VLC Media Player: How to Split Video across Multiple Screens

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In this section, we will discuss the advanced use of Filters in VLC. The VLC Filters ONLY apply to the On-Screen Display and cannot be streamed.

  • Please note: This feature has been removed in any version of VLC newer than version 1.1.0.

Wall Video Filter

1. Open VLC Media Player.

2. Select Tools | Preferences.

3. Select the option All, located under Show settings in the bottom, left-hand corner of the Preferences window.

Screenshot of Advanced Setting.

4. Click on the "+" sign next to Video.

5. Click on the "+"  next to Filters.

6. Click Image wall.

Screenshot of Selecting image wall

7. In the Preferences box, you can specify the Number of columns, the Number of rows, the Number of Active windows, and the Element aspect ratio according to your needs.

8. Click Save and restart VLC Media Player.

9. Now, you will be able to see something like the image below.  (This view will vary depending on the number of rows/columns/aspect ratio specified above.)

NOTE:  You can also use the Wall video filter to split video across multiple screens.

Screenshot of split screens

Troubleshooting Problems

If the above steps do not work, you can update the settings under Tools.

1. Open VLC Media Player.

2. Click Tools | Effects and Filters.  [Ctrl-E]

3. Click the Video Effects tab.

4. Click the Vout/Overlay tab.

5. Specify the Wall/Clone Settings here.

Screenshot of Wall and clone settings

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