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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#42817 new enhancement

Add ability to set playback rate for media

Reported by: LewisCowles Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.1
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:
PR Number:


Media elements seem to lack a playback rate despite the functionality being provided by all modern browsers and mediaelement.js library

Until recently I've just been downloading media to watch at higher speed.

Hacking at the speed is reasonably easy from a bookmarklet I've made and started using today instead of downloading (loops over all media, this might not be correct for anyone but me).


It'd be great if the core functionality could be supported (needs tests and a less naive implementation than my bookmarklet).

I Have searched for plugins for the meantime

I've also got a fork of https://github.com/Daronspence/media-playback-speed/blob/master/media-playback-speed.php at https://github.com/CODESIGN2/media-playback-speed.

Ideas for further enhancement

  • wordpress filter for default buttons added to media controls
  • wordpress filter for speed settings (would also make translation trivial)

Change History (3)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.

2 years ago

#2 @rianrietveld
2 years ago

  • Focuses accessibility removed

#3 @afercia
2 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Media

Discussed during today's accessibility bug-scrub, definitely not our area of expertise so we'd defer the decision to the Media team and remove the accessibility focus for now.

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