Sound pitch fix with fast-forward in mplayer

Have you ever watched a video on Youtube using a faster play speed (1.25x, 1.5x,..) and the sound seemed “the same but faster”. Ever did the same (using [ and ] keys) in mplayer, and all the voices were higher (high-pitched), and hard to listen and understand? There’s a filter in mplayer that fixes that and it’s called scaletempo.

mplayer -af scaletempo /foo/video.mp4

Now you can change the playback speed without the annoying pitch changes!

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