5 Things You Don’t Know About VLC Player That What They Could Do….!!!!!!

Hey friends, there are few things that you don’t know about VLC player. As you don’t know what VLC do.

Today, in this article I will tell you about the facts that you won’t know about VLC media player.

Since it was made in February 2001 VLC media player has developed an open source-platform multimedia player as it can play songs as well as movies. Not only it is free, lightweight and fast – but it can play anything which is given in any of the format. Such as- .mp3, .mkv, .3gp etc.

As if the files are damaged, incomplete or unfinished it tell us the fact by which the file is damaged or incomplete. There’s a reason it’s called swiss knife of media players.

  • Things You Don’t Know About VLC Player Could Do….!!!!!!

1.Listen to internet Radio Stations.

we all know that the VLC player is used to play songs as well as movies. But in additional it also lets us hearing the radio stations. Remember them? It’s what we need to use before the likes of Pandora and Spotify came along.

You can enable this feature or access this feature in the way as – navigate to View option in task bar>playlist and then scroll the list till you find entry called Icecast Radio Directory.



Or by using shortcut- “ctrl+l” or by pressing toggle playlist option.


It you didn’t find you channel or radio stations so just put the URL if you know otherwise just enter the name of Radio station that you want to hear in the top-right corner in search box.

2.Record your Desktop.

There are so many reasons why you might want to record your screen. Some are most common like for recording of the gameplay or creating a screencast for a presentation and etc.

To do recording head to Media>Open Capture Device and select Desktop from the drop-down menu.



You can change the preferred frame rate by your wish. If you are recording your desktop 15fps is sufficient or you can increase it to 30fps for fast-paced movement.


Lastly, click the drop-down arrow next to play and select covert. Or you can press alt + o.


At last when you save this, choose the file format you need (for most uses, the default video-h.264 +MP3(MP4) is fine) and select the destination where you want to save you output. When you are hit or smash the start button.

VLC will record the recording in the background. When you finished it come back to the application and stop the recording.

3.Convert Video Files.

VLC is good as well as it can do anything else that’s available. You don’t need any additional software to change the type or format of a video as VLC can do this thing also.

To start the process, go to media>convert/save. Press the ADD button to select your file, then choose the convert from the drop down box in the bottom right-hand corner of the dialog box.

And then on the next screen gave the file format which you want to convert as select the destination and file name so that it can save. Finally, smash the save button.

4.Play and (safely)Download YouTube Videos.

It you are interested to play a video outside of browser, you can use VLC. Even better if you want to play YouTube videos in your VLC you can play. For this you have to take a step forward and you can also download the YouTube videos easily in your computer.

To watch YouTube videos, you have to navigate to files or you can press ctrl+c to open the open capture device>press on network. Then put the link address in URL. After a couple of seconds of loading, it will start playing.


If you want to download a video to your local drive, you should have to take more steps forward. As you have to go to tools option in taskbar>codec information. Or you can press “ctrl+j”. then copy the text from the location box at the bottom of the screen.


Paste the text into the browser and the video will start playing. Right-click and select save video asto save it locally.

The method might be more cumbersome than using some other downloaders or we can say applications to download videos from YouTube, but it’s also a lot more reliable and a lot more secure.

5.Subscribe to Podcasts.

It is a very high-powerful podcast manager as well as fully featured. To start this feature or we can say to start the podcast menu we have to go to view>playlist>podcasts (it’s listed under the internet is working).



It is only done when you know the RSS feed. This will help you to add the podcast. Otherwise if you don’t know the URL of the podcast so there are so many websites which help you to extract the podcast URL for you. Click on the + icon to add the podcast to your list of subscriptions.


This app can tell you about the previous episodes along with the relevant network. Click on it to start listening.

So there are the 5 things that you know from now. I thing now you can do this from now.

Be cool be alive.


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