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


JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey John.

What you say you want to do is exactly why I keep Winamp around. I just haven't found anything nearly as quick and robust. I've installed foobar and looked a bit at the docs, but haven't really had time to mess with it yet. Still, looks promising.

So, you can load a folder into VLC, using "open folder" from the media menu. At this point, if it's audio, it should already start playing. . You can also make playlists. However, I haven't figured out how to actually read them, or move efficiently through them. There are keyboard shortcuts nicely labeled in all of the menus -- but a lot of them -- don't actually seem to work? I must be missing something. You can move to previous and next track (in your folder at least) using the playback menu, but that's not very efficient, is it?

Anyone? Haha

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: January 6, 2018 8:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] So what can you do, and how can you do it, with VLC?

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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*From: *John Isige <mailto:gwynn@...>
*Sent: *Friday, January 5, 2018 5:38 PM
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*Subject: *Re: Foobar 2000 (was RE: [nvda] What do we like for a
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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