I was wanting to catch up on watching some videos today. While the video content is excellent, I wanted to play them just a little bit quicker than was intended.
I couldn’t immediately see how to do it, but a quick search turned up what I needed for QuickTime Player X:
On either side of the Play/Pause button in the controller bar, are the Reverse and Fast Forward buttons. Click one of these buttons to double the playback speed. The Reverse or Fast Forward button appears in the top left corner, along with “2x” to indicate the playback speed. Interestingly, the audio also plays at double speed, but without the sound distortion you would expect. Click again to double the speed again to 4x, again to playback at 8x.
If, for some strange reason, you want to play back the video at 1.1x or perhaps 1.8x, hold down the Option key to change the speed by tenths as you click the Reverse or Fast Forward buttons.
[Via Peachpit: Five QuickTime X Tips in Five Days: Tip 1 – Play a Video or Audio File by John Tollett.]
I found straight double speed didn’t work very well for the video I was watching, but 1.2x worked just fine. Thanks John Tollett.