Media Control Symbols

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In digital electronics, analogue electronics and entertainment, the user interface of media may include media controls or player controls, to enact and change or adjust the process of watching film or listening to audio.

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Crescent symbol

A crescent moon, indicating sleep, is added by IEEE 1621 as a replacement for the standby symbol.

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Off symbol

IEC 5008, the power off (circle) symbol on a button or toggle, indicates that using the control will disconnect power to the device. It comes from the binary system (0 means off).

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On Off Symbol

IEC 5010 is a technical standard for the symbolization of medical devices and equipment used in healthcare facilities. It includes a set of symbols that represent medical devices and their functions, such as the symbol for a defibrillator or a syringe. Each symbol is designed to be easily recognizable and understood by healthcare professionals regardless of their language or culture.

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On Symbol

Universal power symbols are described in the International Electrotechnical Commission 60417 standard, Graphical symbols for use on equipment, appearing in the 1973 edition of the document (as IEC 417) and informally used earlier.

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Pause button

Media players commonly display standard media control icons known from physical devices such as tape recorders and CD players, such as play, pause, fastforward, backforward, and stop buttons.

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Standby Symbol

IEC 5009, the standby symbol (line partially within a broken circle), indicates a sleep mode or low power state. The switch does not fully disconnect the device from its power supply. This may appear on a toggle switch opposite a power on symbol, alone on a pushbutton that places the device into a standby state, or alone on a button that switches between on and standby. Alternatively, under IEEE 1621, this symbol simply means "power".

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Three finger salute

Originally used in the Hunger Games in protest of the government, it is used in many countries in Asia to protest oppression,

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