VLC Tutorials

VLC media player is one of the known streaming media server that offers support to audio and video projects. With its help in the movie industry, it has received awards from FreewareBB as Best Media Player in the year 2011. They have also created their newest improved version named VLC 2.0.0 or “Twoflower” which offers fast decoding on multi-core, has the ability to open more formats, higher quality of subtitles, and many more.

Though a popular multimedia player, not everyone knows how to troubleshoot common problems encountered such as how to sync audio, normalize the sound and enable the subtitles. There are times when the audio is too loud, the subtitles are late or are not properly placed in the screen, which distracts viewing. In order to address this, a VLC tutorial has been uploaded online to help users configure their player. There are different VLC help tips that you can read online or in the VLC help tab or main page.

Enable or Use Subtitle

The first thing that needs to be considered is the availability of the subtitles provided and whether it can be read by the VLC server. Check the internet to know all the features that VLC provides as well as the compatible subtitle formats. When the server detects any subtitles available it can automatically display it or it can be manually turned on with the menu: Video->Subtitles track -> Track 1 or any track numbers the VLC server detects.

How to Synchronize the Audio and Video

There are times when subtitles are already provided but become separated in the video. What the user needs to do is drag the provided subtitles to the played video.  Another problem that can be encountered with the subtitle is when they appear late on the screen, this means that the subtitle and video are not synchronized. To synchronize it, just click tools -> track synchronization.

Inside the Track synchronization option, you’ll find the Adjustments and Effects.  The first thing that must be done is to adjust first the advance of subtitles over video to 3.000s to display the subtitles in 3 second after the video (varies depending on the desired advances), as well as its speed when you want it to appear faster or slower. After adjusting, click refresh to implement the chosen settings.

Changing Native VLC to Custom Skins

VLC has provided different skins for the player to make the software customizable for users. These skins are available in a variety of designs and colors. Skins are already provided in the server.  Users can change the classic skin to another with the help of these steps.

Click the ‘tools’ in VLC Player to appear some options, and then click ‘preferences’.

Under Interface Setting, click ‘skins’ and start choosing unique designs.

  1. Don’t forget to click save.

There are also choices of skins available in the internet since the skins that are provided in the VLC directory are limited. You can visit VLC’s skins page to find more choices.

Adjust VLC Audio

The audio can also adjusted and this can be found in the Preference setting. Just click Audio, select all show box settings and increase or default the audio volume to 900. This setting can help viewers listen to audio loudly or to their desired volume level. The normalizer can also help reduce volume that is too loud. By choosing “None” in the replay gain mode setting, any conflict with the normalizer can be avoided.