Have you ever wanted to speed up or slow down the playback of YouTube videos? This is particularly useful when watching videos that feature primarily spoken voice, such as interviews, speeches, podcasts, or audio books (yep; there are TONS of audio books on YouTube!). If you’re using a modern, up-to-date web browser, it’s easy to do.
If you don’t see the ‘Speed’ menu option in the ‘Gear’ menu, visit https://www.youtube.com/html5 and select the option to “Request the HTML5 player”. You should now have the ‘Speed’ control in the ‘Gear’ menu. 🙂
1.25 is a barely noticeable speed increase.
1.5 feels fast. Offers a nice speed boost for spoken voice.
2 is hyper-speed mode. Particularly useful is the speaker speaks very slowly.