The VLC media player is one of the most famous and used software for playing songs, videos, and streaming videos. It is widely used for its features and shortcuts keys for operating. Most of its users do not know about its shortcut keys. They only know basic VLC shortcut keys like spacebar to stop and others. In this post, you are also going to learn how to change VLC media player shortcut keys.
VLC Media Player
For those who don’t know what is a VLC media player, It is software for windows to play media like videos, audios, and streaming on your PC screen. It is one of the most trustworthy and featured software which you can download from here for free.
Fun Fact – You can even download YouTube videos using VLC for free. How??
VLC shortcut Keys
Vlc media player have some default shortcut keys which can be used to operate it. You can even customize these shortcut keys according to your convenience. It will be discussed in the last of the post.
Default Shortcut Keys are :
|Shortcut Name||Shortcut Key|
|Pause only||Browser stop|
|Play only||Browser refresh|
|Very short backwards jump||Shift+Left|
|Very short forward jump||Shift+Right|
|Short backwards jump||Alt+Left|
|Short forward jump||Alt+Right|
|Medium backwards jump||Ctrl+Left|
|Medium forward jump||Ctrl+Right|
|Long backwards jump||Ctrl+Alt+Left|
|Long forward jump||Ctrl+Alt+Right|
|Navigate Up||Up arrow|
|Navigate down||down arrow|
|Navigate left||left arrow|
|Navigate right||right arrow|
|Go to the DVD menu||Shift+m|
|Select previous DVD title||Shift+o|
|Select next DVD title||Shift+b|
|Select prev DVD chapter||Shift+p|
|Select next DVD chapter||Shift+n|
|Subtitle delay up||h|
|Subtitle delay down||g|
|Subtitle sync / bookmark audio timestamp||Shift+h|
|Subtitle sync / bookmark subtitle timestamp||Shift+j|
|Subtitle sync / synchronise audio & subtitle timestamps||Shift+k|
|Subtitle sync / reset audio & subtitle synchronization||Ctrl+Shift+k|
|Audio delay up||k|
|Audio delay down||j|
|Cycle audio track||b|
|Cycle through audio devices||Shift+a|
|Cycle subtitle track||v|
|Cycle next program Service ID||x|
|Cycle previous program Service ID||Shift+x|
|Cycle source aspect ratio||a|
|Cycle video crop||c|
|Increase scale factor||Alt+o|
|Decrease scale factor||Alt+Shift+o|
|Cycle deinterlace modes||Shift+d|
|Show controller in fullscreen||i|
|Take video snapshot||Shift+s|
|Toggle wallpaper mode in video output||w|
|Crop one pixel from the top of the video||Alt+r|
|Uncrop one pixel from the top of the video||Alt+Shift+r|
|Crop one pixel from the left of the video||Alt+d|
|Uncrop one pixel from the left of the video||Alt+Shift+d|
|Crop one pixel from the bottom of the video||Alt+c|
|Uncrop one pixel from the bottom of the video||Alt+Shift+c|
|Crop one pixel from the right of the video||Alt+f|
|Uncrop one pixel from the right of the video||Alt+Shift+f|
|*Set playlist bookmark 1||Ctrl+1|
|*Set playlist bookmark 2||Ctrl+F2|
|*Play playlist bookmark 1||F1|
|*Play playlist bookmark 2||F2|
|Clear the playlist||Ctrl+w|
**In the above table, there are stars on four shortcuts. It is to tell that you can even :
- Set playlist bookmarks 3, 4, 5……10 with Ctrl+”respective number of function key”.
- play playlist bookmark 3, 4, 5…….10 with “respective number of function key”.
After learning all these shortcut tricks you can operate VLC like a pro.
How to change default VLC Shortcut Keys?
If you are having any kind of problem regarding learning these shortcut keys then you can set up your own shortcut keys quite easily. Here is the procedure:
- First, search for the VLC Media Player. You can do so by searching “VLC” in the window.
- Then start the application.
- Navigate to “Tools”.
- Then click on “Preferences”. You can directly click “Ctrl+p”.
- Now you can see many icons and options. Click on Hotkeys.
- When you click on it, a list of all shortcut keys will appear on your screen. These are the default shortcut keys for VLC Media Player.
- Double click on any shortcut key to change it.
- Then, press the new shortcut keys and save the settings.
- You can always switch back to default shortcuts by clicking on “Reset Preferences”.
Yes, It is that easy.
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