Screencast needs faster (e.g. variable) playback control to adjust video speed

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I use Screencast a lot for viewing lecture videos, and it would be great if there was an option to adjust playback speed faster to 1.5X or 2X regular speed; similar to what I can do when listening to audiobooks in iTunes. YouTube's new HTML5 beta player also has this variable playback control. I think this option would greatly enhance the utility of Screencast, and save your users lots of time.
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John Phillips

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Posted 7 years ago

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UPDATE: Screencast.com now has variable speed playback when viewing mp4 content with a fully HTML 5 Video complient browser.

One thing we are struggling with is that IE 9 & 10 are partially HTML 5 Video compliant. There are some core video features (full screen) that will not work when using HTML 5 and thus we will be adjusting Screencast.com to use Flash for video when viewed with IE 9 & 10. Upgrading to IE 11, or using Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, will allow HTML 5 to function fully. This means that in the near future, IE 9 & 10 will not have the variable speed playback due to lack of support. It is unfortunately the case that the older technology just doesn't have the robustness to support this new feature.

Other than that, watching content in high speed has been fantastic, I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
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