19 November 2016

VLC Media Player - Keyboard Shortcut or Hotkey


VLC Media Player keyboard shortcut or hotkeys for Windows, MAC OS X, Linux and Ubuntu every user need to know

VLC media player is an open source media player by the Video LAN.
VLC stands for the Video LAN client. It is the number one (1) in top five (5) video players for Windows.

Keyboard shortcut or Hotkey provides easier and faster way to perform a task within a program or a software. VLC media Player has lot of in built keyboard shortcuts or hotkey.

Let us look at the Top 20 VLC media Player keyboard shortcut or hotkey every VLC media player user, lover or addict need or requires to know.


To check for a list of all available keyboard shortcut or hotkeys or learn how to create your own Keyboard shortcut or Hotkeys.


1)           Launch VLC media player
VLC Media Player

2)           On the Menu bar, Click on Tools, Click on Preferences OR press Ctrl + P on your keyboard.
3)           A window will open know as Simple preferences
VLC simple preferences

4)           On the top, select hotkeys and all available shortcut will be displayed, also you can create your own shortcut.
VLC Hotkeys keyboard shorcuts

Here is a list of 20 VLC media player shortcut for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Ubuntu every frequent VLC user needs to know and master.

1. Spacebar

Play/pause: When you want to pause or play a video or an audio file

2. F

Full screen: When you want to go full screen

3. Ctrl (Command)

 + Up
Increase the Volume of VLC media Player

4. Ctrl (Command) + Down

Decreasing or reducing the Volume

5. Esc

Exit Full screen

6. H

Subtitle delay up, should be used when the subtitle is faster than the video

7. G

Subtitle delay down, should be used when the subtitle is slower than the video.

8. Shift + S

Take Snapshot or screenshot

9. Shift + R

Record, when you want to record a section or part of a video.

10. Z

Zoom, to zoom the VLC media player window in order to see scene more clearly or closer.

11. Ctrl (Command) + Q

Quit, to close the VLC Player window.

12. =

Normal Rate of Play, that is to leave video to default

13. Ctrl (Command) + Right

Medium short forward jump, to fast forward a video or audio.

14. Ctrl (Command) + Left

Medium short backwards jump, to reverse or rewind a video or audio.

15. Shift + Right

Very short forward jump, to fast forward slowly

16. Shift + Left

Very short backwards jump, to rewind or reverse slowly

17. Alt  (Options) + Right

Short forward jump, to fast forward

18. Alt (Options) + Left

Short backwards jump, to rewind or reverse

19. Ctrl (Command) + Alt (Options)+ Right

Long Forward Jump, to fast forward fast.

20. Ctrl (Command) + Alt (Options) + Left

Long Backward Jump, to rewind or reverse fast

Here are the list of keyboard shortcut or hotkeys that I feel all VLC Media Player Users need and must know.


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Thanks for VLC shortcut for subtitle delay. Please what are are the VLC media player keyboard shortcut for audio delay, I really need to resync the audio.

The audio resync shortcut are letter J and K for the VLC media Player. You can out my tutorial on how to fix audio out of sync www.latestsolution.com/2016/07/how-to-fix-audio-and-video-out-of-sync-vlc.html

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