Player view

Clicking on an asset will enter the player view, where you can see the proxy axle has created for that asset, the file information and metadata associated with that asset, as well as comments left by users.

axle can display many types of video files, audio files, image files, and PDF files. If axle cannot display a file, you will see an icon representing it instead.

When axle catalogues and displays assets in the content area of the UI, it displays different content based on the type of asset it is displaying (audio, image or photo):


  • When displaying an audio file, axle will display the audio file's waveform across the asset's timeline.
  • When displaying an image, axle will display a low-res proxy of the asset you are currently looking at.
  • When displaying a video file, axle will show you a preview for the video file using the first frame of that asset. axle also shows a special toolbar for video files, with the following components:


  • Timebar The gray timebar represents the length of the video. You can click and drag along the timebar to scrub through the video. Small white triangles represent comments, and the dark vertical line is the current postion in the video.
  • PositionYou can see the current position in the duration of the video playback here.
  • Advance/step back one frameClick the left button to step back one frame, or the right one to advance. You can also press the left or right arrow keys on the keyboard.
  • Play/PauseClick to begin or pause playback of the video. You can also press spacebar on the keyboard.
  • Mark in/mark out
  • Click the left bracket to create a mark in point at your current position on the timeline. Click the right bracket to create a mark out point. You can also press the i key to mark in or the o key to mark out.
  • Beneath the toolbar are tabs for comments and subclips.