Software Tips to Play Podcasts Fast
The internet provides a variety Software Tips to Play Podcasts Fast of entertaining podcasts. There are so many that it is hard to fit them all into the time you have to listen. One way of listening to more podcasts is to speed them and up listen to them faster. Do not worry, it does not take too long to get used to 1.5x or even 2x speeds.
Users can use two free programs that will help you speed up your podcasts without making the voices sound like chipmunks.
Download a program called VLC.
Once you start VLC, click on Tools > Preferences.
At the bottom left click on All.
Click the “>” button next to Audio then click on Filters.
Finally click on “Scale audio tempo in sync with playback rate” then save.
Now when you play a file you can click on the outer “>>” button to speed up the speed of the podcast and get more content in less time. You can also left click on where it says 1.00x and use the slide to set it to a faster speed.
This is best when you are listening while at your computer.
Another program you can use is called Audacity.
If you need to have your podcasts on the go, then you need to use Audacity to speed up the tempo of your files so you can use them on your mp3 player.
Open up your podcast or file
Click on Effects > Change Tempo.
You will see a slider that you can either speed up or slow down the tempo. For my computer going past 70% increases in speed makes the audio sound bad.
Set the slider to your desired speed and click OK. It will take it a few moments to transpose the podcast and speed up the tempo.
Click on File > Export to save the transposed file.