Keynote - Adjusting Media Playback Settings

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Adjusting Media Playback Settings

If you don’t want to use an entire audio file or movie in your slideshow but you
want to limit the playback only to certain parts, you can set this up in the QuickTime
inspector. You can also set the movie poster frame, which is the frame that displays
until the movie starts playing, and other playback options.

Set the playback volume.

Select to start the movie

on click (rather than

when the slide appears).

The QuickTime
inspector button

Select the frames on

which to start and stop

playing the movie.

Select the frame to
display until the movie
begins playing.

Set playback

repeat options.

Use these controls to view
the movie or play sound as
you edit your slideshow.

The Play, Pause, Fast-Forward, and Rewind buttons available in the QuickTime inspector
can be used to play and preview your movie as you set the playback preferences
described here.

To set media playback preferences:


Click Inspector in the toolbar, and then click the QuickTime inspector button.


Click the movie or sound object to select it.


If you want only part of the movie to play during your presentation, set the start and

stop frames or times by dragging the Start and Stop sliders.


To specify which still frame of the movie viewers will see until the movie starts playing,

drag the Poster Frame slider until you see the image you want.


To delay the start of the movie until the presenter clicks the mouse, select “Start movie

on click.”


Choose a repeat option from the Repeat pop-up menu:

None: Play only once.
Loop: Repeat continuously.
Loop Back and Forth: Play backward and forward continuously.


To increase or decrease the playback volume, drag the Volume slider to the right or left.


Chapter 6

Adding Sound and Movies

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Chapter 6

Adding Sound and Movies


When your movie plays during your slideshow, playback controls appear when you
move the pointer over the movie. To learn more about controlling the playback of your
audio or movie during your presentation, see “Playing Movies” on page 213.