Requesting Playback speed option on the video player

As you all know most of dramas tend to be slow in pacing it would be great if there was an option where user can select the playback speed of the media.

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  • Seconding this! It would be really helpful to be able to slow down or speed up videos

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  • Me too- it'd be great if we could change the speed of videos.

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  • Yes !

    That would be very helpful to slow down the pace for language learners, or speed it up for the most draging / slow pace moments of the dramas.

    Please implement this feature as soon as possible !

    Thx

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  • Would love this feature because I prefer it over skipping scenes

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  • please allow an option to increase playback speed

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  • please allow an option to increase playback speed

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  • I will say it in 2021 since it is still not an option: Y'ALL SHOULD ADD A PLAYBACK BUTTON. Please and Thank You.

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  • it’s 2021 and still no answer sigh. I would LOVE this so much. Sometimes I opt to watch dramas in other websites or YouTube, even if they’re available on Viki, simply because of the lack of this option.

    Dear Viki, I’m already a Standard Pass owner and downgraded from Plus because of this. If [Viki] got this option, I would probably go back to paying Plus and use frequently more again <3

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  • Hello everyone! I advise you to add Chrome extension SpeedUp, works for differents streaming services. 

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  • its 2021 please allow an option to increase playback speed

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  • I'm just waiting for the playback speed option like Netflix then I will definitely subscribe to Viki Pass.

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  • I have reviewed the use of video playback speeds in various services.  YouTube uses 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2.0 but it is not sufficient.  I have experimented with speeds from 1/100 to 100x or faster.  Rather than a fixed set of speeds, an intelligent assistant can help.  

    For action movies, they have a lot of footage showing at 30 frames per second or faster.  Frame by frame is a good option any time.  On the Internet there are things like lightning, explosions, collisions, where it is helpful to slow down to one frame each minute, giving the viewer time to absorb and learn each frame closely.  I have experimented with scanning movies showing only a frame from each minute, and different visualizations to show whole movies in a single chart of intensities and colors, voice and music.

    NASA.gov, NOAA.gov and similar sites will show years of solar images as a timed sequence of images.  A "video" is just a collection of images shown at a given rate.

    If you want to really make the images useful to viewers, you should also consider controls on zoom, measurement, intensity.  Many movies are too dark.  The producer/editor chooses something for effect, and they make a bad viewing experience for the users.

    If you watch any of the thousands of live videos on the Internet now, you will see some have very long times archived.  The YouTube live videos (most of them) have the last 12 hours.  I have experimented with different rates.  If you watch an animal feeding webcamera, you might want to scan one frame out of 1800 (the first frame, then a frame at one minute, a frame at two minutes) to locate the parts where there is something to see.

    Many of the frames in movies and webcams are of poor quality.  There are algorithms to improve quality by registering and stacking the frames to clean them up and to improve resolution and viewing. 

    This is not directly relate to frame speed or presentation control, but you might want to consider other ways of presenting lists of videos.  You have a lot of them in your database and available. but when the number goes over a few dozen, then browsing large images in blocks on the screen is very hard for humans to read and understand.  You could add "filters" or criteria and allow people control over the kinds and content of the screens they see as they browse or search.

    On the Internet as a whole, the use of videos and other image and data sequences if exploding in popularity - not just for entertainment, but for research, education, visualization and learning.  You really do not have scientific videos or videos of natural things or live videos yet.  There is a lot more that can be done with them, than just be locked into one persons arbitrary choice of viewing speed, color controls, and visualizations of the what is contained in the images.

    I have also been tracking the various artificial intelligence, machine vision, machine intelligence, video tagging, video classification, and related activities on the Internet.  There are ways to search for things in images (single or sequences) where things happen.  "Show me only outdoor scenes from this movie where there is lots of sky", "show me only the scenes where (this actor or actress) is in the scene" - the possibilities are infinite.

    Richard Collins, Director, The Internet Foundation

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  • A lot of websites have an increase playback speed option. Often times dramas are slow paced and around 1.5 hours long for some episodes. Other episodes can be even longer. Having an option to increase to playback speed x.75 to x2 would really benefit the viewers, and also gain a lot of customer subscriptions. I personally tend to prefer watching kdramas on other websites that have playback speed options even though I love Viki subtitles more.

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