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When I was an undergrad I used to watch videos of lectures on tape. The library had these cool videos that let you watch at double speed. The voice would be high pitched, but I was able to get through them a lot faster. These days are long gone because everything is digitized. Is there any way to watch videos at double speed, including the audio, on my Windows machine?

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VLC can do this. Look for the "Faster" option under the Playback menu. And unlike those old lecture tapes, VLC will adjust the pitch for you, too.

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Windows Media Player can do it as well:

Context Menu of Windows Media PLayer, highlighting the “Play speed settings” item with a mouse pointer

Play speed settings window

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I'm sure that Cyberlink PowerDVD can handle what you want.

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