VBA - scraping websites videos | Excel VBA Part 57.5 - Implicit and Explicit Waits in Selenium

Posted by Andrew Gould on 28 January 2021

This video explains how to wait for elements on a web page using Selenium in Excel VBA. You'll learn how to check if an element is present, how to alter the implicit wait time of the web driver, how to use the timeout parameter of the FindElement methods and how to wait for an element to be displayed.

This video has the following accompanying files:

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Pt57_5 Implicit and Explicit Waits in Selenium.xlsm Excel workbook with macros

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Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

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:

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:

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):

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.

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