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How to View Debate Videos
Jane Flynn, Last modified by Jane Flynn October 03 2016 03:10 PM


More than 100 full-length debate videos are now available in Issues & Controversies. (For further information on how to access the videos, please click here.)


Users can watch the entire debate by clicking play on the video player. Viewers can also navigate to specific points in the debate using the predefined segments, the searchable interactive transcripts that display beneath the player, or the player's preview scrubber.


To access specific segments, click the "Segments in this Video" link, found to the right of the player. A list of segments will appear, allowing the user to skip to any segment and push play. The segment currently being played will be highlighted in the list.






The interactive transcripts indicate the current point in the transcript by highlighting the portion of the text in blue, and will progress in real time. To jump to a different section of the video, simply click on a word within the transcript and the video will jump to that point.



debate transcript



It is also possible to search for specific terms within the transcript using the "Search Video" search box found beneath the player, at the top of transcript window. Enter a keyword and any results will be indicated by white notches in the black bar above the search box. Hover over the white notches for a preview of the result in context. Click on the white notches to be taken to that point in the transcript, and the video will advance as well.



debate transcript



Users can also navigate using the preview scrubber. Hovering over the preview scrubber, located directly beneath the video, displays a series of preview stills, allowing users to locate specific points in a video. Clicking on the scrubber will cause the video to jump directly to that point.



debate preview



Additional player controls (play/pause, volume, closed-captioning, and full-screen) are located beneath the player window.



player controls



Additional transcript options, located above the transcript window, allow the user to print the transcript, and turn the transcript auto-scroll on or off.



transcript controls

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