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Is there a way to ‘fine tune’ Slowing down Youtube videos?

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Sep 14, 2020 - 5:03:12 AM
280 posts since 6/21/2007

OK, so I know that by tapping the little gear icon, you can slow down YouTube videos to 75 or 50%. I found a video of Kenny Baker playing Jerusalem Ridge solo. I can play along at 75% but not at 100%. Does anyone know of a method so I can fine-tune it to 80% Then 85, 90, etc.?

Thanks

Rick

Sep 14, 2020 - 5:25:02 AM

8696 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by stumpkicker

OK, so I know that by tapping the little gear icon, you can slow down YouTube videos to 75 or 50%. I found a video of Kenny Baker playing Jerusalem Ridge solo. I can play along at 75% but not at 100%. Does anyone know of a method so I can fine-tune it to 80% Then 85, 90, etc.?

Thanks

Rick


I think I know what video you are referring to... 75% is about as good as I can do also..!! Have you considered the ASD (Amazing Slow Downer) app for your phone or computer?  Also, if you can 'play along', then I'll assume that you know the piece by heart...SOO   use a Metronome.. Set it for his 75% and when you have that "SOLID".. turn him off and play to your metronome, but set it a little faster. Just a suggestion.. If you can play with him then you should also be able to play alone..

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 09/14/2020 05:28:10

Sep 14, 2020 - 6:44:59 AM

384 posts since 11/7/2008

I download the videos and play them with VLC Player. the slow down feature is really good, you can slow it down to a crawl or speed'em up. I use it on all the tunes I want to learn.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 7:20 AM

280 posts since 6/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by TuneWeaver
quote:
Originally posted by stumpkicker

OK, so I know that by tapping the little gear icon, you can slow down YouTube videos to 75 or 50%. I found a video of Kenny Baker playing Jerusalem Ridge solo. I can play along at 75% but not at 100%. Does anyone know of a method so I can fine-tune it to 80% Then 85, 90, etc.?

Thanks

Rick


I'll assume that you know the piece by heart...SOO   use a Metronome.. If you can play with him then you should also be able to play alone..

 


With fiddle tunes, that's what I'm able to do. But I find Bluegrass more demanding. So I find I do better playing along with the fiddler. I have an old Windows machine that allows you to increase audio file speed by as little as 1% , but that doesn't work with video files.

Edited by - stumpkicker on 09/14/2020 07:22:35

Sep 14, 2020 - 9:52:22 AM
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ChrisN

USA

1 posts since 2/29/2020

Yes there is a way to fine tune the playback speed on YouTube videos. There is a CUSTOM button at the top of the playback speed menu that will adjust the speed in .05 increments.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 10:44:02 AM

8696 posts since 3/19/2009

ChrisN, THAT is a great TIP about the 'custom' playback.. Wish I'd have seen that a LONG time ago..

Sep 14, 2020 - 11:56:53 AM

280 posts since 6/21/2007

Hi Chris, sorry but I don’t see the ‘Custom’ option. When I press on the gear icon, the Speed box defaults to ‘normal’. When I click on it I get options as slow as .25 Up to 2X.
I’m using an iPad, what type of device are you using?

Rick

Sep 14, 2020 - 11:59:55 AM

8696 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by stumpkicker

Hi Chris, sorry but I don’t see the ‘Custom’ option. When I press on the gear icon, the Speed box defaults to ‘normal’. When I click on it I get options as slow as .25 Up to 2X.
I’m using an iPad, what type of device are you using?

Rick


Look for small print WAY up to the right AFTER you .. CLICK on Normal..

Sep 14, 2020 - 1:08:56 PM

Moko

USA

7 posts since 11/24/2017

I don't see the custom option on my iPad either,It's available on my desktop but must not be an option on iPad.

Sep 14, 2020 - 1:16:11 PM
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Moko

USA

7 posts since 11/24/2017

I use an app called snippz to slow down YouTube videos. It also lets you segment the video and loop the segments over and over. You can also enlarge the picture and try to read fingers or at least watch the bowing up close. I might have paid $3 to access YouTube, I just can't remember, but I like it and use it just like I use amazing slow downer for for just the audio.

Sep 14, 2020 - 2:59:39 PM

280 posts since 6/21/2007

I just had a friend of mine with a Mac check it out. Custom Speed adjustment is available on iMacs, at 5% intervals, but not iPads. :-(.        So I guess I have to choose what App I need to add on. Thanks everyone for your input,

 

Rick

Edited by - stumpkicker on 09/14/2020 15:00:47

Sep 15, 2020 - 11:22:04 AM

Dave Churm

Canada

20 posts since 8/26/2007

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Sep 15, 2020 - 5:44:23 PM

541 posts since 8/10/2017

Yes, there is a way, on the Mac at least.
1. Get the program youtube-dl. It's a command-line program. I don't think it works for windows. You have to type commands into a terminal window. There's no user interface. You can get the program from its git repository. github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl
2. Using the program, download a youtube video as an audio file. Here's a sample command. youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 -o "%(title)s.%(ext)s" youtube.com/watch?v=TeWV4kFPJVM
3. Get Quicktime 7. The newer Quicktime doesn't have the slow down controls. support.apple.com/kb/dl923?locale=en_US
4. Open your downloaded audio file in Quicktime 7 and go to Window > AV Controls.
5. Now you can slow it down however much you want. And pitch shift it!

If you don't have Quicktime 7 and can still use youtube-dl, you might be able to figure out other ways to play the downloaded mp3 file.

Sep 16, 2020 - 5:21:38 AM
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6 posts since 9/22/2013

My approach is similar to Diane's. I use youtube-dl with the "-x" suffix: "youtube-dl [youtube video filename] -x". This saves just the audio portion of the video. I've been fiddling for decades and don't need to see the bowing, which is a personal thing. Then I open the audio file with Audacity, a free program available for all platforms, select the whole tune, then I use the "change tempo without changing pitch" feature which is on the Effects menu. I use the slower but higher quality option. I then save the slowed-down file as an mp3 file.

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