VLC: My Missing Manuals


Table of Contents

  1. Missing Customization
  2. Accelerators
  3. Issues with VLC for Android
    1. MicroSD Card Not Displayed in the Browse Folders
  4. Issues with VLC Desktop
    1. Black Screen but the Sound Continuous. Restored in a few seconds

Missing Customization

All Settings

[Video]→[Preferences]. The default shows a simplified menu. Select [All] on the lower left “Show settings” to see the full settings.

Convert Continuously[1]

While converting to mp3, VLC stops on every item in the playlist. To convert all items without pause:

  1. Switch to the all settings mode.
  2. Search for ‘playlist’ or select “Playlist” on the left panel.
  3. Cancel the “Play and paused” option.

Start from Last[2]

The default setting won’t start from last played. To enable:

  1. Switch to the all settings mode.
  2. Search for ‘continue playback’ or select “Interface”→”Main interfaces”→”Qt” on the left panel.
  3. Select ‘Always’ in the “Continue playback?” option.

Accelerators

They are all customizable. Switch to the all settings mode and search for ‘hotkey’ or select “Interface”→”Hotkeys settings” on the left panel.

Pause[Space]
Increase Volume[↑]
Decrease Volume[↓]
  
  
  

Issues with VLC for Android

MicroSD Card Not Displayed in the Browse Folders

It happens on Huawei P8 Lite.

I use the build-in Music app to find the pathname /storage/4AC3-CBED/Music

In the [Settings], I add the path in the Media Library.

Issues with VLC Desktop

Black Screen but the Sound Continuous. Restored in a few seconds

It seems related to data lost. VLC cannot get data in time. Increase cache helps to decrease the chance to happen.

  1. Set [Tools] ➞ [Preferences] ➞ [Show settings] to “All”.
  2. Select “Input / Codes” on the left tree.
  3. Scroll down and locate the “Advanced” group on the right.
  4. Increase “File caching (ms)” and “Network caching (ms)” to ‘6000’. If it still happens, increase until gone.

References

  1. Techwalla: How to Set Up a VLC Player to Play Continuously
  2. Make Use Of_: How to Remember Video Playback Position in VLC to Resume Later
  3. The VideoLAN Forums: VLC pixelated gray screen

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