Increase YouTube video playback rate up to 2x
YouTube videos (along with all modern video implementations on the web) uses the HTML5 video element. This new media tag implements the HTMLMediaElement API, which gives a plenty of media-related methods common to audio and video.
The standard YouTube player just allow us to increase video speed up to 2x, but, if you want to increase it even more? Well, there's a solution for that: just set the playback rate to whatever number you want!
In order to do that, you need to select the
<video> element in the page and change its playback rate to the desired speed:
It's a good solution, but not a practical one. Gracefully, there's a better way to make use of this functionality without having to open the console of your browser.
And here is an screenshot of the bookmarklet working:
Feel free to contribute with this code in my public gist.