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Speedup Youtube Playback: Watch Lectures In Half The Time with YouTube’s HTML5 Player

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/09/13

I wish I had kept an eye on it after it was announced (which was 3.5 years ago, but not very stable): The Youtube HTML5 viewer trial.

It has come a long way since thenFull screen it is still not as good as the official one, but the main attraction introduced since is: configurable playback speed!

Yes, you can choose playback at 25%, 50%, 100%, 150% or 200% of the original speed. Ideal for lectures or watching replays of conference sessions.

Quote from the life hacker post LifeHacker on this:

[…] If you need to cram a bunch of video into a short amount of time, Reddit user ladyzebra suggests switching to YouTube’s HTML5 player and turning the playback speed up.

To enable this, you’ll need to activate the HTML5 trial here. This version of the player supports turning up video playback to either 1.5x or 2x the normal pace. […] Most videos I found worked best at 1.5x speed, but there will always be that one person who talks impossibly slow that can benefit from the fastest option.

LPT: Watch YouTube lectures in half the time | Reddit

Great stuff as it now is stable enough to use.

And it works with most versions of Chrome, FireFox, Opera and Internet Explorers and can playback most videos too (some videos like those with ads will show in flash)

I might even try some of the other betas at TestTube (especially the Feather Beta sounds nice: light weight!).

–jeroen

via: Watch Lectures In Half The Time with YouTube’s HTML5 Player.

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