VLC Media Player Shortcuts and Hotkeys

VLC is a lightweight cross-platform media player and open-source that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, also allows you to view streaming media from computers and remote servers.

Today, after many years in the market, VLC is one of the player’s world ‘s most popular video, with a user base that eagerly awaits new updates to its already impressive set of services that allows anyone to control reproduction, transmission, and recording media.

VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts

Manage VLC, Playlists, and Special Commands
Take video snapshot (set dir: Ctrl + P then Videos)Shift + S
Record / Stop Record (set dir: Ctrl + P then Input)Shift + R
Save playlistCtrl + Y
Quit VLCCtrl + W
Open URL (ie: Internet video address)Ctrl + V
Open multiple filesCtrl + Shift + O
QuitCtrl + Q
Preferences/ interface settingsCtrl + P
Open NetworkCtrl + N
Open MessagesCtrl + M
Open PlayList; press again to return to movie.Ctrl + L
Codec InformationCtrl + J
Media InformationCtrl + I
Adjustments and audio/ video EffectsCtrl + E
Open Captue deviceCtrl + C
Edit BookmarksCtrl + B
Toggle wallpaper modeW
Play next movie from playlistN
Normal / Repeat ? LoopL
Window full-screen (not equal to pressing F)F11
Show helpF1
Toggle DeinterlaceD
Decrease/ increase subtitle delayG/H
Most used Shortcuts
Increase VolumeCtrl + Up
Decrease VolumeCtrl + Down
Volume up/ down in 5% incrementsCtrl + Arrow Up/Arrow Down
Jump 1 minute forward/ backwardCtrl + Arrow Right/Arrow Left
Jump 5 minute back or forwardCtrl + Alt + Left or Right arrow
Jump 10 seconds forward/ backwardAlt + Arrow Right/Arrow Left
Jump 3 seconds forward/ backwardShift + Arrow Right/Arrow Left
Subtitles on/ offV
Pause or play movieSpace
Mute and unmute audioM
Exit full screen modeEsc
Select audio trackB
Mouse actions
Volume or Position (see settings)Scroll up/ down
Local menu (play controls, audio/ video)Right-click
Movie navigation
Goto timeCtrl + T
Advanced open fileCtrl + R
Open single file(s)Ctrl + O
Hide ControlCtrl + H
Open Folder (browse folder menu)Ctrl + F
Open Disc menuCtrl + D
Play Recent media (in Media – Recent media menu)Ctrl + 1 … 4
Change zoom modeZ
Show timeT
Stop movie (not pause; this stops the movie completely)S
Random selecton in playlistR
Play movie (from the very beginning)P
Decrease/ increase audio delayJ/K
Display interface in fullscreen (repeat to remove)I
Frame by Frame Mode; continue pressing E to advance one frame at a time.E
Change screen Crop 16:10, 16:9, 4:3, etc.C
Change Aspect ratio 16:10, 16:9, 4.:3, etc.A
Adjust playback to normal (1.0x)=
Increase/ decrease playback by 0.1x[/ ]

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