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Top 4 VLC Power User Tips

VLC has become the primary media player for most users, whether it be Mac, Windows or Linux every desktop user now uses VLC for their media consumption.
But VLC is more than just a media player and a few tips would help you make your VLC experience much more powerful.

For more Power Tips and details about these tips, read here

Source: http://tftb.net/2015/07/15/become-a-vlc-power-user/

1

AUTODOWNLOAD SUBTITLES

AUTODOWNLOAD SUBTITLES

With a simple add-on like VLSub you can download subtitles for any movie or tv-show with just few clicks. Its easy to install and use.

2

VLC AS A PODCAST PLAYER

VLC AS A PODCAST PLAYER

Once in the playlist mode, you can subscribe, download and listen to your favourite podcasts within the VLC player itself.

  • Go to the ‘Podcast‘ option in the sidebar and click on the ‘+‘ button on the sidebar to add the RSS feed link of your favorite Podcast channel.

For full guide read here

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ENABLE BOSS MODE

ENABLE BOSS MODE

As the name suggests, Boss key is the one button that minimises your VLC player when you want it to. Especially when you are supposed to work and are taking a little break but your boss or someone on your shoulder suddenly shows up and you don’t want them to see it.

VLC has a built-in Boss Key option, but it is disabled by default and is very easy to turn it on.

  • Go to ‘Preferences‘ under the ‘Tools‘ menu in menu bar.
  • Search for ‘boss‘ under the ‘Hotkeys‘ section.
  • Double-click on the empty hotkey part in front of the ‘Boss Key‘ action.
  • Now tap on any single key you want to assign as a Boss Key. This key would act as a Boss Key.

For full guide read here

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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

VLC is filled with some really useful keyboard shortcuts.

The most common ones are

  • Spaceba - Pauses or Resumes the Media
  • f - Fullscreens the video.
  • Shift + R/L Arrow Key - Forwards or Rewinds the video by 3 seconds
  • v - Enable or Disable Subtitles
  • +/- - Increase or decrease the video speed ( tempo for audio )
  • Ctrl + Up/Down Arrow Key - Increase or decrease the Volume

For full list of all the awesome keyboard shortcuts read here