Showing milliseconds time in VLC is quite important for people who wants to use notepad for video captioning.
Note: It is important to know that this step will only work for VLC-2.0.x ; Other than that won’t work.
Here’s how to set up Milliseconds time in VLC:
1ST STEP: Download and install “VLC-2.0.x” if you are currently using the latest version of VLC like vlc-2.2.x, etc.
(clicking that link —–> here (vlc-2.0.5) will automatically download vlc-2.0.5; so if you’re not yet ready, or if you have another source where you can download vlc-2.0.5; then please don’t click on that link.)
2ND STEP: Download “vlc extension time” —-> here <—- (that link is safe to click).
—> choose VLC extensions —> located in the upper right corner of the VLC-Addons page (see image below)
—> (note: all is the default, you wont see Time V2.1 in there) only when you click VLC extensions that Time V2.1 extension will appear.
—>scroll down until you find “Time V2.1” —> It looks like the image below (disregard the # of comments, for sure that # will change in the future)
—> click “Time v2.1” and then you will see further instructions on how to install time v2.1.
—> you may also follow steps here:
choose files, then click time.zip (to download) (see image below)
3RD STEP: Open both time.zip (extract) and vlc folder —> (vlc folder should be in the same location where you saved your vlc files upon installation)
—> open “Timev2.1 (intf)” folder from time.zip folder.
—> look for “time_ext.lua” & “looper_intf.lua” files (we will transfer that to VLC folder “lua” to sub-folder “extensions” & “intf” respectively)
Note: If there is no existing “extensions” sub-folder under “lua” folder, create one & make sure to name it “extensions” (with ‘s’ )
—> once you’re done transferring “time_ext.lua” and “looper_intf.lua” files to VLC lua—sub-folder “extensions” and “intf” respectively, proceed to step 4.
4TH STEP: transfer “time.lua” file, from time.zip folder “Time v1.0 for VLC-2.0.x” to VLC folder “lua” sub-folder “intf.”
—> after you have successfully transferred those three necessary files from time.zip ( tifolder me_ext.lua” & “looper_intf.lua” & “time.lua” ) to VLC sub-folders (“extensions” & “intf.”) respectively, proceed to step 5.
5TH STEP: Close your VLC player (if open) and then re-open for the changes to take effect; otherwise, simply open your VLC player.
—> click view, and then you should see there “time V2.1 (intf)” —> click on it.
—> another window will pop up —> click save —> go back to view —> choose [E] in the drop down menu —> then close VLC player and re-open again.
LAST STEP: (TEST IT)
—> go to media –> open file –> add your video file in your VLC player.
You should see the milliseconds time at the bottom or upper or center (depending on which position you choose; in my example, I choose “bottom”) in your VLC player screen. (see sample below)
(credit: Christie Marie for the sample video; p.s I love her teachings; visit “loveorabove.com” )
It worked for me! It must work for you too!
Comment below if it does or it doesn’t.