The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Playing video in VLC!

This is for both Tiger and Leopard.  VLC is really a great alternative to QuickTime and I use it all the time when QuickTime is having problem getting the right codec.  There is an interesting feature that I discovered that is similar to the behavior of DVD Player.  If you want to go forward or backward in DVD Player, there is a new timeline in Leopard, but I still often prefer using a keyboard shortcut.  The keyboard shortcut works both in Tiger and Leopard and is "Shift - Command - Right Arrow" for going forward and "Shift - Command - Left Arrow" for going backward.  What is news to me is that the same shortcut can also be used in VLC.  What I like about the way it works in VLC is that it doesn't look like the old-fashioned vhs fast-forward and rewind like in DVD Player.  It is actually possible to press "Shift - Command - Right Arrow" only once and it will move forward one minute.


Blogger Unknown said...

I am having difficulty making VLC my default video there a different way of doing this besides simply checking the box?

December 6, 2007 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

there's also:

ctrl+cmd+arrow: very short jump
opt+cmd+arrow: short jump
opt+shift+cmd+arrow: long jump

sean: select file, get info, open with "VLC", change all

December 6, 2007 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


December 7, 2007 at 2:50 AM  
Blogger crollster said...

To make VLC the default app for video get info (command-I) on a file such as .avi or .mpeg and then set VLC as the default player and click on Change All. VLC will now open all files of that type.

December 7, 2007 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger kipeloff said...

It would be good idea to post here VLC plugin, that makes VLC wokring with FrontRow (as this is the most important one IMHO).

Very good solution for quictime to play all files - perian application.

December 10, 2007 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good tip. VLC is really a great application. I rarely ever bother with quicktime given all the problems it has with different file types. All my coworkers and friends use VLC.

December 11, 2007 at 4:05 AM  
Blogger wagnerwm said...

What is VCL? I' dont find it among my applications, nor does Spotlight show such a thing anywhere on may comouter.

December 12, 2007 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you so much for taking the time for you personally to share such a nice info. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share.
Video player for Mac

September 8, 2016 at 6:28 AM  

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