YouTube almost has all the features by default. But, sometimes there is a need to watch YouTube videos in slow motion or in fast forward mode. Sadly, there is no built-in option available on YouTube, so you will have to rely on some external YouTube tools to do it. And here I will tell you how to play YouTube videos in slow motion or fast forward mode. To achieve this, I will take help of a tiny Chrome extension, called Youtube Playback Speed Control. The extension adds the ability to control the playback speed of YouTube videos. After using this extension YouTube player will be able to play videos in slow motion or fast forward mode.
Youtube Playback Speed Control lets you easily control the playback speed of YouTube videos. However, you will not see any visual controls on the YouTube video player. This extension works with the help of keyboard keys to increase or decrease the playback speed of videos. One perfect use case of this extension will be in watching in long videos. If you find some part of the video to be boring, then you can activate fast forward mode to skip that part.
How to Play YouTube Videos in Slow Motion or Fast Forward Mode?
Youtube Playback Speed Control works out of the box. No special setting or configuration is needed in order to make YouTube videos faster or slower.
So make sure you add Youtube Playback Speed Control from Chrome Store. After that, it is ready to use. Open YouTube and play a video. And when the video starts you can use “+” and “-” keyboard keys to play video in fast forward mode and in slow motion mode respectively. Also, when you move the mouse over the video you will see options to fast forward or put it in a slow-motion video on the corner of the video.
The above snapshot shows how it works. You can use this extension on any Chromium-based browser such as Opera. This extension will work and you will enjoy the YouTube videos in custom speeds.
The Bottom Line:
Youtube Playback Speed Control is a boon for YouTube lovers. The same I did for Facebook. So, if you think that you miss YouTube video playback controls on it, then you can add them by yourself with the help of the tiny little Chrome extension that I have explained. So, get up and start using it from now and do share your views.