Take the 2-minute tour ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems.. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Windows and Mac users have Enounce MySpeed to assist with increasing playback speed of online videos. What options do I have for increasing playback rate of online videos in Google Chrome on Debian (Squeeze)?

Downloading videos and watching locally won't work; I don't have the time/motivation to do so on a regular basis.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can copy-paste the URL (e.g. from YouTube) into VLC (the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl-n).

Then you can adjust the speed in VLC with Playback→Speed or click on the 1.00x icon at the bottom right, then you get a nice slider. The keyboard shortcuts are - for slower and + for faster (the latter one is not working on my system for some reason).

share|improve this answer
    
Accepting this as the answer...will space you all the gory details, but eventually got VLC installed and working to play YouTube videos. By default, the Debian Squeeze repository includes VLC 1.1.3...I eventually got the VLC 2.0.3 backports version working, but even this required a youtube.lua configuration file update from the nightly build. A pain in the butt, for sure, but it works. : o ) Thank you. –  schultkl Feb 3 '13 at 7:15

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.