How To Zoom Videos in VLC Media Player

The VLC media player has a lot of built-in features. One of the useful features is zooming into videos. It will allow us to see the tiny details in the video.

Let’s learn how we can do this by various methods. This method works on both Windows 10 and macOS operating system running the latest version of VLC media player.

How To Zoom In On Videos in VLC Media Player

We can Zoom into Videos in VLC Media Player by two different methods. Follow these methods and steps to zoom into videos in the VLC media player.

Method 1: Zoom Video Using VLC Video Menu

Step 1: Open any video in the VLC media player.

Step 2: Make sure that you have opened a video in windowed mode.

Step 3: Now Press the ” Z ” (or) ” ctrl ” + ” Z ” hot keys on your keyboard.

Step 4: When pressing the keys, the video size will be changed into quarter, half, original and double zoom viewing options.

You can also select the zooming size of the video by navigating Video > Zoom > Select the size of zoom.

Method 2: Zoom VLC Video Using Magnifier

If you are using a Windows computer, you can easily zoom the video by using magnifier software.

  1. Play any video using the VLC media player.
  2. Press the Windows Key and + (Plus Key) to zoom the video by using a magnifier. After zooming the video, the zoomed portion will be followed by the mouse cursor.
  3. To zoom out the video, press the windows key and – (Minus key).

That’s it you have done it.

Method 3: Zoom VLC Video Using Interactive Zoom

In this method, we are going to zoom a video by using the inbuilt interactive zoom. You can easily see a section of a video by using this interactive zoom feature.

Step 1: Press the ctrl key and E key to open the Adjustment and Effects Settings.

You can also open this setting by navigating Tools > Effects and Filters.

Step 2: After opening Adjustment and Effects Settings, click on the Video Effects tab.

Step 3: Click on the Geometry Sub Tab under the Video Effects tab and Check the Interactive Zoom option and click save and close.

That’s it.

VLC Zoom Frequently Asked Questions

How do you zoom in on video player?

You can zoom a video in VLC media player by navigating the Video > Zoom option.

What is the shortcut key for zoom in VLC?

The shortcut key for VLC Zoom in the VLC Media player is “Z” (or) “ctrl + Z”.

Can you zoom in with VLC player?

Yes, you can zoom into the video with the use of VLC player using the interactive zoom feature.

How do I Unzoom VLC?

To Unzoom the video in VLC media player simply hit the Z key or the Ctrl + Z keys again to return to normal video mode.

What is the hotkey for VLC zoom?

Ctrl + Z is the hotkey on VLC media player to zoom into the video that you are playing.

How do I turn off interactive zoom in VLC?

Press the Z key or the Ctrl + Z again to close the interactive zoom feature in the VLC player.

Hope now you were able to Zoom into Videos in VLC Media Player application in Windows and macOs with the help of our tutorial.

Do let us know in the comments below if you face any issues when zooming into videos using the VLC media player.

About The Author: Navaneethan is a fulltime technical writer who writes how-to tutorials in an easy step by step way. He has good technical knowledge of using Windows OS for 5 years and how to fix errors.

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