Generally Windows Media Player, (WMP), does not allow Fast Forward of movies. I don't know about Real Player, but even if it does, web based video content can be programmed such that Fast Forward controls are disabled, so it really depends on what and where you are watching videos.
I only know of a couple of media players that allow you to speed up or slow down video playback. The first is the VLC Player from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
The second, (if I remember rightly), is the DivX Player from http://www.divx.com/en/software/windows/divx
But as far as I know, the DivX player only plays AVI movies, and it's HD version.
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. Thanks for any help. 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.