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VLC vs Windows Media Player vs PotPlayer – Comparison (Pros and Cons)

VLC supports almost any format, but both VLC and PotPlayer have advanced features like Hardware acceleration and the ability to watch 3d movies or shows.

Pot Player has the most minimalist design out of the three media players (and has 360 degree video playback).

Both VLC and PotPlayer have been criticized for having confusing options menus, but are praised for their wide range of settings and support for various media formats.

Windows Media Player remains a highly reliable default media player, but can’t compare to VLC and pot Player if you’re planning on tweaking settings.

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How to Convert Videos with VLC Media Player (Mac & Windows)

To convert Videos in VLC: Open the VLC player from the “Start” menu. Then, in the menu bar, click on “Media” and select “Convert/Save.”

Next, click on the “Add” button to browse for the file you want to convert. Select the file, click on the “Convert/Save” button. After the conversion process is complete, you’ll find the converted video (output file) at the destination folder you saved.

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How to View and Move a Video Frame by Frame in VLC (Windows & Mac)

VLC Media Player users can search and skip through a video frame by frame using the dedicated toolbar button, preset hotkey, or by setting your own hotkeys.
You can also use VLC to play video frame by frame backwards or in reverse through the use of a VLC add-on called “Jump to time Previous frame v3”.
To compensate for the lack of previous frame keys, the most common workaround is using the E key to move forward one frame at a time.

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How to Convert Youtube Video to Mp3 (Audio) using VLC

1. First, You’ll need to download the Youtube Video using VLC. 2. Open VLC Media Player and click on “Media,” then select “Convert/Save” or press “CTRL + R”. 3.Click “Add” to browse and select the video file. 4. Click “Convert/Save.” 5. Under “Settings,” choose “Audio – MP3” from the “Profile” drop-down menu. 6. Click “Browse” to specify a destination file name with the “.mp3” extension. 7. Click “Start” to initiate the conversion process.

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How to Cast Videos from VLC to ANY Smart TV (Mac & Windows)

To Cast VLC to any Smart TV, you’ll need to locate the Renderer option, which works on both Mac or Windows. You can locate “Renderer” from the top menu option labeled “Playback” of VLC. Renderer is your only choice for casting VLC to TV. If your TV doesn’t show up on the list of available devices to cast via renderer, then you’ll need to make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same WiFi or internet Network your Laptop with VLC is on.

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