To fast-forward means to move forward through an audio or video recording at a speed faster than that at which it would usually flow.
To reach a certain portion of a song, a person may fast-forward through a cassette tape by pressing a button (often labeled "Fast Forward" itself) on the tape deck containing the tape. The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a Magnetic tape sound This article deals mainly with analog tape recorders for audio applications information on digital recording, recording of video signals, and The tape deck's motor activates at a speed higher than usual -- for example, double the standard 1-7/8 ips playing speed of the 1/8" cassette tape -- and can be stopped by the end of the tape, the pressing of a "Stop" button on the deck (or another button mechanism disengaging the button), or simply lifting a finger from the "Fast Forward" button. The inch per second is a unit of Speed or Velocity. It expresses the Distance in Inches ( in) traveled or displaced divided
Fast-forwarding is the exact opposite of rewinding, in which tape, music, etc. , are moved backward at a user's discretion. In either operation, because of sound distortion, volume is usually muted or severely reduced.
With the advent of inexpensive digital music media, fast-forwarding has most likely lost its past meaning related to the speed of a tape deck motor (or record turntable, or another device allowing fast-forwarding) and now may, especially as cassette tapes and other analogue media are used less and less by younger generations, only apply to the operation of moving ahead in a recording's time frame -- accomplished today by simple clicking, dragging a slide image, or even via speech-recognition software. An analog or analogue signal is any continuous signal for which the time varying feature (variable of the signal is a representation of some other Speech recognition (also known as automatic speech recognition or computer speech recognition) converts spoken words to machine-readable input (for example to keypresses (Still, some CD and DVD players offer tape-style fast-forwarding, so that the user can detect when the destination is reached and stop. )