Vlc Media Player Marquee Time

How to display System Time in VLC Player in Full screen mode

VLC media player is one of the most trusted Video Players which is open source and comes with cross platform support and is even available for mobile operating system such as Android, iOS and Windows Mobile.

Its popularity can be attributed to the fact that it plays almost all the popular video formats on all platforms and supports many video compression methods. Along with its most common features VLC comes loaded with a tons of features and customization.

One of the these is the Marquee feature which allows you to display text on screen during playback. This feature can also be used to display system time during video playback. Your system time will be shown on the top of the video at the position which you specify.

This feature eliminates the need to exit the fullscreen mode to check the time. By using this feature you can place a marquee with the system time in the top right corner of the video which would remain there even if you go fullscreen.

How to activate the marquee feature and display the system time in fullscreen mode?

Open VLC media Player.

Go to Tools > Preferences or you can press the shortcut Ctrl + P to open the Preference dialog box.

In the Preferences Dialog Click on All to display Additional Settings.

VLC player preferences

From the list in the left side panel select Video and Click on Subtitles/OSD and Select Marquee.

Vlc player Marq Settings

For Marquee Display Settings you can enter the following values.

In the text field enter %H:%M:%S. This would  diplay time in Hour:Minute:Seconds format. If you don’t want the seconds to display then only enter %H:%M in the text field.

Leave X offset and Y offset as 0 and For Marquee position Select Top-Right from the drop down.

In Fonts Section leave the opacity to 255. You can decrease this value if you want it to be transparent. Select your preferred color and set the font size to 25.

In Misc Section Leave Timeout at 0 and for Refresh period enter 1000 (1000 ms is equal to 1 second). So your time would be refreshed every second and displayed in the marquee.

Vlc Player Settings Time

Save the Settings and restart VLC by playing a video. You would see the marquee in the top right corner of your screen. It would stick to the video even in the full screen mode. This feature doesn’t mess or make any changes to your video.

If you want to change the font for the marquee then you can make changes to the subtitle settings. This would also change the font for your marquee as the font you select for your subtitled is also applied to your marquee.

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