Today is Christmas Eve and so I have a present for the power audio podcast listeners among you: Audio playback speed control. This feature allows you to control the playback speed of most audio podcasts in a range between factor 0.5 to 2.0. From the playback view you can bring up the speed control (see screenshots above) with one tap on the speed indicator and change the playback speed. By default the changed speed is applied only to the current episode, but you can choose to apply the speed to all current and future episodes of this podcast. You can change this at any time in the podcast specific settings.
Like other audio players uPod utilizes the Presto sound library to implement playback speed control, meaning you need to install a 3rd party app to make playback speed control available in uPod. In the meanwhile there are a few implementations of the Presto API available at Google play! (alphabetical order):
- Prestissimo: open source and available for free for Android Jelly Bean (4.2) and above
- Presto Sound Library Open Beta: commercial
- Stable Speed Library: commercial
I have mostly tested with Prestissimo and a little bit with Stable Speed. Please let me know if I am missing an app here.
Happy listening and merry Christmas!