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Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Everything Else | 1 comment

Productivity Tip: How To Save Hours When Watching YouTube Videos

Productivity Tip: How To Save Hours When Watching YouTube Videos

Apologies if I’m the last person in the room to have spotted this, but I thought it was worth sharing.

If you watch a lot of training videos, conference speeches or product walk-throughs, you’ll know that they can be useful sources of information, but sometimes they can really drag!

Often you’re watching just to get an overview, or sometimes watching a product walk-through just to find out how to do one, specific thing. There can be a lot of fluff in videos, company introduction, selling other services etc etc.

Well, yesterday I noticed that it’s possible, when watching YouTube videos to alter the playback rate. Just click the cog on the bottom right:

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I’ve found that I can comfortably watch most content in 1.5 or 2 times speed. You’ll need to be prepared to concentrate on it though, but this technique could save you hours and make you more productive!

1 Comment

  1. Either it works only on some specific videos, or its my machine issue, but I havent seen the speed setting at any of the videos I checked.

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