Video Speed Controller

Video Speed Controller

Speed up, slow down, advance and rewind HTML5 audio/video with shortcuts

Video Speed Controller
What is Video Speed Controller?
Video Speed Controller is a powerful Chrome extension that enables control over the playback speed and direction of HTML5 audio/video. It allows for a variable watching experience, letting you speed up, slow down, rewind or advance your video content with simple keyboard shortcuts. The extension also offers the capability to remember your playback speed and fully customizable settings.
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By: igrigorik
Users: 3,000,000+
Version: 0.7.4 (Last updated: 2024-05-24)
Creation date: 2020-06-25
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 74.17K
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Summary

HTML5 video provides native APIs to accelerate playback of any video, but most implemented players either hide or limit this functionality. This extension fixes that, plus more...

It will help you optimize your video viewing by allowing you to make quick playback speed adjustments, as well as rewind the video to hear the last few second one more time. We don't read at a constant speed, and we talk much slower than we read - there is no reason why we have to listen at a constant speed and at a (very) slow rate.

Once the extension is installed simply navigate to any page that offers HTML5 video, and you'll see a speed indicator in top left corner of the video player. Hover over the indicator to reveal the controls to accelerate, slowdown, or rewind the video (10 seconds + lowers playback speed). Or, even better, use your keyboard:

  • S - decrease playback speed.
  • D - increase playback speed.
  • R - reset playback speed.
  • Z - rewind video by 10 seconds.
  • X - advance video by 10 seconds.
  • V - show/hide controller.

If you prefer other shortcuts, want to change the increment value, or want the player to remember your playback speed in the future, head into the settings page and customize it to your heart's content.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Customizable speed control for all types of videos
  • Works great for skipping mandatory training videos
  • Small size and open source
  • Memorizes speed settings for videos within the same tab
Cons
  • Doesn't work on certain browsers or platforms (e.g. Kiwi browser for Android)
  • Doesn't work on specific websites (e.g. Disney Plus, Reddit, Edgenuity)
  • Occasional need for focus for controls to work
Most mentioned
  • Works great for skipping mandatory training videos
  • Doesn't work on specific browsers or platforms
  • Customizable speed control for all types of videos
Recent reviews
Muito bom!
by Lucas Lucas, 2024-06-20

by Elijah Atuhaire Elijah Atuhaire, 2024-06-20

Best one with easy controls
by omkar omkar, 2024-06-19
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Safety
Risk impact

Video Speed Controller is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Video Speed Controller has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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