Wednesday, October 12, 2011

7 Useful Hidden Features Of VLC player


Most of us are unknown of the facts about VlC PLayer which is an excellent player and is used widely . Today I got to know how important VLC player is and what can it do apart from playing videos and music files.



1. Convert Audio and Video formats: the best feature apart from playing wide range of video formats.ONe can never imagine if i say it can also convert video to different formats as well. Several different formats are supported like MP4, WMV, AVI, OGG, MP3 etc.

To access the converter:
1 Go to Media –&Convert/Save.
2. Load the file you want to convert using the Add button and click Convert.
3. Now choose the output format and output file location
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2. Rip DVDs:  No one can imagine that Vlc contains a integrated basic Dvd Ripper .You might be thinking that why should i use this basic dvd ripper as you might be having high quality dvd ripper , But one thing you must note is that Vlc rips video with optimum quality .Now the question arises how can you use this fetaure. To rip aVideo follow these simple and easy steps:
1. Go to the Media menu and choose Convert&Save.
2. Click on the Disc tab. Here you can adjust the Starting Position and rip only specific titles or chapters. Enter file name making sure to end with .MPG, and start ripping. Click Save.

3. Record videos: This is an intresting features that Vlc provides you can record video during playback. The button used to enable this feature is HIdden and you need to follow these steps. To see it,
1.click on View–&Advanced Control. The record button will now appear.
2. Clicking on the button while playing a movie or video will start recording.
3.Clicking again will stop recording.

4. Play RAR files: Wow playing compressed videos in  Rar Files ? Video will be played as a normal video and you can also use the seek bar as well. Sometimes the .Rar file is breaked into several parts but with Vlc Its not a problem what you have to do is that just load the first part (.part001.rar )  and it will automatically take the rest of the parts and play the whole file.

5. Play in ASCII mode: To playback movies in ASCII art You got to enable ASCII mode,
1. open VLC media player and click on Tools &Preferences.
2. Open the section “Video” section and under “Output” select “Color ASCII art video output” from the drop down menu. Save it.
 Now play any video file to enjoy the ASCII art.

6. Listen to online radio: You can never imagine what's here in it ,  Vlc player also have hundreds of radio stations for you . You just need to enable it
1. through Media&Services Discovery – Shoutcast radio listings.
2.Now, open the Playlist and browse through the stations.
Enjoy your favorite radio stations.


7. Download YouTube and other online videos: Copy the url of the vidio of youtube which you want to download.
1.Now click on Media –&Open Network stream. Paste the URL and click Play. Once VLC starts streaming the video
2.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.
3.Alternatively, you can record the video.

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