How to play Youtube Videos At custom Speed

Easy steps to speed up youtube videos at 10X speed
Play Youtube videos at custom speed
Play Youtube videos at custom speed

We are in 2021 and the advancements in technology have increased the consumption of digital content to a huge amount. The most favored type of content is visual or video and we tend to get all information we want via a video. And what better platform than youtube to consume video content on the web.

This consumption has also made us restless, we need to get everything quickly and also not skip anything in between. This makes the feature to play videos at a custom rate that could reduce the time we spend on watching the content but make everything clear to us.

How to change Youtube PlayBack Time

Youtube platform by default provides you a feature to increase or decrease the playback speed of the content we see. Here, is how we can change the playback speed of a youtube video.

  1. Open youtube and navigate to the video you want to watch.
  2. When you play the video, the playback screen has some options below the progress bar.
  3. Click on the settings ⚙ -> playback speed.
  4. Click on any of the available speeds of your choice or click on custom speed which will show a slider to increase or decrease playback speed.
Youtube playback speed button
Youtube playback speed button

This default youtube playback speeds is limited to a range of X 0.25 to X2 i.e. you can go as slow as one-forth and as fast as double the original speed of the video.

How To Watch Youtube At Custom Speed

If you wish to play Youtube Videos At custom Speed other than the provided default speeds. There are some other options like using extensions or a little bit of coding that will do the task for you and can speed up your video to up to X10 speed.

Play Youtube videos at Custom Speed Using Chrome Extension

Chrome Web Store has an extension that provides its users an option to play youtube videos at a custom speed other than the speeds provided to you by default by youtube.

A chrome extension named “Youtube Playback Speed Control” by shrestha.pujan can do the job for you. You can install the extension on your chrome and whenever you will watch a youtube video on the browser. It will show a playback speed control which can increase the speed to whatever speed you want. But the sound will not work after 4X speed.

Play Youtube Videos at Custom Speed using Developer Option

You can even speed up the playback of your YouTube video by using the developer tool provided in the Chrome browser. Using this feature, we can watch the videos at speeds more than 2X to 15X.

For this, we will use chrome developer Tools and use basic javascript commands to change the playback speed of youtube videos to any speed you want.

To access developer tools follow :

  1. Visit Youtube
  2. Click on the menu -> More Tools -> Developer Tools.
  3. Then in the console type the command, to change the playback speed of the video.
Using console to change youtube playback button speed
Using console to change youtube playback button speed

Command to increase the playback speed of the youtube video to 10X the normal speed,

$ ('video').playbackRate = 10;

Command to increase the playback speed of the youtube video to 1/16X the normal speed,

$ ('video').playbackRate = 0.0625;

Paste this command in the console and hit enter to play Youtube Videos At custom Speed. The playback speeds of the videos can be changes between the range 1/16X to 16X. Exceeding this range can be treated as invalid as it’s the allowed range by chrome.

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