Ever watched a recorded webinar 2-hours long only to find there was nothing substantial in it? Or, does the presenter talk r–e–a–l–l–y s–l–o–w–l–y?
You can avoid such things just by speeding up the video.
I usually download all videos and then watch them with 1.5-1.8x playback speed. You can start with 1.1x and then slowly increase speed. After some time you’ll easily listen to (and understand) 1.8x playback speed without issues.
Here’s the tools I use.
YouTube allows increasing speed of videos by clicking on the settings button.
Step 1: Downloading Videos From The Internet
Download Firefox addon DownloadHelper. It will recognize 90%+ of videos and you’ll be able to easily download them to your disk.
Step 2: Changing Playback Speed
There are probably also other video players that allow for change in playback speed but my default one is VLC Player. It’s free to download on their homepage.
This helps enormously and really increases the amount of videos you can watch in an hour.