Working Tips & Tricks For VLC Media Player

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Are you eagerly looking for tips and tricks for VLC Player for improving its performance and speed for that type of people this article is the best choice, with the help of this article the user can easily use and improve the performance of the VLC Player.

This article is going to discuss the basic information of VLC Player and its features and also explain the advantages of VLC Player and finally discuss the tips and tricks for VLC Player

What is VLC Media Player?

VLC Player is one of the best multimedia players and it is an open-source platform and multimedia player, it is useful to play several types of files including VCDs, DVDs, Audio CDs, and other streaming protocols and it is available to users for free of cost and it is compatible with multiple devices like Windows, Andriod, iOS, Laptop, Tizen, Linux, and iPadOS and it is widely used video player in all around the world and best multimedia player

Advantages of VLC Media Player:

The advantages of VLC Player are

  1. It is completely ad-free, there is no spyware present in the VLC Player
  2. In this player, there is no user tracking
  3. This player is compatible with multiple devices
  4. Free of cost
  5. User-friendly media player
  6. It is suitable for all types of file formats

What is the best way to speed up VLC Media Player?

The best way to speed up the VLC Player and also increase the player performance of the user is  simply to use some tips and tricks with the help of these tips and tricks the user can easily speed up the player and increase the performance and these tips are very effective  work and also reduce the risks and burden on the player

 Best Tips & Tricks For VLC Media Player

Some of the tips and tricks for VLC players are

Tip #1. Convert Media Files 

With the help of VLC Player, the user can easily convert media files from different formats and there are some simple steps to convert the media files easily they are

  • Open VLC Media Player on your device
  • In that move to the Media option and select Convert/ Save.
Select-Convert/Save
Select Convert/Save
  • Then you must click on the Add button to add the desired file and select the Convert/ Save option.
Tap-on-Convert/Save-option
Tap on Convert/Save option
  • Finally, you must choose the related codec to convert the media files

Tip #2. Download/ Play online videos

Generally, we are using VLC Media Player to download and play the online videos, to increase the performance the user must use all tools to handle the video playback or the user must save the video for play later

Simple steps to play the online videos in the VLC Media player

  • Firstly the user must launch VLC Media Player on their device
  • Then navigate to the Media option and choose Open Network Stream
Open-Network-Stream
Open Network Stream
  • After that hold down the Network Tab.
  • On the URL section type the related URL of the related video and select the Play option, to  save it, rather than using the Play option the user must select the Convert option
Enter-the-URL
Enter the URL

Tip #3. Record Desktop

The VLC Media Player is capable to record the video on the desktop and also acts as a screen recorder, the user must enable the desktop recording option then only the VLC can record the videos on the desktop

Tips to enable the Desktop recording option  in the VLC

  • Open VLC and move to the Media option
  • In that select Convert/ Save option.
Select-Convert/Save-option
Select Convert/Save option
  • Then navigate to the Capture Device tab
  • In Capture device mode, on the top, there is a drop-down menu, in the Choose Desktop option
  • Then choose the frame rate in Desired frame rate for the capture option
  • Put a tick on the Convert/ Save option.
Desired-frame-rate-for-the-capture-option
The desired frame rate for the capture option
  • Finally, choose the desired codec and the destination and then click the Start button
  • For stopping the recording you must select the Stop option

Tip #4. Rip A DVD

It is one of the useful tips to backup your DVDs, with the help of VLC the user can rip the DVDs and it is the simplest method to record the DVDs backups before going to do this the user doesn’t provide  any access to the physical disc

  • Firstly, on your device open the VLC Media player
  • Then move to the Media option and select the Convert/ Save option.
Select-Convert/Save-option
Select Convert/Save option
  • Select the  Disc tab.
  • Below Disc selection, select the radio button on the media disc and the user needs to check the No disc menu.
  • The user must remember to choose the correct Disc device and then select Convert/ Save option.
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Disc Device
  • Select the related codec and using the extension save it and check whether the extension is suitable for your codec or not

Tip #5. Add Watermarks on the video

By using VLC, the user can also add their own watermarks to videos, to perform this operation the user needs a bypass video editor, so the  user can use the VLC Media Player recording feature to save the video along with a watermark

