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Possible to play YouTube videos at 2x speed?

So I use a Galaxy S5. I'd like to play YouTube videos (or videos anywhere else) at 2x speed, but I can't find any options for that. Is it possible to find a way to do this on Android?
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Where does YouTube's offline feature store video files?

I'm using YouTube offline feature on my Android device, so that I can playback the offline videos within the YouTube app even there is no internet connection. When I searched for any of the video ...
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Watch Coursera's videos with the video app on Jelly Bean

Coursera has a html5 based video viewer that works on the android browser on Jelly Bean, but I would like instead to use the video app, in order to have full screen and better controls. On my Kindle ...
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How can I make two Android devices show the same video simultaneously?

I would like to attach two Android tablets to the back of my car head rests so that my two children can watch films on long journeys. I want them to be watching the exact same video at the same time, ...
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Disable autoplay video in Chrome

Is there a way of disabling auto-play of video in Chrome? Many sites have moved to HTML5 video and so you have ads or featured videos that start automatically playing the moment the page loads.
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How can I watch TED videos offline on Android?

I'm looking for a way of subscribing to and watching TED talk videos on the HTC Desire, but I want support for off-line viewing. The Mother TED app seems to require an active network connection, ...
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How to use Google Talk voice and video calling on an Android?

How do you do Google talk voice and video calling from android. The google talk application only appears to allow text based chatting. But Google talk on the desktop supports both voice calling and ...
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Why do some (many?) Youtube videos not play?

Very often when I click on an embedded Youtube video or even access a Youtube video though the Youtube app, I get an error that curtly says "This video cannot be played". What gives?
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Streaming UDP protocol on Android

I'm trying to stream satellite TV from my desktop PC to my Android phone. I'm using DVB Dream, the software is transmitting on udp://@. I've already tried downloading VLC for Android, but it seems ...
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Can I stream video from PC to an android device over USB?

I'd like to be able to stream video to my android phone (Samsung Galaxy S rooted 2.2) from a PC running Windows XP (I'm at work!). There's no wireless network here, VLC and similar marketplace apps ...
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Upload my own videos to Google Play?

Is it possible to sync my own video with Google Play Video (like in Google Play Music)? I know that it's not possible on Google Books, I am wondering how about videos. What will be a good ...
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What is the recommended video format codec and container to play on android devices

I am about to encode some of my videos so that they can be played on android devices? what is the most compatible container, codec and dimension for android devices. thanks!
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Unable to view videos - Message: “sorry, video cannot be played”

I have a strange issue. I have downloaded some WMV files on my Android to watch them while offline. I watched some of them and now all of a sudden I see "sorry, video cannot be played". None of the ...
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Android 4.4.2 youtube/video stuck in pause

Got me a shiny new Hudl 2 (8.3" Wi-Fi tablet with Android 4.4.2). It's nice. It does the gmail and the facebook, etc. What it doesn't do is play video from youtube, or other sources such as the BBC. ...
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How can I determine the hardware video file decoding capability of my android phone?

I have many video files. I want convert all the files to a playable format for my phone... would H264 or xvid work? I just want to convert to a hardware decode-able format to save my phone battery.
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Video Player App for MKV?

Having trouble finding an app that will smoothly play .MKV (matroska video) files. (For those unfamiliar with the format, MKV is commonly used for HD video.) The popular QQ, Mobo, Mvideo, and MX ...
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Video player to play all files? [closed]

As VLC is not available for android, which Android player supports most video formats (and faster and lighter if possible)? For example currently i use kascend media player, it can also play flv files ...
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Connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone? And use it for videos?

Is it possible to connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone, with an USB OTG cable? ... and then use this USB soundcards's stereo input as audio when making a video with the phone?
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How Do I change from PTP to MTP mode? Cannot find options in settings

That may be the issue why I can't see my captured videos from my phone when connected to my pc. How do I access PTP and MTP modes? Can't see any options in settings.
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Is there anyway to watch wmv and or divx videos on android?

I have a nexus one and would love to watch divx and wmv videos on it. Is there a way to do that?
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Android limited to 1 hour video recording?

At the moment, I am using the standard video recording app for video recording. I have found that the recording automatically stops after just 1 hour. Is this a deliberate limitation placed on the ...
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State of VLC for Android / Media Player that plays AVI files

Does anyone know where the VLC developers are up to with VLC for Android. Is there a beta out, an APK somewhere? I'm trying to play an AVI on my HTC Legend, to no avail. If VLC is not ready, does ...
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Are there any video players with variable speed playback?

I am looking for a video player that can play videos on my SD card with variable speed playback Related Questions https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/2840/comparision-of-video-players-for-...
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Share 3gp video files as mpeg

Is there a relatively easy way to convert 3gp files to share as mpeg format from an Android device?
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VLC speed play in Android app

In VLC player there is a "faster" and "slower" button that makes the video go faster or slower so that if you need to learn something (for example a guitar solo) you can slow it down a bit or if ...
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How many type of video format supported in native android device?

