VBA - scraping websites videos | Excel VBA Part 57.1 - Getting Started with Selenium Basic and Google Chrome

Posted by Andrew Gould on 14 January 2021

This video shows you how to install the Selenium Basic library for VBA so that you can control a variety of web browsers using VBA. You'll learn how to install the Selenium library, how to download drivers for Google Chrome and other browsers, how to reference Selenium in a VBA project and how to write basic code to open Google Chrome and browse to a web page.

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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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