Deezer Labs: your feedback on playback speed for podcasts!

  • 28 January 2021
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Hey Android users,

A new feature has been recently added to Deezer Labs on our Android app: variable playback speed for podcasts!

 

We’d like to hear from you to make sure we get closer and closer to what YOU want :wink:

 

:small_blue_diamond: How do you like this new feature?

:small_blue_diamond: What’s your favorite speed?

:small_blue_diamond: Do you prefer it to be on the player or in a menu?

:small_blue_diamond: Would you like your setting to be saved (always on until you switch it off)?

 

Tell everything to our Deezer Labs mad scientists, they’ll be reading! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

 

 


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Userlevel 7
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Love this!

Userlevel 7
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I haven’t tested it yet. I’ll come back when I test it out.

Today I will listen a podcast from Ashley Berges, Perspectives on Deezer.

She talks about living your life at the fullest. This is revelation of life symphony.

When nature allows to thrive, you can finally feel alive! So thankful for her podcast!

Is a very good enjoyment to hear Perspectives on Deezer advertisement free.

Userlevel 7
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So I listened an episode of Perspectives, and here are my options about feature.

I set up 1,25 speed and it was showing on the Now Playing in Episode. The bad thing, it can not be removed to 1 default speed on that view, you need to go back settings. Really time consuming.

Also I did not like clicking on number, it doubled the speed!!!

I’d say please keep it YouTube way.

0.25,0.5,0.75,1(Normal),1.25,1.75,2

That also could be set FROM Now Playing view, then it could be handy thanks!

Userlevel 1

That's awesome this feature arrived and it's working properly. I think It's better displayed on the player.

My favorite speeds are 0.75 for some podcasts in English (I'm an EFL) and 1.0 for podcasts in my native language.

The feature is great but I think there could pop-up a small menu to select the speed instead of running one by one untill the one I want.

Userlevel 7
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Love the feedback @hpguru @Gabriel Felippe Mateus our developers will appreciate it too, that's exactly what we need.

@Rob Igo do you think you'd use the feature often?

Userlevel 7
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I always listen to Podcasts at a slightly higher speed (normally 1.5 but sometimes 1.25/1.2 depending on the podcast).

 

It’s a great feature that was needed and I’m sure many will use! :) 

Userlevel 7
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So definitely an essential feature, we can say! @Rob Igo 

Great to know :sunglasses:

Userlevel 4
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I'm not sure why I'd want to speed up a podcast I'm listening to. TBH I don't see the point.

What I would find useful is to have the different sections bookmarked, like embedded highlights.

Userlevel 7
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I'm not sure why I'd want to speed up a podcast I'm listening to. TBH I don't see the point.

What I would find useful is to have the different sections bookmarked, like embedded highlights.

Good point. I hope they can consider it.

I’ve seen you posting lately a lot, please keep posting. We want to hear more from you.

Userlevel 7
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@DrEvil you mean throughout an episode, being able to bookmark bits of it? If yes, a fascinating suggestion, I like it. Probably a bit complex to develop, but certainly a cool feature to have.

About the speed, some people do like to listen to it a bit faster, due to their routine. So it's a preference thing, really.

Userlevel 4
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@Rudi yes exactly that, I guess the podcaster could add them before submission. Or a community effort to have nominated people add the bookmark. Just a thought.

Userlevel 7
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Fair point, @DrEvil I'm just thinking about the actual technical feature displaying a bookmark. It's definitely a good suggestion!

Userlevel 4
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@Rudi I guess think of it as a dvd bookmark for a podcast. So that would involve authoring I guess to put the link in, but once done it's done permanently.  I'd be happy to accept 10% of any licensing revenues 😁😁😁😁

Userlevel 7
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Hahahaha what a deal @DrEvil almost too tempting for Deezer even! Gotcha. I'll discuss this with our devs. It looks like something we need investigating :grin:

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Playback speed for songs too! ?? I would love to be able
to edit the playback speed just like youtube?

Userlevel 7
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Thanks for making your contribution here @Sergi.Sanz :grin:

Glad you like the idea! Where have you been by the way? All good?

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