Play YouTube Videos in VLC Media Player

How to Play YouTube Videos in VLC Media Player

If you want to try something different and play videos from YouTube using VLC Media Player then there is a built in support in the application itself that allows you to do so. You can use the Media > Open Network Stream feature and enter the video URL to play it. You just enter a…

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Covering or Erasing Logo VLC

How to Hide or Blur Logos of Videos Playing in VLC

Sometimes when you play a video using VLC Media Player, it might have a hardcoded logo or graphic in the media and you want to hide it from the view. Those logos might be distracting or reveal something that you do not want to. If that is the case, then you can easily blur out…

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Add Text Over Videos

How to Overlay Text or Add Logo Over Videos in VLC

If you want to add a text or a logo over a video that is playing in VLC media Player, then you can simply do it with the Video Effects Overlay feature in the application. It allows you to easily type in something and display it over the video that is currently playing. If you…

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Changing Video Brightness in VLC Media Player

How to Increase Brightness and Contrast of Videos in VLC

When some videos are too dark and you can’t figure out what is what, then the simple solution is to change its brightness and contrast. The same goes for bright videos that appear faded; you need to darken it. You can either increase the light of your screen, monitor or TV or you can also…

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Next Frame Hotkeys

How to Go Frame by Frame in VLC

While playing a media file in VLC, sometimes you will have the need to go frame by frame. To get to an exact shot or scene, you will need to play the video forward one frame at a time. VLC has a frame by frame feature that allows you to step just the tiniest bit…

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System Tray Related Settings

VLC Options Related to Displaying in Windows System Tray and Task Bar

VLC has options to enable or disable the player icon in the Windows System Tray as well as Task Bar. These options enables the configuration of how the shortcuts appear in those desktop user interfaces. You will see the options in effect when you minimize the player. If you have turned on the system tray…

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Playlist Preferences in VLC

How to Define the Action after VLC Playlist Ends

In VLC, there are different things that you can configure the player to do after it reaches the end of media files of your playlist. There might be a single file playing or there might be multiple files in the list, but once VLC is done playing the item(s), you can tell the player to…

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VLC Cover Art for MP3 Files

How to Edit Cover Art Picture using VLC Media Player

If you use VLC Media Player and if you want to display or add album art to any MP3 files, then just access media information options and either browse and put up an album art (also known as cover art) or try to download it automatically. The only thing that you have to do is…

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Current Media Information

How to View and Edit ID3 Audio Tags Using VLC

If you want to view and edit ID3 audio or MP3 tags in VLC Media Player, then it has been really made simple. The quickest way to view/edit it is by using the CTRL + I shortcut key on your PC or by navigating to Tools > Media Information. It brings up a simple pop…

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Force Aspect Ratio

Fix Stretched Video in VLC by Changing Aspect Ratio

When watching a movie or playing a simple video, if the resolution is not right or if the video dimensions seem a bit off, then to fix it—simply change the aspect ratio in VLC. If the video feels stretched—like the height or width is long—making objects and people in it appear abnormal in terms of…

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