how customize LEFT/RIGHT arrow rewind/forward time for VIDEOS
#1
How do I customize the LEFT/RIGHT arrow REWIND/FORWARD time for VIDEOS when I press on my Kodi remote control app..

Often when I watch something, I want to rewind back an audio sentence that was said (usually 3 to 5 seconds rewind)
but default minimum is 30 seconds which it way too long to to rewind back..

Would be good if we can set the amount of time ourselves in the settings..
but there is no way to change it to custom value that we want in the kodi settings..

Currently using a raspberry pi..
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#2
The default with one step for me is 10 seconds, then 30 seconds, 1 minute, etc.
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#3
See https://kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Player/V...Skip_steps the minimum step is 10 sec.
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#4
You can set custom values, see https://kodi.wiki/view/Skip_steps#Custom...tep_values
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#5
(2020-08-02, 10:07)jjd-uk Wrote: See https://kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Player/V...Skip_steps the minimum step is 10 sec.
is there a way to change the minimum 10 second to some custom value or less like 5 seconds?

Or add 5 seconds as the minimum?

If not, can this be added as a feature?
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#6
If the remote control app provides access to a keypad then you can use this method https://kodi.wiki/view/Skip_steps#Skip_t...ied_amount so entering 5 then press left will skip 5 back seconds.

Alternatively you can create a keymap addition using https://kodi.wiki/view/Skip_steps#Adding..._to_keymap .

From memory there was good reason for making 10 seconds the minimum, Kodi never does a precise seek instead it seeks to the nearest keyframe in the video and that can be problematic under 10 sec depending on how video is authored, so I don't think a request for adding a lower skip value would be considered.
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#7
(2020-08-02, 12:07)madmax2 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 10:07)jjd-uk Wrote: See https://kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Player/V...Skip_steps the minimum step is 10 sec.
is there a way to change the minimum 10 second to some custom value or less like 5 seconds?

Or add 5 seconds as the minimum?

If not, can this be added as a feature?
Yeah, you can use seeksteps in the advancedsettings.xml, I already posted the link Smile

You can set whatever you want, like this
Code:
<advancedsettings>
<seeksteps>5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60</seeksteps>
</advancedsettings>
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#8
(2020-08-02, 13:12)FXB78 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 12:07)madmax2 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 10:07)jjd-uk Wrote: See https://kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Player/V...Skip_steps the minimum step is 10 sec.
is there a way to change the minimum 10 second to some custom value or less like 5 seconds?

Or add 5 seconds as the minimum?

If not, can this be added as a feature?
Yeah, you can use seeksteps in the advancedsettings.xml, I already posted the link Smile

You can set whatever you want, like this
Code:
<advancedsettings>
<seeksteps>5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60</seeksteps>
</advancedsettings>
yeah i will test it out...thanks

was also hoping the Devs can add the feature for custom value or add 5 seconds as the minimum in the kodi setting GUI
which would make it easier for people who are running kodi on Raspberry pi to easily change/add the custom values in the GUI...
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#9
(2020-08-02, 13:12)FXB78 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 12:07)madmax2 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 10:07)jjd-uk Wrote: See https://kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Player/V...Skip_steps the minimum step is 10 sec.
is there a way to change the minimum 10 second to some custom value or less like 5 seconds?

Or add 5 seconds as the minimum?

If not, can this be added as a feature?
Yeah, you can use seeksteps in the advancedsettings.xml, I already posted the link Smile

You can set whatever you want, like this
Code:
<advancedsettings>
<seeksteps>5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60</seeksteps>
</advancedsettings>

Do you actually use that yourself? as I was led to believe you can't enter an entry lower than 10 there, or if you do it will still use 10 sec as a minimum.
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#10
(2020-08-02, 13:42)jjd-uk Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 13:12)FXB78 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 12:07)madmax2 Wrote: is there a way to change the minimum 10 second to some custom value or less like 5 seconds?

Or add 5 seconds as the minimum?