  • Go to VLC Media Player on your device
  • Select Tools option
  • In that choose Effects and Filters option

  • Then Put a tick on the Video Effects tab

  • In that select Overlay tab then the user can get some options the user must Add a logo or  Add text it is based on your choice.
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Add logo or text

Tip #6. Play video as ASCII Characters

The VLC is also allowed to play videos in ASCII characters and it is a fun feature in VLC, For enabling this feature the user must follow some simple steps

  • Navigate to VLC Media Player on your device
  • In that select Tools option.
  • Then choose Preferences.
Select-Preferences
Select Preferences
  • After that select the Video tab
  •  In the video tab section there are Video Settings,  go to the Output option and select Color ASCII art video output.
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Color ASCII art video output
  • Finally, the video can be displayed completely  in ASCII Characters

Tip #7. Create Bookmarks

Bookmarking the video is the best trick, with the help of this the user can return to the video later and also replay the certain part of the  video, To Bookmark the video or create a Bookmark the user must follow some simple steps

  • On VLC, move to the Playback option.
  • Select Custom Bookmarks and then choose the Manage option.
Custom-Bookmarks
Custom Bookmarks
  • Then it displays the Edit Bookmarks window, in which you must  Select Create button to create a bookmark for the video
  • Finally, you create your own bookmark for your video

Tip #8. VLC Inception Trick

It is the best trick to play the video directly the user just follows some simple  steps

  • Initially, the user must open the VLC Media player on your device and then at a time press Ctrl+ N keys
  • Under the network protocols URL section, Enter Screen:// on the URL box and tab to enter
  • Then Press the Play option.
Enter-the-URL
Enter the URL

Tip #9. Start video in Fullscreen

Generally, people watch videos on fullscreen  for watching the video on the full screen you must double click on the video or simply press the F key on the keyboard then it changes some settings in VLC then it automatically displays the video on fullscreen

Some steps to start a video in fullscreen on VLC

  • Open the VLC Media player on your device and press Ctrl+ P keys at a time on the keyboard and it displays the VLC Preferences, in that Move to Video Tab and checks whether the fullscreen box is ticked or not.

  • Put a tick on the Fullscreen box.
Fullscreen
Fullscreen
  • Finally, it changes the settings and displays the video on fullscreen

Tip #10. Record Webcam

The user can also record the video in the VLC Media player by using Webcam  before going to use the webcam the user must follow some simple steps

  • On VLC, move to the Media option.

  • Select Open Capture Device.

  • Then choose DirectShow on the Capture mode drop menu.
Tap-on-DirectShow
Tap on DirectShow
  • Choose your video or audio device for capturing.
  • Then select the Play option then the VLC will automatically connect with your webcam.
  • VLC itself acts as a recorded and also another webcam recorder is also available to the user for recording the videos.

Tip #11. Record an audio or video 

It is one of the tricks, to record the audio or video easily in VLC, and also the user can capture the audio/ video while playing the recorded videos are saved and stored in the Videos folder, and the recorded audios in the Music folder

To enable the recording of audio and video features in VLC the user must follow some simple steps

  • On your device, go to the VLC Media player.
  • Select the View option in that choose the Advanced Controls option and there are some new controls displayed on the bottom of the screen.
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Advanced Controls
  • Then press the Record button to start recording.
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Tap on the Record option
  • Again  press the Record button to stop or finish the recording

Tip #12. Play Internet Radio

The VLC Media Player also offers Internet Radio channels which are located on the Playlist sidebar, the user can simply search and browse the online radio stations, and also allows them to play their favorite channel, by simply entering the URL of the station and the user must open the station in Media option and Play it on the Open network stream option and this tip is useful to users for playing their favorite channels

Open-Network-Stream
Open Network Stream

Tip #13. Jigsaw Puzzle 

It is another best trick in VLC and it is useful to remember the video by simply allowing some rows and columns to video so the user can easily open the video it is one of the best shortcuts

Before going to do this trick you must follow some simple steps

  • On VLC, navigate to the Tools option
  • In that select the Effects and Filters section.

