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FFWD & RWD in MCE2005 Music?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by Slinkoff, May 3, 2005.

  1. Slinkoff

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    I think I'm being a bit thick here but I've just put MCE2005 on my machine and tried playing some music. All is fine but I can't find any buttons or track position line that would allow me to fast forward or rewind or jump to certain parts of a track. Are they missing from MCE2005?!

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    No, you're not being thick (well, unless I am too).
    I've never seen any ffd or rwd buttons for music or indeed a next/previous chapters button when watching a DVD.
    However, all this is possible using the MCE remote. Seems stupid, but I guess the whole point of MCE is that you will use it from your armchair (hence the large fonts etc). Also, MCE is only supposed to come pre-installed on machines, and they all come bundled with a remote.
     
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    thanks for the info Mike. MC remote is my next purchase off eBay.

    Cheers.
     
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    Although I have a remote and can use it to fast forward through recorded video and DVD's and skip to next chapter I have, occasionally, used the mouse as well. When I move the mouse I get the media player controls in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. I can then click on fast forward or skip. There are also controls for changing channel and changing the volume.
     
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    Yes, I've seen those controls and they work for DVDs and can skip tracks when playing music but i can't fast forward or rewind. It's just a function I'd like to have because I often like to quickly audition tracks before adding them to playlists or if I've just downloaded them and I'm not sure I've got the right version or whatever.
     
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