extension ExtPose

Youtube Playback Speed Control

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Description from extension meta

Control speed of the youtube playback using keyboard. Press '+' to increase and '-' to decrease the playback speed.

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Description from store [ Thank you all the 'Youtube Playback Speed Control' user on the 10 years anniversary. Thank you veteran users for reminding me that it has been 10 years since we started this journey. I was glad to hear that you have saved more that a year using the extension. ] Youtube playback speed increase or decrease is just a mouse click or keyboard button away. Get more out of Youtube and control speed of youtube video easily either by clicking the speed overlay button on the top right hand corner or just keyboard button '+' and '-'. Keyboard button are configurable and if you want to use different key, you can change this default keys from settings tab. With HTML5 Video playback on YouTube, you can speed up and slow down the currently watching videos. I loved this feature. But still it was too many mouse clicks for me. So, this extension was created to control the playback speed using keyboard. Press '+' to increase the playback speed and '-' to decrease the playback speed. If '+' and '-' keys are already used by other extension or you want to use different key, you can change this default keys from settings tab. This extension even works for the HTML5 YouTube player embedded in other website. Make sure that the player is in focus. A website can embed multiple YouTube player and the keyboard shortcuts will effect the currently playing one. Everything works no change needed. Please check extension options for more setting options. You can change playback rate increment from default 0.25 to any desired increment. Note: - The control may not appear the first time the extension is installed or updated. Refreshing the page should make it work. - Close the setting page after making changes for the extension to function properly. ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.12 - Fixed a issue with playback button remaining on full screen even with FadeInFadeOut option. ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.11 - Fixed a bug that breaks the playback button display when switching full screen and back. ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.10 - Fixed a major bug of playback button not showing up sometimes. ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.9 - Updated to Manifest v3 required by Extension development ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.8 - Added option to hide setting button ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.7 - Removed webRequest, activeTab permission. - Easy access to setting page. - Changes to comply with chrome web store. ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.6 - Removed the need to access to full browser history. - Fixed the shortcut assigned for speed up and down are not taken into account and reset to "0" issue. - Added more control over position of playback rate increase/decrease button. Added TopLeft, TopMiddle, TopRight, BottomLeft, BottomMiddle, BottomRight option for position. - Fixed the extension overlay from preventing "press x to close" when in miniplayer mode. - Fixed hotkeys triggering when typing in comments. - Added option to view time saved using this extension in option page. ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.5 - Added an option to disable Shift+MouseScroll combination. - Shows the speed control for 300 millisecond when the speed is changed. ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.4 - Added a reset playback speed to 1x feature. By default it's '*', but user can change. Clicking the playback rate display also reset to 1x. - Added increase or decrease of playback speed using Shift+MouseScroll combination. - Added 'Up Arrow' and 'Down Arrow' to key options (Request from user). ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.3 - Made extension more stable. The extension successfully loads every time now (unlike its predecessor where CTRL+F5 was needed sometime) - Fixed the bug with playlist not advancing to next video. - Fixed the bug of comments not loading sometime. - Made the extension work with embedded videos almost all the time. - Supports user defined playback rate increment that user can set from settings. - Added more speed options. Supports higher playback rate. Note: Sound will not work for higher than 4x. ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.2 - Updated to a user friendly display of the playback rate and added increase/decrease button. - Fixed the bug of '+' and '-' buttons located next to backspace not working. Only the '+' and '-' buttons of Numeric keypad was working. - Added various mode of playback rate display (Always, Hide/Show, Simple and None). ★ YPSC - Version 0.0.1 - Basic functionality of changing youtube playback rate using keyboard.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-09-30) Andreh Barbosa: esta estensao mim ajudou 11 Horas
  • (2022-09-28) Abdulkhaliq Ali: this extension is really nice, especially the fact that you can fast forward advertisements. This saves a lot of time.
  • (2022-09-23) Jason Jorgenson: Indispensable. I can't imagine using YouTube on my computer without it. A*
  • (2022-09-23) karm rabi: the extension is good but when I stop video and pause it, the play back return to normal ,i wish you solve the proplem
  • (2022-09-20) Muhammet Unat: dasdasdasdd
  • (2022-09-17) Gerax Deon: This extension saved me 14 DAYS 01 HOURS 53 MINUTES. Thank you developer.
  • (2022-09-16) Ken Chan: AMAZING
  • (2022-09-16) Antonio Ribeiro: Excellent plugin!
