If you are an avid watcher of lectures, teachings, and debates, then you know how time-consuming it is to watch them. At least when you listen to audio you can speed it up in your iPod or audio player. Maybe you avoid watching videos (especially on Youtube) because they just take too long to watch compared to listening to the same amount of content at a faster speed.
Well, here’s a tip: you can watch Youtube videos at faster speeds. 1.5x speed and 2x speed! Yes, that means you can watch a 2-hour debate in 1 hour.
According to wikipedia, a comfortable rate of speech for an audiobook is 150-160 words per minute. However, many people can listen with full comprehension at 300 words per minute. So unless you have trouble processing material you may not be very familiar with, you may want to save yourself some time and listen at 1.5x or 2x with some material.
So here’s how to watch youtube videos at a faster speed. Go to www.youtube.com/html5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link that says “Join the HTML5 trial.” Once you have clicked that link, all videos you play in Youtube will not play with flash, but will play with HTML5. That will enable a speed setting on the video player control bar. Just click it to select your listening speed. Now you don’t have to waste so much time on Youtube.
Why not try it out on the DrCraigVideos channel!