How to do slow-motion and looping video on MusicGurus.com

Today, we just introduced a new feature on MusicGurus.com: the ability to loop any part of our video tutorials, and to slow them down without changing pitch.

This was the number one feature that all of you requested. Now you can capture the distinct sound of our gurus – whether that be the virtuoso violin of Maxim Vengerov, the hard-boogieing piano of Paddy Milner, or the intricate licks of Grammy-winning guitarist Laurence Juber!

Here’s a step-by-step visual guide on how to use the player.

Changing the playback speed

To slow down or speed up a video, click on the “-” or “+” buttons below the video, next to the play button. Those buttons are highlighted in the following screen shot:

How to play slow motion video in HTML5 MusicGurus player

If the “-” or “+” buttons aren’t visible, on mobile and smaller screens for example, click the “cog” settings button to make them appear. The cog and the speed control buttons are highlighted in the following screenshot:

How to play slow motion video in HTML5 MusicGurus player

How to loop video

To loop the video, you first need to make sure that you can see the waveform below the video.

To display the waveform, two options:

  • Either click the waveform logo to the bottom right of the video
  • If the waveform logo is hidden, click the “settings button” that looks like a gear, and select “waveform” in the popup menu
How to play slow motion video in HTML5 MusicGurus player

Now let’s set our loop. To do this, click and drag your mouse over the waveform to highlight the section you want to focus on.

How to play slow motion video in HTML5 MusicGurus player

To stop looping, click anywhere on the waveform to de-select the highlighted area.

How to play slow motion video in HTML5 MusicGurus player

How to activate Full screen

To switch to Full screen mode, click the “cog” settings button under the video and select “Full screen” in the popup menu.

Note: Fullscreen mode is only available on desktop and certain tablets. On smaller devices the video player will take up most of the screen by default.

How to play slow motion video in HTML5 MusicGurus player

No more battling with the youtube or spotify playback bar, trying to land your cursor on the right pixel, with all the precision of a giant texting on a Nokia 3310. No more repeatedly clicking back on that precise spot, an activity requiring the accuracy of a champion darts player needing to nail the triple 20 each throw.

Our player allows total precision and you can zoom in on exactly the note, or group of notes you’re practicing.

Have fun and drop us a line to send us your feedback, suggest ideas on new features, or just to say hello!

By | 2017-05-19T15:01:23+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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Christo is part of the team at MusicGurus. He's into anything that combines creativity & tech.

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