How to Slow Down Real Player

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How to Slow Down Real Player
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Realplayer is a media player application available for Windows and Mac OS that is a free alternative to first-party media players such as Windows Media Player and QuickTime. Realplayer is compatible with a variety of media formats such as AVI, MPEG, DVDs, WMV and MOV. Realplayer offers a variety of video playing options including running videos in slow motion.

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Things you need

  • Realplayer
  • Video file

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  1. 1

    Launch Realplayer and click "Now Playing."

  2. 2

    Click "File," "Open," "Browse" and search your hard drive for the video file you want to play, select it and click "Open." The video will launch in Realplayer.

  3. 3

    Click the "Play" menu, point to "Slow Motion" and then click "Increase." The video will play in slow motion. Repeat this step two times to increase speed from 1/16 to 1/2 speed. You can also hold down the "Control" and "Alt" keys and then press F4 to activate slow motion.

  4. 4

    Click the "Play" button to resume normal speed.

Tips and warnings

  • Some video files may not play well when set to play in slow motion.
  • Realplayer may not offer slow-motion playback for certain video file formats (the slow-motion options may be greyed out.).

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