# Forward playback using spacebar just go one step/frame

In video editing mode, I added my own video that I shot from my mobile. I pressed the forward button and it went just one step/frame forward only. When I pressed the backward playback button, it played the whole video backward.

How can I make the forward playback button to play the whole video rather than just one step forward? Is there any setting I should look into for this?

Thank you. Tom.

• This should work. Maybe a screenshot can clarify something? Aug 16 at 8:49
• maybe you just misplaced your video strip or your playhead? Anyway, it would be easier to figure out with a screenshoot or a blender file. Aug 16 at 13:21
• I remember someone else asking the same question, but I don’t remember the answer. Hang on… Aug 16 at 16:12
• In Preferences > System > Audio Device try change it to something else(ex. do not use Pulseaudio). Aug 17 at 6:53

Check that your Timeline Playback Sync option is set to “Play Every Frame.” Details are in this related answer.