Navigate player

Use the player's controls to seek within or skip back in the presentation, navigate the slides, view supplementary materials, and interact with the presenter.


Click the Play button to resume playback after pausing the presentation. Presentations automatically start playing when launched. Click the Pause button to suspend playback.


  • Click the Skip Back button to go back 3 seconds in the presentation.
  • Click the Adjust Playback Rate button to speed up (up to 2x) or slow down (0.5x) the presentation.


Adjust the volume by moving the Volume slider up or down. Toggle the Mute button to turn the audio off and on.


Click the Show Captioning button to view closed captions in the primary content area. Click the button again to hide the captions. The Show Captioning button appears only if closed captions are available in the presentation.


  • Click the Information button to view a presentation's details (presenter, description, record date and time, length, etc.) as well as view its chapters and links to supplementary materials. Chapters are a listing of a presentation's key parts. Each chapter has a title and includes the time it appears in the presentation. Click a chapter to view the presentation at the specified time. Click a link to view the associated web page in a separate browser tab.
  • Click the Full-screen button to expand the player so that it fills the entire screen. This feature is disabled if full-screen mode is not supported by the browser or frame. For example, full-screen mode does not work in Internet Explorer 11 because of limitations in that browser.


Interact with your presentation's presenter using these buttons, if they are available:

  • Click the Download button to download an audio or video podcast version of this presentation. You will only see this button if the feature is enabled and downloadabe content is available.
  • Click the Show Polls button to see the presentation's polls. Click Take Poll on the same row as a poll to answer it. Once you have answered the poll, click Submit to post your answer. Click View Results to see how others answered the poll. Click Back to Polls to answer more polls.
  • Click the Ask a Question button to send questions to your presenter. When the Ask Question form appears, enter your name, email address (optional), the subject your question is addressing, and your question. If you do not want to include the time in the presentation where you had a question, clear the Time check box. To send your question, click Ask Question.
  • Click the Share Presentation button to send authorized users an e-mail invitation with a link to view the presentation. If you want your invitees to begin watching the presentation at specific time, check the Start Time check box in the email form and enter the time. For example, to have them begin viewing five minutes into the presentation, enter 5:00 as the start time. The presentation URL in the invitation updates accordingly. Enter the destination e-mail addresses and update the invitation text as needed. Click Send Invite. If you want to use the e-mail client on your machine to send out an invitation, click Use Email Client when the email form appears.
  • Click the Search Slides and Closed Captioning button to search a presentation's slides and closed captions. Enter the word or phrase you are seeking and click Search. Scroll down the search results list and click on a search result to go to the time it appears in the presentation.


Use the seek bar to navigate through the presentation quickly. When you hold your mouse over a specific time using the seek bar button, the slide image for that time is displayed over the presentation.


Click the Change Primary Content button to change the stream displayed in the larger window. Clicking this button will cycle you through each stream. When you click on a stream additional display options become available.


Click the Toggle stage light box button to enlarge a stream and darken the rest.


  • If the video for the presentation does not appear, verify the presentation is not an audio-only presentation and that your computer meets the requirements listed here. If the issue persists, contact your Mediasite administrator.
  • When you are viewing a live presentation, you can only pause, skip back, or seek within the presentation if Live DVR is enabled.
  • When a presentation is live, the live presentation indicator is shown.
  • There is only one audio stream associated with each presentation, so changing the primary content displayed does not change the audio.
  • Interactive features (polls, asking questions, and sharing a presentation via email) are not available in stand-alone (publish to go) presentations.