In QuickTime Player, I'd like to play the video back at slower than real-time speeds. I see that it's possible to play back at faster than real time speeds -- by pressing the option key and clicking the Fast Forward and Rewind buttons. How can I play video at slower speeds?

I'm running QuickTime player 10.4 on OSX 10.11.x

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Slow Motion Forward: Hold K+L together (this gives you audio) or hold right-arrow. Slow Motion Reverse: Hold J+K together (this gives you audio) or hold left-arrow.

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    Is there some guide somewhere that documents these commands for QuickTime? I have not been able to find a comprehensive one.
    – The Matt
    Jan 2, 2020 at 19:07

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