There are ton of videos online that I like to watch but many are too slow. Often, the video plays at the speed it was recorded, but the original speaker was some intellectual who has a lot of pauses and is slow to speak. Like most videos found here: http://videolectures.net/
How can I play these videos at a faster rate? I have been downloading and playing with mplayer, but that gets annoying having to find the real URL to download the video, type the long mplayer switches to download, then another command to actually play. Is there a good flash player or something that can just play directly? I know media player has a speed option, but it doesn't seem to buffer fast enough and the video ends up pausing for filling up the buffer.