  • (2022-09-13) _ZigZak_: great extension works like a charm, but would love to have it working on other sites and not just youtube.
  • (2022-09-09) Micheal Mouse: This is excellent. This will save you so much time. You can breeze through tutorials with peak efficiency using this add-on.
  • (2022-09-08) fitnesscurator today: superb
  • (2022-09-04) Shakei B: Best extension time saver especially the shift + scroll wheel feature
  • (2022-09-02) abdurahman jemal: time saver
  • (2022-09-01) Lucas Batista: Perfect!!!
  • (2022-09-01) Ghaïs: Finally, you will save a lot of time
  • (2022-08-31) stas grinin: Lately the audio has been lagging behind the video.
  • (2022-08-30) Amita Srivastava: VERY GOOD
  • (2022-08-27) Roman Ahamed: very easy to use
  • (2022-08-25) Rakesh Roshan: Good
  • (2022-08-25) windy-fei: it works just as it says, nothing more, nothing less. it can speed up the ads too and ive always wanted that. if you are looking for speed mods for yt this one is good i highly recommend.
  • (2022-08-24) HARSHIT SHARMA: its good by saved time is completely fake , fix that
  • (2022-08-21) Eduardo Vieira: Love it, saves me time, sometimes i watch long videos, but don't have enough time to watch it, so i use this to save time
  • (2022-08-21) GAMER: it helps me save time and it does what i need perfectly, to anyone who needs it i would heavily recommend it
  • (2022-08-18) DayBot: Useful asf, and extremely easy hotkeys.
  • (2022-08-17) Noureldin Muhammed: Not bad
  • (2022-08-17) J Smith: It allows me to speed it up more than 2x speed and like any good program, it allows you to change key binds! My favorite small feature is that it tells you how much time you saved by using the program. If only this was on mobile...
  • (2022-08-15) Lucas Reyes: i saved time with this extension. thank you
  • (2022-08-07) Aditya Patel: Great extensions, worked flawlessly for around a year, now there is a slight issue with the overlay displaying the speed and allowing you to change it. Upon first watching a youtube video it doesn't show up, but the extension is still working as shift + scroll wheel up/down is working, but then when I reload the video the overlay pops up everytime. I haven't found a solution to this yet, but the extension is still works great other than this. Update: Developer fixed it, thank you very much! 5 stars
  • (2022-08-03) Muhammad Samir: Absolutely Perfect!! 👌
  • (2022-08-01) Emile Lieb: La vitesse se met automatiquement en X8, rien a faire, même en retirant l'extension le problème persiste. Si quelqu'un peut me venir en aide.
  • (2022-07-30) Anand Singh: Amazing
  • (2022-07-17) Josh King: Works great! "YOU HAVE SAVED 99 DAYS 21 HOURS 30 MINUTES 33.9 SECONDS"
  • (2022-07-16) NithinTatikonda: Very Easy Handy To use
  • (2022-07-15) Dale Cooper: Best speed control extension around!
  • (2022-07-12) Lewin Kelly: Saved me 38 days of time so far, can recommend
  • (2022-07-11) prodbyjerrilo: it functions amazingly. works way better than having to go into the playback speed settings menu and it has more options. HOWEVER, it stays shown at the top right when fullscreened which is pretty annoying so i dont use it. if this doesnt bother you though, then this extension is perfect.
  • (2022-07-05) Bhanu Pratap: working perfectly fine!!!
  • (2022-07-05) Ali Hameed Khan: absolutely love this. no fancy 'heavy' high end graphics, just does the job for you while being 'Light'. Also, Customization in settings is such a charm.
  • (2022-06-28) Amir Husain: hehhhee
  • (2022-06-27) ANURAG KUMAR: time saver
  • (2022-06-25) Bullseye: Reset feature could have been a toggle button.
  • (2022-06-22) Esraa sherif: THANKKK YOUUU!!!!... saves a lot of time
  • (2022-06-21) A: everything was good but from today it stopped youtube videos to playback
  • (2022-06-19) Roman Roland: Hi! Thanks for the extension, really good one (must have for me). Any chance to add just a keyboard hot key for managing speed, something like "SHIFT"+"+" to speed up and "SHIFT"+"-" to slow down? (I mean "Shift+MouseScroll", I guess a lot of us don't use Mouse actually and using this hot key with a trackpad or touchpad isn't super predictable). Anyway, thanks!
