Re: Fast Forward increment

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Key Bored, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Key Bored

    Key Bored Guest

    I don't know of any registry tweaks, but you can choose the time interval
    between "Skip Forward" (CTRL+F) and "Skip Back" (CTRL+B) with the free
    utility TweakMCE from Microsoft. I have my interval set at 30 seconds.
    TweakMCE also has other useful settings like Seek Bar Timeouts.

    Goodluck,
    Keybored
     
    Key Bored, Jul 21, 2006
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  2. These are Registry settings. All TweakMCE does is expose them in a GUI.
     
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Jul 22, 2006
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    Key Bored Guest

    To Doug Knox:

    The original poster wanted to know if there were any registry settings to
    change the Fast Forward speed. I checked the registry and found a lot of
    settings for media center video, but none for this function. I then offered
    an alternative solution which I think is preferable to editing the registry
    in any case.

    If I'm wrong, please enlighten us on how to modify the Fast Forward speed by
    changing a registry setting.

    Thanx,
    Key Bored

    These are Registry settings. All TweakMCE does is expose them in a GUI.

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    Key Bored, Jul 22, 2006
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  4. I'm not certain of the exact setting, but all TweakMCE does is adjust the registry settings in question. If it doesn't already exist and MCE assumes a default value, it would be created by TweakMCE. You can experiment with this yourself and a utility from www.sysinternals.com, called RegMon.

    For example, the SkipAheadInterval value in:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\VideoSettings

    Is what determines the skip forward setting. If it doesn't exist and default is assumed. If it does, then the value in millseconds is what is used.
     
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Jul 22, 2006
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    I'm pretty sure the fast forward speed increments are hard coded (i.e. they
    aren't in the registry).

    While it is true that TweakMCE exposes all of the trick play time settings
    that are available in the registry, the fast forward speed increments aren't
    modifable by TweakMCE because there is no corresponding registry entry for
    that. (i.e. one press fast forwards it at 2x, two presses fast forwards it
    at 20x, etc etc)

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    I'm not certain of the exact setting, but all TweakMCE does is adjust the
    registry settings in question. If it doesn't already exist and MCE assumes
    a default value, it would be created by TweakMCE. You can experiment with
    this yourself and a utility from www.sysinternals.com, called RegMon.

    For example, the SkipAheadInterval value in:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media
    Center\Settings\VideoSettings

    Is what determines the skip forward setting. If it doesn't exist and
    default is assumed. If it does, then the value in millseconds is what is
    used.

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
    Display\Security
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
     
    Jason Tsang, Jul 22, 2006
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    dman

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    registry tweak for FF and RW

    Backup your registry then:

    1. Open up notepad.
    2. Enter the following in bold exactly as shown:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\VideoConstants\FastForwardRates]
    "0"="1.2"
    "1"="10"
    "2"="100"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\VideoConstants\FastReverseRates]
    "0"="-3"
    "1"="-10"
    "2"="-100"


    3. Click File >> Save As
    4. Choose save as type: "All Files"
    5. Enter a file name and add .reg to the end (like playback.reg)
    6. Double click on the new file and it will add to your registry for you.

    tweak the settings to your desired preference using "regedit"
     
    dman, May 20, 2013
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