[LAU] audio file player with playback SPEED control???

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sun Aug 1 16:27:11 UTC 2010

Andras Simon wrote:
> On 7/31/10, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
>> Kevin Cosgrove wrote:
>>> A friend of mine was telling me how he listens to his speech podcasts
>>> on his iPod at faster than natural playback speeds.  I'd like to do
>>> this with an audio file player which can do the same on Linux.  Which
>>> one(s) should I investigate?  Of course, I want the original pitch at
>>> any playback speed.
>> If you don't mind command line stuff, mplayer has playback speed control:
>>         MPlayer  has  a  fully configurable, command-driven control
>> layer which
>>         allows you to control MPlayer using keyboard, mouse, joystick or
>> remote
>>         control (with LIRC).  See the -input option for ways to
>> customize it.
>>         keyboard control
>>                <- and ->
>>                     Seek backward/forward 10 seconds.
>>                up and down
>>                     Seek forward/backward 1 minute.
>>                pgup and pgdown
>>                     Seek forward/backward 10 minutes.
>>                [ and ]
>>                     Decrease/increase current playback speed by 10%.
>>                { and }
>>                     Halve/double current playback speed.
>>                backspace
>>                     Reset playback speed to normal.
> The trouble with [ and ] in mplayer is that they don't preserve the
> original pitch.
> But
> mplayer -af scaletempo -speed 1.2 yourfile.mp3
> of which I probably learned on this list, does.

Thanks, I didn't know that. I don't use speed adjustments when listening 
to audio, but I'm not into spoken podcast type things.

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