How do I listen to content using the audio player?

How do I listen to content using the audio player?

Our audio player is designed to provide an optimal listening experience for CDs, tracks, and clips while also allowing for further searching, browsing and editing within the content itself. You can find a video tutorial about the audio player here.

Playing a track

All tracks can be played using the 'play icon', located next to each track/work/album in the database. The audio player provides the following navigation:

Audio quality

By default, the player detects your bandwidth and tries to serve you the best bit rate based on how much bandwidth you have. However, you can still select between the standard and high quality option at any time.

Audio waveform viewer

By default, the audio waveform for the entire album appears - users wishing to zoom in to a specific section of the album can use the zoom button, which will pull up a zoom view of the section you are currently listening to. Users can drag the selection window forwards and backwards to change the size of the selected view and the position of the selected view within the album.

Audio clips

To create an audio clip, users can click on the scissor icon on the RH side of the audio player toolbar. An enlarged section of the waveform of the track you are currently on will appear, with green and red slider bars to slide and select your clip start time and end time. You can also select the clip start and end time by manually entering in the time codes underneath the waveform view.

You can then add in any annotation to the clip and select the sharing settings (private, just my institution, anyone who subscribes) and save.

Your clip will appear in the Clips tab just below the player controls. You can edit and delete clips from this tab.

Adding audio to playlists

All tracks/works/albums have an add-to- playlist icon (+) - clicking on the link will add your items to your own list, which you can then cite/share/add to playlist. See 'Add to playlist' section of help files for more detail.