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information overload

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Definition: variable speed playback

The capability of speeding up or slowing down the original speed of audio or video content. Many people prefer to listen to or view educational lessons faster than the original speed in order to bypass what they already know but revert to normal playback to absorb new information.

Eliminate Silence in Audio Broadcasts
To save time, the Overcast podcast player for Apple mobile devices fast forwards the audio through moments when nobody is talking.