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Youtube Playback Speed Control

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

Image from store Youtube Playback Speed Control
Description from store 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. ★ Youtube Playback Speed Control - 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. ★ Youtube Playback Speed Control - Version 0.0.5 - Added an option to disable Shift+MouseScroll combination. - Shows the speed control for 300 millisecond when the speed is changed. ★ Youtube Playback Speed Control - 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). ★ Youtube Playback Speed Control - 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. ★ Youtube Playback Speed Control - 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). ★ Youtube Playback Speed Control - Version 0.0.1 - Basic functionality of changing youtube playback rate using keyboard.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-05-05) Rodrigo Cirino de Andrade: Indispensável para quem usa Youtube.
  • (2021-05-02) ders çalışıyorum: İlk başta nasıl kullanılacağını anlamamıştım ama zor da olsa çözdüm. Çok güzel bir uygulamaymış bayağı işime yarayacak.
  • (2021-05-01) Kenneth: it does nothing
  • (2021-05-01) Manthan Chourasia: VERY USEFUL FOR BORING BUT IMPORTANT VIDEOS
  • (2021-04-29) Altan YILMAZ: ya bişey diyecem kısayol tuşu nedir bilgi verir misiniz
  • (2021-04-23) Bokeh13: I've been using it for a few weeks now, and I really love it! At first, I was a bit worried about the shortcut keys, but the default keys turned out to be very intuitive for me. Having keyboard shortcuts makes it extremely easy to use. I can now watch more YouTube videos in less time. (Scanning through sponsor spots and boring parts at 16x!).
  • (2021-04-19) יהודה שלגר: good
  • (2021-04-05) Ralph oPinion: God Bless you for making this!
  • (2021-03-31) Igor Fomenko: Please do the same for rewind increment. By default it is 10 seconds and there is no way to reduce it. Please add this feature.
  • (2021-03-14) BİLİR MİSİNİZ?: Mükkemmel bir uzantı. Seste bozulma yapmadan hızlandırabiliyor, duruma 4x,5x de bile bile izlediğim oldu.
  • (2021-03-09) Fordan: Very Nice Extension!
  • (2021-03-06) Ciprian Stemate: Clean and efective!
  • (2021-03-01) Aneela Gaming: nice
  • (2021-03-01) Aryan Singh: This extension is awesome but when I use it on linux ubuntu 20.04 lts and use youtube on chrome, this does not allow me to run videos on anything but 1x. I hope you will sort out this bug.
  • (2021-02-27) dew cec: jj
  • (2021-02-25) Marcus Liber: does what it says and does it good.
  • (2021-02-23) Tonguç Bodur: Hayat kurtarıcı. Life saver.
  • (2021-02-18) Andrew Henderson: Used to be my preferred speed control app, but recently I had a bug where it started to play the video (but not audio) incredibly sped up (like 10x speed, best I can tell). Disabled the app and it worked fine. Enabled other speed control apps, and those worked fine. Disappointing that this bug appeared, as I quite liked it before.
  • (2021-02-08) Moshe Tzarfati: not working
  • (2021-02-06) Miles Waugh: Very easy to use, works very well, doesn't block much of the page at all, speed change extends infinitely in the positive direction (as far as I can tell) for when 2x speed is not fast enough.
  • (2021-02-03) xAushi: GREAT FOR ADHD AM ALWAYS ON AT LEAST 2.5 THANK YOU,
  • (2021-02-01) Rodrigo Spalidoro: Simple and complete at the same time.
  • (2021-01-31) 이정한: Good. Very useful to me.
  • (2021-01-21) August Vorsterman van Oijen: Must have extension
  • (2021-01-20) Ryan McClelland: The shift scroll feature is killer.
