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Posted by syfy000
Every one thinks that VLC player is just a shit which plays VIDEOS only .No looking around for codec if you are using VLC. I am gonna now aware you guys about some of the best ways to utilize VLC to the limit extent
Play RAR files: Do you know VLC can play videos zipped inside RAR files? They play like normal video files and you can even use the seek bar. If the RAR file is split into several files, no problem. Just load the first part (.part1.rar ) and it will automatically take the rest of the parts and play the whole file.
Listen to online radio: VLC includes hundreds of Shoutcast radio stations. You just need to enable it through
Media>Services Discovery>Shoutcast radio listings.
Now, open the Playlist and browse through the stations and rock and roll
Download YouTube and other online videos: First get the URL of the YouTube video page . Now click on
Media>Open Network stream.
Paste the URL and click Play.
When VLC starts streaming your videos click on
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 for you which you can save it to your HD.
Record videos: With the new VLC, you can record videos during play time. The record button is hidden by default. To see it, click on
The record button will now appear. Clicking on the button while playing a movie or video will start recording. Clicking again to stop recording.
Play in ASCII mode: VLC media player has an mast ability, to playback movies in ASCII art. To enable ASCII mode, open VLC media player and click on
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
Converting Formats: Using VLC you can convert VIDEO and AUDIO formats. Supported formats are MP4, WMV, AVI, OGG, MP3 etc
To use it :
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.
RIP DVDs : VLC have a function names DVD ripper .. you must have never used it
Go to the Media menu and choose Convert/Save. 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.
Posted by ceaser2008
Thanks for your valuable tips. This is the only player i use with my pc.
Posted by Trevorian
It even plays all my porn with their dodgy codecs.
Posted by syfy000
Here's one more: play in ASCII mode: VLC media player has an amusing ability, to playback movies in ASCII art. To enable ASCII mode, open VLC media player and click on Tools>Preferences. 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.
Posted by voodowizzard
i can play even videos while while im still downloading them,its like im streaming...vlc is the best
Posted by QUALCOMM
@voodowizzard But you can't preview a video while encoding it.
Let's say I'm encoding to XviD using VirtualDubMod muxer to produce an AVI file & I wan't to quickly preview the results, VLC will try to fix the file instead of opening it...so 2 thumbs down for zat.
Posted by chrono13
@syfy000 Thanks for the extremely usefull info on vlc.
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