Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikiversity/Speed reading video option for wikiversity MOOCs

Speed reading video option for wikiversity MOOCs

  • Problem: Some MOOCs in French Wikiversity include videos (example), but the video player does not allow users to change the playback speed. Watching at a faster playback speed saves time.
  • Who would benefit: Video viewers on Wikiversity
  • Proposed solution: Updating the Wikimedia video player
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T174393
  • Proposer: Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 01:03, 29 October 2019 (UTC)


I like this idea. I prefer to watch talking-heads informative videos at ~double speed. Slowly trawling through a video is very frustrating, especially when you are just trying to find one fact. Adjustable playback speed would benefit other projects, too; if this proposal therefore gets turned down as out-of-scope for this year, please to re-nominate it next year. I have boldly polished the English, please revert or modify if I have misunderstood you. HLHJ (talk) 21:53, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Definitely a good idea! Juandev (talk) 08:31, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

The new video.js beta player does have the ability to change playback speed. It would however require some software change to expose that feature conditionally (showing it all the time is not going to be efficient on most of our other sites. Oh btw, depending on your browser, it is sometimes possible to right click the video and adapt the playback speed in that way. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 13:21, 4 November 2019 (UTC)


  •   Support MichaelSchoenitzer (talk) 23:12, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Exilexi (talk) 20:26, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support The closer we can get to first-class video support that just works for everyone, the better. Educational videos, in particular, benefit a lot from being able to control the playback speed.--Ragesoss (talk) 20:52, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 08:35, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 11:01, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:18, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:22, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support JogiAsad (talk) 13:14, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 15:38, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Romuald 2 (talk) 16:23, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support 17:00, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Strong support—1.25x 1.5x 1.75x and 2.0x are all very useful! Trey314159 (talk) 17:10, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Thibaut120094 (talk) 16:53, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Enthusiastic support. I avoid videos if not possible to speed up. Eyoungstrom (talk) 19:26, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 17:38, 2 December 2019 (UTC)