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Vlc

Config File

wcfPlayer shortcuts

Leveraged from MPlayer. Shortcutkeys.net.

q or ESC Stop playing and quit.
p or SPACE Pause (pressing again unpauses).
s: stop playing. (wcfNote: vlc needs first stop and then quit.)
. Step forward.
f Toggle fullscreen (also see -fs).

Left and Right Seek backward/forward 10 seconds.
up and down Seek forward/backward 1 minute.
pgup and pgd Seek forward/backward 10 minutes.
wcfNOTE: In VLC, the default time jumps are: 3, 10, 60, 300 seconds, which I prefer.

9 and 0 Decrease/increase volume.
m Mute sound.

o Toggle OSD states
I Show filename on the OSD.

v Toggle subtitle visibility.
j Cycle through the available subtitles.
y and g Step forward/backward in the subtitle list.
a Toggle subtitle alignment: top / middle / bottom.
F Toggle displaying forced subtitles .
x and z Adjust subtitle delay by +/- 0.1 seconds.
r and t Move subtitles up/down.

[ and ] Decrease/increase current playback speed by 10%
{ and } Halve/double current playback speed.
backspace Reset playback speed to normal.

< and > Go backward/forward in the playlist.
ENTER: Go forward in the playlist, even over the end.
HOME and END next/previous playtree entry in the parent list

+ and - Adjust audio delay by +/- 0.1 seconds.
( and ) Adjust audio balance in favor of left/right channel.

_ or # Cycle through the available video tracks.
w and e Decrease/increase pan-and-scan range.

d Toggle frame dropping states

! and @ Seek to the beginning of the previous/next chapter.
D Activate/deactivate deinterlacer.
Linux / Unix: $(HOME)/.config/vlc/vlcrc (v0.9.0 and above), $(HOME)/.vlc/vlcrc (v0.8 and older)
Mac OS X: HOME/Library/Preferences/org.videolan.vlc HOME/Library/Preferences/VLC (v0.9 and older)
Windows 95/98/ME: C:\Windows\Application Data\vlc\vlcrc
Windows 2000/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\vlc\vlcrc
Windows Vista/7: C:\Users\%username%\Application Data\vlc\vlcrc
BeOS: config/settings/vlcrc

Hardware acceleration support

To enable hardware acceleration since version 2.1.x: Tools > Preferences > Input & Codecs, then choose under Hardware-accelerated decoding the suitable item, e.g. Video Acceleration (VA) API or Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU).