Last Updated: 18th April 2018
About VLC Media Player:
VLC media player (Video LAN Client) is a free multimedia player and a framework designed by Video LAN organizations. It plays almost all types of media files including DVD, Audio CD, VCD’s as well as numerous streaming protocols. The VLC media player is an open-source multimedia application. Moreover, it runs on multiple operating systems like Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux, Android and iOS devices. The best media player is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32/64-Bit).
VLC Media Player for Windows Features:
VLC media player has the ability to play any type of media format and even the unknown media formats. You can download videos from youtube, record videos or desktop. The VLC media player used for resizing a video, converting a video format to another format. You can also edit the videos like splitting, merge, etc. Let’s discuss How to resize, convert and cut the videos using VLC media player.
Steps to resize a video using VLC media player
- First, open the VLC media player on your PC and click on the media on the top left corner of the menu bar. And from the drop-down list, click on convert/save option or press CTRL+R to get down media options.
- The convert/save option leads to the media section and there on file section click on add button to add video files to be converted from your PC. Next, click on the convert/save button on the bottom of the window.
- Then, you can view a window where you have to give the destination address for saving the video. After that go to the profile section and click on settings icon to customize it.
- A new Form window will appear, just switch to video codec and move on to the scale section on the bottom of the window. Here you can give your desired width and height as you need to resize and click the save button.
After all that now it’s time to start the conversion, so click on the start button that appears just after you made the changes.
- 5. Finally, the streaming process starts on your PC.
Steps to Convert a video using VLC media player
Converting a video in VLC media player is same as that of Resizing steps but the main difference is that while resizing we are going to the profile section and giving width and height in the video codec option to resize and then converts a video. But here while converting a video the profile section is omitted and directly we can convert the videos to the desired format. Let’s see how
- Open the VLC media player and click on the media option on the menu bar and go to convert/save option on the drop-down list shown.
- The media window will appear with the file section on left then click the add button on the right side to add video files from your PC that is to be converted. After adding files next click on the convert/save button on the bottom of media window.
- The next step is to browse the destination folder to save the converted video by giving the file name and also selecting the desired profile. After that click on the start button for the conversion process to proceed.
Steps to cut a video using VLC media player
VLC media player provides the simplest way to split a video into small segments using the VLC cutting tools. It considered as the best video editing software with its efficient tools that allows you cut or trim any video you want. The video can split by selecting its beginning and ending point.
- First, launch the VLC media player on your PC and open the view option on the menu bar. From the list select Advanced controls.
- After selecting advanced controls, four recording buttons were automatically added just above the play/pause button in VLC media player. These buttons will use to cut or crop a video.
- Next, add the desired video of your choice into the VLC media player or you can drag and drop the videos you want to split. After opening the video, use the slider and take it to the beginning point you want to cut and press the record button to the destination point where you want to stop your video.
- Frame button allows you to play the video frame by frame to gain more accuracy while recording.
The video clips saved automatically on Windows Library by the VLC media player application.