Create Custom Bookmarks In VLC Player For Video & Audio Files

VLC player can set bookmarks for audio and video files being played. This is useful when you want to watch or listen again to a specific portion of video or audio track. Setting these bookmarks is simple. Here is how : Open the audio/video file to be played and then choose Playback > Custom Bookmarks. Then select Manage. Or directly use Ctrl+B shortcut. By default, the bookmarks list will...

Quickly Fix Choppy Video Playback In VLC Player When Using Ubuntu

It may happen that the video playback when using VLC player in Ubuntu  may be choppy. The audio would be fine but the video would stutter or lag with pauses.   Here is how to fix it : Open VLC player and go to Tools > Preferences. Over there select Input/Codecs. Disable the option of Hardware-accelerated decoding. Save the changes and close all the running instances of VLC player. Restart...

How To Directly Download And Manage Subtitles In VLC Player

VLC media player can automatically download subtitles of video files without having to separately search for them. Here is how: Open the video file for playback in VLC and click on View  > Download subtitles. Choose either Search by hash or Search by name. It will look up subtitles and display the best matching results. Click on Download selection for the subs to be downloaded and loaded. Also,...

Add Different Effects To Video Playback In VLC Player

VLC player comes with a bunch of cool effects that can be added to a video playback. Here is how to enable them : From the main interface, go to Tools > Effects and Filters. Then, under the Video Effects tab, scroll right to the Advanced tab. Here, there will be various effects that can be added to a video like Motion detect, Water effect, Psychedelic and so on. The video with Psychedelic and...

How To Automatically Pause VLC Player On Minimizing

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VLC Player has a setting for automatically pausing video/audio files whenever it is minimized. This is a useful feature when switching between tasks or in case of interruption. Here is how to enable it : Go to Tools > Preferences In the Interface section, enable the tick mark next to “Pause playback when minimized”. That’s it. From now on, all the open video and audio files in...

How To Play Multiple Audio And Video Files Simultaneously In VLC Player

VLC player by default allows only one multimedia file at a time to be opened and played in Windows. What this means is that if there are one or more video/audio files that need to be opened, they can’t be played simultaneously. The video/audio file that is currently being played will be replaced by the other one opened after that.This is because VLC player limits the default instance to just...