Jan 5 2013

Speed control for Google Drive videos

Few guys I’m studying with are recording all of the Quantum theory lectures and sharing them with us using Google Drive.

The problem is that Google drive’s players lacks the feature of “fast forward”, which is essential if you don’t wanna wast a lot of time while reviewing old lectures.

So, I’ve dedicated few hours and came up with the following script that replaces the default player with one that has those features.

Instructions for Chrome users:

  1. Download the script from the link below.
  2. Click on the menu button near the address bar (the button with the three horizontal lines)
  3. Choose tools and extensions
  4. Drag the file you’ve just downloaded to the newly opened tab in chrome.
  5. Enjoy

After installation, whenever you will open a video that is stored in video drive, the player will be replaced and a text field and a button will be added. In order to control the speed of the playback, just type in the required speed and click the button. For example in order to view the video in double speed, just type 2 and click the button.

Download the UserScript

Please Note: I didn’t test it well enough, and currently it’s a bit ugly. Well very ugly. There might be issues with some videos. Please let me know about any problem you’ve got.