It was inspired by the need to skip over unimportant parts of a lecture to save time.

What it does

It speeds up the parts of a video which has low activity.

How we built it

We built it using javascript. It is composed of two parts. Audio and Video. We speed up only when there is both low audio activity and low video activity. For audio activity, we look at the decibels produced by the audio and for video, we use computer vision techniques to see how much the frames are changing. Unfortunately, we couldn't integrate the computer vision part with the chrome extension.

Challenges we ran into

It was a very new experience for all of us. It was 3 competitive programmers trying to build something while never having done anything before other than write algorithms. We had no knowledge of how to build a chrome extension and very little knowledge of Javascript as well.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're proud of having built something for the first time.

What we learned

We learned how to build a chrome extension. We also learned a little bit about how audio and video works.

What's next for Speedier

Hopefully, we can integrate the computer vision part into the chrome extension to make it even more powerful.

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