You may find it useful to speed up a video when you need to reduce the video size for sending to a friend. When you speed up a video, the length is reduced and hence the file size also become smaller. It is also a way to make your friend laugh and get him entertained while watching the video. The following are 5 ways on how you can increase your video speed and make it play faster.

Windows Live Movie Maker

The default video editor that comes with Windows, the Windows Live Movie Maker, offers the option for speeding up the video. In Windows Live Movie Maker, you must go to the Edit tab and select the speed from the Speed drop-down menu. You can choose from a range of speed from 0.125x – 64x. The preview screen on the left allows you to preview the playback speed of the video.

Third Party Video Editor

You have the option of using a third party video editor software like Movavi Video Editor to speed up video. If you are a beginner, you can choose a basic video editor that let you adjust the video speed with a slider. While adjusting the speed, playback the video on the preview screen to make sure it is fast forwarded at a speed that you want. You want to make sure that the video is not fast forwarded too fast otherwise the viewer will not understand what the video is about.

Online Video Speed Changer Tool

Online video speed changer tools like EZGift and Kapwing are free alternatives that you can use to accelerate a video. You must have a good internet connection in order to upload the video fast to the server and then to download it back to your computer. It also takes up bandwidth when the online tool speed up the video you uploaded the tool may also allow you to speed up a video on a URL. Your file size must not exceed the maximum size allowed. Before using the tool, check if it supports conversion to your desired format.

Increase Video Speed on YouTube Editor

You can also speed up a video with the YouTube Editor. To use the YouTube Editor, you must first upload your video on YouTube. The video will open when you drag and drop it in the timeline. Next, select the clip you want to speed up and you will see a pane with sliders on the right. Under Quick Fixes, you must select speed in Time-lapse. There are 4 speeds from 1x – 4x. When you click the publish button, your speed up YouTube video will be saved.

On the other hand, if you are watching a video on YouTube, you can adjust the speed by click on the gearwheel cog at the bottom of the player and selecting the speed option. The default speed is Normal but you can set the playback speed to as fast as 2.

Use a Speed up Mobile App

If you record the video on your mobile phone, you can use a speed up video app like KineMaster, FilmoraGo, Magisto, Fast & Slow Motion Video Tool, Adobe Premiere Clip, and Quik to make your video play faster. Tools like Lapse It allows you to record the video in fast forward speed. After that, you can have the video transferred to your computer with a USB connector.


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