Do you want to increase your productivity with VLC Media Player?

In this tutorial we will be uncovering some of the best tips & tricks you can use to take full benefit of your VLC Media Player.

Let’s go!

0. Open VLC with Run

The first tip I’m going to share with you is the command vlc in Run for quick access.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 1 Run

1. Convert Video & Audio Files in VLC

It’s one of the best useful features on VLC, you can convert any media file using this amazing media player.

I already made a tutorial on How to Convert Any Video/Audio File Using VLC that you can follow.

Vlc Conversion Loading Progress Converting Convert Video To Mp3

2. Play/Download YouTube Videos in VLC

In order to play/download, your YouTube videos go to “Media” > “Open Network Stream…

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 2 Open Network Stream

Paste the URL of the video… Click to “Play“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 3 Network

Or you can click on the arrow and choose “Convert” to download.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 4 Convert

Here is a video playing…

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 5 Youtube Playback

3. Record A Currently Playing Video/Audio in VLC

To record a video while it’s playing just click on the red circle button.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 6 Record

4. Double Or Slow Down The Playback Speed in VLC

You can change the speed of your playback by going to “Playback” > “Speed” then choose the speed you want.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 27 Speed

5. Record Your Screen and Audio in VLC

Forget about recording software, you can use VLC!

Go to “Media” > “Convert / Save“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 7 Convert Save

Go to “Capture Device” tab and choose Desktop on Capture mode.

Put in 30.00 f/s and click on “Convert / Save“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 8 Capture Device

Choose MP4 profile, the Destination file, and click on “Start“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 9 Profile Start Mp4

You can stop recording by clicking the stop button.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 10 Stop

6. Record Webcam and Audio in VLC

To record your Webcam go to “Media” > “Open Capture Device“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 11 Open Capture Device

On the tab “Capture Device” choose DirectShow in Capture mode and select your Webcam and Microphone. Click on the “Play” button.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 12 Capture Device Directshow Logitech Webcam

Here is the result…

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 13 Logitech Webcam Dshow

7. Remote Control VLC From A Web Browser in VLC

Now let’s see how to control your VLC from a browser.

Go to “Tools” > “Preferences“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 14 Preferences Tools

Select “All” in Show settings at the bottom.

Go to Main interfaces and select “Web“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 15 Interface Web Module

Go to “Lua” and enter your Lua HTTP Password. Click “Save“.

Close VLC and reopen it.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 16 Lua Password Http

After restarting VLC click “Allow access“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 17 Allow Access Firewall Windows

Open your browser and access this URL http://127.0.0.1:8080

Enter your password and click “Sign in“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 18 Localhost 8080 Http Remote Control

Now you can control your VLC from your Google Chrome browser.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 19 Remote Control Browser

8. Effects and Filters in VLC

You can access some amazing effects in VLC, go to “Tools” > “Effects and Filters“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 20 Tools Effects Filters

There are both Audio Effects and Video Effects, it’s time for you to be creative.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 21 Video Effects

9. Play Internet Radio in VLC

You can access a list of internet radios by clicking on “Icecast Radio Directory” in the “Internet” Section.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 22 Radio Directory

10. Add a Watermark to Your Video in VLC

You can add a logo from “Video Effects” > “Overlay“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 23 Video Effects Overlay Logo

You can position it as you wish. The logo should be a PNG for transparency.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 24 Logo

11. Take a Snapshot in VLC

You can take screenshots with the shortcut Shift+S.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 25 Snapshots

12. Add Subtitles in VLC

You can add subtitles to your movie by going to “Subtitle” > “Add Subtitle File“.

Vlc Media Player Best Tips Tricks 26 Add Subtitle File

There you have it!

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading and sharing ;)

Sofian – Easytutorial.com