Watch ANY Video Faster

May 13, 2019

I posted Watch YouTube Faster a few years ago.

My opinion hasn’t changed: for some videos, it’s WAY better to watch faster.

I have already saved hours (days?) of my life. Watching faster also means that I watched things I wouldn’t have watched otherwise. (too long, lack of patience…)

What changed is what I use.

Video Speed Controller

There’s a Chrome extension called Video Speed Controller. It’s written by the awesome Ilya Grigorik and the code is on Github.

videospeed screenshot

What’s best about this is that it works with:

but also with any HTML5 video out there! If it’s video and inside a web page, chances are that it’s going to work for it.

You can control the speed in increments of 0.1x, and there’s a bunch of keyboard shortcuts (as shown in the screenshot).

This Chrome Extension is one of the first thing I install on any computer I use. It’s hard to go back once you get used to it.

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