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    Most Used VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts That You Must Know


    You can do a lot with your VLC Media Player and these keyboard shortcuts can really help you in that. Check the complete list here.

    By Surbhi Verma | 
    Updated: 25th May 2022 01:00 IST

    Table Of Contents

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      VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows
      • 1. VLC Media Player Keyboard shortcuts for Playback
      • 2. VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts for Audio
      • 3. Display
      • 4. Playlists
      • 5. Subtitles
      • 6. Menu & Settings

    Highlights of the Story

    • VLC Media Player is an open-source free platform that supports playing videos of all formats.
    • There are certain VLC Media Player keyboard shortcuts that you must know in order to make use of this platform efficiently.

    VLC Media player is definitely the first name that would come to your mind when thinking of a video player. It has been around for a long now and supports almost all types of video formats. But if you want to make the most out of this video player, you must know about certain types of VLC media player keyboard shortcuts. These keyboard shortcuts will help you navigate the app more easily.

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    VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows

    Here’s a complete list of the keyboard shortcuts for the VLC media player.

    1. VLC Media Player Keyboard shortcuts for Playback

    ]Faster (Fine)[Slower (Fine)
    =Normal rateShift + Left ArrowBack 3 seconds
    Shift + Right ArrowForward 3 secondsAlt + Left ArrowBack 10 seconds
    Alt + Right ArrowForward 10 secondsControl + Left ArrowBack 1 minute
    Control + Right ArrowForward 1 minuteControl + Alt + Left ArrowBack 5 minutes
    Control + Alt + Right ArrowForward 5 minutesNNext track
    PPrevious trackTPosition/ Time
    LNormal/Loop/RepeatENext Frame
    Shift + MDisc MenuShift + OPrevious title
    Shift + BNext titleShift + PPrevious chapter
    Shift + NNext chapterShift + QQuit

    2. VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts for Audio

    JDecrease audio delayBCycle audio track
    Shift + ACycle audio deviceMMute
    Ctrl + Up ArrowIncrease volumeCtrl + Down ArrowDecrease volume

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    3. Display

    IShows the controller in fullscreenZZoom
    Shift + ZReset ZoomFToggle fullscreen
    EscapeLeave fullscreenPage + UpShrink the viewpoint
    Page + DownExpand the viewpointAlt + 11:4 Quarter crop
    Alt + 21:2 half cropAlt + 31:1 Original crop
    Alt + 42:1 Double cropACycle aspect ratio
    CCycle cropping ratioOToggle autoscaling
    Alt + OIncrease scale factorAlt + Shift + ODecrease scale factor
    DToggle deinterlacingShift + DCycle deinterlace modes

    4. Playlists

    Shortcut ActionShortcutAction
    Ctrl + F1 – F10Set playlist bookmark 1-10F1 – F10Play playlist bookmark 1-10
    Ctrl + WClear the playlistCtrl + YSave playlist

    5. Subtitles

    Shortcut Action Shortcut Action
    Ctrl + 0Reset subtitles scaleCtrl + Mouse wheel upScale down subtitles text
    Ctrl + Mouse wheel downScale-up subtitles textHIncrease subtitle delay
    GDecrease subtitle delayShift + HSync subtitles
    Alt + VCycle subtitle track in reverse orderVCycle subtitle track

    6. Menu & Settings

    Shortcut ActionShortcutAction
    Ctrl + BBookmarksCtrl + COpen capture device
    Ctrl + DOpen discCtrl + EExtended settings
    Ctrl + FOpen folderCtrl + HHide/Show menus
    Ctrl + IMedia informationCtrl + JCodecs information
    Ctrl + LHide/Show playlistCtrl + MMessages
    Ctrl + NOpen network streamCtrl + OOpen file
    Ctrl + PPreferencesCtrl + RConvert/Save
    Ctrl + SStreamingCtrl + TGo to time
    Ctrl + VPaste locationCtrl + Shift + WVLM Configurator
    Alt + AAudio menuAlt + HHelp menu
    Alt + IView menuAlt + LPlayback menu
    Alt + MMedia menuAlt + STools menu
    Alt + TSubtitle menuShift + SSnapshot
    Shift + RRecordRRandom
    Enter Select menu entryArrow KeysNavigate menus

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