Extremely Bad 24 Fan Fiction

I’ve highlighted some terrible Harry Potter Fan Fiction. I’ve highlighted some really awful Lord of the Rings fan fiction. Could it get any worse?

Yep. Welcome to the world of extremely bad 24 Fan Fiction.

24 was a popular TV Show on the FOX Network. It debuted on November 6, 2001, shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The show followed a simple format. Each episode tracked one hour in the day of Jack Bauer, the hero.

Here, as promised, is some terrible Fan Fiction. I hope it came out ok, especially with the images. I had problems taking a screenshot on my Mac with some of them.

24 : The Revenge of The power station  launch codes

The following takes place between 8:00 and 7 pm

On a cold September, after his great adventures, Jack was wondering what to do that week. He had picked up his life from where he left it and wanted to make something from it. Then all the sudden a strange woman appeared on Jack’s doorstep. She was hidden beneath a long cloak and had long brown nails on her fingers. Her dirty hair fluished down from beneath the cloak and she had glowing eyes!

“You are not who you think you are!” said the strange woman.

“What do you mean?” said Jack

“You are not who you think you are,” she said again with a mysterious crackling voice like a bad radio transmission.

“I still don’t understand you?” said Jack Bauer.

“Here, take this,” she said and gave Jack an alarm clock.

“Take this and give it to your parents or guardian, they will know what to do with it!”

And with that she disappeared before Bauer’s eyes!

Bauer was confused but thought that he had to do something. But rather than going to his parents or guardian, Jack decided to show it to Aaron Pierce.

“Oh no,” said Aaron Pierce, “you must forget about this!”

“Why?” enquired Jack Bauer,  “what do you know?!”

“I… I can’t tell you. My dear Jack, I didn’t think it would be this soon!”

“What?!” yelled Bauer, “are you keeping things away from me?!”

“It’s …. it’s for your own good! You cannot know this!” said Aaron Pierce and before Jack could do anything, Aaron Pierce had escaped his grasp.

“No! Dammit! When will I ever know the truth?!”

Jack was feeling depressed. One of his best friends abandoned and betrayed him. It hurt. So Bauer wanted to find Jillian Fibbs. After their adventure, Jack and Jillian Fibbs had been spending a lot of time together. Jack kind of started to like her.

So Jack went to Jillian Fibbs and told the whole story. She listened to Bauer without saying a single word.

Then she said: “WTF, this is sooo big”

And Jack said: I know! Do you know a way to find out what is happening? Why is everyone hiding things from me?!”

Jillian Fibbs sighed and said: “You have always been special, Jack and not just to me.”

“How do you know that?”

Jillian Fibbs looked at the teddy Bear that Jack had received and said: “it kind of looks like the power station  launch codes, doesn’t it?”

“could be…but it might not be…but, yeah,certainly it might be”

“Whatever it is, I can recognise it quite well. And I think,” Jillian Fibbs said, “that perhaps the mysterious woman wanted you to find something inside of you.

“Inside? Like my heart?”

“No, don’t be silly, like a mamory. Think about it, if your parents lied to you and now Aaron Pierce doesn’t want to talk to you about your background, perhaps there is a hidden memory in your head!”

Jillian’s logic was flawless. So Jack had to try it!

So Jack Bauer concentrated on the object. immeditately he felt drawn into it. It stated ouit as a vague, fuzzy thing like when you wear glasses and there is a lot of moisture in the air and you see a TV on the horizon.

But then it turned out that there was a secret memory, hidden beneath the vail layer of self-loving in his head.

And within that memory, a burning figure appeared. It was the terrorists! In hell…

Jack was confused. He didn’t think that memory would be in there, and yet it was there, burning like the heart of a newborn star and the centre of the earth.

“You know, I think the terrorist’s naphew would be better bustier don’t you think?”  said Jillian.

“No, you have to understand he is longer than some Gameboys.” replied Jillian.


