How to Adjust Video & Audio Speed on a Computer

by Joanne Mendes

Adjusting the playback speed of video and audio files on a computer is easy using the default media player found in all Windows operating systems. Windows Media Player lets you control the playback rate of videos, DVDs and CDs. Speed up CDs or view movies in slow motion using your computer and Windows Media Player.

Adjust Video Speed

Click the "Start" button and choose "All Programs." Select "Windows Media Player."

Insert a DVD into the hard drive tray or click on a video file saved to the media player's library.

Click "Layout Options" and choose "Show Classic Menus."

Click "View" and choose "Enhancements." Click "Playback Settings."

Click "Slow" to play the video at half of the normal rate of playback speed. Click "Normal" to play the video at a normal rate of speed. Click "Fast" to play the video at 1.5 times the normal speed.

Adjust Audio Speed

Click the "Start" button and choose "All Programs." Select "Windows Media Player."

Insert an audio CD into the hard drive tray or click on an audio track saved to the media player's library.

Click "Layout Options" and choose "Show Classic Menus."

Click the "Play" tab on the classic menu bar and choose "Play Speeds." Choose from the audio speed levels in the pop-out menu to adjust the speed levels of the audio track.

About the Author

Joanne Mendes has been professionally writing since 2007 and began specializing in education topics in 2009. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master's degree from Chatham University.