VLC Basics
Posted by Tyler Roberts, Last modified by Erika Rydberg on 25 October 2018 04:02 PM

VLC Media Player is a very versatile media playback tool, this article is here to get you used to the interface and some of the basic controls of VLC

Supported File Types:

VLC Supports many file types, here is a list of all of the compatible files:

3GP, ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska (MKV), MIDI, QuickTime File Format, 

MP4, Ogg, OGM,WAV, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Rawaudio,

Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio, and DVB.

The Interface: 

When you first open VLC it should look something like this:


Basic Interactions with VLC:

To open a file, go under Media and click open File then select the file you would like to open.

The volume slider can be found in the bottom right corner of the screen, and goes from 0-125%.

The media controls can be located in two main places, in the lower left of the screen, or by right clicking anywhere in the playback area.

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