How To Fast Forward Video Without Controls
Okay, this may totally amount to internet marketing cock-blocking, but I had to do it. So many people have voiced frustrations with this so I thought I’d help y’all out.
Over the last couple years I’ve heard one complaint more so than just about anything else in internet marketing, and that is frustration with videos that have no controls. These videos will not allow you to fast forward, or rewind, and don’t even think about hitting the refresh button or clicking anything on the page or you’ll have to start the entire video all over from the beginning.
Now there is a reason why these type of videos have become so common place. The bottom line is they work. People have preconceived notions all the time, and if you don’t force someone to sit through the set up of a video sales letter, it’s very unlikely that they will be interested in your product or service if they are allowed to see the price tag right away. Therefore it’s a clever tactic, it’s just a bit annoying.
However, I’m super impatient. While I understand why the marketers do this, I too just want to see the bottom line. Show me the pitch already. So, if you are anything like me, I think you’ll really dig this tip on how to fast forward videos without controls and watch them at your own pace.
It works for Mac and PC and they don’t require you to opt in or anything. For instructions on how to fast forward the videos without controls, watch the video below.
Oh, quick side note…
When filming this video I just randomly picked this particular video to use as an example. I had no idea I’d get hammered with 11 (yes I said eleven) exit pops. It’s pretty comical. Please excuse the foul language.
Feel free to share this video with anyone you think it may help out.
PS: In the comments below you’ll see quite a few people have suggested various Firefox plug ins or other tools that will allow you to do the same thing. Also, keep in mind that not all videos are .flv files. Some may be .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .m4v, etc etc.