Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Please 1.5 speed me!

Ctrl + Shift + G no worky. My life, terrible. Please help.

And yes, I know this is an individual plea, but I know I speak for many of us in making it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here. Help!

5/24/2011 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chem's lecture is pretty good.

5/24/2011 10:16 AM  
Blogger Toney said...

Are you using WMP? I just tested it and it works fine.

5/24/2011 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like these lectures use flash . . . I'm not sure how I could use WMP with them.

5/24/2011 10:26 AM  
Blogger Toney said...

Ah, well there is the problem. Last year you had the option to stream to WMP or Quicktime, and the trick works only for WMP.

5/24/2011 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Joel,

Thank you for contacting West Technical Support regarding Barbri. I am happy to assist you.

Sorry, there is no way to speed up the lectures. In previous years this was possible, but not anymore.

If there is anything else that we can do for you please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-877-385-6238

Thank you,
Customer Technical Support Representative
Thomson Reuters

5/24/2011 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try this: http://www.enounce.com/

5/24/2011 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MySpeed works! 7-day free trial, hello!

5/24/2011 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm, nevermind. It doesn't seem to work with streaming video, keeps stalling. Ahhh! Must. Find. Way.

5/24/2011 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Joe Rose said...

I suggest everyone write to BARBRI to complain. I did.


5/24/2011 3:26 PM  
Blogger McTwo said...

Can Barbri folk download the .flv file? Or is it streaming online?

5/24/2011 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Streaming. No DL available as far as I can see.

5/24/2011 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our class really does just bitch and whine a lot.

5/24/2011 7:59 PM  
Blogger McTwo said...

You could try installing the Video DownloadHelper extension for Firefox, downloading the video, then playing it back with Video LAN Media Player. I am not sure if this will work though, as Barbri may have some sort of special lock-down on their streaming videos. Best I can think of without being able to play around with the website myself!

5/24/2011 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:59 - you said it, man.

5/25/2011 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol @ McTwo's "download the .flv file." He must watch as much porn as I do!

5/25/2011 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry guys: grades question. Are Am Jurs/Prossers noted on Bearfacts?

5/25/2011 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but it usually takes several months for them to appear.

5/25/2011 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you got an AmJur or a Prosser, you'll get an e-mail in a month or two congratulating you.

5/25/2011 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes you may not get the e-mail / letter and it will just show up on your transcript in a few months.

5/25/2011 12:28 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Oh man, life with 1.5x is SO MUCH better than life without. Sorry to hear you guys are having trouble with it. I hope Barbri fixes it. This comment was almost entirely pointless.

5/25/2011 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, Barbri is a bigger pain in the ass than the bar itself, as far as I'm concerned.

5/25/2011 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS from last poster: please do call/email and complain as Mr. Rose suggested. When I did, the folks at Barbri said no one else is complaining. Please prove them wrong.

5/25/2011 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for life in the fast lane...

5/25/2011 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5/25/2011 3:32 PM  
Blogger Will said...

I just called and they said they have been getting a lot of feedback about the issue and that they're working on a solution. He said it would take "a lot of time" but he wouldn't say that it should be done anytime this summer.

5/25/2011 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have BarBri mobile with lectures on an iPod, try this:


Then you can get the lecture audio or video files off of the iPod (and out of the BarBri app), import into iTunes, and play at whatever speed you want. Worked for me last summer.

5/25/2011 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i also wish they used a higher bitrate for their audio compression so that the lecturer's sibilants wouldn't explode in a burst of static.


5/26/2011 8:58 AM  
Blogger Petch said...

I'm embracing the whine: wrote to Barbri NY, called Barbri NY, and wrote to the guys at NPR's "How to do Everything" Podcast.


5/26/2011 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above the law has felt our pain.


I've tried it and can capture *audio* and speed it up while playing back in windows media player. I haven't tried a whole lecture, just proof of concept.

6/02/2011 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've now tried both (windows) methods described in the ATL post and they both work.

I hope those of you looking for the solution see this.

6/03/2011 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous - which 2 methods are working for you? I cant seem to get anything to work?

6/07/2011 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you read through the comments at the above the law thread I posted? That's where I found enough description to use the methods (on a windows computer).

6/07/2011 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't believe someone (7:59) in this thread complained about people "whining" about not being able to watch barbri videos in faster speed. HAVE YOU EVER SAT THROUGH OR WATCHED A BARBRI CLASS? EVER? EVER?????? if not, you're out of your goddamn element. being frustrated at not being able to speed up barbri class and trying to share info on how to speed it up is as human and humanitarian a sentiment as one could conceivably imagine.

on a tangential note, has anyone been using the variable speed slider in quicktime? i swear "2x" speed, for example, is not really twice as fast as normal speed (seems more like 1.5 or 1.6). am i on crack on this one? i like being able to track exactly how much of my life i am saving by speeding up the videos, and this is cramping my style.

6/08/2011 8:32 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

...if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

6/08/2011 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:32 = 7:59 and I claim my cookie.

6/08/2011 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"on a tangential note, has anyone been using the variable speed slider in quicktime?"

try using VLC player. it works on any OS (Windows, OS X, Linux) and 1.5x speed certainly works. 2x speed is a little unintelligible for me.

6/09/2011 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I've read this post 3 times, always hoping there will be a solution.
1) I've emailed Barbri--nothing
2)Bought "MySpeed" realized I was saving 1-2 minutes of lecture time per every 10 minutes because of the lag
3) Called tech support asking them to increase the bandwidth of the stream, and nothing.

I have to say, that if someone pointed me to a torrent with all the lectures, I would have a hard time saying no to that opportunity.

5/30/2012 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is selling a guide on eBay for the Summer 2012 lectures and it works. I bought it and was playing at faster speed within 30 minutes. The guide is crystal clear with easy to follow instructions. It's a bit more complicated work around in past years, but lord it is saving me time. For only $15, it's a steal.


6/17/2012 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found when speeding up lectures to anywhere from 1.1x to 1.9x speed that I wasn't actually sure how much time I was saving, so I put together this website to help me budget my time. Let me know what you all think about it: http://streamingcalc.com/

1/20/2013 9:53 AM  

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