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How to Control the Speed in VLC Media Player? Here Is VLC Speed Shortcut

by Christine Smith • 2024-07-03 14:34:00 • Proven solutions

Controlling the speed of your videos may be a frustrating task on available media players. If you are a movie buff or sports lover, you will like watching the favorite clips in detail. However, not every program offers you good speed control. Fortunately, open source VLC media player is the great software to have for controlling playback speed of all video formats. Controlling the speed also easy and requires few clicks or keystrokes.

Part 1. How to Use VLC Media Player to Control Speed on Windows

As it is an open source software, you can download VLC from the or from reliable sources like or Download the Mac version of it. Follow these steps to control the speed of the video using VLC.

1. Launch the VLC media player and open the video file from the media tab or just by double clicking the file.


2. Now go to Playback and navigate to speed. There are four options faster, faster (fine), normal speed, slower, and slower (fine). Choose the slower or slower fine speed according to your own convenience.


Now play the video by heating space bar or clicking the play button. It take mere two steps to control the speed. Use the space steps to regain the normal speed but select the normal speed option from the speed menu.

Part 2. How to Control Speed-Using VLC on Mac

You can control the speed of your video playback in VLC. If you can control the playback speed, it means that you can either watch the video in slow motion or just have it play quickly, just as you need.

The site is a good source for downloading the VLC media player. Download the Mac version of the VLC from website. However, you can also download from the sources like and Follow the following steps to control the speed of your video.

1. Launch the video using VLC media player or you can open from the Media menu using options Open File.

2. Now, navigate to Playback and open the options from speed. You will two variation of speeds slower and faster. Use the one you like and play the video.


You may find little disturbance if you are playing heavy format videos which have file size in GBs. You can always play it normally by going to the speed option and selecting the normal speed.

Part 3. Using Slow Motion Hotkey

If you do not want to pause and go to menus for slowing the video, you can use the hotkeys to slow the videos with ease. Hotkeys offer much better control over the speed as it has many variation when it comes to slowing the speed. You can slow down the video from normal 1.0x to as low as .03x and there are 10 variations in speeds.

Use “[“ to slow the video. By pressing once it will go down to 0.9x, second time it will go to 0.8x and so on. To achieve the normal speed just hit “=” and video will play at normal speed.

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