Post Reply 1.5x/2x speed playback feature
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Posted 10/4/15 , edited 2/2/18
Would it take a lot of effort to include 1.5x or 2x speed playback feature for watching anime/dramas, similar to the one present on YouTube? This way, people can save valuable time in boring parts of shows, or just save time in general. It'd be good for students and other people who find they are spending too much time watching anime.

Let's assume a typical episode of anime is 23 minutes long. If that episode were to be played at 1.5x speed, then the time spent watching the episode would be 15.33 minutes – that's almost 8 minutes saved!

Think of all the guilt that you feel after spending a whole 23 minutes watching your favorite anime instead of doing that project due at midnight. But if you had the 2x playback feature on – BAM! You just saved yourself from HALF of those negative feelings.

The positives greatly outweigh the negatives. Crunchyroll Staff, please make our dreams come true!
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Posted 10/11/15 , edited 6/18/17
This would probably a bit difficult for Crunchyroll staff to do. The captions that you have in videos are not an actual part of the video, but rather an entirely separate thing. It might be a bit hard on the viewers, too. If there were things like a quick caption explaining what a Japanese character in the background of the anime would be difficult to read. Lastly, if people wanted to save time watching anime, isn't that what 7 minute animes, like "My Wife is the Student Council President" or "Seki-kun, The Master of Killing Time", are for! :3
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Posted 6/10/17 , edited 6/11/17
It may be hard to implement but your hard on the viewers argument makes no sense. People can watch it on 1.5x or 2x speed if they want to, it's not mandatory so it won't be hard on the viewers. There are people that can watch and read at 1.5x and 2x speeds and may want to speed through an episode to conserve on time.

I watch youtube videos on 2.5x speed with a plugin on chrome and I have no trouble reading cations on videos in other languages. I don't see much problem here.
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Posted 6/10/17 , edited 6/11/17
I note YouTube offers up to 2x speed in its own player, but does any other significant legal streaming service offer the ability to change the playback speed?

While some content providers might have objections, apparently it isn't an issue on YouTube, as I just watched the official GundamInfo YouTube channel English subtitled stream of Gundam Thunderbolt episode 7 and the playback speed options were still available.
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Posted 6/17/17 , edited 6/18/17
I hope this happens. There are some really slow anime (like Another) which I wouldn't be able to finish without the fast speed option. That being said, I can only use Crunchyroll for anime that are fast-paced.
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Posted 2/16/18 , edited 2/16/18
This is interesting. I'll admit the first time I thought it'd be nice for Crunchyroll to have this was when I saw this feature available on the non-legal streaming sites. I'll assume there is probably some reason why the video tracks other sites use differ from Crunchyroll's official legal means. However, Crunchyroll (unfortunately) in direct competition with these other illegal sites. I think there would be a great benefit to figuring out how to get the feature done. Like, create some software that can control the speed of the video track and subtitle track simultaneously? I'm no programmer but how difficult is this? Also, does anyone know why other sites are able to implement this feature? It seems to not even be a site-to-site issue but rather a video player to video player issue.
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Posted 28 days ago , edited 28 days ago
Actually you can! I just discover about this. With the help of extensions in chrome, you can watch crunchyroll with any speed you want. Get the extension Crunchyroll HTML5 and video speed controller installed. Hope it helped.
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