How to speed up a video · Video Speed Controller Chrome

How To Speed Up A Video - Video Speed Controller Chrome

How to speed up a video · Video Speed Controller Chrome

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How to speed up a video? 🚀 Video Speed Controller to the rescue!

This is one of those productivity secrets that you wish you had discovered a long, long time ago.

There’s been an explosion of content online, but I’m still constrained by time. So, I needed to find a way to speed things up, so I could watch more content at the same time.

The problem with the fast-forward strategy that I used though, is that you often miss the good content in between. Do you know what I mean?

Shave hours off your tutorial videos with Video Speed Controller For Chrome

What is Video Speed Controller?

With Video Speed Controller for Chrome, you can easily adjust the speed and in the process save a lot of time. Without missing the good bits!

I use it for courses, (recorded) events, trainings, Facebook groups, tutorials, challenges, YouTube, Wistia, Vimeo, etc.

Video Speed Controller Chrome Calculator

Calculate your time saved or the extra money you could make with the calculator below.

If you need some guidance, please watch my tutorial further on this page for an explanation and demonstration.

Or if you just want to know the number of hours you could save, set the Fee or rate per hour to 1.

Obviously, then it should read Hours saved per week instead of Extra money per week and the outcome is in hours instead of USD. 

How many hours of business video do you watch per week.
This is the speed at which you want the video to play. In my experience, the best default value is 1.5. Sometimes you can set it even to 2, depending on the speed of the person talking in the video.
Enter the average fee that you charge your customers. Otherwise, enter your internal rate or estimated worth per hour.
Extra money per weekUSD 

Multiply this by 40 to find your savings per year!

Video Speed Controller Chrome Tutorial Video

Watch my tutorial to see the Video Speed Controller Extension in action. 

See for yourself how easy it is to speed up any video.

Video Speed Controller Chrome Screenshots

Speed up any video with the toolbar or keyboard shortcuts.

Video Speed Controller Features & Benefits List

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  • Show/hide controller

  • Custom keyboard shortcuts

  • Preferred speed

  • Remembers last setting

  • All video platforms

  • Disable on specific sites

  • Easy to use

  • Very intuitive

  • Useful options


  • FREE

Olaf's Favorite Feature

The option to add your own keyboard shortcuts for the controls. Plus the local setting, so you can also watch all your local videos e.g. mp4 at the speed of lightning. Huge timesaver!

Video Speed Controller Chrome Characteristics

Type: Google Chrome Extension

Pricing: Free


Video Speed Controller Chrome Reviews

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Video Speed Controller Video Transcript


If you’re like me and you spend your whole life online trying to learn stuff. And to learn that, chances are that you spend lots of hours watching videos. For tutorials, challenges, courses, explainers.

Or maybe you also do your own videos and then you have to check if they came out alright. 

Okay, so if you do this, you will know that watching a video will take up a lot of time. And that’s where this Chrome extension comes in. 

This Video Speed Controller for Chrome will save you hours and hours every week. 

That’s why this should be one of the first things you’re ever going to implement whenever you want to be more productive.

Today I’m going to talk to you about this Chrome extension called Video Speed Controller. 

My name is Olaf and I am your ToolFinderr.

00:51 How to speed up a video?

Let’s have a look at why did I need this in the first place?

Well, as I said, I have done loads of courses and lots of trainings as well, heaps of tutorials, many explainers and challenges, and even I rewatch live events. 

Especially these days when we do all of these courses and training and events online from home as you will know.

But also in Facebook groups you see there are many videos available. And when they have been live, they will end up in the Facebook group, so you can watch them later. 

And if you are going to watch all these videos, you will notice that a big part of the videos that you are watching will be of minor interest. 

Or at least you can speed up things. Because the person is talking slowly or just because you can grasp the inner meaning of the video also at a higher speed. 

If you would do this and you set it to a higher speed, this will save you lots of time. That you could spend on:

  • a new client 
  • new projects 
  • your kids and family at home 

Whatever you want to do with the time is up to you. 

But if you are an online marketer like me, this means you can make a lot more money in the same time.

02:13 Features Video Speed Controller

If you look at the features of this Chrome extension, then there are lots of useful ones.

For example:

  • show/hide controller
  • custom keyboard shortcuts
  • preferred speed
  • remember the last setting
  • all video platforms
  • disable on specific sites
  • free

03:08 Benefits 
Video Speed Controller

What are the benefits of using this Video Speed Controller? 


  • easy to use
  • very intuitive
  • option rich
  • FREE

I wish I had discovered this years ago. 

Because that would have saved me weeks in total time spent on videos that I could have sped up easily times two or at least times 1.5. This will save you tons of time! 

03:54 Video Speed Controller Reviews

What are people saying about it?

