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 <​note>​The Control Bar is set to autohide any time a media selection is playing. You can unhide it temporarily by moving the mouse anywhere inside of the main Parole window.</​note>​ <​note>​The Control Bar is set to autohide any time a media selection is playing. You can unhide it temporarily by moving the mouse anywhere inside of the main Parole window.</​note>​
  
 +Another way to control some playback functions and the Parole display is by right-clicking anywhere inside the main playback window. ​ This will pop up the menu shown in Figure 3 below.
 +<figure "​Figure 3.  The Right-Click Menu">​
 +{{:​apps:​parole:​right-click-menu.png?​nolink&​|}}
 +</​figure>​
 ==== The Playlist Pane ==== ==== The Playlist Pane ====
  
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 <​note>​The list of the recent media files played by Parole can be cleaned just by clicking {gui>​Media>​Open Recent>​Clear recent items...}.</​note>​ <​note>​The list of the recent media files played by Parole can be cleaned just by clicking {gui>​Media>​Open Recent>​Clear recent items...}.</​note>​
  
 +Choose {gui>​Media>​Save Playlist...} if you want to save a customized list of media files that you want to see or hear later, as a playlist. This will bring up the //Save Playlist as..// dialog, which will allow you to define the playlist name and its location.
 +
 +<figure "Save Playlist">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh10.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
 +
 +<​note>​For example, you can create a playlist that includes several tracks from multiple CDs, a link to a radio station and a video clip.</​note>​
 +
 +The functionality available in {gui>​Media>​Play Disc} will allow a more convenient method of playing DVDs. After inserting a DVD in your CD/DVD drive, just select it to enter the DVD menu, allowing you to have access to specific titles and chapters, special features, and change the audio and/or subtitles language.
 +
 +<figure "Play Disk">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh11.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
 ==== Playback ==== ==== Playback ====
  
-To activate the repetiton ​of an item being played, or all items in the playlist, choose {gui>​Playback>​Repeat}.+To activate the repetition ​of an item being played, or all items in the playlist, choose {gui>​Playback>​Repeat}.
  
 <figure "​Repeat">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh7.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​ <figure "​Repeat">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh7.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
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 <​note>​The playlist pane contains several buttons at the bottom to help you manage your media selections.</​note>​ <​note>​The playlist pane contains several buttons at the bottom to help you manage your media selections.</​note>​
 +
 +For information about advanced configuration of playlists, refer to the [[:​apps:​parole:​preferences#​playlist|Playlist Settings]] section of the [[:​apps:​parole:​preferences|Preferences page]].
  
 ==== DVD ==== ==== DVD ====
-<note important>This section is under construction</note>+Whenever you start playing a DVD, a new menu item appears on the menu bar. This DVD menu item allows you to select several options which are specific to this medium. 
 +<figure "The DVD Menu"> 
 +{{:​apps:​parole:​dvd-chapters.png?​nolink&​|}} 
 +</figure> 
 + 
 +Some or all of these options may not be applicable to the DVD you are playing. It depends on whether the DVD was authored with that type of content. Each option is explained in more detail below. 
 + 
 +? DVD Menu 
 +! If the DVD has a main or title menu, clicking this option suspends playback and displays that menu. You can then select an item from the menu to play that choice, or you can click **DVD Menu** again and playback will resume where you left off previously. 
 +! If the DVD has no menus, this option will restart playback from the beginning. 
 +? Title Menu 
 +! This option differs slightly from **DVD menu**. It will also display the DVD's main menu if one exists but your only option is then to select an item from that menu. 
 +! If the DVD has no **Title Menu**, this option will restart playback from the beginning. 
 +? Audio Menu 
 +! Displays a selection of audio tracks to choose from. For example, some DVDs have multiple audio tracks in different languages. 
 +? Angle menu 
 +! Allows you to choose different camera angles. 
 +? Chapters 
 +! Brings up a sub-menu of chapter numbers if they are available on the DVD. Select a chapter and playback will jump to that point. 
 +! When you play a DVD containing chapters, those chapters'​ numbers will appear in the playlist pane if it is visible. However, you must use the **DVD** menu item to switch to those chapters. You can't switch to them by clicking on them in the playlist. Also, the buttons at the bottom of the playlist are all disabled during DVD playback. 
 ==== Audio ==== ==== Audio ====
  
