So what can you do, and how can you do it, with VLC?


John Isige
 

so anybody got tips for VLC then? I'm sorry, I'm gonna need a little
more than play and pause and moving through a file. Can I load
playlists? Can I open folders? Can I arrow through a list of files and
play one of them? Can it play randomly? How do you do previous and next
tracks/files/whatever? I mean, I don't really need huge media
manipulation abilities, and I very often play things from explorer, but
I'm not going to do that for everything.


And sometimes I just want to point a media player at a folder and have
it play stuff randomly, or make specific playlists, e.g. if I'm figuring
out stuff to burn to a CD or want to listen to, say, all of the
recordings I have of folk music with flutes that use a vocal drone if
I'm practicing. If this thing's so awesome like all y'all seem to think,
and I'm not saying it isn't, you gotta bring more to the table than it
can play and pause and move forward and backward through a track. That
kind of stuff is fine for a single video file, but not for a collection
of stuff.


And while I'm sure VLC can do all of that and more, I haven't really
messed with it, mostly because it's only become more accessible fairly
recently. So hit us with some info, because I'm pretty interested in
trying it out with audio. I like what I've seen of Foobar 2000 so far,
but I've already got VLC for videos, so I'll quite happily try it with
audio stuff. If it works out, it could save me a ton of work customizing
Foobar.

On 1/6/2018 15:47, Kevin Cussick via Groups.Io wrote:
same here it is all I use.

On 05/01/2018 23:22, David Moore wrote:
I love VLC media player!

It is also a music editor, you can play DVD’s, or just play your
music. There are many key commands for VLC.

Press spacebar to play and pause,

Shift+right arrow to fast forward and rewind a little bit, and press
alt+arrow keys and CTRL+arrow keys to do the same by larger amounts.
You can access a lot from the menus. VLC has been my favorite media
player for two years now!

David Moore

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media playerbesides Winamp?)

Me too, or if anybody wants to gives tips on VLC for audio playback, I

can try that too. Gom Audio is gone, I loaded albums into it, it started

playing, and then pretty much locked up my machine, or at least the

keyboard. Nothing would work, not its context menu, Windows key-x, I

couldn't switch windows, you name it. So I hit the power button to shut

down, rebooted, and uninstalled it. I'm fine setting things up and

customizing, but my patience is like zero right now. If it can't even do

the basic thing it's supposed to, it's gone.

On 1/5/2018 16:34, JM Casey wrote:

 >

 > So the thread here reminded me I wanted to try this out. I’m really

 > interested in getting this one going. Not sure if it’ll replace
winamp

 > exactly as I’m quite happy with it, but it’ll be nice to have another

 > audio player that actually works and does everything I want it to.

 > That stuff from Microsoft just will never cut it, and I never did get

 > really used to or happy with using VLC for audio playback (still the

 > only video player for me).

 >

 > Looking at their site, I notice there are **loads** of extensions
 and

 > plug-ins available. So I ask you foobar users – what are those

 > essential add-ons that you use or can recommend?

 >

 > Also if I remember right from playing with it in my XP days, you

 > assign the keyboard commands by editing ini files. I assume all of
you

 > have customised the programme quite extensively. Tell me about this,

 > just so I have a starting point here. What is your setup?

 >

 >

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