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Win 7 HTPC 32X Fast Forward?

I have a realtek 1186 media player box that can fast forward upto 32x.

OTOH using media player classic or VLC my pc only seems to fast foward at 2 or 4x at most. Do I need to use a different app to get 32x fast fowarrd?
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I have a realtek 1186 media player box that can fast forward upto 32x.

OTOH using media player classic or VLC my pc only seems to fast foward at 2 or 4x at most. Do I need to use a different app to get 32x fast fowarrd?
In VLC, I can have it play at up to 31.25x. Just click the Faster or Slower buttons a few times.
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In VLC, I can have it play at up to 31.25x. Just click the Faster or Slower buttons a few times.
For me the OSD shows it will only FF 4x maximum. THis is the newesst version of VLC. Also some videos (mkv?) don't even show the ff/rw buttons even though my media player can ff/rw them just fine. Any ideas?
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Also some videos (mkv?) don't even show the ff/rw buttons even though my media player can ff/rw them just fine.
When you mention ff/rew buttons, I went to my VLC and checked again. I may have added the Faster and Slower buttons myself, because on my laptop which I rarely use, those buttons aren't there.

But if you go in VLC and go to Tools, Customize Interface, you will get a layout that you can use to add controls. Just drag the Faster and Slower buttons over to the Toolbar. I put them on each end of the Time Toolbar.

Then close it and when you play a video, try clicking the Faster button and see if it increases the speed.
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But if you go in VLC and go to Tools, Customize Interface, you will get a layout that you can use to add controls. Just drag the Faster and Slower buttons over to the Toolbar. I put them on each end of the Time Toolbar.
Thanks VideoJames I have the 32x FF now

LOL at VLC though. There is no rewind.... Also when fast forwarding there is no way to have the video suddenly start playing again. You need to press the 'slower' button the exact number of times to get it back to normal speed. If you press it too many times it goes slow motion :P
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Glad to hear it worked out.

VLC seems to be happy remaining a utility type of program, like a no frills, basic way to get the job done. Definitely not worried about being user friendly with the controls.

I'm still using version 2.1.2 because 2.1.5 seems a bit buggy, crashing too often.
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VLC seems to be happy remaining a utility type of program, like a no frills, basic way to get the job done. Definitely not worried about being user friendly with the controls.
Do you know of any players that do support the 32x FF/RW as well as as do a decent job at everything else? (random file formats compatibility, etc.)
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