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screenshotVideo Speed Control  |  Download Easily control HTML5 video playback speed via toolbar popup.

Some of the important features of the Video Speed Control addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Video Speed Control.

In short, Video Speed Control is a lite addon that let you easily change HTML5 playback speed via your browser toolbar popup. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Video Speed Control

  • Can adjust the playback speed from 0.07x to 16x for any video element.

  • Works for HTML5 video elements only.

  • Has a default button to reset the addon (set video speed to 1x).

  • Available for chrome, opera and firefox browsers on all operating systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Video Speed Control?

    Video Speed Control let you easily control the playback speed for all HTML5 video elements. In order to work with this addon, please open a webpage that contains HTML5 video elements. Then, play a desired video element and open toolbar popup UI. Within the UI, adjust the playback speed and then click on the - green - check mark button. The playback speed will be changed according to the value shown in the popup. Please note that, this addon does NOT change the speed automatically. You need to open toolbar popup UI and press on the green check mark button each time (needs user-action). Moreover, every time a page is reloaded, the addon need a user-action again. The minimum playback speed is 0.07x and maximum speed is 16x. The min and max values are according to the HTML5 standards.

  • 2. How can I work with this addon?

    As mentioned above, working with this addon is very easy. Simply play a video (only HTML5 video) and then open toolbar popup UI and click on the green checkmark button. You can change the playback speed from 0.07x to 16x. Once the speed is set, you can move the slider to change the playback speed as you watch the video. As mentioned above, this addon works based on the user-action. In other words, it does not change the playback speed automatically. You need to press on the green check mark button in toolbar popup in order to activate the addon. Moreover, every time a page is reloaded, the addon needs user-action again. There is a default button at the top toolbar which enables you to reset the playback speed to 1x.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Video Speed Control?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. Does this addon work for Flash video elements?

    No, this addon only works for HTML5 video elements. In order to change the playback speed for Flash elements, a separate addon/plugin is need.

  • 5. Does this addon have any options or settings to adjust?

    There is not a separate options or settings page for this addon. Everything needed, is placed in toolbar popup UI.

  • 6. Can I set the min and max speed beyond the values mentioned above?

    No, unfortunately HTML5 only supports the playback speed from 0.07x to 16x. Any values beyond these numbers will be ignored. Please note that in future, if support for different speeds added to the HTML5 video element, this addon will be updated accordingly.

  • 7. Can I change the video speed when I open a tab automatically?

    No, as mentioned above, this addon does NOT work automatically when you open a tab. You need to press on the green check mark in toolbar popup (needs user-action).

  • 8. Does this addon works for YouTube website or embedded YouTube videos in other websites?

    Yes, this addon works for all HTML5 video elements, including YouTube and all embedded videos.

  • 9. How about video elements in iframes?

    Unfortunately, when video elements are placed and load in frames, this addon cannot control the playback speed. This, however, is not valid for youtube videos. Therefore, for this addon to work properly, all the video elements need to be placed in the top level (not frames) within a webpage.

  • 10. Where can I find the privacy policy for Video Speed Control?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.

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Submitting Bugs

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