  • (2022-06-19) Mahmoud Abd Al hady: it’s very esy and amaizing app
  • (2022-06-19) Ítalo de Andrade Pessôa: 5 stars ★★★★★
  • (2022-06-15) Eduard Pinchuk: коли працює тоді норм
  • (2022-06-14) Peter Bernier: This gets installed on every machine I have regular access to.
  • (2022-06-12) Silky negi: amazing does the job

Latest issues

  • (2022-09-29, v:0.0.12) Monstufpud: No longer working
    Keyboard shortcut no longer works and pop up on video doesn't show up either
  • (2022-09-25, v:0.0.12) Vestnik Odin: Thanks for the useful plugin
    Dear @Pujan-Shrestha! Thank you for creating and freely hosting this very useful plugin. I have been using it for several years, having installed it in the Opera browser. Every day I watch many hours of videos on YouTube, increasing the speed of information perception by the brain to an average speed of about x3.5. I can listen and understand some slow-talking speakers at speeds up to x5. Thanks to this plugin, I have saved several months of my life by watching videos 3 and more times faster every day. To this day, the application works stably (ver. 0.0.12) with all my browser updates. Unfortunately, the donation methods you suggested are not available to me. Therefore, on your behalf, I donated 700 RUR (= INR 960 = $12) to help the 13 year old girl for her treatment: https://rusfond.ru/letter/1/22125 The Lord Jesus Christ received this help from you through my hands. Thank you for your useful work!
  • (2022-09-15, v:0.0.12) ilyas benmouffok: Bug
    The panel It's no more appear
  • (2022-09-11, v:0.0.12) Katie Brown: Doesn't work on YouTube Shorts
    The control appears in the top right of the video for YouTube Shorts, but when I try to move the mouse to that part of the video, it disappears, making it impossible to use
  • (2022-08-16, v:0.0.12) GANESH PATIL . SALUNKE: This doesn't work on Khan Academy
    Videos on Khan Academy's website are originally from YouTube only; this extension doesn't work on YouTube videos on their website, but works for other websites that embed YouTube videos. If you fix this, it will save me a lot of time on Khan Academy (I want to watch videos at faster than 2x playback speed). Please help.
  • (2022-08-07, v:0.0.12) Enish Kujur: playback speed automatically getting reset to normal speed.
    playback speed automatically getting reset to normal speed. facing this problem from last 6 days.
  • (2022-08-01, v:0.0.11) Emile Lieb: the speed automatically switches to X8.
    Hello, for some time the speed is automatically set to X8, nothing to do, I have changed the parameters or even removed the extension, the problem remains the same.
  • (2022-07-26, v:0.0.11) NAK KOE: Does not work on brave browser
    Works on google chrome no problems, but why does it not work on brave browser?
  • (2022-07-14, v:0.0.11) - Lo: Can we input the speed directly?
    Can we input the speed directly?
  • (2022-06-23, v:0.0.11) BlackVen0m Edited Music & Videos “BlackVen0m”: Change pitch
    Hi. Is there a way to slow down that also changes the pitch instead of maintaining pitch and stretching it out? I want it to change it so it sounds deeper when slowing down
  • (2022-05-31, v:0.0.10) Zareh B: Clicking "Full Screen" option on video makes top right overlay disappear
    Clicking "Full Screen" option on video makes top right overlay disappear
  • (2022-05-18, v:0.0.9) Alex Xc: Not working any more
    Extension not running. I didn't see speed indicator and cant control a speed.
  • (2022-05-14, v:0.0.9) Bruno Henri Garcia: Extension does not work in some videos
    Why the extension does not work in some youtube videos? Is it a bug?
  • (2022-05-14, v:0.0.9) Crowtower: Fullscreen playback
    When in fullscreen, the controls do not disappear, even though "hide/show playback panel" is selected (probably because there is no way to not hover over the video). Is it possible to hide the speed controls whenever the youtube controls fade out? Thank you :)
  • (2022-05-13, v:0.0.9) NAK KOE: Stopped working on brave browser
    Suddenly stopped working on brave browser like a few days ago, the arrow bars no longer show up and it does not make a difference if you fiddle around with the settings.