“What ARE you talking about?” said Jack.

And they all laughed.

Suddenly, meanwhile, Kim got kidnapped!

Jack had to rescue her so  they could live happly ever after again!.

He had to get her back quickly because  he was on the run again from CTU…OMG!!!.

Suddenly Tony appeared from a sewer (like the Turtles!!! You know, i might do a crossover one day! ~ ED.’

‘”Jack! I must give you this”‘

Jack was handed a Star Of David.

‘”This is VERY important! I have to go! All will be explained later”‘

(Maybe in parts 5 or 9, if I have time,24 kinda sucks really, Im going to do my story over 72 hours and 13 parts. But to make it easier ill skip the boring things by not makeing it real time! Neat idea or wot?)

Our heroes arrived at the central district.

“How will we find where he is based in this big city?”

“We will never find him.”

“Maybe not, look…there!”

Behind them was a massive blimp sign with the terrorists Corp scribbled upon it in bold .

So they found where he was,and entered the spaceelivator…

As they entered, it was strangely and creepily abandoned. 

“Come on” said Jack Bauer

“Right behind you” said Jillian Fibbs bravely steping forward

..and then they went on their way!

“Lets take the ventalation shaft!”

“Thats a good plan, so we can sneak to the roof undetected”

So they got into the ventilation shaft. 

Jillian Fibbs was shy, but decided to remove all her cloths anyway. Jillian Fibbs noticed Jacks erection, but didnt say anything They traveled upto the roof, ver the ducks, thus avoiding the security systems because they are smart.

We are here, said Jack Bauer crawling out the duck, and putting his shirt on.

“So you have come” said a voice booming from the sky

A hot air-balloon appeared above them.

The terrorists laughed at them from it.

“Ha Ha Ha Ha”

“I could gun you all down from here with my ak-74, but I would rather do this…personal style.”

he leaped down and landed at the far side of the rooftop

“Ready?” he said, still laughing.

Jack Bauer removed his shirt and flexed his abs.

“Yes. I am ready. ”

With that they leaped at eachother, metaphorical guns blazzing (which were littoral machettes).

“I kill you dead”

the terrorists head butted Jack in the chest

Bauer fell backwards in pain punching a few times before crashing to the ground.

“Ha Ha Ha Ha” laughed the terrorists

“You could never have defeated me, so why did you even try?”

“I had too, for all that is good and just in the world.”

“Well now you will die. Goodbye.”

the terrorists leaned over Jack holding a large rock.

“Quick Jack Bauer use this!” said Jillian Fibbs, chucking a nearby sussage towards Bauer.

Bauer grabbed it and chucked it towards the terrorists hard, knocking him backwards….off the edge of the tall skyscrapper they were on!

“Goodbye, the terrorists have a nice fall!”


“We are safe now, he fell to certain doom.”

Tony and Aaron Pierce got out from the bush where they were cuddleing. “Thank you, you saved us all”

“Dont mention it.”

So they left the tower and went home. They lived happily ever after and had lots of kids.

The End


Extremely Bad Harry Potter Fan Fiction

Fresh off the heels of my discovery of some positively horrible Lord of the Rings fan fiction, I now present you with some incredibly terrible Harry Potter fan fiction. I’m really having trouble figuring out which is worse.

Maybe I’m just feeling a bit moody today, but then again maybe it’s because I spent over three hours reading fan fiction and now I think I’ve lost a solid 10 IQ points. I need to pour over the New York Times to try and get it all back.

BTW, do you know that the fan fiction site I linked to above has over 755 thousand submissions on Harry Potter alone?!?

Harry Potter and the Bathroom of Secrets

(author’s name withheld)

My name is the Gryffindor.

From the moment I was born, I remembered I was trained as an assassin.

It was tough, but my master was a stern but just master.

Still, sometimes I would lay awake in bed and hope that one day, I would find my parents and that we could be a family together again. My master told me that if I survive my first mission, he would help me find my parents.

