Mastering VLC 1.0 Media Player
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After so many years of existence as a beta version, VLC is finally here
in version 1.0 final! A good opportunity to explore some options and
unknown tips this video software is certainly much more than just a
VLC has finally released the "final" 1.0 version. Version 1.0 brings
many improvements such as better image quality, compatibility with HD
media (Blu-ray, HD-DVD), the break instant of the picture and image by
image, video recording, support for Windows Media playlists and Zune.
We will discover various tips and little-known features of this version 1.0:
- View the videos in full screen
- How to play a video screen
- How does the image by image work and captures images
- How to capture DVD
- How to return the video image
1. Full Screen
Most of the time, we look at the videos in full screen. VLC offers two modes of full-screen display:
first maintains a menu bar at the top of the screen and a panel on the
bottom of the screen. It is obtained by pressing [F11].
second image actually displays video full screen, with a removable
panel, which hides itself after a few seconds and reappear when you
move the mouse. It is active by double-clicking on the screen or
pressing the [F].
But we use most often the videos in full screen, it seems more logical
to set VLC to automatically switch into this mode at each reading of
- Go to the Tools menu
- Click Preferences
- Open the Video tab
- Select the Full Screen
- Click Save
Here are the keyboard shortcuts to control VLC in full screen mode.
Switch to "Full screen"
VLC Media Player offers several buttons to switch from standard mode to full screen and vice versa.
- Pressing [F] completely switches to full screen
- Pressing [F11] retains a menu bar at the top, and a control bar at the bottom.
- Double-click on the video has the same effect as the [F]
Commands mode "Full screen"
In full screen mode, the keyboard can be used to control playback.
- Pressing [Space] switches to suspend mode (and vice versa)
- Key [S] stops playing video and VLC iconified in the notification area
- The button [N] is the next video in the list
- The [P] is the previous video in the list
- The key [to] force a change in operation and switches to 16:10, 16:9, 4:3, 5:4
- Pressing [C] is similar to [A] but crop the image to achieve the desired ratio
- The key [T] displays the elapsed time and remaining
- Key [M] mutes the sound (mute function)
- Pressing [-] triggers the idle
- Pressing [+] accelerates reading
- The combination [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [S] screen capture
- The combination [Shift] + [Right Arrow]: Advance reading 3 seconds
- The combination [Alt] + [Right Arrow]: Advance reading 10 seconds
- The combination [Crtl] + [Right Arrow]: Advance reading 1 minutes
- The combination [Crtl] + [Alt] + [Right Arrow]: Advance reading 10 minutes
- The combination [Shift] + [left]: Move read 3 seconds
- The combination [Alt] + [left]: Move read 10 seconds
- The combination [Crtl] + [left]: Move read 1 minutes
- The combination [Crtl] + [Alt] + [left]: Move read 10 minutes