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Frequently asked questions
Can VLC record a video?
Yes, VLC can record a video from a disc, and it has the capability to record a screen or webcam feed as well. Accessing the controls to record with VLC is not the most intuitive process, but once you’ve found the advanced controls, the steps to record videos are fairly straightforward and easy. To get started, you’ll need to go to the Media menu in VLC media player and select Advanced Controls. From there, you’ll also need to choose where you’ll be capturing video from (e.g., webcam or desktop screen).
What does the record button do in VLC?
VLC media player is known for its ability to play multiple video and audio file formats on a Windows or Mac desktop. It also has the capability to record videos and video clips as well, by capturing video playing in the media player, on your desktop, or by capturing your webcam feed. The record button in VLC can be used to record part or all of a video playing within the media player, or users can adjust the settings in VLC’s Media menu to capture recordings from their desktop screen or webcam.
Where does VLC save recordings?
When you use VLC to record a video, it will automatically save the video recording to VLC’s Videos folder. On a Windows 10 computer, this folder is found in your system drive at C:\Users\[username]\Videos. To find the VLC Videos folder on your Mac, hit the cmd key and the space bar at the same time and type “Videos” into the search window. Once you locate the Videos folder, you can move your video files to any folder or subfolder you prefer on your computer.
Can VLC screen record with audio?
Yes, it can. Click the Media menu, then Open Capture Device. Here, set Desktop as the capture mode. Select Stream from the drop-down menu. Next, select File in New destination and click Add. Choose the output location and name your file. Set the Profile to Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4). Finally, click Stream. To finish screen recording in VLC, click Stop.
Where can I find VLC recording settings?
Go to the Media menu and click Convert / Save. Under the Capture Device tab you can choose the capture mode and choose advanced settings different for each capture mode such as frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.
How do I fix the VLC recording not working issue?
There are a few solutions you can try:
Restart the sound card on your computer
Change the audio output format
Restart or update VLC to the latest version
Turn off video acceleration in the Tools > Preferences window
If the VLC record button isn’t working, try disabling Windows Defender
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