  • (2021-01-14) Alberto Herrera: Love this extension. Very useful and easy to use with a single button press, only downside for me is how caption size is also bound to + and pops up. Hardly worth mentioning though since this add on lets me play videos extremely quick, my internet being the only limiting factor to 8x speed.
  • (2021-01-13) Bartosz Przybylski: The extension is great, especially for the movies when movies pace is extremely slow.
  • (2021-01-12) Google User: YouTube already has 1.25 speed by default, why would I need plugin for that? I need incremental of 10% not 25%, which is I need 1.10x speed (like VLC Player) and I cannot do it with this extension or any other on chrome web store. Can you please make that available? 1.25 is too fast for some videos.
  • (2021-01-12) teddy boragina: does what it says it does
  • (2021-01-07) Dwayne Robinson: My goodness, this saves so much time, a single click to set to 2x instead of clicking (1) once to open the menu, moving down, (2) clicking to access the speed list, then finally (3) clicking again to set 2x. Then you've got those slow talkers who just want to waste ... our ... time ... talking ... like ... this. 🤦‍♂️ 3x to the rescue!
  • (2021-01-06) 박무호: 죽여주는 확장프로그램!
  • (2021-01-01) Mehmet Kozan: Thanks, please add default playback speed.
  • (2020-12-20) Pruthvil Thakor: best
  • (2020-12-19) T. Mert: how to change the shortkey?
  • (2020-12-16) Huazhong Ning: can no do that
  • (2020-12-16) Yer Her: It was working fine but now its dead. Feels like a virus and all video are playing at a set faster speed that can't be adjusted
  • (2020-12-12) koalasevmeyenkola: i wish there was a shortcut assignment too, like pause/play shortcut on enter key.(on the numeric side)
  • (2020-12-11) Luis S. Celadita Contreras: 3X FTW!
  • (2020-12-09) Eduard Liring: Очень полезное расширение, я теперь большую часть роликов смотрю на скорости 1.75 и только музыку на 1 скорости, с этим расширением к такому режиму просмотра проще привыкнуть и это сильно экономит время
  • (2020-12-04) DIVYANSH RASTOGI: Does what it says, just want to point out that using '+' or '-' keys to increase and decrease speed changes the font size of captions. Tried on Youtube website only
  • (2020-12-01) H C: I use it whenever I watch youtube videos. Perfect for speeding up people who can't talk at blazing fast speeds.
  • (2020-11-29) Deformer CR: Does what it says, and does it perfectly. It's just perfect.
  • (2020-11-28) mission paudel: this is a very good extension the only thing I could suggest is if you could slow down the video more
  • (2020-11-25) The Seeker: Superb Extension. Very Helpful.
  • (2020-11-23) Shouin Nelson: Almost perfect!! One shortfall. Currently, you can set a shortcut to reset the playback speed to 1x. Mine is set to the g key. However, there are no shortcut settings available for frequently used presets. I generally watch video @ 2x, but sometimes I might even go with 3x, it would be good if there were options to set a preset shortcut or two or even make it so that a second press of the reset shortcut would restore the previous speed.
  • (2020-11-19) Yi Yan: 實用,畫面乾淨,可調整設定
  • (2020-11-16) Duncan M: Saved over a day with the extension, watching everything at 1.4x, love it!
  • (2020-11-05) Krishang Peddi: This is the best!!!!!! It even controls the speed of ads so I don't have to wait 5 seconds or more. It decreases a 2 minute ad to less than 5 seconds. It saves a lot of time
  • (2020-11-04) Radha Valaboju: This is nice to have. Just installed and used it to run a video at 2.5 and 2.75 times. Thank you.

