Product Documentation

Play recorded sessions

Mar 23, 2015

After you open a recorded session in the Session Recording Player, you can navigate through the recorded sessions using these methods:

  • Use the player controls to play, stop, pause, and increase or decrease playback speed
  • Use the seek slider to move forward or backward

If you have inserted markers into the recording or if the recorded session contains custom events, you can also navigate through the recorded session by going to those markers and events.

Note:
  • During playback of a recorded session, a second mouse pointer may appear. The second pointer appears at the point in the recording when the user navigated within Internet Explorer and clicked an image that was originally larger than the screen but was scaled down automatically by Internet Explorer. While only one pointer appears during the session, two may appear during playback.
  • This version of Session Recording does not support SpeedScreen Multimedia Acceleration for XenApp or the Flash quality adjustment policy setting for XenApp. When this option is enabled, playback displays a black square.
  • Session Recording cannot record the Lync webcam video when using the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack.

Use player controls

You can click the player controls under the Player window or access them by choosing Play from the Session Recording Player menu bar. Use Player controls to:

Play the selected session file.
Pause playback.
Stop playback. If you click Stop, then Play, the recording restarts at the beginning of the file.
Halve the current playback speed down to a minimum of one-quarter normal speed.
Double the current playback speed up to a maximum of 32 times normal speed.

Use the seek slider

Use the seek slider below the Player window to jump to a different position within the recorded session. You can drag the seek slider to the point in the recording you want to view or click anywhere on the slider bar to move to that location.

You can also use the following keyboard keys to control the seek slider:

Key: Seek action:
Home Seek to the beginning.
End Seek to the end.
Right Arrow Seek forward five seconds.
Left Arrow Seek backward five seconds.
Move mouse wheel one notch down Seek forward 15 seconds.
Move mouse wheel one notch up Seek backward 15 seconds.
Ctrl + Right Arrow Seek forward 30 seconds.
Ctrl + Left Arrow Seek backward 30 seconds.
Page Down Seek forward one minute.
Page Up Seek backward one minute.
Ctrl + Move mouse wheel one notch down Seek forward 90 seconds.
Ctrl + Move mouse wheel one notch up Seek backward 90 seconds.
Ctrl + Page Down Seek forward six minutes.
Ctrl + Page Up Seek backward six minutes.
Note: To adjust the speed of the seek slider: From the Session Recording Player menu bar, choose Tools > Options > Player and drag the slider to increase or decrease the seek response time. A faster response time requires more memory. The response might be slow depending on the size of of the recordings and your machine's hardware.

To change the playback speed

You can set Session Recording Player to play recorded sessions in exponential increments from one-quarter normal playback speed to 32 times normal playback speed.
  1. Log on to the workstation where the Session Recording Player is installed.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Session Recording Player.
  3. From the Session Recording Player menu bar, choose Play > Play Speed.
  4. Choose a speed option.
The speed adjusts immediately. A number indicating the increased or decreased speed appears below the Player window controls. Text indicating the exponential rate appears briefly in green in the Player window.

To skip over spaces where no action occurred

Fast review mode allows you to set Session Recording Player to skip the portions of recorded sessions in which no action takes place. This setting saves time for playback viewing; however, it does not skip animated sequences such as animated mouse pointers, flashing cursors, or displayed clocks with second hand movements.
  1. Log on to the workstation where Session Recording Player is installed.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Session Recording Player.
  3. From the Session Recording Player menu bar, choose Play > Fast Review Mode.
The option toggles on and off. Each time you choose it, its status appears briefly in green in the Player window.