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TOP 10 VLC MEDIA PLAYER TRICKS YOU SHOULD KNOW.

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TOP 10 BEST VLC MEDIA PLAYER TRICKS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

Whenever it comes media player we all have common choice and that is – VLC Media Player. No doubt VLC Media Player is the best media player that we have ever seen. You can do many more things with VLC player like playing YouTube video, record video, take snapshot and lots more. Read this post and know these VLC tricks.

1. Convert Videos using VLC

Many VLC media  player users don’t know about this tricks. VLC can change and convert the videos into many formats. So you don’t need to download software for converting Videos.

Step 1: Open VLC media  player and Click On Media which is located at top-right corner. Now Select Convert/Save.
Step 2: Now a Window will pop up like this, Simply click on Add and choose the file you want to convert, and  Click on Convert/save.

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Step 3: Then Select the type of the file you want it to convert to. That’s it, and this is how you can convert any video.

2. Watch YouTube Videos in VLC

You can directly watch any YouTube video in VLC  player. Before trying this trick, make sure you have  Internet Connection. You can also get rid of unwanted disturbance caused by ads 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.

Step 2: Open YouTube and move to the video you want to watch. Copy the URL of the YouTube video.

Step 3: Once you have copied the URL simply Paste it there where it says Enter the network URL and Click Play.

3. Take Snapshot in VLC

Many times while watching a video we wish to take a snapshot of it. VLC player Comes with the snapshot feature build in. All you need to do is Right click on the video while it’s playing, Hover your Mouse on Video option and Select Take Snapshot.

4. Use Video as Desktop Wallpaper Using VLC

VLC is the only Media player which allows you to do this. You can replace your desktop wallpaper with a video using none other than VLC media Player.

To do this select a video and begin playing it with VLC. Right-click on the screen select Video, then select Set as Wallpaper.

5. Unlock Hidden Jigsaw Puzzle Game in VLC

Try this trick in VLC media player and play hidden game in your PC.

Step 1: Open your VLC media player.

Step 2: Now, select the Video Effects tab at the top of the screen and select the Geometry tab under that.

Step 3: Make sure to tick on the box next to the Puzzle Game option. Then you can use the rows and columns fields to select the number of puzzle pieces, if you want to see in your interactive jigsaw video. When all is done, simply click on the close button at the bottom of this window.

Step 4: Now close VLC media player so that changes will take effect. Now, simply open any video in VLC player and you will see your interactive puzzle game.

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6. VLC Inception Trick

Wondering what’s inception here? Well, VLC media  player can take screenshot of your current screen and keep on taking screenshots in relatively smaller size and putting on it’s display panel which will provide your inception effect.

How to perform this trick:

  • Open VLC media player Now.
  • Press Ctrl+N Type screen:// in the opened window.
  • Click Play to see this VLC inception trick.

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7. Double Or Slow Down The Playback Speed

This feature is very useful when you are watching a media file such as podcast, audio books,  lectures. To start, press + keyboard button to fast forward by 0.1x for each press. To slow it down, press keyboard button.

8. Play Video As ASCII Characters

VLC media player allows you to display a video all in ASCII characters.

  • To enable this fun feature, go to Tools > Preference and click on Video.
  • Under the Output drop-down box, choose Color ASCII art video output.
  • Your video will now be displayed entirely in ASCII.

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9.  Record A Currently Playing Video/Audio

If you want to record and capture  a video that you are playing, VLC media player has an option to do so. To enable this feature, on the menu bar, click View > Advanced Controls. While playing a video, click on the Record button to start recording. Press again to stop. Recordings will be saved in the Videos folder for videos while audio will go to your Music folder.

10. Listen Online Radio

VLC media player includes hundreds of  radio stations. You just need to enable it through Media> Services Discovery> Shoutcast radio listings. Now, open the Playlist and browse through the stations.

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