Saturday, November 6, 2010

How to Slow Down or Speed Up YouTube or Other Videos for Steno Practice



I get so bored sometimes with typical school-assigned audio tracks, so when that happens, I usually change gears right away and do some song, video, or podcast practice. As alluded to in the previous post, there is a program you can use to speed up or slow down YouTube videos or other flash video.

It's called Enounce Myspeed. I personally use the regular $30 version of MySpeed for Windows, but there's a 7-day free trial of MySpeed Premier ($100) at that link, after which you'd need to register to continue using it. It's a good way to see if this is something you'd be interested in buying.

Staniel over on depoman.com has taken this concept to a new level and has created some videos of his song and podcast practice which can be found on here. Happy practicing, and keep changing up the practice routine to keep things spicy and fresh. (Hmm, I must be hungry.)

This is just a tool I find useful for practicing videos or other flash-based audio or video at multiple speed levels, like the practice tracks found on some web-based dictation libraries (like StenoU) or videos on YouTube. I'm not getting a thing for promoting this program, just think it's worthwhile to share.

Here are some video depositions that would be great to practice to:

Cindy Anthony Deposition Part 1
Joe Cruz Deposition
Bill Gates Deposition Part 1

And then I can't resist. Once you have your practice in, check out these nightmare/funny depositions for a laugh. Caution: some coarse language

Best Deposition Ever
What Not to Do During a Deposition
I Don't Recall

3 comments:

  1. For youtube videos you can also just add SLOW in front of youtube in the url, and you will be redirected to a page that enables you to slow down youtube videos. :) so http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY9g7koP8yQ becomes http://www.youtubeSLOW.com/watch?v=VY9g7koP8yQ and you'll be redirected to the slowdown page :)

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  2. That's pretty cool, Anon! I tried the site, and it does work. The only thing is the audio gets rapidly stopped and started along with the video, so the voices get choppy, but still a neat way to slow down YouTube videos!

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  3. That's something I did not know about. The video links are really helpful, I will defiantly share them with my fellow stenographers. We are Court Reporters in Manila

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