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I want to play videos in iTunes faster (1x, 2x, double speed, etc.) or maybe slower. How do I do that?

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Right click on the file in iTunes and choose "Show in Finder." Then right click the file and open in Quicktime Player. In Quicktime Player you can choose the playback speed by using the A/V Controls (Command + K or Window>A/V Controls). From there, you can select the playback speed:

A/V Controls - QT Player

Alternatively, you could use VLC or another music player.

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And yes, it's annoying that you can trivially do this on an iPod/iPhone but not in iTunes. –  geekosaur Apr 11 '12 at 0:22
    
@geekosaur I know! –  daviesgeek Apr 11 '12 at 0:22
    
thanks this is what was looking for –  user55341 Aug 18 '13 at 21:16
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  1. Right click on the iTunes playlist and click Show in Finder
  2. Right click on the content in Finder and click Open with Quicktime player.
  3. While watching the video/movie press Command and then right arrow or left arrow to increase or decrease playback speed, respectively.
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The Cmd+K shortcut no longer works in Lion or Mavericks.

Please see a post about increasing the playback speed in Quicktime.

The double arrow allows for integer increases in playback speed.

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