Useful VLC Keyboard Shortcuts

cone_altglassIf you’re a fan of vlc, here are some nice shortcuts you could benefit from.

Most used shortcuts
Mouse Actions
Movie Navigation
Jump in Playback
Manage Playlist

Most used
F -> Fullscreen
Space -> Pause or play movie
V -> Subtitles on/off (or s)
B -> Audio track cycle
Ctrl+Arrow Up/Ctrl+Arrow Down -> Volume

Mouse actions
Double click -> Fullscreen
Scroll Volume or Position (see settings)
Right click -> Local menu (play controls, audio/video)

Movie Navigation
Ctrl+D -> Open disc menu
Ctrl+F -> Open folder (browse folder menu)
Ctrl+R/Ctrl+S -> Advanced open file
Ctrl+O -> Open single file(s)
M -> Mute and unmute audio
P -> Play movie (from the very beginning)
S -> Stop movie
Esc -> Exit full screen mode
[+]/-/= -> Faster, slower, normal
A -> Aspect ratio
C -> Crop screen
G/H -> Decrease subtitle delay / Increase subtitle delay
J/K -> Decrease audio delay / Increase audio delay
Z -> Change zoom mode
Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3, Ctrl+4 -> Recent media (in Media – Recent media menu)
T -> Show time
Ctrl+T -> Goto time
E -> Next Frame. Advance forward frame-by-frame

Jump in playback
Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right -> Very short jump (3 seconds)
Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right -> Short jump (10 seconds)
Ctrl+Arrow Left/Arrow Right -> Medium jump (1 minute)
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right -> Long jump

Manage VLC, Playlists, and Special Commands
Ctrl+H -> Hide / unhide controls
Ctrl+P -> Preferences/ interface settings
Ctrl+E -> Adjustments and audio/video effects
Ctrl+B -> Edit bookmarks
Ctrl+M -> Open messages
Ctrl+N -> Open network
Ctrl+C -> Open captue device
Ctrl+L -> Open playlist
Ctrl+Y -> Save playlist
Ctrl+I/Ctrl+J -> Media information
Alt+A -> Open audio menu
Alt+H -> Open help menu
Alt+M -> Open media menu
Alt+P -> Open playlist menu
Alt+T -> Open tool menu
Alt+V -> Open video menu
Alt+L -> Open playback menu
D -> Show movie path
N -> Play next movie from playlist
F1 -> Show Help
F11 -> Window full-screen (not equal to pressing F)
Alt+F4, Alt+q or Ctrl+Q -> Quit VLC
Shift+S -> Take a Snapshot / Screenshot

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