How to Speed Up a Video on PC or Mac

This wikiHow teaches you how to play a video at a faster speed in Windows Media Player or QuickTime for macOS. Open the video in Windows Media Player. If Windows Media Player is not your default video player, here's how to open the video:
Method 1 of 2:

Windows

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    Open the video in Windows Media Player. If Windows Media Player is not your default video player, here's how to open the video:
    1. Press Win+S to open Search.
    2. Type media player.
    3. Click Windows Media Player. If it's your first time opening the app, select Recommended settings, then click Finish.
    4. Press Ctrl+O.
    5. Select the video you want to watch.
    6. Click Open.
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    Right-click the video.
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    Click Enhancements.
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    Click Play speed settings. This opens the 'Play speed settings' window, which contains a slider.
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    Drag the slider to the right. The further you drag the slider, the faster the video will play.
    1. Drag the slider left to decrease the speed.
    2. Move the slider to the '1.0' value to return to its regular speed.
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    Click X. It's at the top-right corner of the 'Play speed settings' window. This closes the window.
Method 2 of 2:

macOS

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    Open the video in QuickTime Player. Double-click the video file in Finder to open it. You can also open QuickTime Player first (it's in the Applications folder), click the File menu, select Open, and then double-click the file you want to view.[1]
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    Click the Play button. It's the triangle below the movie. This plays the video.
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    Click the fast-forward button. It's the arrows to the right of the play button. Every time you click this button, the playback speed will increase.[2]
    1. The speeds increase at set increments (1x, 10x, etc). To chose a more precise speed between the regular values, hold Option as you click.
    2. To decrease the speed, click the rewind button (the arrows to the left of the play button).
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