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How to Rip, Transcode and Add Effects to Videos Using VLC Player

Developed by VideoLan, VLC Media player is no doubt an amazing player with loads of features. It is very light and plays almost every video or audio format that is available on the internet, plus it is very light on system resources and is effective for all the platforms may it be Linux, Windows or Mac.

But what is good about VLC player is that it has a wide range of features that users are usually not aware of. So here are some of the tricks and tips that will make your VLC player experience more eventful and enjoyable:

Add Effects to Videos Using VLC player

Although partly fun, in some instances useful, there are loads of effects that you can apply to your video files with VLC player. Here how this works:

  • Start playing a Video
  • Click on Tools and then click on Effects and Filters


  • An adjustment window will open up showing various Effects and their controls
  • Choose Video Effects Tab and you can play around the video files, Settings like Brightness, gamma and hue can be adjusted for any video file having poor quality
  • All the other Tabs are for fun for example you can add things like Water effect, text and logo, video rotation option.

How to Transcode video Using VLC Player

This is a feature that I really liked about VLC, because in normal media players you don’t find option like converting videos from one format to another. VLC media player can be used to rip disc-based multimedia contents like music or videos, plus it can be used to convert videos from one format to another.


To use VLC player as a video converter, start VLC and click on Media and then Convert/save option. A dialogue box will pop-up that will allow you to choose that either you want to convert or rip and then where you want the destination file to be. Once you are done adding the source media click on Convert/Save to start off with the process.

After that another window will pop-up that will allow you to choose that all the encoding settings such as output location of file and codecs. Normally transcoding is a resource-intensive process so you will have to be a bit patient.

Do try out these amazing feature on your VLC player and let us know in comments that what do you think about them?

How to Download VLC media Player on iPhone from Cydia

Earlier we informed you about VLC media player is pulled out of app store and those who are looking forward to download and install VLC media player on their jailbroken iPhone, they can do so by using Cydia.

Here is a quick guide which will help you to install VLC media player on iPhone. You need to have jailbroken iPhone in order to follow below mentioned steps. If you have not jailbroken your iPhone, here are few guides which will help you to do so.

Step by Step guide to Install VLC media player on iPhone

Open Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone and in the sources field add http://rpetri.ch/repo


After adding this new repo, go to search in Cydia and search for VLC media player.

IMG_1073[1]IMG_1074[1]Hit and install and you will have VLC media player installed on your iPhone. For people who are not aware of VLC, it’s one of the best media player for computer and for iPhone.

Now, one VLC is installed on iPhone or itouch, connect your iPhone to iTunes and go to apps tab. Scroll down and select VLC from the apps, you will see an option to add files. Click on Add and browse video files and upload it to VLC library. One of the best thing about VLC is, you can play most of video formats.

Do let us know in case of any problem with installing VLC on your iPhone.

Download VLC media player for iPhone

Last time when we shared VLC media player for iPad is available we also informed you that VLC for iPhone is coming soon. This is for all those who have been waiting for Video Lan player a.k.a VLC media player is now live on app store and you can download it.

I just downloaded VLC for iPhone from App store and playing with it, before I will add my review and feedback about VLC for iPhone, I wanted you to know about this awesome multimedia player is available for all and that too for free.

Download VLC media player for iPhone


Download VLC media Player for iPad

Video lan player is one of the most popular media player for Windows and other various devices. We have been waiting for long to get VLC media player on iPhone and iPad and finally it’s here. VLC media player is available on App store (Update: read below), and you can download it for free. VLC can play all video format on your iOS device and you need to transfer file from your computer to VLC using iTunes, which I will discus later.


Below is the download link for VLC for iPad. Do install VLC media player on your iPad and let us know what do you think about this cool multi-media player.

Download (Apple team have removed the VLC app from App store). Though according to reports, we can expect VLC back in App store in 2013. I will keep you updated about this.

Update: Apple team decided to pull out VLC player from App store and now it’s available to be downloaded and installed on your iOS device using Applidium.