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You should bring up the scenario to the designer. Sometimes if you are working with a designer with print background, they might not realize they don't have the same degree of control on the layout when working on the web. Content that gets displayed may vary depending on the user's browser settings or even content that the system puts in. e.g. Sliders ...
Option 2 is better. You can do one more thing: display the action icons on hover. That would help to reduce clutter on the UI.
My Video Cassette Recorder solved this in a very nice way. On the page 5 on PDF Reader (3 on the physical document) of the Philips VR 668 User's Manual, you can see at the right of the device "kind of a wheel" with the buttons for controlling the playback state. That strange symbol at the top is the Pause function ; I think they made it different from the ...
<< | >/|| | >> | O Back - Play/Pause - Forward - Stop From a UX perspective I see it this way. Keeping the stop button is necessary, its an easy way to start from the beginning again. At the same time it needs to be a little away from the play/pause button to avoid accidental stopping of media play. Color code the same as it used to be on the dvd ...
Yes. It is generally: |Back|Stop|Play/Pause|Forward| These roughly correspond to a timeline, as if one was scrolling horizontally through the video.
If you think of a video as a timeline, then for western cultures, the intuitive order would be: << | > | >> See one of my other answers for more information about direction as it relates to representing time in an interface and how the common left-to-right paradigm is representative of western culture's influence on technology. Back ...
This might be an issue depending on the machine or the system. Most users on OSX/Windows and mobile use the system sound as a controller so having the volume on 100% is fine because most applications and websites are being launched at full sound and the machine is not outputting the volume at 100%. I also believe that 100% volume is the standard.
It's not a complete answer, but I was on a site the other day that auto-ran videos. Which is normally incredibly annoying, but they had set the volume to mute (0%) by default and used subtitles.
This is not always true. I watch a lot of video on the internet, and the default volume differs per site. On thedailyshow.cc.com for example, the volume is about 60% and I've seen of a few sites where the default is about 85%. I would think that a volume of about 60 would be right, as this allows users to both increase or decrease the volume how they like ...
This is always a problem, but users tend to control volume on the system rather than the application to avoid having two different controls to manage. Because of that - application volume should follow de facto standard, which is 100%.
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