VLC Media Player: How to Split Video across Multiple Screens


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 the Tools menu, then click Preferences.

Tools Dropdown menu with Preferences highlighted


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

Show Settings (ALL) Advanced Setting

4. Search 'Image Wall' within the top search bar. It should appear under Video>Filters>Image wall.

5. Click Image wall.

Advanced Preferences Wall video filter

6. In the Wall video filter section, 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.

7. Click Save and restart VLC Media Player.

8. 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.

Wall Split Screens Example

Troubleshooting Problems

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

1. Open VLC Media Player.

2. Click the Tools menu, then select Effects and Filters.  [Ctrl-E]

3. Click the Video Effects tab.

4. Click the Geometry tab.

5. Specify the Wall Settings at the upper right of the window.

Geometry wall settings menu


Referenced from: VLC

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