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I'm looking for a few words today, in the context of Audio Players. I'm basically looking for words that match the following definitions:

Here are my current known words, and their definitions:

  • Player - The Audio Player itself.
  • Buffer - The Audio that has been loaded/stream already for the User
  • Play Button - The Button that Plays, Pauses, and Resumes the Audio.
  • Volume - The amplitude of the Audio.

And here's my definitions that need words:

  • Needle? - The Marker that represents the current position (time) in the Song. Needle

  • Time? - A term meaning "The current position (time) in the song". Time

  • Track? - A term meaning the entire time, buffer, needle, etc. mashed up into a widget. Track

The words I've provided are mere suggestions. I'm here asking about these because they just don't seem right. Needle could be Marker, Indicator, Position, Slider, etc.; Time could be Position, Length, etc.; and Track could Slider, Widget, etc.

I would prefer terms that are used when talking about Music, or Audio Devices. Generic terms like Time could have many meanings. And Needle doesn't really describe the object in question, as it's not really a 'needle' (Metallic, pointy object).

  • Song position drag handle. Song elapsed time. Song position indicator. – Jim Jan 1 '16 at 4:26
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  1. The Marker that represents the current position (time) in the Song.

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Answer:

Seek Bar Thumb (more of a programming term) or Slider Handle

  1. A term meaning "The current position (time) in the song".

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Answer:

Current Time or Elapsed Track time

  1. A term meaning the entire time, buffer, needle, etc. mashed up into a widget.

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Answer:

Seek Bar


Note: I have no references to this answer. I once worked on a requirement to design a sticky media player widget and I know these terms thanks to the wire-frames provided by UX team. Just search with the aforementioned terms in StackOverflow. You'll find numerous pertinent questions and usage examples.

For instance, see questions related to seek bar or seek bar thumb.

Update:

As @Chris H notes, seek bar thumb seems to be more of a programming term. I have updated answer accordingly.

  • seek bar thumb is probably a programmers' term rather than one for users - certainly I've never come across it (including when writing desktop software). Slider seems more common, but that can refer to the whole seek bar as well. The bit you drag could be the slider handle. Seek bar is pretty self-explanatory to a native speaker but seek bar thumb isn't. – Chris H Jan 1 '16 at 9:49
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    @ChrisH - Point Noted. Answer updated with your suggestion. – BiscuitBoy Jan 1 '16 at 9:54
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Two thirds of your question is about the names of the components of a scroll bar control:

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As for time, yes we call it time.

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