Python videos | Python Part 1 - Getting started with Python
Posted by Andy Brown on 05 August 2021
Start to learn how to program in the popular Python programming language. This video will show you how to install Python, start a simple programming editor, create basic programs, use variables and test conditions: everything you need to write your first Python programs!
This video has the following accompanying files:
|Make owl noises.py||Python code||Code to print the noise an owl makes|
|Meaning of life.py||Python code||Getting and displaying the meaning of life|
|Sorting hat.py||Python code||Using if conditions to choose a Hogwarts house|
Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.
After watching this video, you may like to test your understanding by doing one or more of the following exercises:
You can also download the answers to each exercise from the links above.
Making a video bigger
You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:
Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.
When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.
Improving the quality of a video
To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:
Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.
Choose to change the video quality:
Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.
The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):
Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!
Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)? You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.