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Hyder Abbass

Windows 6 2k

VLC media player  is arguably one of the most-used  multimedia software. It has gained popularity in the recent years, mainly because its ease of use, and it is not resource intensive as compared to other media players. Another reason why VLC player is now the darling of millions of users is because it can play almost any video or audio format you throw at it, including MPEG, FLV, WMV, AVI, MP4, MKV,  MP3 – you name it!

If you are like me, you love to do things faster, using keyboard shortcuts can be a time saver as it helps you spend less time looking for buttons or going through the long drop down menus looking for specific options. So why not take a few minutes and learn the standard VLC shortcuts and make yourself a VLC ninja?

VLC shortcuts Cheatsheet

Configure VLC shortcuts

As previously mentioned, these are just the standard VLC shortcuts. If you don’t like the hotkey assigned to a specific action, no problem! VLC allows you to use your own hotkey. You can do so by going to Tools > Preferences > Hotkeys. Just in case I made a mistake in the cheat sheet, feel free to drop me a comment below.

You can grab a PDF version on the VLC shortcut cheatsheet here.


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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Hey, that's a pretty cool trick. I probably use the spacebar more often to stop/pause videos.
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Friday, May 30th, 2014

Hey thanks for this VLC infographics. Some of these VLC shortcuts are really helpful especially the one that delay subtitles!
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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Thanks for these keyboard shortcuts . You never know when this might come in handy eh ! :)
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Monday, August 13th, 2012

Thanks for this collection. My favorite vlc shorcuts are : Full screen mode, Play,Pause and volume increase/decrease :) Oh well , i guess that would be common for everyone too !
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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Oh that's nice ! I never thought the ugly VLC player supports so much keyboard shortcuts ^^
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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Awesome ! Thanks for this compilation of VLC keyboard shortcuts :)