VLC Media Player VLC Media Player

Most used

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F Fullscreen
Esc Exit full screen mode
Space Pause or play movie
V Subtitles on/ off
B Select audio track
Ctrl+Arrow Up / Arrow Down Volume up/ down in 5% increments

Movie Navigation

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+D Open Disc menu
Ctrl+F Open Folder (browse folder menu)
Ctrl+R Advanced open file
Ctrl+O Open single file(s)
M Mute and unmute audio
P Play movie (from the very beginning)
S Stop movie (not pause; this stops the movie completely)
[ / ] Increase/ decrease playback by 0.1x
= Adjust playback to normal (1.0x)
C Change screen Crop 16:10, 16:9, 4:3, etc.
A Change Aspect ratio 16:10, 16:9, 4.:3, etc.
G / H Decrease/ increase subtitle delay
J / K Decrease/ increase audio delay
Z Change zoom mode
Ctrl+1...4 Play Recent media (in Media - Recent media menu)
T Show time
Ctrl+T Goto time
E Frame by Frame Mode; continue pressing E to advance one frame at a time.

Manage VLC, Playlists, and Special Commands

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+P Preferences/ interface settings
Ctrl+E Adjustments and audio/ video Effects
Ctrl+B Edit Bookmarks
Ctrl+M Open Messages
Ctrl+N Open Network
Ctrl+C Open Captue device
Ctrl+L Open PlayList; press again to return to movie.
Ctrl+Y Save playlist
Ctrl+I Media Information
D Toggle Deinterlace
N Play next movie from playlist
F1 Show help
F11 Window full-screen (not equal to pressing F)
Ctrl+W Quit VLC

Mouse actions

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Scroll up/ down Volume or Position (see settings)
Right-click Local menu (play controls, audio/ video)

Jump in playback

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Shift+Arrow Right / Arrow Left Jump 3 seconds forward/ backward
Alt+Arrow Right / Arrow Left Jump 10 seconds forward/ backward
Ctrl+Arrow Right / Arrow Left Jump 1 minute forward/ backward