  • Then move to the Video Effects tab and select the Geometry tab and you need to check the Puzzle Game.

  • After that select the number of rows and columns as you wish and select the Close button
  • Next time it reminds you before you are going to open the video

Tip #14. Use VLC Keyboard Shortcuts 

Using the VLC keyboard shortcuts is also one of the tips to increase the VLC Media Player performance with the help of these shortcuts the user can easily navigate and use the VLC player effectively

There are some best keyboard shortcuts for VLC

  • Zoom Mode- Z
  • Fullscreen- F
  • Mute- M
  • Stop the Playback- S
  • Hide/ UnHide controls- Ctrl+ H
  • Adjust audio and video effects – Ctrl+ E
  • To play the video in faster and slower mode- +/-
  • For increasing the speed – ]
  • For decreasing the speed- [
  • Crop the video or audio – C
  • Aspect Ratio –A
  • Seek 1 minute- Ctrl+left/right arrow
  • For 3 seconds- Shift+ left/ right arrow
  • Seek 5 seconds –Alt+ left/right arrow
  • Go to next in playlist – N
  • Back to Previous in Playlist – P

These shortcuts are very useful to every VLC user and with the help of these shortcuts the user can easily use and also increase the performance and speed of the VLC Media Player

Tip #15. Set video as a Wallpaper

It is the coolest trick in VLC, the user is allowed to set video as its wallpaper, and one of the amazing features of VLC

For setting a video as wallpaper the user must do some simple steps

  • On VLC, move to the Tools option.
  • Then in that select Preferences.

  • After that choose Video Tab.
  • In the video tab, there are video settings in that select Output and in that choose DirectX( DirectDraw) video output option. 
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DirectX( DirectDraw) video output option
  • Then Save the changes and Reboot your VLC Media Player.
  • The user can play the video then it will display an option which is located on the right side below the Video to play and the option of Set as Wallpaper click on that option and it will set as wallpaper of your desktop.

Tip #16. Add Subtitles

Usually, for any video that does not come with subtitles, the user must add their own by searching it on the SRT subtitle file in order to add the video, here we are giving the steps to add the subtitle, for that you must follow some simple steps.

  • Launch VLC Media Player.
  • Then move to the Subtitle tab
  • Now tap on Add Subtitle File.
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Add Subtitle File
  • The user wishes to play the VLC Automatically and then put the SRT file in the same folder.

Tip #17. Download Subtitles

If you want to download the subtitles of the films and search for the subtitles of the movies then follow the steps to download the subtitles.

  • Open VLC Media Player.
  • Then move to the View tab
  • Click on VLsub.
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Select VLsub
  • Now enter the movie details and language and then find by its name.
  • It adds all possible subtitle files and then moves to Download Selection.
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Download Selection

Tip #18. Increase/ Decrease the Playback Speed

You can easily increase and decrease the Playback speed on VLC Media Player.

  • On VLC, move to the Playback tab and then select Speed.
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Choose Speed option
  • Next, select the Speed as you wish.

Tip #19. Take Snapshot

We all know that for taking the screenshots we press the Shift+ S keys by using the Print Screen method and while coming to VLC to take the screenshots the user must follow some simple steps.

  • Launch VLC Media Player.
  • Move to the Video tab.
  • Then select the Take Snapshot option.
Take-Snapshot
Take Snapshot

The user can also use the Shift + S keys to take the snapshot or screenshot.

Tip #20. Launch VLC using Run

A simple tip to open the VLC Media player on your device, just press Windows + R keys to launch the Run utility, Then enter vlc and tap on OK. It will open the VLC Media Player.

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Type VLC

Tip #21. Using Mouse Gestures to control VLC

This tip is only helpful for the Wireless mouse users, with the help of mouse gestures you can control the VLC media player, it is quite easy to manage the playback on VLC, to do this the user must follow some simple steps.

  • Launch VLC Media Player.
  • Then move to Tools and then select Preferences.

  • Now navigate to the bottom of the screen, below the Show Settings option, and tap on the All option.
Show-Settings
Show Settings
  • Next, choose the Control Interfaces option on the next window.
  • Then tick the Mouse Gestures control interface and tap on Save.
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Mouse Gestures control interface
  • After completion of the steps, you must restart the VLC Media Player.

