Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#3573 closed enhancement (invalid)

Add Speed Setting

Reported by: travel_girl's profile Travel_girl Owned by:
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It would be great, if we could add a setting for the speed control of the video, so the users can decide how fast or slow their want to watch a video.

For example if a Speakers speaks really fast, it can make it easier for users to understand the talk, if their could see it in a slower way.

Also, if a user is used to listen to Videos/Podcast/... in a faster speed, it would be help to speed up the videos on as well, so it could be possible to watch more videos in a shorter time. It also could help for some users to stay focus on the talk, if it is a bit faster. Different Users has different needs :-)

A good example for this function is youtube, where you have multiple options on the speed, to set it slower or faster.

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6 years ago

youtube speed Control

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

I'd love to see this implemented as well. I'm used to watching videos at 1.5x speed, which is possible for talks uploaded to YouTube, but not for any other talks on Sometimes I download the file to play it locally with the speed I want, but that's not really a convenient way :)

I thought the goal was to have all talks on YouTube eventually, though I'm not sure what's the progress on that.

That said, I wonder if Meta Trac is the right venue for suggesting enhancements to VideoPress player. Previously, I was told to use support forums for that. I reported an issue with subtitles hidden behind control bar there.

Last edited 6 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#2 @Kau-Boy
6 years ago

I've checked the possibilities and it would be really easy using this JavaScript snippet on some custom controls:

document.querySelector('video').playbackRate = 1.25

Although it really has to be implemented in the VideoPress player, as @SergeyBiryukov mentioned earlier :/

#3 @obenland
6 years ago

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Yeah, I'm not sure how we'd fix that on our end. With #1430 fixed this would be a non-issue, in the meantime I'd encourage you to reach out to VideoPress with this suggestion

#4 @mrfoxtalbot
13 months ago

Just commenting here to say that it is now possible to speed up or slow down videos on

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