Video Speed Controller Video Speed Controller

Version: 0.7.3
Last Update: 2022-10-25


Video Speed Controller is a Chrome extension developed by igrigorik. According to the data from Chrome web store, current version of Video Speed Controller is 0.7.3, updated on 2022-10-25.
3,000,000+ users have installed this extension. 3365 users have rated this extension with an average rating of .

Speed up, slow down, advance and rewind HTML5 audio/video with shortcuts

HTML5 video provides native APIs to accelerate playback of any video, but most implemented players either hide or limit this functionality. This extension fixes that, plus more...

It will help you optimize your video viewing by allowing you to make quick playback speed adjustments, as well as rewind the video to hear the last few second one more time. We don't read at a constant speed, and we talk much slower than we read - there is no reason why we have to listen at a constant speed and at a (very) slow rate.

Once the extension is installed simply navigate to any page that offers HTML5 video, and you'll see a speed indicator in top left corner of the video player. Hover over the indicator to reveal the controls to accelerate, slowdown, or rewind the video (10 seconds + lowers playback speed). Or, even better, use your keyboard:

- S - decrease playback speed.
- D - increase playback speed.
- R - reset playback speed.
- Z - rewind video by 10 seconds.
- X - advance video by 10 seconds.
- V - show/hide controller.

If you prefer other shortcuts, want to change the increment value, or want the player to remember your playback speed in the future, head into the settings page and customize it to your heart's content.


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avatar Derk Poortenga

This is my favorite extension to use in my lineup. It's useful for skipping "un-skippable" ads by either forwarding time or just speeding them up, and it works wonderfully for all the streaming services I use - especially the ones who don't offer speed controls at all. The speed window is moveable and is close-out-able. So don't be worried about it's location, or visibility when watching content. A quick refresh of the page will bring the speed controls back.

avatar Processor

Works great and easy to control.

avatar Tuure Piitulainen

Thought I would have no need for this extension, but turns out I was wrong. Unobtrusive and makes controlling video speed via keyboard shortcuts so satisfyingly smooth. Very flexible settings for setting the increments just right.

avatar MJ Habib

Very useful, powerful and amazing. Thank you

avatar Hugh Yu

Really great, cannot live without!

Anyone know how to use the extension for local videos?