  • (2022-03-11, v:0.0.8) Evelyn Farfellwooosh: Speed 2x by default
    Hi, It's all working well until recently this 3/11/2022, it played all YouTube videos 2x speed by default, I can't modify the default settings, the speed keeps turning into default 2x speed when doing any actions. even when I disabled this it still keep speeding up the videos. I hope this is fix
  • (2022-02-23, v:0.0.8) Jannis: Widget not launching sometimes
    Hi, your widget for Chrome worked extremely well. However, since a week weeks ago it does not always launch properly. e.g. I am on the home page of Youtube, click on a video and it does NOT play with the 1.5x speed it should. Also in the top right corner, the speed control widget is not shown. Only once I reload the video (F5) it shows up properly and automatically plays back with the right speed. What is causing this issue and how can I fix it? THanks
  • (2022-02-20, v:0.0.8) Viternick Viterner: Make it for android phone
    Can you make this work for android phone? Can you tell us what to do? I think i installed it on desktop version of chrome on android but when i play a youtube video with desktop version no speed control is visible in top right corner.
  • (2022-02-18, v:0.0.8) Harris: Subtitles don't match speed
    Using the extension to speed up or slow down video will not change the subtitle timing on videos. However, subtitle timing matches with the video if the speed is selected through the actual player (which defeats the purpose of the extension).
  • (2022-02-14, v:0.0.8) gr0undc0ntrol: Disable settings icon makes the speed buttons not center any more
    Great extension. Only problem is that if I disable the settings icon and choose the speed buttons to be "bottom center", then they will not be centered any more if the settings button is disabled. The CSS needs to be fixed somehow so that if the settings button is disabled the speed buttons are still centered. Thanks.
  • (2022-02-03, v:0.0.8) Ko D: Why Youtube only?
    What about other video sources?
  • (2022-01-28, v:0.0.8) Sharon Lougheed: Option to save speed per video
    I enjoy listening to certain songs at a faster speed, but some songs sound better faster/slower than others. Also other videos are just faster/slower in general. It'd be nice to have a list of YouTube video IDs with speeds that override whatever we set as our default speed. A button to save a video's speed would be nice, but even just an input box expecting video IDs separated by newlines/commas/something hidden away in the settings page would be great. Thanks!
  • (2022-01-19, v:0.0.8) Mike Duckwall: Not working anymore
    Not working anymore after an upgrade to Windows 11. Tried unistalling and reinstalling. Also, tried the Combatability Trouboleshooter. Still can't get it to work! Disappointing as I used it a lot!
  • (2022-01-13, v:0.0.8) soul stain: Playback controll refreshing proplem
    I noticed today I can use the extension unless i refresh the page, please fix it
  • (2022-01-12, v:0.0.8) Ben Weiss: Playback panel doesn't always show up at first when set to Hide/Show
    Since the September 2021 update, sometimes when I click a video (usually opening in a new tab with middle click but also sometimes just a regular left click) the playback speed panel will not be displayed. The hotkeys will still work. To fix this issue, I just refresh the page and then it always works the second time.
  • (2022-01-06, v:0.0.8) Blue: Keyboard Shortcuts
    The - and + keyboard shortcuts for changing speed keeps messing up captions font size. Thanks in advance.
  • (2021-11-25, v:0.0.8) Gleb Radin: Stream speedup disable
    Can u add a function that disable speed change for online streams (u can't speedup a streamer ofc)
  • (2021-11-21, v:0.0.8) Thomas Reese: Hard to use on touch screen only devices
    I made a fix locally to expand controls on touch (don't expand when using mouse). Would be great to add to the main extension, adding a setting as well. Code, if you want it: https://github.com/Gibolt/YoutubeSpeedExtension
  • (2021-11-18, v:0.0.8) Tedro: Google drive support
    Love this extension! The only thing I crave is for it to work with videos saved on google drive, which are played by a similar video player as youtube has.
  • (2021-11-07, v:0.0.8) Quanti: Shortcut
    - and + keyboard shortcuts don't seem to work half the time. Reloading fixes the issue. Might be a focus problem. Please look into it, thanks!
  • (2021-09-20, v:0.0.8) Ritushree R: Embedded video playback speed
    The extension fails to work on a few selective embedded youtube videos
  • (2021-09-01, v:0.0.8) Allen Yuan: Support user drag
    Nice extension, it would be better if it can be drag to other place mannuallly
  • (2021-08-24, v:0.0.8) Basel Nimer: preset speed for each YT channel
    would be nice to save speed set for each channel, so that the next time you view a video for that youtube channel you will start with this saved speed.
