Speed Controls

Speed ControlsSpeed controls make it possible to play audio and video media at different speeds, whether you want it faster or slower.

Timeshift maintains pitch even at unnaturally high or low speeds. This means that voices don’t sound too low or too high.

You can speed up playback by up to 4x and slow it down by up to 0.25x. There are also speed presets to quickly set a speed for a specific type of video.

Uses

Speed ControlsUsing speed controls, you can slow down dialogue in language courses, movies, podcasts and more. Pitch is maintained, which means that voices still sound natural. This makes it possible to follow and learn a new language.

You can also slow down music to make it easier to follow the lyrics, chorus or notes you’re interested in.

Speed ControlsYou can speed up media such as podcasts, audiobooks, talks and video lectures. This maintains pitch which means that voices sound natural and don’t sound like chipmunks.

Faster playback means that you can skip long pauses in talks and discussions and so cover material faster.

Controls

Here’s a quick explanation of the controls:

Slower Decreases the playback speed. If the playback speed is below Normal, then the speed is reduced by 0.05. If the speed is above Normal, then speed is reduced by 0.1.
Faster Increases the playback speed. If the playback speed is below Normal, then the speed is increased by 0.05. If the speed is above Normal, then speed is increased by 0.1.
Normal Restores the playback speed back to normal pace (ie. 1x speed).
Presets Presents a list of speeds for you to choose from. These include Extra Fast, Very Fast, Fast, Slow, Very Slow and Extra Slow. These set the playback speed to 2x, 1.6x, 1.3x, 0.9x, 0.75x and 0.6x respectively.