NOTE: Peter from Appsasia contacted me about a useful application for foreign language learners and the following guest post is written by him.
SpeedUpTV is a video player app that that offers greater functionality
and features that could be very helpful for foreign language learners.
This app allows the user to decrease the speed to .5x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x,
or 2.5x without degrading the tone or sound quality of the file. This
can be helpful for foreign language students in improving their
listening comprehension. For example, for those who have trouble
understanding some dialogue in your favorite drama or an important
part during a movie, you can always replay or slow it down and loop it
so you can understand what was said more clearly. In addition,
SpeedUpTV also comes in handy for slowing down of word pronunciations
that can be useful in learning a foreign language
Other than video file playback, users can view a wide variety of files
with SpeedUpTV. There is support for the playback of audio files,
perfect for listening to recordings of lectures. Jpeg and png image
files are supported as well. If you need to pull up lecture
presentations or notes, that is possible thanks to the support for
viewing ppt, xls, doc and PDF files. So instead of having to jump
between multiple apps to view documents, audio, video and image files,
all files can be viewed from one app, SpeedUpTV.
Users can use pinch-to-zoom to skip between video chapters. More
importantly the app also supports scrubbing for better time control of
video. This allows users to jump between seconds of videos. Users can
also make use of the SMI subtitle feature as well as A-B repeat.
For iPhone and iPad users, this app will help them in many different
ways, and it is a must for students trying to learn foreign new
languages. It’s moderately priced, making it a great choice for
students (and everyone else), and it’s a fantastic way to make
learning fun and efficient.
Sounds cool (: For those who love to learn Korean from all the dramas and other videos, perhaps this will be a useful app for you ^^