Well, on the Chrome web store you can see that it gets almost 5 stars out of 2,500 people, which is a great result.

And another one: these are only six reviews, but they give this Chrome extension 4.5 stars. This is fine: I would easily give it a 5 star because this is one of the gems. 

This discovery that I have made recently is like I said a couple of years too late 😢 

But for you guys, I should start with this right away.

04:30 Time saved or extra money earned

How much time can this Chrome extension save you? 

Well, for this I made a calculator, so we can see exactly how much time this would save you.

Let’s go to it. I will bring it up. And here you can see how much time it would save you. Or how much more money you could make. Because you have this time available to do other projects. 

For example, let’s see how many hours of a video do you watch per week? Then of course I mean business video and not Netflix. And we can set this to a certain amount. 

The video speed you would set it to. And this means in general, that you can say set it from one to two and in my experience the number of two would be a bit exaggerated. Because then it will get hard to follow depending a little bit on who’s talking. And you can set it to 2 sometimes to 1.8.

But in general, my default is 1.5, depending on who’s talking. For example, if very fast speakers are in the video, you can slow it a little bit down to 1.3. 

05:52 Make an extra USD 3,200 per year with Chrome Video Speed Tool 

And if we calculate the fee or the rate per hour that you would charge to your external customers or you would calculate for yourself internally, we would come up with the number of dollars that we could save per week. 

If you multiply this by 40, this would mean 3,200 every year. So, in this case, let’s see how many video hours, business videos of course, we are watching every week.

In my case, that would easily be at least one a day, so I’ll put this to five. The video speed I would leave at 1.5. And this I would set to 120. In this case, this would save me 200 per week, or better yet, I could make 200 dollars extra per week if I could charge my external clients 120, which sometimes is the case. 

But let’s say we calculate with the internal rate of 30. We still would save 50 dollars per week. And the extra time we could spend on other things.

If you only watch let’s say one per week but you would set it to, for example, 2 and you have a client fee of 60, it would still save you 1,200 each year. So, it depends a little on how many challenges, Facebook groups, video courses and training, etc. you watch. But if you do, then this is a massive time saver. 

With only 1 hour each day and the default setting of 1.5 speed and a client fee which is pretty default, I would say 60, it will already save you 100 USD every week. Which means 4,000 dollars every year. I would say that is a great success. 

Let’s get back to the presentation and see what we have left.

08:15 Video Speed Controller Tutorial 

Let’s have a look. 

This was the calculation we just saw and if we were going to go to the Chrome extension itself, it would look like this. You can just install it and if you have installed it, you would end up over here. 

Default, these are the options you see now. I will enlarge this a little bit for you. 

You can:

  • show or hide the controller
  • decrease or increase the speed
  • rewind and advance, or use the arrows for this
  • reset the speed
  • set your preferred speed
  • enable or disable it
  • hide the controller
  • by default remember your playback speed
  • determine the sites that you don’t want the Video Speed Controller to appear on

You can save it like this. 

09:13 What does Video Speed Controller do exactly? 

Well, let’s see. So, what you will see on YouTube for example now is the left top. 

You will see this 1 that is saying the video will play at the normal default speed. And if I would play it, I could just speed it up in steps. But I could also use the keyboard shortcuts to decrease the speed. 

As you can see, I just use the Q to slow down and the A to speed up. And like this, you can just decrease or increase speed, which will work on any video.

For example, this is an embedded video. And if I would play it as you can see I could use it like this to slow it down to 1.5. Or increase it with my mouse or with my keyboard. That is actually how it works. 

And it’s a very easy tool, you just install in Chrome, set your options and you’re good to go. And this can save you as I have just shown you a lot of time.

10:51 How to speed up a video that is on your hard drive

I just found out something interesting that I would not keep from you.

Because if you want to speed up your local videos using Chrome, that’s also an option. What you have to do for that to work is: you go to Chrome extensions and you search for video as in Video Speed Controller. 

And in the details, you will click this: Allow access to file URL and you set this to on. And if you do this, for example, I could open up the video that I just did for you guys with Chrome here. 

You will see that this is the local video that I just shot. And if you want you can just speed it up like this. Or down with the mouse or with the keyboard controls. 

Just as in the browser when you are online. This is just a local file that I opened with Chrome.

I set my Video Speed Controller extension to allow access to the file URL. That is just a bonus for now. 

I hope you like this and I’ll see you in the next video.

Thanks for watching!

Good luck 🍀🙏

Olaf the ToolFinderr

Olaf the ToolFinderr
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Olaf "the ToolFinderr" is a full-time internet marketer with a passion for systems and tools. His goal and drive is to help you get more structural and recurring revenue in less time. Or, if you are working for someone else, make you as productive as you will ever be. His secret ingredient: loads of TOOLS. Founded in 1970, 100% online since 2014.