Category: Media Player

VLC Media Player 3 – Basic Settings

Tutorial for basic recommended setting in VLC Media player.

OS :  Windows 10 Pro x64

Software :  VLC Media Player 3.0.7,

  • Open “Preferences

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  • Untick “Resize interface to video size”.
  • Tick “Use only one instance when started from file manager
  • You may tick “Enqueue items into a playlist in one instance mode“.

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  • Select “Windows Multimedia Device output”

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  • Select “Direct3D11 video output

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  • You may select the font VLC will use to display subtitle.

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  • Select “Direct3D11 Video Acceleration

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  • Click “Save

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  • Open “Preferences

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  • Select “All” under “Show settings” as shown below.

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  • Select “5.00” as “Audio output volume step”

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  • You may select “Disable” for “Audio resampler”, to disable audio resampler.

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  • Select “Windows Multimedia device output” for “Audio output module”.

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  • Select “Windows Audio Session API output” for “Output back-end”.

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  • You may tick “Always on top“. This will keep VLC player on top of other windows.

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  • Select “Direct3D11 video output” for “Video output module”.
  • Click “Save”

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  • Audio Filters shows the list of audio filters available.
  • You need to tick next the “Audio Filter” you want to use.

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  • The settings for “Audio Filters” can be found under the “Audio -> Filters” panel.

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  • Various video filters are available. You need to tick next to the “Video Filter” which you want to use.

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  • The settings for “Video Filters” can be found under the “Video -> Filters” panel.

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Using External LAV Filters with Potplayer 1.7

How to configure Potplayer to use external LAV Filters.

OS :  Windwos 10 pro x64

Software : Potplayer 1.7.18958, LAV Filters 0.74.1

First, download an install LAV Filters.

Download Link :

  • Open “LAV video configuration”

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  • Select “D3D11” as “Hardware decoder to use”.
  • Click “Apply” then “OK”.

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  • Open “Preferences”

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  • Click “Add registered filter

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  • Select “LAV Audio Decoder“.
  • click “OK”

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  • Select “LAV Audio Decoder” and set Priority as “Prefer

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  • Similarly add “LAV Splitter“,”LAV Splitter Source“, “LAV Video Decoder“.

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  • Set Priority as “Prefer” for “LAV Splitter”,”LAV Splitter Source”, “LAV Video Decoder”.
  • Click “Apply

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PotPlayer 1.7.18 – Basic Settings

Recommended settings for PotPlayer

OS : Windows 10 Pro x64

Software : PotPlayer 1.7.18958

  • Open “Preferences”

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  • Select “While Playing” as shown below.

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  • Select “Last used size” as “Windows size”

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  • Select “Fit to video aspect” as “Default Windows size”

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  • Tick “Adjust AR to Window Size

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  • You may select  “EVR Custom Present” as “Video Renderer”

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  • Select “Built-in WASAPI Audio Renderer” as “Audio Renderer”
  • Select “Same as input” as “Speakers”
  • Select “32-bit (floating point)” as shown below. ( Note : If you experience cracking of sound then revert to “16-bit” )

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  • Set “Volume steps” to “2”

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  • To associate video files with PotPlayer click “Select Video Ext” and click “Apply to System

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  • Here you can save all custom settings as a new preset.
  • To Add new preset click “ADD

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  • Assign a name to the preset.
  • Click “Activate” to activate the preset.
  • Click “Apply” then “OK”

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First download and install LAV Filters

Download Link :

  • Open “LAV Video Configuration”

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  • Select “D3D11” as Hardware Decoder to use.
  • Click “Apply”, “OK”.

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  • Open “Options”

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  • Click “Add Filter

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  • Select “LAV Audio Deoder
  • Click “OK”


  • Select “Prefer

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  • Similarly, add other three LAV Filters namely, “LAV Splitter”, “LAV Splitter Source”,”LAV Video Decoder”

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  • Set “Prefer” for each one.
  • Click “Apply”, “OK”

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  • Using Windows 10 Task Manager you can see if GPU “Video decoder” is being used or not.

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