The volume of videos available today for downloading or viewing is overwhelming. A huge number of people today use the internet for online tutorials, how to guides and even complete college courses. While there is a staggering amount of content available, people are limited by time and increasing productivity becomes important. Speeding things up becomes important so that you can watch more videos in a shorter amount of time. Fortunately, there are many commercial and free tools available for speeding up video replay today.
Finding the Optimum Solution
If you take online courses frequently then you would know that most videos last for about 120 minutes. If you have a huge number of lengthy videos to watch then you would often be tempted to fast forward to reach the end. However, doing this means you will be missing out on good content. The optimum solution is to find a tool that will play your videos faster while maintaining a pleasant and constant rate. Speeding up video replay will not actually cause highly animated videos or chipmunk voices. Speed enhancements will maintain a consistently good speed so you can watch the video comfortably but at a faster rate.
If you watch a lot of online videos, the best tool to use for speeding them up is Enounce MySpeed. This small but incredibly powerful app can monitor all your online videos. If it detects that the video speed can be adjusted successfully it will display a slider on your screen. Using this slider you can then adjust the speed for the video in a range between 1x and 3x to speed up video replay.
You can get a free 30 day trial – so do that first to see just how much your productivity (and patience) will improve with this tool and speed up video replay.
In order to increase the speed of the video you only need to drag this slider bar towards the right. If the video is in flash you will be able to see the video at a new speed. This setting will then remain in place when you watch subsequent videos. The key here is to find that optimum setting. It is observed that you can easily speed up a video anywhere from 1.4 to 1.8x and you will still be able to view it comfortably. You may be able to go a little faster depending on the video. Certain videos are made in such a way that if you speed them up too much you will miss out on a lot and the voices will sound very high-pitched and fast. Compared to other programs, this tool causes less sound distortion.
I have had quite a bit of success using it with most online videos. There have been a few instances where I need to restart my browser – usually this is caused by flash not working properly or enounce not picking up the video on the page. Those occasions are not typical and the countless hours saved is well worth an occasional browser restart.