If not, can this be added as a feature?
Yeah, you can use seeksteps in the advancedsettings.xml, I already posted the link Smile

You can set whatever you want, like this
Code:
<advancedsettings>
<seeksteps>5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60</seeksteps>
</advancedsettings>

Do you actually use that yourself? as I was led to believe you can't enter an entry lower than 10 there, or if you do it will still use 10 sec as a minimum.
Yes I use 5 seconds & it works fine.
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#11
(2020-08-02, 13:42)jjd-uk Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 13:12)FXB78 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 12:07)madmax2 Wrote: is there a way to change the minimum 10 second to some custom value or less like 5 seconds?

Or add 5 seconds as the minimum?

If not, can this be added as a feature?
Yeah, you can use seeksteps in the advancedsettings.xml, I already posted the link Smile

You can set whatever you want, like this
Code:
<advancedsettings>
<seeksteps>5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60</seeksteps>
</advancedsettings>

Do you actually use that yourself? as I was led to believe you can't enter an entry lower than 10 there, or if you do it will still use 10 sec as a minimum.
oh if that is the case...then need to confirm if this would work or not..

also even though the minimum is 10 second but why when I test for some videos
it actually skips 30 seconds (1080 h264 video) and some other videos 5 to 7 seconds..

I have the time stamp scrubber showing and can confirm this is the case..

It is not consistent and steps is too much for some videos resolution..
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#12
(2020-08-02, 14:56)FXB78 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 13:42)jjd-uk Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 13:12)FXB78 Wrote: Yeah, you can use seeksteps in the advancedsettings.xml, I already posted the link Smile

You can set whatever you want, like this
Code:
<advancedsettings>
<seeksteps>5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60</seeksteps>
</advancedsettings>

Do you actually use that yourself? as I was led to believe you can't enter an entry lower than 10 there, or if you do it will still use 10 sec as a minimum.
Yes I use 5 seconds & it works fine.
is it consistent 5 seconds for all video resolution?

Currently I noticed the steps can be 30 seconds or 5 to 7 seconds depending on the video resolution with the default values
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#13
(2020-08-02, 14:56)FXB78 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 13:42)jjd-uk Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 13:12)FXB78 Wrote: Yeah, you can use seeksteps in the advancedsettings.xml, I already posted the link Smile

You can set whatever you want, like this
Code:
<advancedsettings>
<seeksteps>5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60</seeksteps>
</advancedsettings>


Do you actually use that yourself? as I was led to believe you can't enter an entry lower than 10 there, or if you do it will still use 10 sec as a minimum.
Yes I use 5 seconds & it works fine.

Thanks for confirming, I'm a bit puzzled as I'm sure when then was introduced that I was told by the developer that below 10 wasn't possible, anyway great that it is.
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#14
(2020-08-02, 15:05)madmax2 Wrote: is it consistent 5 seconds for all video resolution?

Currently I noticed the steps can be 30 seconds or 5 to 7 seconds depending on the video resolution with the default values

I said before it will depend on the encoding, poorly encoded video without many key frames will be less accurate.
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#15
(2020-08-02, 15:23)jjd-uk Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 14:56)FXB78 Wrote:
(2020-08-02, 13:42)jjd-uk Wrote: Do you actually use that yourself? as I was led to believe you can't enter an entry lower than 10 there, or if you do it will still use 10 sec as a minimum.
Yes I use 5 seconds & it works fine.

Thanks for confirming, I'm a bit puzzled as I'm sure when then was introduced that I was told by the developer that below 10 wasn't possible, anyway great that it is.

so that means this feature (custom values or 5 second minimum steps) can be added in the GUI settings since 10 seconds minimum is not a limiting factor..

Can you add it as a feature request?
It would be easier for people on the raspberry pi to change the values within the GUI settings..

I also just tested this and works but not exactly ..

I added the 5 second step and now the 30 second step video I mention is now stepping back 10 seconds..

yeah i think it is not just poorly encoded..
it might depend on the frame rate and resolution and codec used

the video I tested is 1080p h264 and it skipped back 30 seconds when the minimum was 10 seconds..
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