Man, the other day I typed a long reply here, and when I hit 'submit' my login had timed out and the whole thing vanished. Rrrrrr. So I'm gonna keep it shorter this time!
Seth, I totally here what you're saying. And I think you'll appreciate this line that came into my head a couple weeks ago:
"The closer I get to Jerry, the farther away he is."
I also commented that I don't understand the "Take it slower" clamoring, when you're talking about a digital video that not only can be watched over and over, but can be slowed down with a couple of clicks! I appreciate that it's a difficult task to produce a lesson that'll work across a wide range of abilities -- it's not like the student is sitting in front of you and you can tailor to him/her -- and I thought your vids strike a good balance. But I also realize that these comments of mine really don't matter; when you are selling a product I guess you have to give the people what they want!
I also cut the solo from one of the videos and saved it as an mp3 so I can use Amazing Slow Downer on it.
It doesn't have to be that complicated... just get the KMPlayer. (How can anyone live without the KMPlayer??
[The following is an unpaid endorsement... I am in no way affiliated with KMPlayer, its marketing, or legal department] [/disclaimer]
It's free (like, utterly free -- no ads, no malware, no nags to upgrade to a paid version), and until very recently it has also been extremely lightweight (more on this below). It plays any audio I've ever thrown at it, and any video except FLV.
- You want to slow it down? SHIFT+NUMBERPAD MINUS, slows 5% each press. Video and audio stay synced. Can get down to 50-60% before the audio gets too murky to be useful.
- A/B repeat? F5 = set A, F6 = set B.
And there are tons of other features and crazy in-depth video options that are way beyond anything I'll ever need.
Now about that 'lightweight' status... I recently put the newest version (called KMPlayer+) on a laptop, and find there is now some bloat attached. The initial start screen has icon-like ads, the required 'like us on Facebook link', and so forth, and recently the player prompted me about an update. There are a couple of new features, but still, next time I need to download I'm going to look for the older one. On this machine I have 22.214.171.1247, and it is great. If you want that and can't find the download, I probably still have the install exe.
So much for keeping it short!