Finally, it enables the mouse gestures, it starts working whenever the user can tap and drag the mouse cursor in a specific direction.

Here in this article, we are explaining some of the gestures, they are

  • Left: Short time skip backward (10sec by default)
  • Right: Short time skip forward (10sec by default)
  • Left-Up: Faster
  • Right-Up: Slower
  • Left-Down: Go to the previous entry in the playlist
  • Right-Down: Go to the next entry in the playlist
  • Left-Right: Play/Pause
  • Right-Left: Play/Pause
  • Up: Volume up
  • Down: Volume down
  • Up-Down: Mute Volume
  • Down-Up: Mute Volume
  • Up-Right: Change the Audio track
  • Down-Right: Change subtitle track
  • Up-Left: Enter fullscreen mode
  • Down-Left: Quit VLC

Tip #22. Run Multiple VLC Instances

If you want to run the multiple VLC instances at a time on VLC, then follow the below simple steps

  • Launch the VLC Media Player.
  • Then move to Tools and then select Preferences.

  • Now click on the Interface tab and in the Playlist and Instances section you must uncheck the Use only one instance when started from the file manager box and then tap on the Save option.
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Playlist and Instances

At last, the user can launch more than one file with the VLC then it opens the instances in a separate window.

Tip #23. Cut Videos & Save Clips

This is one of the best tips that are useful to trim or cut the videos as well as save clips, with the help of the Convert/Save option to do this

Below are the steps to follow

  • On VLC, navigate to Media and then choose Convert/Save option.
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Select Convert/Save
  • Then tap on Add option and launch the video as you wish.
  • You can check the Show more options box at the bottom of the window.
  • Now simply set the start as well as end time of the new clip.
  • Next tap on Convert/Save option.
Show-more-options
Show more options
  • After that select profile or simply create a new one.
  • Tap on Browse and select the name and location of the new clip.
  • At last press the Start button then it will export the new clip.

Tip #24. Customize the VLC Interface

If you wish to customize the UI of VLC then this tip is a very much useful and basic one to know, we all know that the with the fewer options for customizing the user interface we can do it for VLC but for with the help of View options you can locate some interface options

  • On VLC, go to Tools and then select Customize Interface.
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Customize Interface
  • It shows a new menu in which the user is completely allowed to modify the VLC User interface
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Change VLC UI

Tip #25. Open Recent

One of the amazing features of VLC is it opens the open recent media, so you can relaunch the local videos, streams, and youtube content while coming to the video you can also reopen it if you exit the video by mistake.

  • Launch VLC Media Player
  • Then move to Media and then choose the Open Recent Media option.
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Open recent media
  • The user can open the 10 recently closed videos, tap on them and then reopen them.
  • It also shows the keyboard shortcuts to reopen the recent content.
{}The above tips and tricks for VLC Media Player are very effective and easily understandable by the users, if you want to increase the performance and speed of the VLC Media player you must follow these tips and tricks

Frequently Asked Questions?

  • Question 1) Is VLC Media Player safe or not?

Answer: It is a 100% safe and secure media player.

  • Question 2) Is there any virus and malware present in VLC Media Player?

Answer: There is a little bit of a chance of malware because some file formats have some bugs.

  • Question 3) Are there any hidden and extra charges in VLC Media Player?

Answer: it is completely free of cost there are no extra and hidden charges for the subscription to VLC Media Player.

Conclusion:

This article clearly discusses the VLC Media Player and also explains its advantages and the best way to speed up the VLC Media Player finally discusses the best tips and tricks for VLC Media player, these are very effective and helpful to increase performance and speed

VLC has so many advanced features and is a completely free media player with the help of this player the user can easily modify many things and also convert the media files from different formats and best multimedia player and it is compatible with multiple devices there are no restrictions and limitations in the VLC and it is a user-friendly media player with excellent features

If you are looking for the tips and tricks for VLC to boost up your player, for that type of user, this article is the best reference and very much useful  to modify any setting easily in VLC Media Player

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