"Speed Watching"/higher playback speed on AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by winki, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. winki macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,

    i love to watch videos and movies at a higher playback speed. To achieve this, i use the Chrome Extension Video Speed Controller. With this Extension, it's possible to speed up any html5 video. Netflix Movies at double speed - Bam! ;)
    So, i have a very brief question: Is there any way to achieve this on the Apple TV (Apps)?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Primalsage macrumors member

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    No there isn't.

    Why on earth do you watch stuff at faster speed? You screw up the sound (and everything else).
     
  3. cynics macrumors G4

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    You can AirPlay from a Mac so if you can do it on the computer you can do it on the ATV. Aside from that I don't see a good way to do it on the ATV with streaming services. With your media you'd need to actually edit it, not a big deal but its kind of permanent.

    I'm curious why you do this too? I wish I would have done this with Iron Man 3 at 20x normal speed.
     
  4. dilbert99 macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to be able to do that. I can easily listen to Tim Cook speak at 1.25-1.5 speed - makes him sound normal
     
  5. jagooch macrumors 6502

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    Same. I watch a lot of tutorials ( learn java, swift, whatever) on YouTube and the person speaks way too slowly . I comprehend fast so I prefer the information come at a fast rate as well.

    same for podcasts . I listen at 1.2x with silence trimming on.

    that is what I like about the lynda.com and Udemy apps, you can increase the playback speed.
     
  6. name99 macrumors 6502a

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    First stop living in 1950!
    Even an iPod 1 from 2001 was capable of playing back spoken word audio without pitch shifting. The algorithms to do this have been known for years.

    Second why does one want to do this?
    Probably not for movies, but very much so for lectures and documentaries which are often very slowly paced.
    The slow pace is fine, perhaps, if you are VERY unfamiliar with the material, but is extremely irritating if you know much of the material. I listen to most lectures at 1.5 or 1.6x speedup.
     

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