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VLC (Windows & OS X) Keyboard Shortcuts by

Useful keyboard shortcuts for OS X and Windows. Did you know you can easily re-sync audio and subtitles?

VLC - Frequently Used

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

VLC - Mouse actions

Double click
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
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 | ⌘+.
Stop movie
Exit full screen mode
+ | ⌘+=
- | ⌘-
= | not set by default
Aspect ratio
Crop screen
g/h | j/h
Increase or decrease subtitle delay
j/k | g/f
Increase or decrease audio delay
Change zoom mode
Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3, Ctrl+4 | no equivalent
Recent media (in Media - Recent media menu)
Show time
r | ⌘+r

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


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

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

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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