29 August 2016

VLC Media Player - Change Snapshot or Screenshot Format


How to change Snapshot or screenshot format in VLC Media Player to a preferred format (png, jpg, bmp)

VLC (VideoLAN Client) Media Player can be used to capture snapshot or screenshot while watching a video or a movie either using the advanced controls panel, right clicking on VLC media player interfaces while video is playing or pause and selecting take snapshot or using keyboard shortcut (which is the easiest), you can check my tutorial on How to capture screenshot, screenshot or frame using the VLC Media Player.

Today, we will be learning how to change the snapshot or screenshot format from the default format which is usually the png format to a format of your choice, either the jpg or tiff. 

Please follow the following steps to be able to change the default screenshot or snapshot format to a format of your choice.

1. Launch the VLC Media player
VLC Media Player

2. Click on Tools on the menu bar, and click on Preferences OR press Ctrl + P on your keyboard to go to VLC media player preferences.
3. The VLC Media player preferences window will open, the simple preferences.
VLC Simple Preferences

4. On the top menu, interface is selected by default (as it is the first choice), Click on Video.
5. Check down, you will see Video snapshots, you will see format (Where Red box is located in the image).
VLC Screenshot format

6. Expand the format options, there are three formats (png, jpg or tiff)
7. So you could select any format of your choice, either png, jpg or tiff.
8. Click on save below and thus the video snapshot format has been changed.
                                    
Hope, with this you have been able to change the default snapshot or screenshot format in the VLC Media Player to a format of your choice.

Please comment below for any issues faced while going through this process.

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