Getting the most from VLC, screen recording

There are countless reasons why you might want to record your screen. Some of the most common include creating a screencast for a presentation and live-streaming your desktop across your network.

To start recording, head to Media > Open Capture Device and select Desktop from the drop-down menu.

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You can choose your preferred frame rate. If you’re just recording your desktop, 15 fps should be adequate. Increase it to 30 fps for fast-paced movement.

Lastly, click the drop-down arrow next to Play and select Convert.

On the next screen, choose the file format you need (for most uses, the default Video — H.264 + MP3 (MP4) is fine) and where you want to save your output. When you’re ready, hit Start.

VLC will silently make the recording in the background. When you’ve finished, return to the app and click Stop.