5 Best VLC Media Player Hidden Features & Tricks you Must know

VLC Media player is many favorite media player application or software. VLC is one of the best and free media player for Windows PC and Android devices. There ate tons of features and hidden tricks/tips VLC offers which you have no idea of. Some cool things we can do with VLC media player are record video, playing Youtube videos and lots more. We have provided some secret and VLC tricks. Number 5 Trick will shock you ;)

Best VLC Media Player Hidden Features

Majority of VLC tricks below are for Windows PC and not Android devices, but some features here are available on VLC player for phones.

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1. Convert Videos using VLC 

This is a hidden trick which many VLC media player users aren't aware of. VLC gives you an option to convert any video to different formats without downloading any additional software. Below is what to do

  • Open VLC media player and Click On “Media” which is located at the top-right corner of the screen. Now Select Convert/Save. Or Press “CTRL + R”.
  • Now a Window will pop up, Simply click on Add and choose the file you want to convert, and  Click on Convert/save.
  • Then Select the type of the file format you want it to convert to. video encoding tweak available too.

That’s it, and this is how you can convert video with VLC Media Player.

2. Watch Youtube Videos without Ads in VLC

This is one feature many will find handy becuase many users often use Youtube either to seek advice or to learn tutorial videos. VLC media player allows you t watch youtube videos and not jsut that, but without Ads.

  • Open VLC media player and Click On “Media” to Select “Open Network Stream”. CTRL + N also works.
  • Open Youtube and open any Video, Copy the URL.
  • Once you have copied the URL of the youtube video, simply Paste it there where it says "Enter the network URL" and Click Play.

You will see that the Video is Streaming in VLC Smoothly without glitches.

3. Sync Audio in VLC

This is very useful to users whose video's Audio is not Syncing with the video stream. This tweak below will help you fix this issue in VLC media player. Also, Effects can be applied t your Video and audio.

  • Open VLC media player, now click on Tools > Effects and Filters.
  • ( For Effects) Click on Audio Effect or Video effect to add effects to a media.
  • Now feel free to check out some features and cool effects in VLC..
Some effects you can change are the Brightness form, Hue, Quality and many more.

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4. Take Snapshot in VLC

Many times while watching a video on your PC, it can be really difficult and time-consuming to take a snapshot with the default process, which is to right click and then click print.

VLC comes to our rescue, you can easily create a snapshot of your video on your Computer. All you need to do is Right click on the video while it’s playing, Hover your Mouse on Video option which is in Context Menu and then Select Take Snapshot.

That's is easy as you can see, it is a nice trick.

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5. Use Video as Desktop Wallpaper Using VLC

This is one trick 90% don't know of, or how it works. VLC is practically the only Media Player app that offers this feature to Replace Desktop wallpaper with a Video Using  VLC Media Player. Even popular MX player doesn't have this feature intact.

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

These are Top 5 Best VLC Hidden Features and Tricks many of you don't know. If you have other cool tricks, kindly share with us and share your encouraging words below the comment.



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