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Increase the upper speed bound #3

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nilbus commented Feb 22, 2014

Some people talk /really/ slowly.

Increase the upper speed bound
Some people talk /really/ slowly.
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3x seriously? :) I can see going to 2.25 maybe and 2.5 if it's super slow but honestly I've watched a ton of slow talkers and never felt 2x was too slow. Can you send a link to something that's actually watchable at 3x? I'd merge an increase to 2.5 if you feel super strongly..

has207 commented on 8b020c7 Feb 23, 2014

3x seriously? :) I can see going to 2.25 maybe and 2.5 if it's super slow but honestly I've watched a ton of slow talkers and never felt 2x was too slow. Can you send a link to something that's actually watchable at 3x? I'd merge an increase to 2.5 if you feel super strongly..

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I have at times felt like 2x was slow, which is why I made this change.
Speed listening is a learned skill that improves with practice, so I'm not
sure that sending you an anecdote would be helpful. The speed at which you
can listen and comprehend also depends upon your existing understanding of
the material. While listening to content where I can follow along, I
generally use 2.25-2.75x. I don't often bump to 3.0x, but it can be helpful
when trying to scan something you've listened to before.

Outside my own experience, I know others who listen to podcasts regularly
who use 4x, which is kind of mind blowing to me, but it works. The Audible
(audio book) app goes up to 3x, and on Amazon's forum for that app, there
are a handful of people requesting speeds greater than 3x, even up to 5x.

I believe supporting speeds up to 3x in this extension would be quite
reasonable.

For the record, I like the .25x granularity you use. And thanks for putting
this extension together. I love it!

nilbus commented Feb 23, 2014

I have at times felt like 2x was slow, which is why I made this change.
Speed listening is a learned skill that improves with practice, so I'm not
sure that sending you an anecdote would be helpful. The speed at which you
can listen and comprehend also depends upon your existing understanding of
the material. While listening to content where I can follow along, I
generally use 2.25-2.75x. I don't often bump to 3.0x, but it can be helpful
when trying to scan something you've listened to before.

Outside my own experience, I know others who listen to podcasts regularly
who use 4x, which is kind of mind blowing to me, but it works. The Audible
(audio book) app goes up to 3x, and on Amazon's forum for that app, there
are a handful of people requesting speeds greater than 3x, even up to 5x.

I believe supporting speeds up to 3x in this extension would be quite
reasonable.

For the record, I like the .25x granularity you use. And thanks for putting
this extension together. I love it!

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