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Feature: Double speed playback

New postby Feature Bot on Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:45 am

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Double speed playback

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Double speed playback

New postby Steve_S_T on Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:45 am

Not sure I'd use it myself but this feature is something that I've heard mentioned by a lot of people who have migrated from iPhone to Android. Apparently the popular podcast software on the Apple devices has the ability to play 'casts at double speed, enabling people to listen to a 1 hour episode in 30 minutes. I suppose this will give you higher pitched voices and probably wouldn't be very satisfactory for music based shows, and in truth it's something I'm unlikely to use, but when PodTrapper eventually goes live in the Android App Market this could be a valuable extra selling point.

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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby iwinkler on Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:58 pm

I use the double speed playback on my iPod Touch all the time. Now that I have upgraded to an Android phone, I miss this option.
The voices are not high pitched - this is a digital fix and not an analog 'playing the tape faster' situation.
Do you know of any Android player that does this? I found the Audible Book Player can play at 2X, but does this by clipping out stuff so the playback is unintelligible.
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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby wpwoodjr on Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:35 pm

Posting this here in case there's interest from others:

I just bought Osplay from the Android market, it will speed up and slow down podcasts that PodTrapper has downloaded! Its really great. However it cannot download podcasts and its user interface is minimal.

I would be willing to pay extra for a "Podtrapper plus" with this feature.
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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby brandypuff on Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:38 am

I would definitely use double (or user specified speed) playback as i use it on my ipod to save time.
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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby Achmeddie on Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:31 am

I'd love this feature to be included. I stopped using my Bold/PT for podcasts for quite awhile while I used my iPod Touch (has the 2x feature). Now that I'm regularly using PT again I really miss being able to get through podcasts in half the time. Most spoken word podcasts play just fine at 2x speed and it would be a great feature to keep on par with the competition.
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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby marwatk on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:26 pm

Sadly this isn't possible on the BB. I keep trying to get RIM to implement it, but no luck. It's something I'm working on for android, though.

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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby ajg23 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:16 pm

I already own BeyondPod [Android] but if another podcatcher gets double playback speed first I'll buy it as well (hint hint :))
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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby Guest on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:55 am

marwatk wrote:Sadly this isn't possible on the BB. I keep trying to get RIM to implement it, but no luck. It's something I'm working on for android, though.

-Marcus


Is this something that would be possible on the Android platform?
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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby marwatk on Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:55 am

Yep, and it's actually in the works. Should be in the next version (though you'll need a third party library to make it work)

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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby czukas on Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:52 pm

I currently use podshifter.com to double the speed of my podcasts downloaded by Podtrapper on my Blackberry. I look forward to upgrading to an Android phone and utilizing this feature within Podtrapper instead of proxying each download through that site. Thanks for the great software!

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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby stewywerf on Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:53 am

Presto Sound Library is an add on that you can buy in the Android Market for 4.24. It claims that it will work with Podtrapper to increase playback speed. Has anyone tried this with Podtrapper?

I listen to a podcast called Android App Addicts and some of the hosts on the show use this with Beyond Pod and they seem to love it.

I might just go ahead and buy it. I'll keep you posted.


UPDATE: IT IS AWESOME. IT WORKS PERFECTLY!!!
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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby marwatk on Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:34 pm

Should work fine with the latest PT beta:

http://ota.versatilemonkey.com/beta/

Let me know if you run into any issues with it.

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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby stewywerf on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:27 pm

marwatk wrote:Should work fine with the latest PT beta:

http://ota.versatilemonkey.com/beta/

Let me know if you run into any issues with it.

-Marcus


It works well. Every now and then an error message pops up. The last one that popped up was: Error seeking in this episode: java.lang.NullPointerException/null .

It still operates fine. It does not cause a force close. The other error message I get on occasion has something to do with media player failure. It continues playing fine. I just click okay and all is good.

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Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby marwatk on Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:47 pm

Yeah, he's still got some bugs in his player, but for the most part it's pretty usable.

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Re: Re: Feature: Double speed playback

New postby wpwoodjr on Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:04 pm

marwatk wrote:Should work fine with the latest PT beta:

http://ota.versatilemonkey.com/beta/

Let me know if you run into any issues with it.

-Marcus

Hi Marcus, when are you planning on releasing the beta to the market?

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