Adjust video playback speed on iPhone

Sometimes, you may want to play a video faster or slower than its original playback speed on iPhone. For example, you might want to speed up a video or movie to save time. Or slow down a movie clip or a specific moment in it. In a related article, we used two different video editors to change video playback speed on iPhone. This method however changes the original playback speed, and it usually takes long time to process long high quality videos and movie files. Today, we will show you an easier way to change the video playback speed on iPhone using a media player without editing the original video footage. You just play the video using the player and adjust the playback speed as you like and enjoy your movie or video at a more casual pace.

About the media player

nPlayer allows iOS users to play all kinds of video formats and codecs on their iPhone iPad without file converting efforts. It also helps users stream videos, music and movies from remote devices in the network. nPlayer brings us advanced video and playback controls. For instance, you can adjust playback position, move to previous and next subtitle position, adjust location and font size of subtitles, control volume and so on. Find more details about this video player here.

How to adjust video playback speed in nPlayer on iPhone, iPad?

Launch the media player on your iPhone or iPad. We will use it on an iPhone in this demo as you can see from screenshots below.

As we have mentioned above, this media player is able to play videos, music on your iPhone iPad, from another phone or computer in the network, or even play online videos, movies and music. See these steps to stream movies, videos, music from computer to iPhone using nPlayer. Here, we will show you how it can play online movies and adjust the playback speed. It is the same to change video playback speed when you play videos saved on your iOS device or from other devices in your local network using this player app.

Switch from Local to the Browser tab from the bottom menu bar in the player app. Then enter the website address in the top address bar to find the online music, video or movie you like to play.

nplayer for iphone play online videos

Instead of tapping on the play button on the website or page, tap on the Play button at the lower right corner of nPlayer so it will take control over the video. You should then see the video in full screen mode and the player offers you more advanced controls that you can’t find from the website or the stock video player on your iOS device. The play speed controls can be found at the right hand side.

nplayer for iphone video playback speed control

If you don’t see the playback speed and other options, tap the video to bring up the onscreen controls. Tap the plus icon in a circle to speed up the video or the minus icon in a circle to slow down the video playback on your iPhone. It provides us flexible playback speed control from 0.1X to 4X on iPhone iPad. That’s to say, you can play the movie or video 4 times faster than the normal speed or slow it down to 0.1X.

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