The problem is that I have to watch some MIT OCW video lectures on my mobile device and I'm using MX player to watch these videos. The catch is that I want to watch 50 minute lecture in 25-30 minute but I seem to find no way out to do this on android. I know I can play those videos on VLC media player on a laptop at 2x speed but the problem is that I don't have a laptop.

Suggest me what can I do. How can I watch them at 2x speed?

P.S. I use an android device version 4.1 jellybean. Also I'm not streaming the videos I have already downloaded the videos and now want to watch them offline.

Kindly help.

Thank you.

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    MX player offers tweaking play speed. When playing a video, tap the three dots line -> Play -> Speed -> configure it. Have you tried it?
    – Firelord
    May 12, 2016 at 16:52
  • @Firelord yeah! tried it right now but it shows something different than what you are saying.
    – Heisenberg
    May 12, 2016 at 17:37

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I just realized that when you move two fingers up and down the left side of the screen (like when you adjust brightness, but with two fingers) the playback speed adjusts accordingly.

  • I am unable to verify it. Are you sure that it is in MX Player?
    – Vivek Ji
    Sep 30, 2016 at 8:54
  • Perhaps you should add that this Gesture may be disabled via the controls menu.
    – XZS
    Nov 10, 2016 at 13:18

Not sure about MX Player, but other apps also let you control speed, you could give them a try. Here are some: VLC for Android, BSPlayer, Dice Player

With BSPlayer you are able to speed up youtube as well if you're interested, as explained here (though as of now, bsplayer shows 'not available in your country' in my app store (USA), hope you can get it)


When you play a Video with MX Player, click on the dots for menu there you will find playing speed. It's pretty easy.

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    Please do a proper research before writing an answer here.
    – Heisenberg
    Aug 31, 2016 at 15:38

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