Video Speed Controller

Video Speed Controller

Speed up, slow down, advance and rewind any HTML5 video with quick shortcuts.

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What is Video Speed Controller?

Video Speed Controller is a Firefox add-on offering enhanced control over HTML5 video playback. It allows users to speed up, slow down, rewind, or fast-forward any video content. Users can use specific keyboard shortcuts to control speed and direction. It also features a customizable settings page for personalized control options.

Merlin
Stats
Version: 0.6.3.3 (Last updated: 2021-04-06)
Creation date: 2017-02-06
Weekly download count: 2,478
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 66.17K
URLs: Website
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Video Speed Controller
Video Speed Controller (v0.7.3)
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Summary

Faster HTML5 Video

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. 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
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Pros
  • Allows control of video speed beyond platform limits (e.g., higher than 2x on YouTube)
  • Customizable shortcuts for convenience
  • Works on a variety of websites, not just YouTube
  • Can control the speed of various motion pictures, including GIFs
  • Keyboard controls enhance user experience
Cons
  • Requires broad permissions that may raise privacy concerns
  • A bug that resets playback speed to normal when the page is refreshed or a new video is loaded on the same page
  • Lack of swipe control for speed adjustment
  • May require a browser restart to function correctly (at least on Ubuntu)
Most mentioned
  • Ability to speed up videos on various websites
  • Customizable shortcuts
  • Can control speed of videos beyond the platforms' limits
  • Needs to refresh the add-on or browser for proper functionality
  • Security/privacy concerns due to broad website access
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Safety
Risk impact

Video Speed Controller may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

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

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