YouTube Hacks

On this page I will keep notes about YouTube hacks you can use to improve your experience.

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Increase Playback Speed More Than 2x

The standard playback speed options for a YouTube video supported by the user interface are 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, and 2x. But you can increase the playback speed of a YouTube video to more than 2x by using the following JavaScript in your browser's console. To bring up the console press F12. Then copy and paste the following code into the console and press Enter.

document.querySelector("video").playbackRate = 3.0;

The code above will increase the playback speed to 3x speed. You can use a different number to get a different speed. For example, to get 2.5x speed you would use 2.5 instead of 3.0.

You can drag and drop the following bookmarklet link to your bookmarks bar to create a bookmarklet: 3x. Then when you are watching a YouTube video you can click the bookmarklet to increase the playback speed to 3x. You can edit the bookmarklet to change the speed to a different value. The bookmarklet will only work on the current YouTube video page. If you navigate to a different page you will need to click the bookmarklet again. If you refresh the page you will need to click the bookmarklet again.

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