How to record your computer screen using VLC media player

This tutorial will show you step by step how to record your computer screen using VLC media player in Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Steps

VLC media player website

1. Open VLC media player.

2. Click on Media located in the top left corner of VLC.

3. Click on Open Capture Device.

Open Capture Device in VLC media player

A “Open Media” window will appear.

4. At Capture mode, you select Desktop.

5. At Desired frame rate for the capture, you type or select 25.00 f/s or 30.00 f/s.

Open Media window in VLC media player

6. Click on the ▼ at the right side of the Play button.

7. Click on Convert.

Convert option in VLC media player

A “Convert” window will appear.

8. At Profile, you select Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4).

9. At Destination file, you click on the Browse button.

Convert window in VLC media player

A “Save file” window will appear.

10. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the screen recording.

11. At File name, you type a name for the screen recording.

12. Click on the Save button.

VLC media player save file window

13. When you're ready to record, you click on the Start button.

Start button in VLC media player

VLC media player will now record your computer screen.

14. Minimize the VLC media player window by clicking on the [-] button in the top right corner of VLC.

Minimize VLC media player window

15. To stop recording, you maximize the VLC media player window and click on the stop button.

Stop button in VLC media player

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