Thanks for that info! I had no idea WMP had anything like that. Now I don't have to download anything new. Sorry to the guys who already gave good suggestions, but I don't think I'll be using them right now.Originally posted by littlemoon
The Windows Media Player has a "Play Speed Setting" in which you can slow down the action in real time down to 0.5 speed while maintaining the pitch.
It's completely free, of course, and already there waiting to be put to use.
Go to the top menu and click on "view" and then select "enhancements" and "show enhancements" from the drop down menus. The enhancements box will now show at the bottom of your screen where you will find a left and right arrow for cycling through the enhancements (eq, quiet mode, srs wow effects, video settings, color chooser, etc.). Keep clicking on one of the arrows until you get to "play speed settings."Originally posted by righthandman
Where do you find the play speed settings in Windows Media Player? I can't seem to find it...
If you set WMP in full screen mode, the slider runs across the entire bottom of your screen, which gives you much better control over how far back or forward you want to jump. Set your mouse pointer at the beginning of passage you want to repeat, and, without moving the mouse, left click that point on the slider when you want to repeat the segment. Crude but effective.Originally posted by dkaplowitz
Does WMP have any kind of looping option? I find that the looping plugin for winamp is invaluable for hearing some things that I can't get easily with the first listen, even when slowed down. Plus, maybe it's me, but the rewind slider and/or rewind button on most of these media players is way too sensitive to use as a quick step back to hear a tiny measure. To each his own though.
Man! That's a lot of work. You're really commited to using WMP for transcribing! More power to you.Originally posted by littlemoon
For more difficult passages you could use the Sound Recorder to record the segment, save it to a file, and play it with the WMP in repeat mode. Using this method, you could even slow it down more than the 0.5 limit of WMP (i.e., record at 0.5 speed, then play the recorded segment at 0.5, yielding 0.25 speed.)
FYI this isn't available with version 9.0.Originally posted by Tone
Thanks for that info! I had no idea WMP had anything like that. Now I don't have to download anything new. Sorry to the guys who already gave good suggestions, but I don't think I'll be using them right now.
The speed settings are under the "View" tab, and then go down to "enhancements".