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How do I watch video clip at accelerated speed?

by kjvisser / March 9, 2010 10:49 AM PST

I am trying to play a videolecture on YouTube or a downloaded clip of the videolecture in Realplayer or Windows Media Player at an accelerated speed... Unfortunately I do know if I can watch a 50 minute video in 30 minutes with all the information without fast forwarding the video.. Please help my video software knowledge deficit? I am a VIDEO learner and I have been trying to harness YOUTUBE lecture video on the internet to supplement my professors lectures.This is a question about how to get some information you may posses about how to make a video play faster on a videoplayer like realplayer or windows media player. I am taking a class but I am a video learner and I am trying to watch video lectures on computer.My challenge is that I would like to play the videos faster due to time constraints Please share any software or computer commands I can use with existing video player programs like real player or windows media player to speed up the video lectures.Maybe I am phrasing this incorrectly..I do not want to edit the video only speed up the playing. I realize I do not have your knowledge database for what I am asking or if this is really possible...so what ever help you could give me is appreciated. Several people have hinted I need to add software for downloading the video to my computer from the internet. I am really looking to speed up the video playback on the video players...I do not know if this is possible except for fast forwarding... I just would like to view the video clip at faster speed.

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Possible, with limitations...
by John.Wilkinson / March 10, 2010 12:35 AM PST

In short, you cannot speed up a streaming video, such as those founds on YouTube, unless the site explicitly gives you that option. You can, however, see if the site offers you the option of downloading the video. If you can download the video, you can use a program such as VLCPlayer to begin playing the video, then press the 'play faster' button to accelerate the video.

Hope this helps,

P.S. I received your PM, but prefer to reply in the forums so that others may benefit from the thread in the future.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 10, 2010 5:53 AM PST
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