How do I change VLC settings on Mac?

Answered by Cody Janus

To change VLC settings on Mac, follow these steps:

1. Open VLC media player on your Mac.
2. Click on the “VLC” menu in the menu toolbar at the top of your screen.
3. From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences” (or you can simply press “Command” and “Comma” keys together).
4. The VLC Preferences window will appear with a list of categories on the left-hand side.

Let’s go through some of the important settings you can customize in VLC:

– In the “General” section, you can choose the interface language, enable or disable VLC’s update check, and set your preferred video output and audio output modules.

– In the “Interface” section, you can customize the look and feel of VLC. You can change the interface theme, adjust the size and transparency of the main window, and enable or disable various interface elements like the playlist, status bar, and advanced controls.

– In the “Video” section, you can modify settings related to video playback. You can choose the default video output resolution, adjust the aspect ratio, enable or disable hardware acceleration, and configure deinterlacing options.

– In the “Audio” section, you can configure settings related to audio playback. You can select your preferred audio output device, adjust the volume level, enable or disable audio visualizations, and set audio effects like equalizer and compressor.

– In the “Subtitles/OSD” section, you can customize settings related to subtitles and on-screen display. You can choose the default subtitle language, adjust subtitle synchronization, change the font and size of subtitles, and configure options for on-screen display like time and position.

– In the “Input/Codecs” section, you can modify settings related to media file playback. You can choose the preferred input and demuxer formats, set network caching values, enable or disable hardware decoding, and configure various codec-specific options.

These are just a few examples of the many settings you can tweak in VLC. Feel free to explore the other categories in the Preferences window to further customize your VLC experience.

Once you have made the desired changes, click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the Preferences window to apply the settings.

Remember that VLC provides a vast array of customization options, so you can tailor the player to your specific preferences and needs. Enjoy exploring and configuring VLC to enhance your media playback on your Mac!