playing audiobooks and podcasts at variable speeds - any good solutions?

macOS & Mac Apps
I'm fortunate to have good vision but hundreds (thousands?) of hours listening to podcasts and audiobooks have sped up my ears. Now I listen to audiobooks and podcasts at 2x speed. Sometimes I'd prefer something a little bit quicker, sometimes a little bit slower. iTunes apparently gives no control over playback speed so I use QuickTime player which does. Its still a bit awkward, there must be a better way. Do you know of specific apps that provide good control over playback speed? I'm interested in OS X and iOS recommendations. thanks matt



Submitted by JT on Monday, February 20, 2012

Hi, if you listen to audio books from Etc. there app lets yu play back books at up to 3X I think. I use iCatcher for podcasts and that allows at least 2X playback. I've also tried DownCast, that allows at least 2X to. All these apps are iOS apps.

Submitted by miahtech on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A good one is called speedup player. There is a free version and a paid version. I use it for all my audio books. At one point there were a few accessibility issues, but those got fixed about 8 months ago.