WatchGameFilm.com provides a simple but robust video player that functions well on most devices and web browsers. Our video player was built using HTML5 and open programming standards. All film is encoded as MP4 so that it can be universally streamed to an ever increasing market of devices and browsers.
When viewing a film, you are presented with the WatchGameFilm.com player and menu options above the video player. The look of the video player controls located at the bottom part of your player may be slightly different than what is shown in the image. This is because we use the native html5 video player that the web browser and operating system use to play videos inside the browser. The menu above the video player is created by WatchGameFilm.com and will have the same look on all devices.
The video clips of your film will automatically start playing once the web page is loaded. When play is started on the player, most devices will cycle through the clips and play them in a continuous loop.
The controls at the bottom of the video (native to the web browser and operating system) allow you to start or stop the video player, seek a certain part of the film, adjust volume or enlarge the video to full screen. We have provided a video player menu above the player to provide some additional functionality to help you accomplish your tasks.
Menu commands on the top left and right of the player are:
- Clip Description
The top left of the WatchGameFilm.com video menu shows all of the clip information including Period, Title, Category, Group and Result. These clip tags can be modified and updated by a coach during Film Breakdown.
- Expand Video Player
The top right of the WatchGameFilm.com video menu allows the player to expand inside the browser window. This is a great way to watch film full screen while still keeping the WatchGameFilm.com video player controls visible and functional. Click on the Expand button again to toggle it back to normal size.
Menu commands from left to right are:
- Add Clip to My Highlights
WatchGameFilm.com users are able to select video clips or snip video segments of larger video files to create their own highlight, scout or recruiting films. We are currently in our second version of development on the and more information will be provided soon.
- Share via Email or Social Media
Would you like to share your game winning goal with friends and family from another state? Want to post your best play to your Facebook or Twitter account so that everyone can see it? Navigate to the clip your want to share and then click on the Share button. WatchGameFilm.com allows you to share the current clip to your Facebook account, tweet it across your twitter account or email it to someone that you want to see it.
- Slow Motion
Slow motion is a toggle that continues to slow the speed down on the video player allowing you to better see things as they happen. Continue to click on the Slow Motion button to cycle through the various speeds: 2.0x, 1.0x, 0.5x and 0.25x.
- Instant Reply
Instant Replay allows you to quickly jump back 5 seconds in the video to re-watch that portion of the play. The instant replay is effective when you want to watch a specific part of the film repeatedly.
- Previous Clip
The Previous Clip menu button allows you to navigate to the prior clip in the film. If you are at the beginning clip of the film, previous clip will jump to the last clip in the film in order to cycle through the clips.
- Jump to Clip / Clip Count
The Jump to Clip / Clip Count menu button shows the current clip that is being played (ex. 1 of 13). By clicking on this area of the menu, a pop-up window appears allowing you to enter the clip that you want to jump to.
- Next Clip
The Next Clip menu button allows you to navigate to the upcoming clip in the film. If you are at the last clip of the film, next clip will jump to the first clip of the film in order to cycle through the clips.
- Manage Clips
The Manage Clip menu button (gear or cog image) shows the video clip grid directly under the video player. Once the video Clip List is visible, users can sort, filter and jump to certain video clips just by clicking on a particular row. This allows users to filter the clips in a way so that they can watch a certain part of the film such as all pass plays, all inside run, all serve receives, all middle sets, etc. Toggle the Manage Clips button to hide the video clip grid.
The Clip List also contains the following additional menu options:
- Filter Clip List
The Filter button allows users to query the Clip List in a custom way, such as viewing "All Pass Plays", "Inside Run" or "All Offensive Plays". By filtering the Clip List, the video player adjusts to the filter and only plays the clips that are visibly displayed in the grid. This allows you to save time and only watch the part of film that you are interested in.
- Download Film
All users who can view the film within the team can also down the film to their device without incurring additional costs. Click on the Download Film menu button to access the Download Film dialog. From there you can download the full film in your web browser. WatchGameFilm.com combines all of the video clips of the film into a single compressed .TAR file. The .TAR file is a standard compression file similar to a .ZIP. Once the clips are added to the .TAR film you will then begin to download the entire film with a single file. You must extract the MP4 clips from the .TAR file before you can view them locally on your device. Please visit your device's app store if you do not have a .TAR extractor utility.
- Upload Clips
Click on the Upload Clip menu when a clip may have been accidentally left out of the original upload or you received a video that you would like to add to this specific film. The clip upload window is similar to the Film Upload window when you create a new film. Select the clips you want to add to this film and then upload them. Once uploaded, close the upload window and refresh the film viewer page. The clips will appear at the bottom of your list. They may take a minute or two to encode so they may not be "instantly viewable".
- Search Clip List
Similar to the Filter button, the Search Clip text box allows users to query the Clip List using a simple word search to find the clips that you are looking for such "Pass", "Run" or "Offense". By searching the Clip List, the video player adjusts to the search and only plays the clips that are visibly displayed in the grid. This is another way to save time and only watch the part of film that you are interested in.
- Filter Clip List
Please see Film Breakdown for additional details as well as learning how to manipulate the video Clip List in order to load specific clips for customized viewing.
There are some basic standard keyboard shortcuts in most web browsers for our the native HTML5 video player that WatchGameFilm.com uses. These shortcuts allow you to control basic video navigation by using the keyboard. You may need to first click on the area of the video player in order to bring it into focus before the keyboard shortcuts will work. Note that keyboard shortcuts are not necessarily supported in all web browsers.
|Space bar||Pause / Play the video|
|M or m||Mute / Unmute video volume|
|Up and Down arrow keys||Raise and lower volume by 10%|
|Right and Left arrow keys||Move forward or backward by 10 seconds|
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