If you need to speed up a video and don’t know how, here is an inclusive guide for you to follow. After reading this article, you will not only be able to speed up video playback in QuickTime Player and other players, but speed up the video permanently. Now let’s get started.
Part 1: How to Speed up QuickTime Player on Mac
QuickTime Player is a very popular player application for Mac users. As the preinstalled and default video player in Mac computers, QuickTime Player can provide a very smooth video playback experience and a powerful decoding ability for most of the video files. As an extensible multimedia framework, QuickTime does not only stand for a video player but also a multimedia solution that can handle video, audio, image and more kinds of file.
Many people get their Mac computer and just go with the default video player QuickTime, thinking that this is just a basic video player which doesn’t have many advanced options. Actually, QuickTime player has a lot of hidden functions that are pretty powerful but known by few people. Among these secret functions, speeding up the video playback is probably the most practical one. Especially when you need to watch a lecture or presentation. Now here is how to speed up QuickTime player on Mac.
Step 1: Launch the QuickTime Player on Mac and open the video you want to play
It is workable to double click the video directly if you have set the QuickTime Player as your default player. A different way is to right-click the media icon so as to withdraw a detailed list. From the top of the list, put the cursor to the “Open With” and another sub list will pop up with a couple of possible items. When the Quicktime Player shows up, just click on it to run the player.
Step 2: You need to make the Quicktime player stream video content at first
Simply move the mouse to the triangle button in the middle of the playback control panel and click on this “Play” button which will begin to play your media files. In a second, the Play button will turn to a “Pause” button in the same position.
Step 3: To increase the playback speed, just click the button on the right of the Play/Pause button
Tips: You can also use the keyboard shortcut to speed up QuickTime movie as well. Hold on the “Command” key and press the right arrow to speed up playback speed, and left arrow to decrease the speed.
Part 2: How to Speed up Movie Playback with Leawo Blu-ray Player on Mac
Instead of using the default QuickTime Player, more people would like to use a third-party video player like Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac as their daily video player. Comparing to the QuickTime Player, Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac has a nicer user interface design, making every function of the program well-arranged so that you can easily find the function you need, including the video speeding-up function. More importantly, people choose Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac mainly due to the various advanced functions that it provides. With Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac, you can easily play Blu-ray across region, as well as almost all kinds of digital video and DVD materials. And all of those functions are provided absolutely free of charge.
What’s more, if you have a premium version of Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac, you can even rip Blu-ray/DVD to MKV digital video in high quality, making it easier to archive your discs than ever. But for most people, the free version of Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac can absolutely provide everything you could ever ask for a powerful media player application.
As for speeding up the video playback, Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac provides a more reasonable and intuitive method for you. The following is the detailed guide on how to speed up video playback in Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac.
Step 1: Launch Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac and click “Open File” to open your video. Or you can directly double click your video to open if you have set the Leawo Blu-ray Player as your default player.
Step 2: When the video is playing, click the double arrow on the right side of the Play/Pause Button to speed up the video playback. Click again and the speed will double, until it reaches its limit
Step 3: To set the speed back to normal, you can either click the double arrow button on the left side of the Play/Pause button to slow it down, or click the Play/Pause button itself to directly set the speed to normal.
Part 3: How to Speed up Movie Playback on Windows
Unlike QuickTime Player, which has ceased the support for the Windows platform in 2016, Leawo Blu-ray Player has a perfect Windows support so that you can enjoy everything that Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac has to offer on Windows as well. The Windows version of Leawo Blu-ray Player can perform just as good as the Mac version, and if you want to speed up the video playback in Leawo Blu-ray Player for Windows, you also can do it effortlessly. Here is how:
Step 1: Like Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac, you can Launch Leawo Blu-ray Player and click “Open File” to open your video. Of course, double click on the file also works if you have set Leawo Blu-ray Player as your default player.
Step 2: The same double arrow button also appears on the right side of the Play/Pause in the Windows version of Leawo Blu-ray Player. Click it to speed up the video playback, and click again to double the speed until it reaches the limit.
Step 3: Similarly, Click the double arrow button on the left side of the Play/Pause button to slow it down, or click the Play/Pause button itself to directly set the speed to normal.
Part 4: How to Speed up Movie Permanently
Now we know how to speed up a video playback in a video player. Next let’s talk about how to speed up a video permanently. Unlike speeding up the video while playing, speed up a video permanently always involve direct editing to the video file. After speeding the video up and turning it into a fast motion video, you will be able to play the video on any device and any platform with the fast speed, no matter whether the video player supports fast forward function or not.
In order to speed up a video permanently, you need a video editor tool to help you. Of course, there are a lot of very nice professional video editors for Mac like DaVinci Resolve, Blender, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. But if you only need to remove the audio track from a video, there is no need for those professional video editors to come into play. Removing audio track from the video is a simple task, so a small tool that is easy to access would be best choice for the job.
Here I’ll take Kapwing as an example to show you how to speed up a video permanently. Kapwing is a very handy online video editor which doesn’t require downloading and installation. To access the service, just visit the website and you are good to go.
Step 1: Go to the online video editor Kapwing’s website.
Step 2: Click the “Upload” button to upload a video from your computer, or past an URL to edit an online video.
Step 3: When your video is uploaded, you will have a preview window on the right, and video speed selection on the left. Just click the speed you want your video to be in, and click the “Create” button. Also, you can trim the video by clicking the “Trim” button before you click “Create”.
Step 4: When the conversion is done, you can then download the fast motion video file from the website and save it on your computer.
Part 5: Conclusion
Speeding up a video playback may not be one of the daily needs for everybody. But under some certain scenarios like watching a presentation or lecture, being able to speed up the video playback is really helpful and timesaving.
In today’s article, I gave you a detailed guide on how to speed up videos on QuickTime player as well as on the more popular third-party Mac video player Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac. If you are using a Windows computer, although you cannot speed up QuickTime movie, you can still use the same method to speed up your video playback in the Windows version of Leawo Blu-ray Player. On the other hand, if you want your video to be speeded up permanently, there are tools like Kapwing for you to change the speed of your video in the file level easily. With these methods and tools, I believe you can save a lot of time watching slow-pace videos and use the time to do more meaningful things in your live.