Basically i refer the android developer site and also search on google but did not find any proper solution.
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how to watch DVDs on my Captivate

I would like to rip and watch a DVD on my new Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate variety) handset. Sometimes I get a goofy sci-fi on Netflix that I would like to watch but the wife wouldn't bother. So I ...
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How can I play a RealMedia stream?

I would like to play the RealMedia streams at http://www.cs.princeton.edu/theory/index.php/Main/AdditiveCombinatoricsMinicourse . I have installed the RealPlayer beta but all that happens is that the ...
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Play video with 2x speed in MX player kindly help

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 ...
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Autoplay video on device boot

I have a Noontec A9 Android Smart Box TV thingy that needs to play a video on loop for a very long time. I found multiple apps that can do this but I am looking for one that will start playing the ...
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Is there a way to open an m3u8 playlist on android

I'm using Android 2.2. Trying to open an m3u8 playlist file directly from a http source. Dolphin browser just asks me to save the file. Any ideas on how I can stream the content.... is there a market ...
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Video stopped recording after ~31 minutes

I attempted to record a long video with my Nexus 5, only to discover that the video stopped capturing partway through. I searched for a possible explanation, but nothing I found seems to match this ...
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Is it possible to write video directly to external device while recording

I have a Nexus 5 that I'd like to use for some video recording. The meetings I'd like to record are likely to run long enough that they might cause my phone to run out of space mid-recording. I am ...
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Turn animated gif into WhatsApp sendable video

I'd like to convert a short gif-animation to a video so I can send it to a friend via WhatsApp. Do you know easy ways to accomplish that (e.g. codec etc.)? Best would be doing it on the device ...
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How to properly play 720p/1080p media with subtitles through MHL (HDMI out)?

I own a Galaxy Note and got a MHL cable for watching movies on my Sony Bravia. I'm having some problems for playing it nicelly. With hardware decoding: Only the stock samsung "Video Player" is able ...
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Record video and send it to server

I want to record a video, and stream it directly to the server while recording (i.e. the video should be saved on the server, not necessarily locally on the Android device). How can this be ...
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Why do all my MMSes show up as videos?

Long text messages, photos - all show up as a five second long "video" (still image). Happens with received MMSes and the ones from me that I've sent. Using a galaxy s2. This is really annoying, my ...
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Embedded YouTube videos have sound but no video

Whenever I come across a page with an embedded YouTube video and press play then the sound will be heard but the video will be blank (a black screen). The controls work just fine - it's just that I ...
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What is the Android Answer to Air Video Server?

I just switched to a Droid X and I love it. One of the things that keeps me from not needing my iPod touch is Air Video. Is there a similar system that can run on my network?
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Nexus 7 as a remote home controller

I have a Nexus 7 and I find it really useful for everyday use. I would like to improve it as a remote controller for my apartment, like: play music (the mp3 files are stored on the computer, N7 is ...
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Keep sound from video playing in background

I have some serious trouble with VLC player on my device, so I have started using KMPlayer. The only thing I miss from VLC is the ability to continue listening to the sound from videos even while ...
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Use an android phone as a monitor screen with AV-in wire?

I'd like to use my phone instead of a TV as a small display monitor (with a cable, not wifi). I have a couple of devices which have AV out on them, what I'd like to do is show their output on my phone ...
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How can I install additional audio/video codecs on Android?

Does android separate the module between video player and video codec? If so, how do we install more codec to the system?
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Pdf videos on mobile phone

I put a video in my pdf with Acrobat and there I can watch my video. But if I open the pdf on my mobile, I can't watch the video, I only see an image. Is there a way to watch videos of a pdf in a ...
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Unable to Seek on Full Screen Videos in Chrome/Chrome Beta

So I have an odd issue that I haven't been able to find a fix for. When I'm watching a video in Chrome (or Chrome Beta), if I go full screen, whenever I try to seek to a different time in the video, ...
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Automatic app updating interrupts video

I have a Google Nexus 6P. Irritatingly enough, when apps are finished updating, whatever video I'm watching in whatever app is paused. Every time. And when you can't schedule app updates for when you'...
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Choppy playback of HD video on Jellybean

I run Jellybean on my Galaxy Nexus, and ever since I switched from ICS I've started getting choppy playback of HD video. I used to be able to watch 720p video without any problem in MX Player. If I ...
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How can I watch movies offline on my Android tablet?

How can I watch movies on my tablet (Asus Transformer tablet with Android 3.2) offline? I recognize that this is a very basic question, however, I can not find any step-by-step instructions on this ...
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When you record a video at 60 fps, how can you play the video back at 24 fps?

I saw a friend shooting video at 60 fps and then playing the videos back at 24 fps. Seeing the 60 fps video playback at 24 fps was quite amazing and impressive (dramatic almost slow motion effect)! ...
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Optimum video codec for low end Android phones?

While I know Android phones play mp4 the best, I wanted to know what other specification in this container is the best for playback, (the bitrate, resolution, fps etc). Or perhaps some other codec/...