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 <figure "​Mute">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh6.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​ <figure "​Mute">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh6.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
 ==== Video ==== ==== Video ====
-<​note ​important>This section is under construction</​note>​+The {gui>​Video>​Fullscreen} option, or alternatively the {key>​F11} key, will switch Parole to full screen mode. To return from full screen mode, press the {key>​Esc} key. 
 + 
 +<figure "​Fullscreen">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh12.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​ 
 + 
 +<​note>​By switching to full screen mode, the player controls might appear for a short period of time. To restore the checks after they disappeared,​ move the mouse or press any key.</note
 + 
 +The {gui>​Video>​Aspect Ratio} option will allow to define the proportional relationship between the width and the height with which you intend to reproduce your videos. Below, is a brief explanation of the six possible choices available. 
 +^      Option ​    ​^ ​ Definition ​ ^ 
 +|None|No image adjustment is made| 
 +|Auto|The image is adjusted automatically to present the video with the most suitable size.| 
 +|Square|The image will be adjusted to present the video in a square format.| 
 +|4:3 (TV)|The image will be adjusted to present the video in the standard television format.| 
 +|16:9 (Widescreen)|The image will be adjusted to present the video in the international standard format of HDTV, non-HD digital television and analog widescreen television PALplus.| 
 +|20:9 (DVB)|The image will be adjusted to present the video in the Digital Video Broadcasting format, which is similar to the widescreen cinema standard.| 
 + 
 +<figure "​Aspect Ratio">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh13.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​ 
 + 
 +The option {gui>​Video>​Subtitles} will not only enable, or disable, the subtitles and captions of a video but also allows to choose the language in which they will be displayed, by selecting the correspondent language file. 
 + 
 +<figure "​Subtitles">​{{:​apps:​parole:​parole_scrsh14.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>
 ==== Tools ==== ==== Tools ====
 There are two selections under the {gui>​Tools} menu which can be used to configure Parole and extend its functionality. There are two selections under the {gui>​Tools} menu which can be used to configure Parole and extend its functionality.
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 {{:​apps:​parole:​menu-tools.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​ {{:​apps:​parole:​menu-tools.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
-For information about using plugins, refer to the [[:​plugins|the Plugins page]].\\  +For information about using plugins, refer to the [[:​apps:​parole:​plugins|the Plugins page]].\\  
-The [[:​preferences|Preferences page]] explains how to configure Parole to your liking.+The [[:​apps:​parole:​preferences|Preferences page]] explains how to configure Parole to your liking.
 ==== Help ==== ==== Help ====
-In the unlikely (we hope) event that you find a problem with Parole, use the {gui>​Report a Bug} option on this menu to help the developers resolve the problem. Before reporting the bug, be sure to use the {gui>​About} option to find which version of Parole you are running. ​ When you click on {gui>​About},​ you will also see a link to the Parole website where you can find the latest information about Parole.+In the unlikely (we hope) event that you find a problem with Parole, use the {gui>​Report a Bug} option on this menu to help the developers resolve the problem. Before reporting the bug, be sure to check the online documentation,​ which you can open using the {gui>​Contents} option or hitting F1 on your keyboard. Use the {gui>​About} option to find which version of Parole you are running. ​ When you click on {gui>​About},​ you will also see a link to the Parole website where you can find the latest information about Parole.
  
 <figure "​Help">​ <figure "​Help">​
-{{:​apps:​parole:​menu-help.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+{{:​apps:​parole:0.7:​menu-help.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
 ===== Keyboard Shortcuts ===== ===== Keyboard Shortcuts =====
  
 Several keyboard shortcuts are available in Parole to make navigation quicker and easier. ​ They are listed below, grouped by function: Several keyboard shortcuts are available in Parole to make navigation quicker and easier. ​ They are listed below, grouped by function:
 +
 +** Playback **
 +^  Keys  ^ Action ^
 +|  **p**  | Play/Pause |
 +|  **Spacebar** ​ | Play/Pause |
 +|  **Right arrow** ​ | Seek ahead 10 secs |
 +|  **Left arrow** ​ | Seek back 10 secs |
 +|  **Ctrl-Right arrow** ​ | Seek ahead 60 secs |
 +|  **Ctrl-Left arrow** ​ | Seek back 60 secs |
 +|  **Page Up**  | Seek ahead 10 mins |
 +|  **Page Down** ​ | Seek back 10 mins |
  
 ** Menu Items ** ** Menu Items **
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 ^  Keys  ^ Action ^ ^  Keys  ^ Action ^
 |  **F9** ​ | Show/Hide Playlist | |  **F9** ​ | Show/Hide Playlist |
-|  **spacebar** ​ | Play/Pause | 
 |  **Del** ​ | Remove selected item from playlist | |  **Del** ​ | Remove selected item from playlist |
-|  **//Up arrow//**  | Move up to next item in playlist | +|  **Up arrow** ​ | Move up to next item in playlist | 
-|  **//Down arrow//**  | Move down to next item in playlist |+|  **Down arrow** ​ | Move down to next item in playlist |
  
 ** Volume ** ** Volume **
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 ^  Keys  ^ Action ^ ^  Keys  ^ Action ^
 |  **F11** ​ | Fullscreen/​Leave Fullscreen | |  **F11** ​ | Fullscreen/​Leave Fullscreen |
 +|  **f**  | Fullscreen/​Leave Fullscreen |
 +|  **Esc** ​ | Leave Fullscreen |