Tuesday, June 12, 2012

5 Things You Didn’t Know VLC Player Could Do

5 Things You Didn’t Know VLC Player Could Do

                           VLC media player is one of the world’s best & most popular players that is used by the people worldwide. It has got many codec’s integrated with it, and it supports almost all the codecs. VLC can do a lot of other things beyond only playing Movie’s or Video’s , In this Post you will see VLC going beyond your imagination which we do not know so far.
                                          Find out how many of these you know VLC would do, and how many you did not. I am sure you wouldn’t have wasted your time after reading and knowing all these magical & hidden tricks of VLC. ( To Download Latest VLC Player Click HERE or GoTo the End of the Page )

 1.  Take Snapshots Of Your Favorite Movie Scenes :
                                      To Take Snapshots Of  the Video, You First Need to Enable the Advanced Controls .Which can be done easily by Clicking The View -> Advanced Controls. Now you could Notice Advanced Controls Button Below the Slider. Now just click on the Snapshot button to Snapshot an image From the Movie/Video.

  2.  Record videos:
                    With the new VLC, you can record videos during playback. The record button is hidden by default(If Advanced Controls is Not Enabled) . To see it, click on View–>Advanced Control. The record button will now appear below the Slider. Clicking on the button while playing a movie/video it will start recording. Clicking again will stop recording.

 3. Listen to online radio:

                              VLC includes hundreds of Shout cast radio stations. You just need to enable it through Media –>Services Discovery –> Shoutcast radio listings. Now, open the Playlist and browse through the stations.

 4. Convert Audio and Video formats:

                                  In VLC you can convert video and audio files from one format to another. Isn’t that Shocking? Yes It can be done and  Several different formats are supported like MP4, WMV, AVI, OGG, MP3 etc. 
To access the converter:
* Go to Media –>Convert/Save.
* Load the file you want to convert using the Add button and click Convert.
* Now choose the output format and output file location.

 5. Download YouTube and other online videos:

                                 First grab the URL of the YouTube video page that you wish to Download. Now click on Media –>Open Network stream. Paste the URL and click Play.
                                  Once VLC starts streaming the video, click Tools –>Codec Information and at the bottom of the window you will see a Location box. Copy the URL and paste it on your browser’s address bar. The browser will now download the file which you can save it to your hard disk. Alternatively, you can record the video.

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  1. the browser only plays.. doesnt download or give an option to download or save

  2. You could try the alternative method of recoding the video when it is streaming. Else refer to the other post : http://siastech.blogspot.in/2012/06/how-to-download-youtube-videos-directly.html

  3. Thanks For the Great Post !

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