How to record IPTV on the VLC Media Player?

In this tutorial, we will show you how to record IPTV live programs on VLCHow to set up IPTV on the VLC media player?

VLC is one of the most used applications for streaming IPTV channels. The VLC media player is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player and streaming media server produced by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as AndroidiOSTizenWindows 10 Mobile, and Windows Phone


VLC is one of the most used applications for streaming IPTV channels. The VLC media player is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player and streaming media server produced by the VideoLAN project.

VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS, Tizen, Windows 10 Mobile, and Windows Phone.

Note: VLC for iOS, and Android can not play the M3u list with more than 10 items, but many IPTV players support VLC as an external player.

How to record IPTV on the VLC Media Player?

Step 1: To capture and record a video of your desktop to a file, click the “Media” menu in VLC and select Convert / Save.

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Step 2: Click the “Capture Device” tab and select “Desktop” from the “Capture mode” box. Note: The default frame rate is one frame per second, which won’t appear very smooth. You’ll probably want to increase the frame rate. After you’re happy with the frame rate, click the Convert / Save button.

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Step 3: Set a destination file in the Destination section. You can enable the Display the output checkbox to display the contents of your desktop in the VLC window while recording, but this isn’t necessary. To adjust the resolution and video codec, click the edit button to the right of the Profile box.

You can also select a profile from the profile box and use it as-is, without editing it.

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Step 4: Change the resolution by clicking over to the “Video codec” tab and using the options in the Resolution section. For example, you can use half your desktop’s resolution by typing 0.5 into the Scale box.

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Step 5: After specifying your options, click the Save button and click the Start button.

VLC will inform you that it’s “streaming” your desktop to a file. Use your computer normally and VLC will record your desktop. When you’re done, click the Stop button.

Open your saved file to view the video on your desktop. You can send this file to others, upload it to YouTube, or do whatever else you like with it.


Why does VLC crash while loading the m3u link?

It happens while loading a very huge playlist (like a full package of IPTVandIPTV providers which are more than 60000 items ) . You need to decrease the Channels and VOD list. It’s possible to manage and remove unwanted categories via IPTV dashboards provided by your provider.

Can I see Channels and VOD groups ( Bouquets ) in VLC?

It’s not possible via VLC player.

Which is better Windows Media Player or VLC?

When comparing Windows Media Player vs VLC, the Slant community recommends VLC for most people. In the question“What are the best audio players for Windows?” VLC is ranked 6th while Windows Media Player is ranked 28th.

Also, Read

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