  • (2021-08-10, v:0.0.8) Estéban REYNIER: playback speed controller place
    I preferred when the playback speed controller was stick on the right bordure. Maybe an option to set the margin
  • (2021-08-08, v:0.0.7) AVilezhaninov: Save default playback speed
    Hi! is it possible to save default playback speed? it's a bit annoying to set speed on every video
  • (2021-08-08, v:0.0.7) Айдар Рафиков: New feature
    Hi, i want to add new feature to this extension. If you give me access to progect git i will try to add in merge request. PS. saving video speed on specific channels
  • (2021-05-16, v:0.0.6) Christian Rios-Ruiz: Extension speed not being remembered for all videos
    Started today. Extension keeps resetting to 1x speed. Going to settings and clicking to have the extension remember the speed does not work. It resets to being unchecked when I return to the page.
  • (2021-04-26, v:0.0.6) Mohammed Mizab: OPTIONS NOT SAVING
    using chromium and the options are not saving
  • (2021-04-09, v:0.0.6) Bored Rockstar: Narrowest speed grades
    Hi! Could you please add the feature to control speed more precisely by user's demand by means of adding small control options for extension?
  • (2021-03-01, v:0.0.6) Maks Develov: The number in the Playback Panel does not change, although the speed is adjustable
    Great extension. But for several months now, there has been a problem - the number in the Playback Panel does not change, although the speed is regulated. I noticed that this problem occurs when I connect another popular extension for learning English 'eJOY English - Learn with Movies'.
  • (2021-01-29, v:0.0.6) Daniel Wielsma: Playback speedup issue
    Videos have started randomly speeding up several times above the playback speed I have selected, like if I go over 2 in playback speed the video might suddenly start playing at 10x speed (and then freeze), while the audio remains playing at the set speed.
  • (2021-01-18, v:0.0.6) Shushansh Gupta: Further development and current license
    Hey Shrestha, Is the project under an open-source license? I wanted to add some features, and wanted to confirm if I could use build on this (of course with proper citation and reference to your work).
  • (2021-01-13, v:0.0.6) Bartosz Przybylski: Speed sometimes automatically changes
    Hi! On Mac sometimes when I use cmd + ] on the youtube tab the extension is randomly jumping to x3 or something like that. Is this a known feature or something that could be fixed?
  • (2021-01-09, v:0.0.6) Fabien Fleutot: caption size tied to speed?!
    Hi, your extension is very helpful, thanks so much! There's one irritating glitch though: keystrokes + and - control not only the speed, bu also the closed caption size, so the faster the video goes, the larger the captions get. Is there a way to fix this?
  • (2020-12-25, v:0.0.6) Manuel Biasibetti: BrowserMetrics
    Previously it worked fantastic, now whenever I activate the plugin it triggers the browsermetrics report, filling up all the space on disk.
  • (2020-11-14, v:0.0.6) Pegah P: pitch change feature
    Hi, would you consider adding pitch control as a feature for this extension?
  • (2020-10-06, v:0.0.6) yu chi tan: could you make it faster than 16x. could you make a andriod version for phone ?
    could you make it faster than 16x.up to 50x. could you make a andriod version for phone ?
  • (2020-10-01, v:0.0.6) Sarah Murray: Please extend to other websites
    Hi there! I am finding this extension very useful, and I would love to see this be applicable for other websites (specifically https://www.mirrorthevideo.com/).
  • (2020-09-18, v:0.0.6) Jakub T. Jankiewicz: The extension don't work with other extensions
    I have bookmarklet that add textarea and when I type in textarea create on the page it trigger the shortcuts for the extension. This is because this code: if ((document.activeElement.nodeName === 'INPUT' && document.activeElement.getAttribute('type') === 'text') || (document.activeElement.parentElement.nodeName === 'YT-FORMATTED-STRING' && document.activeElement.parentElement.getAttribute('id') === 'contenteditable-textarea')) { return false; } that don't check every textarea and content editable element on that is in focus. Because of this, this extension will not work nice with any extension that may add textarea.
  • (2020-08-26, v:0.0.6) Bergamot: Sound disappeared
    Useful extension, but sometimes in vid players of YT and Twitch sound just stop working for no reason. When I turn it off - its all good.


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4.7 (1,616 votes)
Last update / version
2022-08-03 / 0.0.12
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