Have you been using the VLC media player for a long time now? What do you do with it? Watch movies, or listen to music? Did you know that editing videos are also a feature of the VLC media player? You can change the size of the video. You are able to crop or trim the videos. You can also slow down or fasten the playback speed of the videos. This article will cover saving a video with a changed playback speed in the VLC media player.
Why change the playback speed?
Some people speak fast while some are slow speakers. Thus, lecture videos, speeches, narrations, and others can be fast or slow for the viewers. Playing those videos at desired playback speed can increase understanding. Speeding up helps complete courses in a short time. Slowing down the video can help you understand the matter. So, you might cross these situations where you need to change the playback speed.
How to change the playback speed in VLC?
Changing the playback speed becomes necessary sometimes. You don’t want boring lectures to take your time. So, let’s learn how to change the playback speed in VLC. Follow the steps below to change the playback speed in VLC:
- Open a video using the VLC media player.
- On the Menubar, click on Playback.
- On the drop-down menu, hover over Speed.
- Choose any of the options:
- Faster (fine)
- Normal Speed
- Slower (fine)
This is how you can change the playback speed in the VLC media player.
How to save a video with a different playback speed in VLC?
You have now learned to change the playback speed in the VLC media player. Still, you might want to save the video with a changed playback speed. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open the VLC media player.
Step 2: On the Menubar, click on Media.
Step 3: Click on Convert / Save… (Or, press shortcut keys: Ctrl + R)
Step 4: Add the video.
After clicking the Convert / Save… option, a new window ‘Open Media’ will appear. Now, you will have to add a video to change its playback speed.
- Click on +Add…
- Choose the video.
- Click on Open.
Step 5: Check on Show more options.
Step 6: Change the Edit Options.
After checking on the ‘Show more options’, the window will expand. You can find
‘Edit Options’. In the section, copy and paste the following:
:file-caching=1000, add :rate=1.5
*The above command changes the playback speed 1.5x times. To change it to your desired speed, change the value of the rate. (for instance, rate=1.25)
Step 7: Click on Convert / Save.
Step 8: Choose the suitable Profile for your video.
You can find multiple options in the Profile section. Among those, we have used the “Video for MPEG4 1080p TV/device” option for this article.
Step 9: Browse the Destination file.
Now, you will have to choose a destination folder. Follow the steps below:
- Click on Browse.
- Choose an appropriate folder to store your edited video.
- Give it a suitable name.
- Click on Save.
<image-7: Browse the Destination file>
Step 10: Click on Start.
<image-8: Click on Start>
The video then starts to be saved in the changed playback speed. The title bar displays ‘Converting…’ until the process is completed.
Once the video has been saved, open the video file and see the change in the playback speed. If you have slowed down the video, the playtime will increase. Or if you have paced up the playback speed, the playtime will decrease. Also, longer videos take longer time to convert and save. So, have patience until the video is completely converted. Otherwise, you might end up corrupting the edited video.
We have covered changing the playback speed of the video using the VLC media player. You can come across two situations:
- Change the playback speed and run the video.
- Save the video with a changed playback speed.
Both cases have been covered in this article. The whole process is based on the 3.0.18 version of the VLC media player. In this way, you can save a video with a changed playback speed in the VLC media player.