Earlier we have seen How to install VLC media player in Mac OS X in our last post, so I hope you already have vlc media player installed in your mac.
Using any application/software without keyboard shortcut sometimes becomes painful, image a situation where you have no idea about keyboard shortcuts or the hotkeys, I can bet you would wonder around toolbar and waste quite a useful time of yours doing things that you could have done within seconds with the help of keyboard shortcuts.
Using most frequent/ common vlc media player shortcuts in Mac OS X can increase the productivity many folds. Keyboard shortcuts /hotkeys for vlc media player are same in every mac OS X version i.e. OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.7 Lion etc. Below are the most frequently used vlc keyboard shortcuts for mac os x.
|Fullscreen||⌘(Command) + F|
|Faster||⌘(Command) + =|
|Slower||⌘(Command) + –|
|Next||⌘(Command) + (Right Arrow)|
|Previous||⌘(Command) +(Left Arrow)|
|Stop||⌘(Command) + .|
|Jump backward by about 3-4 seconds||⌘(Command) + Control + Left Arrow|
|Jump forward by about 3-4 seconds||⌘(Command) + Control + Right Arrow|
|Jump backward by about 10 seconds||⌘(Command) + Option + Left Arrow|
|Jump forward by about 10 seconds||⌘(Command) + Option + Right Arrow|
|Jump backward by about 1 minute||⌘(Command) + Shift + Left Arrow|
|Jump forward by about 10 minute||⌘(Command) + Shift + Right Arrow|
|Increase Volume||⌘(Command) + Up Arrow|
|Decrease Volume||⌘(Command) + Down Arrow|
These are few shortcuts for opening media file, setting aspect ration, subtitle and audio delay etc.
|Decrease Audio delay in ms||F|
|Increase Audio delay in ms||G|
|Decrease subtitle delay in ms||H|
|Increase subtitle delay in ms||J|
|Open single file||⌘(Command)+ O|
|Open Advanced file||⌘(Command) + Shift + O|