Documentation:User Guide

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VLC User Guide

Quick Start Guide
Installing VLC
Open Media
Video and Audio Filters
Uninstalling VLC
Advanced usage
Using VLC inside a webpage
Command line
Alternative Interfaces

Building Pages for the HTTP Interface
Format String
Building Lua Playlist Scripts
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This document is the complete user guide for the VLC media player.

Note that most of the documentation is for versions older than 0.9

User documentation for everyone.

       Overview and history of the VideoLAN project.

       Installation instructions for a variety of computers.

  • VLC Usage
    • How to play audio/video materials with the VLC media player. (For versions 0.9 and newer)
    • Interface
      • Short introduction to the interface of the VLC Media Player
    • Audio
      • Playing audio (e.g. visualization, selection of devices)
    • Video
      • Playing video (e.g. cropping, screen-/snapshots)
    • Playback
      • Navigation through media files (e.g. chapters, bookmarks)
    • Playlist
      • Creating and managing playlists
    • Subtitles
      • Selection of subtitles
    • Video and Audio Filters
      • Usage of VLC's filters (equalizer, video filters)
    • Snapshots
      • How to create snap-/screenshots
    • Hotkeys
      • Configuration of VLC's hotkeys
    • Troubleshooting
      • Solutions for some common problems
  • Advanced Use
    • Advanced instruction on streams, filters, plug-ins and more.
  • Using VLC inside a webpage
    • How to build webpages that use the VLC Web plugin.
  • Uninstallation
    • Uninstallation instructions.


  • Alexis de Lattre
  • Johan Bilien
  • Anil Daoud
  • Clément Stenac
  • Jean-Paul Saman
  • Jean-Baptiste Kempf

Copyright (c) 2002-2009 the VideoLAN project

This file is under the GNU General Public License (any version ever published).

See also

This page is part of official VLC media player Documentation (User GuideStreaming HowToHacker GuideModules)
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Copyright © 2002-2009 the VideoLAN project.