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VLC - Frequently Used

f | ⌘+f Fullscreen
Space Space
v | s Subtitles cycle/off
b | l Audio track cycle
Ctrl+Up / Ctrl+Down | ⌘+Up / ⌘+Down Volume
Ctrl+o | ⌘+o Open Single file(s)

VLC - Mouse actions

Double click Fullscreen
Scroll Volume or Position (see settings)
Right click Local menu (play controls, audio/­video)

VLC - Navigation

Ctrl+t | ⌘+j Goto | jump to time
Shift+­Lef­t/Right | ⌘+Ctrl­+Le­ft/­Right Very short jump – 3 secs
Alt+Le­ft/­Right | ⌘+Alt+­Lef­t/Right Short jump – 10 secs
Ctrl+L­eft­/Right | ⌘+Shif­t+L­eft­/Right Medium jump – 1 min
Ctrl+A­lt+­Lef­t/Right | ⌘+Alt+­Shi­ft+­Lef­t/Right Long jump
e Next frame
n | ⌘+Right Next in playlist
p | ⌘+Left Current from beginn­ing­/Pr­evious in playlist

VLC - Browsing & Playback Adjustments

Ctrl+d | ⌘+d Open disc menu
Ctrl+f | no equivalent Open folder (browse folder menu)
Ctrl+r or Ctrl+s | ⌘+Shift+o Advanced open file
Ctrl+o | ⌘+o Open single file(s)
m | ⌘+alt+Down Mute and unmute audio
s | ⌘+p Stop movie
Esc Exit full screen mode
+ | ⌘+= Faster
- | ⌘+. Slower
= | not set by default Normal
a Aspect ratio
c Crop screen
g/h | j/h Increase or decrease subtitle delay
j/k | g/f Increase or decrease audio delay
z Change zoom mode
Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3, Ctrl+4 | no equivalent Recent media (in Media - Recent media menu)
t Show time
r | ⌘+r Random

Manage VLC

Ctrl+h | no equivalent Hide / unhide controls
Ctrl+p | ⌘+, Prefer­ences/ interface settings
Ctrl+e | ⌘+e Adjust­ments and audio/­video effects
Ctrl+b | ⌘+b Edit bookmarks
Ctrl+m | ⌘+Shift+m Open messages
Ctrl+n | ⌘+n Open network
Ctrl+c | ⌘+r Open capture device
Ctrl+l | ⌘+Shift+p Open playlist
Ctrl+y | ⌘+s Save playlist
Ctrl+i or Ctrl+j | ⌘+i Media inform­ation
Alt+a | no equivalent Open audio menu
Alt+h | no equivalent Open help menu
Alt+m | no equivalent Open media menu
Alt+p | ⌘+Shift+p Open playlist menu
Alt+t | no equivalent Open tool menu
Alt+v | no equivalent Open video menu
Alt+l | no equivalent Open playback menu
d | no equivalent (right click in playlist and select Reveal in Finder) Show movie path
F1 | no equivalent Show Help
F11 | no equivalent Window full-s­creen (not equal to pressing F)
Alt+f4, alt+q or ctrl+q | ⌘+q Quit VLC

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DaveChild DaveChild, 10:12 23 Jan 12

Great cheat sheet Shaun! I'm always forgetting the shortcuts for the audio syncing.

David David, 12:50 22 Nov 12

Awesome cheatsheet. I stumbled upon another similar cheatsheet a few days back :
It looks more complete that this one.

Mike Mike, 07:43 29 Apr 13

You have stop listed as Command+P, when it is Command+.
You have slower listed as Command+. when it is Command+-

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