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I can only pause and continue video, but how do I fast forward?

I have tried tapping and swipe on timeline but it doesn't work that way?

  • What app are you playing the YouTube videos in? – Neil Turner Jan 4 '14 at 14:36
  • Can you provide a screen shot of your video playing with controls? Because I've just tested and I can forward and backward the video some seconds. I just can't seek for a specific moment with granular controls but sure pause and continue are not the only controls in my case. – Vitor Canova Jan 4 '14 at 14:49
  • @NeilTurner I'm using plain IE browser in lumia-720 with amber update. – mpapec Jan 4 '14 at 15:14
  • @VitorCanova screen looks almost identical to this – mpapec Jan 4 '14 at 15:15
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Built-in Player

The phone's built-in video player, which is used to play videos on IE and other apps, doesn't have a seek mode like you'd expect. The Next and Previous are actually used to skip forward and backwards within a clip.

The only problem is that the buttons appear to skip a fixed amount of time, so if you're watching a short 15 second clip from YouTube, the Next button will most likely skip over the while clip. With longer clip of a few minutes, skipping forward and back seems to work well.


Alternative?

If you watch a lot of YouTube videos, I would recommend Metrotube, which is a free YouTube client for Windows Phone. It features a custom player which has the ability to seek within a clip using the on-screen controls.

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