VLC Media Player: 5 Extremely Useful & Uncommon Uses


This article discovers 5 useful but uncommon useful features of VLC Media Player.

VLC is known as a video player, but there are many other useful features: You can watch YouTube videos, add subtitles in your language, listen to online radio, rotate screen orientation and more, which make it even great than you image.

1. Add Subtitles to Movies:

If you watch movies with foreign language without subtitles, you don’t know what you are missing. Subtitles are free and available for most of the movies in your known language.
You don’t have to worry about the accent of the movie.

Go to Subtitle menu >> add subtitle file.

2. Rotate Orientation Of Video:

Video recorded using mobile, sometimes may be in wrong orientation. When you try to such videos, its irritation to rotate your neck.

If you are using VLC media player, you can rotate the video without using any third party software.
Go to Tools menu >> Effects and Filters >> Video effects >>  select ‘Geometry’ tab. Here, tick the option ‘Rotate’ to activate is as it is grayed out by default. Here you can rotate the video as you want.

3. Screen Recording:

You can record your screen activity to create a video out of it using VLC media player. Go to Media menu >> Covert / save >> Capture device . In the capture mode, select ‘Desktop’. Set the video parameters. You can set advanced options by clicking on ‘show more options’.

4. Listen to Streaming Online Radio Stations:

You can use VLC media player to listen to online radio stations, podcasts, and other streaming media. Install the ‘TuneIn Radio’ Extension for VLC media player. That’s great way to listen to online radio and podcasts.

You will find your taste of online music without browsing for radio stations on any website.

If you don’t want to download the extension, you can directly enter the streaming audio URL.

Go to >> Media >> Open network stream or Ctrl+N . Enter the URL of streaming audio in the address field.

5. Watch YouTube Videos

Just like the streaming audio of online radios, VLC media player can stream the videos on YouTube. Only thing is you can not play the LIVE YouTube streams. All other videos can be played using VLC media player.

Same way, you can watch any other streaming video, if you know the exact URL. You can also manually add any other type of streaming media.

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