Podcast Listening Speed

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Podcast Listening Speed

Post by StargatePioneer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:46 am

What speed do YOU personally listen to podcasts? What speed do YOU watch YouTube videos at?


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Re: Podcast Listening Speed

Post by yakko » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:25 pm

Youtube is 1x, podcasts are usually 1.5x. A few I listen to at 2x.

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Post by zacharywebb » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:02 pm

I listen to podcasts at 1x speed on my older MP3 player that can't go faster.
I watch Youtube videos at 1.25-2x.
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Re: Podcast Listening Speed

Post by StephenJondrew » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:56 pm

I started recently going 1.5x to 2, but get the most satisfied out of 1x. 1X feels more personal, but there are some shows that I'm happy to 2x.
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Re: Podcast Listening Speed

Post by yakko » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:56 pm

yeah, I actually have a mix. My podcast app lets me set the speed on a show by show basis. So a show like Security Now, which is information dense, I like to have at a faster speed. Hardcore History is another like that. However a show like The Morning Stream, which includes 2 songs in the show, I like to listen at 1x.

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Re: Podcast Listening Speed

Post by StephenJondrew » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:39 pm

I recommend everyone listen to SP on 0.5x - to savor the flavor.
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Re: Podcast Listening Speed

Post by joshuacliston » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:01 pm

'For Me' it's a mix of playback speeds depending on the production style of the show, mostly in terms of sound design.

Podcasts.
• Heavy sound design (f/e Radio Lab) - 1X
• Fast talkers (or super complex topics) - 1.7X
• Most of my podcast listening - 2X

Audiobooks.
• On Audible (for Audiobooks) I listen at 1.5X to 2.5X depending on the narrator.

YouTube
• Everything at 1X (their playback tech even at 1.25X is total rubbish).

**Note: One feature I really miss in CASTRO 2 for iOS that was a feature in CASTRO 1 is the ability to set show-level playback speeds. I've spoken with the devs and they keep saying they're going to bring it back, but they don't!**

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