VLC is a popular and versatile media player that can handle various formats of audio and video files. But did you know that you can also use it to play multiple files in a sequence or in a loop Here are some simple steps to do that.
Open VLC and go to the Media menu.
Select Open Multiple Files... or press Ctrl+Shift+O.
In the Open Media dialog box, click on the Add... button and browse for the files you want to play. You can select multiple files by holding down Ctrl or Shift while clicking on them.
Once you have added all the files you want, click on the Play button at the bottom of the dialog box. VLC will start playing the files in the order they appear in the list.
If you want to change the order of the files, you can drag and drop them in the list. You can also remove any file by selecting it and clicking on the Remove button.
If you want to play the files in a loop, go to the Playback menu and select Repeat All or press L. This will make VLC repeat the entire playlist indefinitely until you stop it.
If you want to play the files in a random order, go to the Playback menu and select Random or press R. This will make VLC shuffle the playlist and play the files randomly.
That's it! You have learned how to play multiple files in VLC. You can use this feature to create your own playlists, watch a series of videos, listen to music albums, and more. Enjoy!
How to save and load playlists in VLC
If you want to save your playlist for later use, you can do so by going to the Media menu and selecting Save Playlist to File... or pressing Ctrl+Y. You can choose the name and location of the playlist file, and the format you want to save it in. VLC supports various playlist formats, such as M3U, XSPF, PLS, and more.
To load a playlist file, you can go to the Media menu and select Open File... or press Ctrl+O. Then browse for the playlist file you want to open and click on the Play button. VLC will load the playlist and start playing the files in it.
How to edit metadata and album art in VLC
VLC can also help you edit the metadata and album art of your audio and video files. Metadata is the information that describes the file, such as title, artist, genre, year, etc. Album art is the image that shows up when you play the file.
To edit the metadata and album art of a file, you can right-click on it in the playlist and select Information or press Ctrl+I. This will open a dialog box where you can see and edit the metadata and album art of the file. You can also add or remove tags, which are keywords that help you organize your files.
Once you have made the changes you want, click on the Save Metadata button at the bottom of the dialog box. VLC will update the file with the new metadata and album art.
How to stream media from VLC
VLC can also help you stream media from your computer to other devices, such as your smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or another computer. This way, you can enjoy your media on any device without transferring the files.
To stream media from VLC, you need to have both the source device (the one that has VLC and the media files) and the target device (the one that will receive the stream) connected to the same network. Then follow these steps:
On the source device, open VLC and go to the Media menu.
Select Stream... or press Ctrl+S.
In the Open Media dialog box, click on the Add... button and browse for the file you want to stream. You can also select a capture device, such as your webcam or microphone, if you want to stream live video or audio.
Once you have added the file or device you want to stream, click on the Stream button at the bottom of the dialog box.
In the Stream Output dialog box, click on the Next button.
In the Destination Setup dialog box, select HTTP from the drop-down menu and click on the Add button.
In the HTTP dialog box, enter a port number (such as 8080) and a path (such as /stream) for your stream. You can also enable transcoding if you want to change the format or quality of your stream. Then click on the Next button.
In the Option Setup dialog box, review the options for your stream and click on the Stream button.
VLC will start streaming your media. You can see the streaming status in the bottom right corner of VLC.
On the target device, open a web browser and enter the URL of your stream. The URL is composed of the IP address of your source device, followed by a colon (:), followed by the port number, followed by a slash (/), followed by the path. For example, if your source device has an IP address of 192.168.1.10 and you used port 8080 and path /stream, then your URL would be http://192.168.1.10:8080/stream.
The web browser will load your stream and start playing it. You can control the playback from VLC on your source device.
That's it! You have learned how to stream media from VLC. You can use this feature to share your media with other devices, watch your media on a bigger screen, or broadcast your media to a wider audience. Enjoy! ec8f644aee