Rhythmbox - Speed control for podcasts

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NB2080
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Rhythmbox - Speed control for podcasts

Post by NB2080 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:25 am

Dear all

I am new to Linux and use Rhythmbox to listen to podcasts, usually I listen to podcasts at 1.25 of normal speed. I found an plugin "RBPITCH" for Rhythmbox that offers this feature, but could not install it on Linux Mint 19.

Does anyone know about another way to install RBPITCH (or a similar plugin)?
Any other idea? Other software etc?

Many thanks in advance

Hoser Rob
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Re: Rhythmbox - Speed control for podcasts

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:39 am

I don't know of any alternatives to this. But according to the host site (https://launchpad.net/rbpitch), it's not supported for any Ubuntu releases after 16.04. Mint 19 is based on Ubuntu 18.04 so it's not going to work in Mint 19.

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Re: Rhythmbox - Speed control for podcasts

Post by MrEen » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 pm

Hi NB2080, and welcome to the forum.

You probably already have everything you need to accomplish this, as ffmpeg can do exactly what you want. You can just convert your existing files to speedified new files then play those in Rhythmbox, or any other player.

I myself have never done this, but the long answer on this page should help get you started.

Hope that helps.

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