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How to Change the Frame Rate in VLC

Updated February 21, 2017

The VLC media player is a free, open-source multimedia player produced by the VideoLAN corporation. It can play many audio-visual file formats including AVIs, MPEGs and WMVs, as well as DVDs and CDs, and handle most codecs without any separate codec packs. You can perform minor adjustments on files such as cropping, de-interlacing or sound magnification, and can stream media. You can add visualisation effects to when playing music. If your media plays too quickly or slowly, you can adjust its frame rate.

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  1. Click the "Media" menu in VLC. Choose "Convert/Save" to display the "Open Media" dialogue box.

  2. Click "Add" to display a file dialogue box. Navigate to the file with the frame rate that you want to change. Double-click to load it into the "File Selection" list.

  3. Click the "Convert/Save" drop-down menu and choose "Convert."

  4. Click "Edit," which has an icon that looks like a wrench and screwdriver. The "Form" dialogue box appears.

  5. Click the "Video Codec" tab. Put a check mark by "Keep Original Video Track," if you want to keep the original sound. Choose "1" from the "Scale" drop-down menu to keep the original frame size.

  6. Enter a new frame rate in the "Frame Rate" box. A typical rate is 30 frames per second. Enter a bitrate such as 100 kilobytes per second. Click "Save" to return to the "Convert" dialogue.

  7. Click "Browse" to specify a location and a file name for the converted file. Choose the file type for the converted file in the "Profile" drop-down menu. Click "Start" to convert the file.

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About the Author

Aurelio Locsin has been writing professionally since 1982. He published his first book in 1996 and is a frequent contributor to many online publications, specializing in consumer, business and technical topics. Locsin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scientific and technical communications from the University of Washington.

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