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How to speed up videos for free

In this guide I will show you both how to speed up videosto be able to view them more quickly, both assave the video we havespeeded, so you can also see it on other devices so modified, all on Windows and Mac computers and on smartphones and tablets, Android and iOS.

In addition to speeding it up, you can also slow down a video, choosing exactly how far to do it, in order to obtain the desired result.

If you just want to view a video by increasing or decreasing the speed there are many software capable of doing it, among the most popular we find VLC, while to save the video so modified the programs or better the free video editors few are able to do this, as most of the solutions are paid, in this case we will use VideoPad.

In addition to the programs, there are also applications for smartphones and tablets, capable of performing this operation, which you will find after the computer programs that I am about to suggest.

Programs to speed up videos

VLC(For Windows – Mac – Android – iOS)

If you just want to speed up or slow down a video while you're playing it, the best choice without a shadow of a doubt VLC, the free player available for Windows, Mac and Linux. This program will only allow you to view it at a modified speed and not to save it, which you can do with the next software that will suggest you. You can download VLC from the following link.


Once installed on your system, use it to play the desired video; you don't have to worry about the format, VLC really reads anything! While playing the video just press on the menu Playback, then on the voice speedto see a menu appear containing a series of items related to the playback speed.

Programs to speed up videos

To change the video playback speed, just select one of the items as indicated:

  • Faster: fast forward
  • Faster (fine): move forward with a smaller increment
  • Slower (fine): send back with a smaller increment
  • Slower: fast reverse

To get everything back to normal, just select the item Normal speed. As an alternative to the menu, you can speed up video or slow it down using the + (pi) key or the – (minus) key on the numeric keypad. Each time you press these buttons the video will speed up or slow down, so just play with the settings to find the right rhythm.

Programs to speed up videos and save the edited video

VideoPad (For Windows – Mac – Android – iOS)

If with VLC it is only possible to change the display speed of the video, with VideoPAD it is also possible to save the edited video, so that we can see it everywhere accelerated or decelerated as we decided to do it.

This truly gorgeous and free program, without the inclusion of any annoying post-production watermark, without limitations for private use and has a huge amount of effects and modifications that can be applied, much higher to the classic Movie Maker that was used a lot in the past and of which you can still find the link at the end of the article.

VideoPAD is available not only for Windows but also for Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle. On this page you will find all the links, as indicated by the arrows in the image below:

LINK | VideoPad

videopad download

The program interface appears very simple to use. To speed up a video just follow the steps below:

  1. To add the video or videos that we need to speed up or slow down, click the right mouse button in the white space that we find on the left of this program and click on the "Add file" item (or with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + M).
  2. Once the video has been added, drag it to the bottom of the video scroll bar
  3. Click on the triangle facing down next to "Video Effects"

edit videos with videopad

In the window that will open click on "Speed ??variation"

video speed variation videopad

All that remains is to set the desired video speed, values ??above 100% will make the video faster, values ??below 100% will make it slower. Finally click on Set.

set videopad video speed

Now to finish we just have to:

  1. Click on the "Export" tab as indicated by the arrow
  2. Click on "Video File"
  3. A window will open in which we will have to choose where to save the "Save in" file, by clicking on "Browse" alongside
  4. Choose the settings with the quality with which we want to save the video (I recommend a resolution similar or lower than the original one of the video, those Youtube are preferable for size / quality ratio)
  5. Click on Create.

save speeded video

Just wait for the time necessary for the program to finish the operation, time that varies according to the size of the video and the complexity of the operations to be performed. After this operation you will find the edited video in the folder concerned.

There is also a version for this program for smartphones and tablets, certainly less comfortable, but with the possibility of applying the desired effects.

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Other programs to speed up videos

Do you need other programs to speed up videos? If among the recommended ones you have not found the right program for you, you can look at the list that I have prepared for you in this part of the guide. In order to speed up the videos it will be sufficient to test the voices to modify the videos or video effects dedicated to speed (based on the type of program used).

The other programs to speed up video on PC are the following:

All the recommended programs in the list above are free, you just have to download and try them. If, on the other hand, you are fond of Windows Movie Maker (which allowed you to speed up videos) you can also download it on Windows 10 using the link below.

DOWNLOAD | Windows Movie Maker in Italian