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How to Slow Down a YouTube Video Online and Offline

Author by Kevincy Berel

Feb 8, 2020

When watching an interested video on YouTube, if a scene flashes instantly, in order not to miss important moment, most people usually expect to slow down the video to view the details. But how to achieve this? Pretty easy, let me introduce how to slow down a YouTube video in two methods below, so that you can easily enjoy it both online and offline.

I still remember I've ever learnt soccer skills on YouTube, I played and rewound the video back and forth dozens of times to see some feint and fake moves clearly. Of course, I'm sure quite a lot of people have done the same thing when watching fast-motion videos of magic tricks, game skills, sports highlights, dance moves, etc. in order to find out the details of the action. Now that you've opened this webpage and you've found the best solution, here's how to slow down videos on YouTube.

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How to Watch YouTube Videos in Slow Motion on Computer?

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Actually, YouTube has offered an inconspicuous feature that allows you to play YouTube videos in slow motion, but it seems very few people have noticed that.

Step 1. Visit YouTube in your preferred browser:

Step 2. Find and play the video you want to slow it down.

Step 3. Click on the Gear button on the bottom of the player, you'll see the "Playback speed" option. You’re offered 8 different playback speed options for your need. The smaller the number, the slower the video. Also, you can press Custom for fine-tuning.

Note: If you didn't see the feature, please update your browser or open the following page to check whether your browser supports YouTube HTML5 player.

How to Play YouTube Videos in Slow Motion on Mobile Phone?

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Likewise, surely you can handle YouTube video slow motion on your mobile phones. Both iPhone and Android have the similar steps, and I will take Android as example for demonstration below.

Step 1. Open YouTube APP on your smartphone.

Step 2. Go to a video you want to slow it down. Tap the video player, then tap 3 points icon at the upper right corner.

Step 3. Tap Playback Speed and select 0.25x, 0.5x or 0.75x to play YouTube videos in slow motion.

How to Play YouTube Video in Slow Motion Offline?

The above method works for a small amount of video, but if you have a heavy workload for YouTube video slow motion, it's better to slow down YouTube videos offline on the computer. For this purpose, you need to install 2 freeware below for preparation, and the whole procedure will be divided into two parts. Let's see how it works.

Part 1 - How to Save YouTube Videos in Local Drive?

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Step 1 - Open Video Downloader

Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory, press "Download Video" to open the online video downloader.

Step 2 - Paste and Analyze YouTube Video URL

Go to YouTube and copy the video URL that you want to slow down. Then paste and analyze it in the downloader.

Step 3 - Start Downloading Video

Click on 2 points icon to specify an output folder, select your desired format and resolution. Lastly, hit Download button to save YouTube video locally.

Part 2 - How to Play Downloaded Videos in Slow Motion with VLC Media Player

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Many free media players offer the feature that enables you to speed up or slow down video. If you have VLC Media Player installed on your computer, just follow the steps below.

Step 1. Run VLC and open the downloaded YouTube video you want to slow down.

Step 2. Go to View menu, enable the "Status Bar" option. Then you'll see the playback speed on the bottom of VLC.

Step 3. Click on 1.00x and move the slider to left for YouTube video slow down. Alternative, you can press the shortcut key "-" to slower the playback speed, and press "[" for fine-tuning. You can even customize the hotkey as you wish: go to Tools > Preferences > Hotkeys.

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Now stop pausing, replaying and rewinding YouTube videos without a break, after reading this post, I'm sure you've figured out how to play YouTube videos in slow motion. You won't miss any kind of detail. Wait! Don't forget to share this article with your friends, it would be a timely help.

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