaccurate and you overshoot by months. Often, people will want to replay that last little bit of the video. 
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at present, you can get this behavior by using hotspots; this 1 minute example jumps forward/backward in 10 second chunks ...

Example - Go Back Go Forward By 10 Seconds Using Hotspots 2020-04-29
https://www.screencast.com/t/NngBfjkvv4

takes a little work to build out the hotspots, but, once constructed, they can be added to Library for use in any project

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Hi Chris,

Thank you for the feedback.  We actually have an undocumented setting built into the Smart Player right that adds a rewind control. If you are hosting a Smart Player production you can turn it on by adding the following JavaScript in the [production_name]_player.html file.

TSC.playerConfiguration.setAllowRewind(15); // value passed is how many seconds to rewind

We are looking at adding a rewind / forward feature in by default in the near future.

Ben

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Thanks Ben. I'm hosting on Screencast.com, so I guess it will just magically appear at some point

On another topic (and sorry to go sideways here) but do you guys have any though to getting smartplayer to allow the CC to become movable by the user (so that they can drag them out the way)? The workarounds are way too clunky and impractical (IMHO) for most things.
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Chris,

We are also considering making that change for CC as well.  We've had other customers provide similar feedback.

Thanks again for the feedback,
Ben
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This is great. Consideration is a good thing. Many thanks. 
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Is there any document to explain in detail how to realize the result of these examples:
Example - 60 Second Timer With Go Forward Go Back Hotspots 2020-05-01:
https://www.screencast.com/users/cookbookplusman/folders/Camtasia%20Tutorials/media/e01f4fc9-4936-4adc-b908-ef28ddbce33a
Example - Go Back Go Forward By 10 Seconds Using Hotspots 2020-04-30:
https://www.screencast.com/t/NngBfjkvv4
Thanks in advance!



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I just now happened to make/upload this 6 minute example; if curious ...

Example - 6 Minute Video With Go Forward Go Back Hotspots 2020-05-15
https://www.screencast.com/t/zN2cSKYJ

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Example - 10 Minute Video With Go Forward Go Back Hotspots 2020-05-16
https://www.screencast.com/t/GwfcWkXecpI

no issues editing, producing, or viewing the video
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I checked your videos, they are great! Thanks a lot!
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You're welcome

I've now built out the asset so it shows 15 minutes of F/B buttons

again, no issues editing or producing
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That's very great!
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Hello all,

I just released a new version of the TechSmith Smart Player with skip back and forward controls.  I posted more information here https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/techsmith-smart-player-skip-back-forward-controls

Ben