[conspire] find videos annoying with the amount of time it takes vs. reading (was: Update for BALE)
Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Jan 6 19:56:01 PST 2020
> From: "Deirdre Saoirse Moen" <deirdre at deirdre.net>
> Subject: Re: [conspire] Update for BALE
> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2020 12:32:36 -0800
> helped. For me, while I find videos annoying with the amount of time
> it takes vs. reading, I retain the information better.
Doesn't totally "fix" that issue, but I do like how some video
platforms (e.g. YouTube), allow one to change the playback
speed - without altering the audio pitch. So, e.g. on
YouTube, can play the video back at up to 2x original speed.
I wish all such video "training" - and the like - platforms, had
ability to adjust speed like that ... and better yet to much more
than 2x. (If you ever watched a blind user suck down text-to-speech,
can be quite impressive the rate at which the audio can be listened to
and very well comprehended).
And, once in a great while, something will be delivered with material so
fast and dense, I'll even want to slow the video down ... at least for some
bit/section ... but that's much more rare. But yes, many videos I'll watch
at 1.5x to 2x nominal speed ... many I'd go faster, were it an option.
I also like when videos also have full transcripts. Some can be quite
poor on that though, if they're automatically machine generated (though
can still sometimes be useful to search, though - such as locating in
what video, or about where in the video).
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