Controlling video playback

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  1. kopite76

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    When I play a video via Safari or Chrome, the scrollbar that indicates the current position of the video cant be scrolled left or right. This is frustrating.

    If I am 30 mins into a 2 hour video, have to stop viewing, I cant get back to 30 mins in, I have to start from scratch.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong?

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  2. dhewson777

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    Some third party media apps actually have a setting to remember where your up to if you stop a video and come back later to continue. The stock Video app does not have that feature.

    I use NPlayer, which has this feature.
     
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    appreciate the reply but surely Safari and Chrome should be able to cope with this?

    I'm more concerned that its just my ipad that isnt allowing me to control the starting point.

    Can anyone confirm?
     
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    My apologies, my response didn't really address your issue directly.

    I have not used Chrome, but I'm sure in Safari you can slide the slider to move through the video. You can in the stock Video app anyway. The slider is meant to move you through the video, as long as the video can buffer content from the site to your iPad to the point where you want to go.

    Have you tried all the usual tricks to get the functionality back, like fully closing Safari or Chrome, and/or restart the iPad?
     
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    Yes tried all that.

    I'm amazed this isn't common knowledge so I'm concerned that its something obvious that I'm missing!
     
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    What site(s) are you watching videos from?

    I ask, because I've never had any trouble viewing YouTube videos, but don't go to many other sites.
     

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