How to record desktop screen using VLC media player

Record desktop screen using VLC media player

Record desktop screen

Technology is going at the fastest rate. The level of competition is increasing day by day. To fulfill your learning needs, you need to focus on online tutorials. So video and audio recording sometimes become compulsory. We are now going to discuss a unique method to record desktop screen with the help of VLC media player.

record desktop screen
Record desktop screen

VLC media player

VLC media player is a simple, powerful and a fastest media player. As it supports Windows ,Linux, Unix, iOS and Mac. It is also available for free as an open source software under GNU public license. VLC player plays almost any multimedia file formats. Sometimes in Windows media player, you constantly needed to download some codec packs to support the latest videos.

What is a Codec

Well it is a device or software that enables compression and decompression of digital multimedia files. The codec allows video files to be much smaller than they would without the use of codec. The codec must be installed on the media players for decompression to view the file. The VLC media player supports all the codec’s that you ever need. VLC media player plays everything from files, discs, webcams and streams.  So download and install VLC media player now to understand its features and qualities. For this you need to download any web browser and type at the top ‘’. It is official site of VLC media player.

DownloadVLC media player

How to record desktop screen on VLC ?

So the main thing is how to record desktop screen on VLC media player. After downloading VLC media player. Open VLC media player and under media menu, select open capture device. Then select the capture mode as Desktop and set the desired frame rate for the capture 10 f/s. On the show more option, click on the play arrow button and select convert. Now we need to create a profile by clicking on a button ‘create a new profile’. Now select MP4/MOV and choose video codes tab.

In the video codec tab set the codec and select H-264. Now write the profile name at the top. After creating the profile name, choose the destination file by clicking on browse button, select the path and give the file name. Finally click the save and press start button, to start the recording. Minimize the VLC media player. Now whatever you do on to the desktop screen, everything will be recorded. We can say that its is also a best desktop recording tool. To stop the recording, open VLC media player and press stop button, as to sto p the recording. Close the window and open the recorded video file. You can also check the recorded video properties and check the file size of the video with good quality. You can also check the quality of the video, that is quite good enough from other screen recorders.


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