Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Speed reading

I have about 50 hours of TV to watch for the Traitor pitches - which is a lot of TV when I have other really urgent things to do. Last night, by accident I discovered a feature of my laptop's DVD player which is really handy: 1.4X fast forward. It plays at 1.4 times normal speed and still gives you sound (in fact the 2X fast forward does sound but that's not quite watchable).

Skipping credits it means I can get through episodes at just slightly less than double speed. This is very useful.

What's on the turntable? "Mother Russia" by Renaissance from "Turn of the Cards"


laurence timms said...

Keeping up with the telly and film I want (need) to watch is pretty much impossible. It's why I like ironing so much.

Ironing=The Wire.

Adaddinsane said...

You too.

Yes, ironing is definitely the thing to do when catching up. I've been working through BSG, the Teacher is doing The West Wing. There isn't enough ironing to go round.

Paul McIntyre said...

Watching like that, does it give all the characters high pitched voices?

Adaddinsane said...

No, it achieves the technique by missing out frames so the pitch doesn't change it just gets a bit chopped. The 2X speed sometimes loses too much, but 1.4X is fine.