How to Enable Audio Visualizations in VLC Media Player

Enable graphical representation of audio wave on VLC.

By Ajoy Kumar Add a Comment 4 Min Read
How to Enable Audio Visualizations in VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a versatile media player that offers a range of features for users to customize their media playback experience. One such feature is the ability to display audio visualizations. It can add an extra dimension to your audio playback by creating real-time, animated graphics that react to the audio.

With VLC Media Player, you can easily enable audio visualizations and choose from a variety of options to suit your preferences. It offers seven different visualization animations. In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process to enable audio visualizations in VLC Media Player.

Enable Audio Visualizations in the VLC Media Player

Besides playing videos on VLC Media Player, you can also use it as an audio player. To enjoy a more immersive audio experience, you can enable Audio Visualizations.

It includes seven different audio visualization animations – Spectrometer, Scope, Spectrum, Vu Meter, Goom, ProjectM, and 3D Spectrum.

Here are the steps you can follow to enable it:

1. Open the VLC Media Player.

2. Click the Media tab from the top menu and click on the Open File option.

3. Then navigate to the audio file you want to play.

Accessing Menu to Open New Audio and Video File

4. To enable the audio visualizations in VLC, click on the Audio tab at the top of the screen. It will open a drop-down menu with several audio options. Click the Visualizations option and select the visualization animation you want to enable.

List of Audio Visualizations Animation in VLC

5. If you want to disable it, you can navigate to the Audio tab and select the Disable option on the menu that appears. However, this setting will only apply to the current audio playing if you close the VLC and restart it again. You will not get the audio visualization animation.

Save VLC Audio Visualizations Filter

The visualization applied in the above steps is just temporary. It will be restored to Disable after you close the VLC Media Player. To save specific audio visualization filters, you can follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Click on the Tools menu at the top of the screen and select Preferences.

2. Click on the Audio tab in the Preferences window.

3. After that, select the visualization you want to use under the Effect section from the drop-down menu.

Audio Visualization Preferences Settings in VLC

4. Then click Save and restart VLC to apply your changes.

It will permanently enable the audio visualization setting in VLC unless you disable it from the preferences settings.


That’s it; this is how you can enable audio visualizations in VLC Media Player. You can also adjust the playback setting in VLC to enhance the user experience. I hope you find this guide helpful. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to write them in the comment section below. I will surely reply to you.

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