How to control Banshee playback speed?

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http://askubuntu.com – Is there a way to control playback speed in Banshee? I want to play some videos and podcasts faster or some video-tutorials slower - just the way it works in VLC (without changing the pitch) but can't find build-in function or plugin. The reason behind this question is amazing Banshee's library, therefore alternative answer would include suggestions for a media player capable of watching assigned library paths (preferably separate for audiobooks, videos, music, podcasts) as well as of storing play-counts and ratings inside each media file as a meta-data accessible for other media players (I b (HowTos)