Is there a way to speed up YouTube playback?
You'll need to switch to HTML5 YouTube player: http://www.youtube.com/html5
Then you'll see a "Normal" button next to the "360p" quality button that allows both faster and slower playback.
For more fine-grained playback speed control (example: 3.2x speed up or speed down to 0.5x), here is how:
YouTube HTML5 method
HTML5 YouTube player mode should be activated first if you haven't yet.
J on my Chrome/Mac and
J on my Chrome/Ubuntu.
Enter key (for example 2.5x speed).
document.getElementsByTagName("video").playbackRate = 2.5;
Refreshing the page will change it back to the normal speed. Or execute the following code:
document.getElementsByTagName("video").playbackRate = 1;
This also works on Vimeo's HTML5 player.
When watching a list of videos, undock (top right icon) the
Developer Toolsfor less distraction.
When a new video starts you can re-execute the code by hitting the
VLC Media Player method
- Go to
Open Network Streammenu option.
- Paste in the main YouTube video URL (Example URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew_tdY0V4Zo).
- Hit the
Playbutton. Change the video playback speed of the video using keyboard shortcuts
[to decrease or
]to increase speed.
Hope it helps.