Internet and multimedia is the core of modern entertainment today. Most people can’t get through one day without watching a video on YouTube, receiving an e-mail with a funny slideshow, or downloading the latest from iTunes. Media isn’t just print, its reached seekers on an audio and visual level.
The public is eating up these free and accessible methods of obtaining entertainment like it’s going out of style. Despite the slight harm to the entertainment industry, the general public is saving money be exploring free downloads of all their favorite music and movies. Consumers can even search for album covers, movie posters, and burn and print a CD that could pass for the real thing.
But what programs can you use to organize, play, listen, and look at all of your media files. VLC multimedia player is an open source software application that will play any file format. This software is free, easy to install, and has a number of good features.
However, for the more experienced computer techs, VLC has the potential to be even easier to use with keyboard shortcuts. Put the mouse aside and capture all your entertainment using your computer keyboard.
Hold Ctrl & Press Up Arrow = Increase Volume
Hold Ctrl & Press Down Arrow = Decrease Volume
Hold Shift & Press Right Arrow = Forward song/video by 3 seconds
Hold Shift & Press Left Arrow = Rewind song/video by 3 seconds
Hold Alt & Press Right Arrow = Forward song/video by 10 seconds
Hold Alt & Press Left Arrow = Rewind song/video by 10 seconds
Hold Ctrl & Press Right Arrow = Forward song/video by 1 Minute
Hold Ctrl & Press Left Arrow = Rewind song/video by 1 Minute
Hold Ctrl & Press ‘Q’ = Quit
Press Space = Pause/ Play
Press ‘S’ = Stop
Press ‘M’ = Mute
Press ‘N’ = Play Next
Press ‘P’ = Play Previous
Press ‘F’ = Full screen