Speed up/down MP4 playback

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ChrisGreaves
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Speed up/down MP4 playback

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I confess to getting bored while sitting in The Commons waiting for my web site to compile and upload, so why don't I watch some previously downloaded Miles Kington movies (Steam trains).
Well, of course, because I have been spoiled by my dvd player which allows me to speed up documentaries by 30%.

Is there a simple way, when playing MP4 files from my laptop, in Firefox, to adjust the speed of the playback?

Failing that, I suppose, Chrome?
Thanks
Chris
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Re: Speed up/down MP4 playback

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Which application do you use to view .mp4 files?

Windows Media Player has a Speed submenu under the Play menu:
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VLC Player has a Speed submenu under the Playback menu:
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And for more detailed control in Windows Media Player, right-click the video while it's playing and select Enhancements > Play Speed Settings... from the context menu.
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HansV wrote:Which application do you use to view .mp4 files?
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Thanks Hans.
I'll try out your advice in Windows Media Player.
I am d/l VLC while we squeak. (I think I had a copy some years back)
Thanks again
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Re: Speed up/down MP4 playback

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I prefer Potplayer over WMP or VLC.

Faster: c
Slower: x
Return to normal speed: z
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