How to Run a Video in Slow Motion in Windows Media Player

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How to Run a Video in Slow Motion in Windows Media Player
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Unlike other media playing software, Windows Media Player does not have a playback speed console on its main window with the "Play" and "Stop" buttons. Instead, there is a separate console that you can bring up through the player's options that allows you to set fairly specific speeds for playback so you can catch every moment in your favourite video, frame by frame. Included in this console are a set of preset playback speeds for your convenience.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Load any of your video files to Windows Media Player. Click the "Switch to Now Playing" button, which is near the bottom right-hand corner of the window.

  2. 2

    Right-click the player anywhere on the console that isn't a button. Highlight "Enhancements" and select "Play speed settings."

  3. 3

    Click and drag the slider on the new "Play Speed" window to select specific speeds. Additionally, you can also click the "Slow" button for a preset speed.

  4. 4

    Click the red "X" at the top of the "Play Speed" window to exit the dialogue box.

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