Vimeo PRO and Business members can optimize the viewing experience for their videos by enabling speed controls for embedded videos. Viewers can speed up or slow down the playback rate, allowing the ability to catch fine details and consume content faster than ever.
To get started, access your video's embed settings and toggle "Speed controls" under the Video controls section. You can also add speed controls to an Embed preset in your Account settings and then apply that preset to multiple videos.
Once speed controls are enabled, you’ll be able to modify the playback speed for your video on the fly, wherever it's embedded. Keep in mind that speed controls will not appear on vimeo.com or in the Vimeo app, only on other webpages where your video is embedded.
To open the speed control menu, tap on the gear icon in the lower right corner of the embedded player. Under the speed menu, you can select different values for playback speed:
0.5x- 0.5 times slower than normal speed
Normal- Default Speed
1.25x- 1.25 times faster than normal speed
1.5x- 1.5 times faster than normal speed
2x- 2 times faster than normal speed
Note: Both video and audio will be adjusted for all speed preferences.
Speed can be adjusted at any time before and during playback. You can modify the playback speed by clicking the gear icon in the player or using the Vimeo Player API. Currently, keyboard shortcuts are not available, but we’re working on it.
Cards and Email Capture
If the speed of your video is modified, cards and email capture will continue to play at their intended timestamp—displaying for the full duration of six seconds on desktop and until the next card is scheduled to appear on mobile.
Mobile Web and Apps
Speed controls can be accessed on iOS and Android mobile browsers.
On iOS devices, you'll need to exit full screen to adjust your speed preferences. All videos open in full screen within the native iOS player (without player controls). When playback is resumed, the selected speed preference will be activated.
On Android devices, the speed control menu can be accessed in full screen mode by tapping on the gear icon at any time.
Speed controls are not currently supported in the Vimeo mobile or TV app.