List of VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows

VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts help a lot and let you perform most of the actions quickly, This is the reason, keyboard shortcuts improve productivity. We have already covered keyboard shortcuts for few software in past. Today, I am going to add the keyboard shortcuts for the VLC media player. Most of us use VLC media player and of course, many of us already know few keyboard shortcuts. But there is nothing wrong in improving the knowledge.

Also see: Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

In this article, I am listing the 44 different keyboard shortcuts of VLC media players for Windows. Check all and learn keyboard shortcuts few actions that you perform most.

VLC Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts

Most used
F Fullscreen
Esc Exit full-screen mode
Space Pause or play movie
V Subtitles on/ off
B Select audio track
Ctrl+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Volume up/ down in 5% increments
Jump in playback
Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left Jump 3 seconds forward/ backward
Alt+Arrow Right/Arrow Left Jump 10 seconds forward/ backward
Ctrl+Arrow Right/Arrow Left Jump 1 minute forward/ backward
Mouse actions
Scroll up/ down Volume or Position (see settings)
Right-click Local menu (play controls, audio/ video)
Movie Navigation
Ctrl+D Open Disc menu
Ctrl+F Open Folder (browse folder menu)
Ctrl+R Advanced open file
Ctrl+O Open single file(s)
M Mute and unmute audio
P Play movie (from the very beginning)
S Stop movie (not pause; this stops the movie completely)
[/ ] Increase/ decrease playback by 0.1x
= Adjust playback to normal (1.0x)
C Change screen Crop 16:10, 16:9, 4:3, etc.
A Change Aspect ratio 16:10, 16:9, 4.:3, etc.
G/H Decrease/ increase subtitle delay
J/K Decrease/ increase audio delay
Z Change zoom mode
Ctrl+14 Play Recent media (in Media – Recent media menu)
T Show time
Ctrl+T Goto time
E Frame by Frame Mode; continue pressing E to advance one frame at a time.
Ctrl+H Hide Control
Manage VLC, Playlists, and Special Commands
Ctrl+P Preferences/ interface settings
Ctrl+E Adjustments and audio/ video Effects
Ctrl+B Edit Bookmarks
Ctrl+M Open Messages
Ctrl+N Open Network
Ctrl+C Open Capture device
Ctrl+L Open PlayList; press again to return to the movie.
Ctrl+Y Save playlist
Ctrl+I Media Information
D Toggle Deinterlace
N Play next movie from playlist
F1 Show help
F11 Window full-screen (not equal to pressing F)
Ctrl+W Quit VLC

Final Words

Now you have the list of VLC keyboard shortcuts. You can learn for actions that you perform most and see how your productivity improves. Even if you already knew few of these, you may have learnt many for sure.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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