Latest issues

  • (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) Alooche: 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.
  • (2020-08-25, v:0.0.6) only hegde: comment
    is there any shortcut key to directly write or go to comment section
  • (2020-06-25, v:0.0.6) Matt Riker: Stays on the screen even though I have "show/hide" selected
    Stays on the screen even though I have "show/hide" selected. Tried selecting another option and then setting back to "show/hide" but it didn't help.
  • (2020-06-25, v:0.0.6) James Log: donation
    do you have a paypal I can donate to, to show I appreciate your chrome app
  • (2020-06-23, v:0.0.6) Blue Gambit: Newbie dev question
    Hey i wanted to learn how to build something that would interact with the youtube player like your playback control, so i was wondering if you had a tutorial or any other good resource?
  • (2020-06-09, v:0.0.6) Alex Sanz: work with cast?
    Do you know if sending the video to TV will also be played by a 1.5?
  • (2020-06-03, v:0.0.6) Patrik Martinson: Feature request: Default speed setting.
    The app is very good, for me the only thing missing is the ability to set a default speed and not have all videos start at 1.0x. In my use case I most commonly want to watch videos faster.
  • (2020-05-17, v:0.0.6) R Singh: The + - keys don't work properly
    The + - keys don't work properly, they change the subtitle size, not playback speed.
  • (2020-04-14, v:0.0.6) Jenny Stockbridge: incremental speed control in Youtube
    Is the ANY way I can use this extension (chrome/Windows 10 PC) to control speeds more incrementally than 25%. I am hard of hearing and am watching youtubes for hours a day to learn to sign. I need to slow/speed-up in MAX of 5% increments. E.g. 100% is way to fast for me to learn and 75% is painfully slow. HELP! ASL/signing is a visual/gestural language which makes video learning a godsend, esp during this tele-learning (corona virus) ramp up. THANKS!
  • (2020-04-06, v:0.0.6) mytommy: CPU spikes to 100%
    i havee found recently that the extensions makes my cpu jump to 100%. This specifically happens when I play a youtube video, but when I pause it the cpu goes back to normal. If I play a video again the cpu start spiking again
  • (2020-03-29, v:0.0.6) azuox: Different pitch at certain speeds
    Between the range of 0.95 to 1.05, the pitch gets lower/higher if you change the speed of the video. this wasn't an issue on earlier versions, I'm hoping this gets fixed.
  • (2020-03-06, v:0.0.6) Timothy Krenz: .95 and 1.05 speeds affect audio
    the .95 speed lowers the pitch of audio while 1.05 raises the pitch of audio. the sound of other speeds is unaffected
  • (2020-03-06, v:0.0.6) Timothy Krenz: Version 0.0.6 causing stuttering
    the latest update causes videos to not playback smoothly. around once a second, the video will stutter and linger on a frame longer than it should
  • (2020-03-03, v:0.0.6) Falk Weber: Lately caused videos not to play
    Seems your extension is also affected by the issue the users are describing here: https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/fawkgc/bug_im_constantly_getting_this_error_in_youtube/
  • (2020-02-20, v:0.0.6) B Lynn: Was it intentional for the add-in to disable annotations?
    I have noticed a few times while watching YouTube videos that the presenter will point to a corner and mention that there will be a link for a play-list or another video, but the connections never show. I had assumed I had turned off the annotations, but I just looked and the setting is active. [I don't usually use the annotations any how so it is not a big deal for me; I just noticed so I figured I'd ask if it was intentional. *** Thank you for this add-in I like it a lot & tell people about it all the time. ***
  • (2020-02-16, v:0.0.6) Raafat Zeitouni: how can I control the speed in small increment: 5 by 5 . or 10 by10 ?
    by controlling he speed it jump from 1 to 0.75 , I want to control it by small increment from 1 0.95 then 0.90 and so on.
  • (2020-01-29, v:0.0.5) Wilker Foureaux: disable hotkeys
    I searched for some way to disable hotkeys in the extension options but there is not possible to do it. In the moment, I had to disable the extension to get that.
  • (2019-12-18, v:0.0.5) Kornelije Kovac: Speed step
    Does it only work in 0.25 steps?
  • (2019-09-04, v:0.0.5) randyb isme: permissions
    hi, Why does this extension need access to full browser history?
  • (2019-08-24, v:0.0.5) f4b!3N A-m0Nt: needs shortcut key change support
    Could not successfully save custom shortcut keys '<' and '>' for slower and faster. Great otherwise!
  • (2019-08-20, v:0.0.5) Siavosh Aghassy: Does this work on linux?
    For some reason this has never worked for me on linux. Windows works perfectly fine.
  • (2019-08-08, v:0.0.5) Erick Paquin: shortcut assigned for speed up and down are not taken into account and reset to "0".
    For now I am using the overlay to switch the speeds, which is great nonetheless. But whenever I try to assign shortcuts (up arrow for speed up, down arrow for speed down) it doesn't work and most of all, all these settings go back to number 0 when I go back. Tried restarting the browser (latest chrome on windows 10) but nothing changed. Just letting you know. Cheers, Erick P.
  • (2019-06-30, v:0.0.5) Maik Hannemann: Position of the on-screen-controls
    When youtube minifies the youtube video the controls of the extension overlay with the "press x to close" button from youtube. It would be amazing if there was a simple option to chose the position of the on-screen-controls.
  • (2019-06-21, v:0.0.5) Zorn Taov: Blacklist user selected sites
    Having this on and forgetting about it causes video syncing sites like cytube to freak out, as every 5 seconds the video suddenly jumps backwards to stay in pace with everyone else watching, as cytube does it's syncing every 5 seconds.
  • (2019-06-19, v:0.0.5) Alexey Zapara: Darker Reader does not work correctly with your extension.
    The back arrow is on the next line. The sample image was added as a url link. https://pasteboard.co/Ik6YnKK.png
  • (2019-06-06, v:0.0.5) 章猫文Melvin: Preset speed for different Youtube channels
    Hi, is it possible to have a feature where I can have preset speed for different Youtube channels ?
  • (2019-05-21, v:0.0.5) Harrison Dietrich: Question
    Is it possible when im speeding up the video could i change the pitch?
  • (2019-05-15, v:0.0.5) Ion Storland: Change position of speed control sign
    Hi, I would appreciate if next version will have the choice of changing the position of control bar from right up corner to left up corner. Regards


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4.7 (1,296 votes)
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2020-12-27 / 0.0.6
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