How to watch YouTube videos in slow motion

By | July 5, 2014

YouTube is popular online video site with huge collection of eye-popping videos. Now you can watch YouTube videos in slow motion and the YouTube video player allows you to change the playback speed of the videos very easily. If you want o see the frames of the video in more detail the you can view it in slow motion and if you feel the video is boring then you can switch it to the fast mode by doubling the playback speed.

If you don’t find the adjust feedback option in your YouTube player then you are using the default flash based video player. If you want the playback control then opt for the HTML5 YouTube player from here.


How to watch YouTube videos in slow motion

If you want to control the playback speed of the video and to have the finer control over the speed the you need to use the VLC player to watch any video on YouTube in fast or slow motion.

  • First launch the VLC media player on your device and then choose File>Open Stream and here paste the URL of the YouTube video which you want to watch in the URL box and click on Open button.
  • Now the video begins to stream in the VLC player on your desktop.
  • After the video has started then go to VLC menu bar and choose the playback and here you will find an option to adjust the playback of the video.

VLC player has many advantages over YouTube player. In YouTube you can only change the speed by a factor of .25x, .5x, 1.5x, 2x whereas VLC offers the finer control and here you can drag at any between .25x to 4x of the original speed.


Author: Peter Jacksonn

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