How To Fast Forward Video Without Controls - Profit Moffatt

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.

You’ll need a free tool called the Free Wimpy Desktop FLV Player. You can pick it up for free by clicking here.

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.

Thanks folks.

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Jason Moffatt is a former private detective turned internet marketer who uses his skills of keen observation and deductive reasoning to pinpoint the most reliable paths to success online. He’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs, health practitioners & those in the personal development space. Jason believes we’re all a work in progress and that each day presents an opportunity to be a little better than the last.

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  • Jay says:

    Hey Jason,

    I thought about doing a post on how to do that but never got around to it.

    I usually just view the video online instead of cluttering up my hard drive with all of those things.

    That was madness with all of those exit-pops! Funny, I just did a post on how Firefox 4 will impact exit-pops on my blog today. What a coincidence…

    Great video buddy!


  • Ken says:


    I use – (I’m sure there are others out there too)…it’s a paid software that lets you speed up any video a click of a mouse up to 3 x faster. I love it, and use it to skim through not only sales videos, but also through video tutorials and trainings.

    It cuts out a lot of wasted time…and majorly helps my productivity.


  • Holy hell man! That is just insane. Started with goal in mind and ended up giving us all a lesson on bad marketing.

  • Devin says:

    yeah, exit pops are the norm now on clickbank products… I see so many emails for them, I’m used to clicking through and seeing the price-usually they have 10-20 bucks off by the end.

    I also like checking clickbank marketplace to see if they have upsells under the product info where it has commission amount, gravity, etc.

    That’s alot of work to get the video-I just hit the download button that pops up by the video for real player, then go the the video in RealPlayer Downloads folder. If I open it up with windows media player classic or something like VLC it will show the video length too πŸ™‚

    It seems the lower the price product, the more exit pops and stuff they use. Kinda interesting…

  • Addison says:

    Unbelievable!!! ha! seriously, 11… and ending up on the purchase page. i wonder what the follow up emails to their customers are like…

    definitely NOT a marketing strategy for the long term.

  • Jared says:

    haha I just noticed myself in the top right corner of your vid at 0:10. πŸ™‚

    Love the cameo.

    Great tip too J-Mo.

    πŸ˜€ PEACE πŸ˜€


  • chris says:

    Great tip Jason. Here’s a cool shortcut for everyone will make it much easier 90% of the time. (Used Wimpy ’till I found this. Requires Firefox, don’t know if they have a IE version?) Get “DownloadHelper” as a FF plugin. Download “GOMPlayer” (both free obviously). Now you can download 90% of all the videos you see. GOM is almost untouchable as playback. Tons of setting available. And that’s the free version. Take Care all. Thanks again Jason.

    chris g

  • Jack Connors says:

    Jason,As ALLWAYS!! SUPER!,,Is that the Most you have seen? I think he belongs In the Pop Up dick heads 12 step.Opps 11 step program,LOL!!!!!, “Hi,My Name is Poppy the Pop,up asswipe”,,Can you help me!???

    Love the Instructions! Even a Welder,or a Caveman can do it!!!!,, Thanks again,Jack!

  • Pat says:

    I hate the videos with no controls. Especially when I can’t even tell how long the video is. I see it as a total disrespect for my time because I cannot plan anything not knowing how long the video is, and God forbid I lose my connection and have to start all over..

    THis technique might be working for most, but I log off immediately when a seller tries to trap me like that.

    Someone just sent me a link to one of these type videos last week. Deleted.

  • Lorne Williams says:

    What is wrong with a good sales letter? Oh, right, it doesn’t convert as well… but I can read way faster than anyone can narrate, so I find video only sales letters to be extremely infuriating.

    For several years now I have been fighting back with two pieces of free software, that work great with Firefox on a PC. Sorry, no Macs in my house.

    Go get DownloadHelper, an extension for firefox at It works about 95% of the time, so your source code trick will come in handy when it doesn’t. There is a paid upgrade to a converter that works very well if you need to save to a different video format or to audio.

    A great free player is GOM Player,, that includes a video conversion program as well. And, if you press the C key it speeds up the video! I watch these beasts at 1.4 to 2.0 times normal without missing a word.

    Strange things happen if you slow down the action in GOM. Watch the bar shootout scene in Inglorious Basterds at 0.2x to see what really happens. The gunfight lasts just 10 seconds. Amazing!

    Thanks for the tip, Jason.


  • Ade says:

    Great tip Jason, I used sothink downloader and also that downloader helper plugins to get videos and then just speed them up using vlc. But the plugins don’t always work….never thought of getting the file from the source code.

  • aly says:

    Any idea how to do this when there is no .flv file like in the empower network video from the sales page that you sent out. I had to sit thru it for 30 minutes or so.


  • picler} says:

    What web host are you the usage of? Can I get affiliate hyperlink to your host? I wish web site loaded up as quickly as yours. lol.

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