vlc player tricks and tipsVLC player is the most widely used player and as far as I know vlc player has functions that are unimaginable. Another sweet thing about vlc is that it plays everything of almost all formats. What I am about to share with you are the hidden tricks about your vlc player that you may find useful. You may also want to read “USING VLC PLAYER AS AUDIO AND VIDEO CONVERTER” to know how to convert your formats.

  1. Rip DVDs: VLC includes a basic DVD ripper. You probably would never use it when there are better DVD rippers available, but it helps to know that you can in fact; get a decent quality DVD rip with VLC. TO RIP MOVIES FOLLOW THESE STEPS: Go to the Media menu and choose Convert/Save. Click on the Disc tab. * Here you can adjust the Starting Position and rip only specific titles or chapters. * Enter file name making sure to end with .MPG, and start ripping. * Click Save. * It’s done.
  2. RECORD VIDEOS: With the new VLC, you can record videos during playback. The record button is hidden by default. To see it, click on View>> Advanced Control. The record button will now appear. Clicking on the button while playing a movie or video will start recording. Clicking again will stop recording.
  3. PLAY RAR FILES: Do you know VLC can play videos zipped inside RAR files? They play like normal video files and you can even use the seek bar. If the RAR file is split into several files, no problem. Just load the first part (.part001.rar) and it will automatically take the rest of the parts and play the whole file
  4. PLAY IN ASCII MODE: VLC media player has an amusing ability, to playback movies in ASCII art. To enable ASCII mode, open VLC media player and click on Tools>>> Preferences. Open the section VIDEO section and under OUTPUT select COLOR ASCII ART VIDEO OUTPUT from the drop down menu. Save it. Now play any video file to enjoy the ASCII art
  5. LISTEN TO ONLINE RADIO: VLC includes hundreds of Shoutcast radio stations. You just need to enable it through Media>>> Services Discovery>>> Shoutcast radio listings. Now, open the Playlist and browse through the stations.

Aside the above mentioned one’s they might be others, if you have some tips, you can still drop them in the comment box…


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