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How to Play, Make or Download a Video at 2x Speed

by Christine Smith • 2023-06-01 14:01:14 • Proven solutions

If you find the Double Speed card game interesting, then you are indeed fond of everything moving at a fast pace. Just like the fast-moving steps of this card game makes it interesting, the same holds true for the media content. With tons of video streaming sites and unlimited content available, no one is keen on watching slow and dragged content. So, if you want to refer to online recorded training or a long lecture and lasts for hours, the best way is to watch the video at 2X video speed. The same can be done when you want to binge-watch a series. Skipping the videos can result in missing some vital information. Thus, playing the footage faster is the best way to watch the video quickly and with all the details.

So now, when you know that speeding up the video is the solution, the next question is how to do the same? There are several tools available that will help you to play your videos 2x speed without any hassle. Learn more about these tools in the following parts of the topic.

Part 1: How to play videos at 2x speed?

If we say that 1x is the average video playback speed, then 2x speed is twice the faster. Playing your videos at 2x speed will save half of the watching time. Several times while watching a video on your system or phone, you feel it to be going too slow, and here doubling up the speed is a great way out. Know about the programs that will help you double speed the playback as below.

On desktop - Windows Media Playback

Windows Media Player is a widely used media player with support to all critical formats for seamless playback. The program supports a long list of additional features, and increasing the video speed is one of them.

Steps to increase video playback speed using Windows Media Player

1. Open the desired video in Windows Media Player on your desktop

2. Right-click the video, and from the pop-up menu, choose Enhancements > Play speed settings

On desktop - Windows Media Playback

3. Next, move the slider and adjust the speed to 2x (or as desired). 

move the slider and adjust the speed to 2x (or as desired)

On mobile - VLC app

VLC is a free and open-source media player that is compatible with all platforms and devices. To speed up your videos on your mobile phone, the VLC app can be used.

Steps to double speed video on mobile using VLC app

  1. On your VLC app on the phone, open the desired video
  2. To display the controls, tap on the screen
  3. Next, press on the three dots from the bottom menu, and a pop-up options window will appear from which choose Playback speed (represented by an icon of a running person) 
  4. Now you can choose the playback speed as desired by either moving the slider or using the + icon. 

If you wish to get back to the original 1x speed, click on the running person icon placed above the slider.


1. Can you watch YouTube videos at double speed?

Yes, YouTube videos can be played at double speed. The settings option of the player allows you to adjust the speed, and the steps are as below.

Step 1. Open the YouTube video you wish to play. As the video starts, click on the Pause button.

Step 2. At the bottom bar of the menu, click on the settings icons, and a pop-up window will appear from which click on the Playback speed option.

Step 3. The player will now display the speed options. To double the speed, click on the option.

Step 4. Once the setting is done, tap on Play to start the video.

2. How can I speed up my TikTok video?

To speed up the TikTok videos on your phone, follow the steps below.

Step 1. On your phone, open the TikTok app and click on the + tab. 

Step 2. Click on the Upload option and then choose the video for which speed has to be changed. Click on the Next. 

Step 3. A timeline below the video, along with functions, will appear. To change the speed of the video, you need to click on the speedometer icon.

Step 4. Next, the speed option will now be visible - 0.5X, 1X, and 2X. Click on the 2X option to double up the speed and then again tap on Next. 

Step 5. Video processing will start, and the editing mode will be on. If required, editing can be done; else, click on the Next option.

Step 6. Finally, a video description is to be added, and click on the Post Button.

The above steps are for speeding up the video before uploading it on TikTok. 

Part 2: How to make a video at 2x speed in the easiest way

To speed up your videos in a quick and hassle-free manner, one of the best tools we recommend is Wondershare UniConverter. Using this versatile software, the speed of the videos can be easily changed as required. The interface of the tool is simple, and the process is super-fast. Local, as well as videos from an array of devices, can be added to the program. The software also facilitates downloading videos from all popular streaming sites and then editing their speed. Thus 2X video download is also facilitated by the software.

  • Double the speed of your video quickly and easily
  • Videos can be added from the local system or the devices
  • Option to preview the changes 
  • Support a wide range of editing functions like adding effects, cut, trim, crop, adding watermark, and more
  • Additional supported features include video conversion, download, DVD burning, recording, and more
  • Window and Mac support

How to make a video 2X speed using Wondershare UniConverter?

Step 1 Add videos to Wondershare UniConverter

Launch the software and from the Video Editor section on the main interface, choose the Effect tab. Browse and add the video from your system for which speed has to be changed.

Add videos to Wondershare UniConverter

Step 2 Double the speed

The Effect editing window will open from where you click on the Change Speed option and choose 2X. The changes in the video can be checked from the Output Preview window on the left-side panel. Click OK to confirm.

Double the speed

Step 3 Process the video

Choose the target format from the Output Format tab and select the desktop folder to save files at File Location. Finally, click on the Start All button to start the file processing. The Finished tab on the interface will show the edited files.

Process the video

Using the above steps, you can also get YouTube double-speed videos.

Tips to enhance video

After you have double-up the video speed, it can be further enhanced using other editing features of the software. Using the built-in editor of the tool, you can increase the volume, improve the human voice, remove the background noise, add effects, add a watermark, and use other functions with ease.

Additionally, the Downloader tab of the software can be first used to download an online video, and then it can be edited to double the speed.


Multiple tools can be used to get 2X speed video on your phone and system. If you are looking for a simple yet effective program, then Wondershare UniConverter works as the best choice. The tool is simple and supports a wide range of other functions as well, thus making it a complete video toolbox. 

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