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
EscExit full-screen mode
SpacePause or play movie
VSubtitles on/ off
BSelect audio track
Ctrl+Arrow Up/Arrow DownVolume up/ down in 5% increments
Jump in playback
Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow LeftJump 3 seconds forward/ backward
Alt+Arrow Right/Arrow LeftJump 10 seconds forward/ backward
Ctrl+Arrow Right/Arrow LeftJump 1 minute forward/ backward
Mouse actions
Scroll up/ downVolume or Position (see settings)
Right-clickLocal menu (play controls, audio/ video)
Movie Navigation
Ctrl+DOpen Disc menu
Ctrl+FOpen Folder (browse folder menu)
Ctrl+RAdvanced open file
Ctrl+OOpen single file(s)
MMute and unmute audio
PPlay movie (from the very beginning)
SStop movie (not pause; this stops the movie completely)
[/ ]Increase/ decrease playback by 0.1x
=Adjust playback to normal (1.0x)
CChange screen Crop 16:10, 16:9, 4:3, etc.
AChange Aspect ratio 16:10, 16:9, 4.:3, etc.
G/HDecrease/ increase subtitle delay
J/KDecrease/ increase audio delay
ZChange zoom mode
Ctrl+14Play Recent media (in Media – Recent media menu)
TShow time
Ctrl+TGoto time
EFrame by Frame Mode; continue pressing E to advance one frame at a time.
Ctrl+HHide Control
Manage VLC, Playlists, and Special Commands
Ctrl+PPreferences/ interface settings
Ctrl+EAdjustments and audio/ video Effects
Ctrl+BEdit Bookmarks
Ctrl+MOpen Messages
Ctrl+NOpen Network
Ctrl+COpen Capture device
Ctrl+LOpen PlayList; press again to return to the movie.
Ctrl+YSave playlist
Ctrl+IMedia Information
DToggle Deinterlace
NPlay next movie from playlist
F1Show help
F11Window full-screen (not equal to pressing F)
Ctrl+WQuit 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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