Sunday, June 22, 2014

5 Best VLC Media Player Tricks that you Must Try

Most of the people Prefer VLC media Player as thier default media player. The Reason for this is just because VLC media player is smooth and Comes with many different Features. VLC media player can play almost all File formats that exists.

But if you are using it just to Watch movies and listening songs than i must say that you are missing out Some of the Best Hidden VLC Media Player tricks. Believe me it is a box of Tricks that you just need to open. Today in this post i am going to share Some Cool VLC tricks that you will not only learn them but also will Enjoy performing it.

1. Convert Videos with VLC
This Feature of VLC media player is not much famous amongst the Users. we tend to use other Video Converters but we can do this task in VLC itself. Here is how:

Step 1: Open VLC media player and Click On "Media" which is located at top right corner. Now Select Conver/Save. Or Alternatively you can simply Press "CTRL + R".

Step 2: Now a Window will pop up like a below picture, Simply click on Add and choose the file you want to convert, now Click on Convert/save.

Step 3: Then Select the type of the file you want it to conver to. You can even tweak the video encoding. Thats it, and this is how you can convert any video in VLC media Player. 
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2. Watch Youtube Videos in VLC

Yes, you read it right, you can directly watch any youtube video in VLC Media player, needless to say you need Internet Connection. You can also get rid of unwanted dsturbance caused in Youtube Videos if you watch the videos in VLC.

Step 1: Open VLC media player and Click On "Media" to Select "Open Network Stream".  CTRL + N is the shortcut to perform this task.

Step 2: Open Youtube and head over to your Favourite Video, Copy the URL of the youtube video which will look like

Step 3: Once you have copied the URL simply Paste it there where it says Enter the network url and Click Play.
You will see that the Video is Streaming in VLC Smoohly.

3.Audio and Video Effects

If your video's Audio is not Syncing with the video stream then with a little tweak you can fix this in VLC media player. you can even Apply Effects to your audo and video, let us see how:

Step 1: Open VLC media player, click on Tools > Effects and Filters.

Step 2:  Click on Audio Effect if you want to add effects if you are playing audio or Click on Video effect to add effects in a video file.

Step 3: Now Play around and make changes to add effects which will take place live.
You can make changes in the form of Brightness, Hue etc. Other tabs like syncronization is there to add effects too.

4. Take Snapshot in VLC:

Many a times while watching a movie or random video we wish to take a snapshot of it but its too time consuming to Press Print screen button then open paint and all that Tedious stuff.
Fortunately VLC Comes witht the snapshot feature build in. All you need to do is Right click on the video while its playing, Hover your Mouse on Video option(in Context Menu) and Select Take Snapshot.
Its as Easy as that but Comes Very Handy at times.

5. Use Video as Desktop Wallpaper Using VLC

VLC is the Only Media player that can do this for you. You can Replace your Desktop wallpaper with a Video Using none other than VLC media Player.
  • To do this, open VLC’s preferences window, click the Video icon, and select DirectX (DirectDraw) video output in the Output box.
  • Restart VLC, and Load a video, and you’ll be able to click the Video menu and select Set as Wallpaper to turn the video into your desktop wallpaper
  • When everything is  done, just change VLC’s Output setting back to Automatic and restart it.

I hope these 5 VLC media player tricks will help you learn more about your favourite media player and you will enjoy performing these tricks.
I want to hear from you so leave your comment in the below comment box about your experience with this post.