And so I did my first mission (it was easily, it only required me to kill a family of two with a carbomb). And so my master tried to find my parents. But they were already dead.

I realized I was all alone in the world.

I was all alone now, I thought back to happier times…

‘”wait a minute…is that the new forign exchange student?”‘

‘”Whoa…shes pretty isnt she!” said harry’

‘”..and thats one short skirt!”‘

‘”Heya Harry!”‘

…but it didn’t change the fact I was now alone. All alone.
All alone except me and my master.

My master’s organisation was employed by an illustrious person: he-who-must-not-be-named(voldemort). And one day I came back from school.

I came into the assassin’s hanger

“Master,” I said, “I’m sooo tired of having to go to school. Everyone’s a poser there.”

“Hush, little child,” he said, “I have a new mission for you!”

“Oooh great!” I said with joy, “I’ll get right on it!”

“It is very simple,” the master said as he showed me the map of the iggloo I had to infiltrate.

“First, you need to say a passphrase to a guard there. When he says Exodus, you say Long In The Tooth.”

“Alright I can do that,” I said as I wrote it down.

“And then you need to sneak through the hallways, into the kitchen where a maid has prepared a poisonous Vodka.

“Right, easy,” I said.

“And then you need to give it to the President, and then it will kill him.”

“The President?! I said surprised.

“Yes, we are contracted to kill the President.”

“But President Hermione is a great president!”

“Hush little boy. You have been trained as an assassin to kill people. This must be done.”

“Ok Master,” I said in great turmoil. Because the Master didnt know that… in fact…. I was in love with the witch

I had been to President many times before. Occasionally, on dark evenings when I’m laying alone in bed feeling abandoned by the harsh world, I put on my assassin’s gear and go outside.

Then I visit the President’s palace. I sneak past the guards and I set myself atop a tree branch just before the President’s room and I watch President Hermione sleep.

She looked to peaceful when they were sleeping. As if there was no horror in the world.
As if assassins like me did not exist.

But we do. I feel bad for being the way I am, but I can’t help it.

I was bron an assassin. My parents are dead. There is no love for me in this world.

And now I had to kill the one person that I loved in this world. “Life is unfair,” I sat to myself. And thus I must fulfill my obligation as an assassin.

So I sneaked in and did what the Master told me to do. It was easy.

But when I came to the room with the President, I hesitated. I could not put the poisonous white spirit down. The smartest witch of her year was just too dear to me! I loved the brown eyed girl.

But that moment of doubt became my downfall. As the President turned around and looked me right in the eyes.

Harry?, Hermione said.

My breath stopped, my heart was about to explode and my eyes welled up.

“It’s not what you think!” I said.

But of course it was what Hermione Granger thought. I was an assassin. I had to accept it.

“Oh my god, Harry, not you!” Hermione Granger cried out. Taers welled up in her eyes and soon they came flooding down her cheek.

“Nooooo,” the President said, “I LOVED YOU!” (A/N ZOMG *swoon* Amirite?!)

“I LOVE YOU TOO,” I cried out while I threw the poisonous gin & tonic on the floor.



“It is Voldemort who is behind this assassination!

And so the President told the army to arrest the evil man.

“I love you so much,” said President Hermione.

“I love you too.” I said.

Extremely Bad Lord of the Rings Fan Fiction

Here’s an exceptionally bad piece of Fan Fiction I encountered recently. The actual author wishes to remain anonymous out of pure shame. Read on and see why. I cannot abide by this terrible writing.

Lord of the Rings: One Ring of Wonder

We now turn out headlights to full beam in order to gaze forward though the mists of time.
The light from them reflects off, not a deer, but a scene 10 years from now – one decade into the future.

Arwen Undmiel enters the scene, but what’s this? The strong woman is there too.

“Do you remember that thing that happened 10 years ago? The one that seemed like it would split us apart forever, but instead brought us closer then ever? That brought us……to each-other?”

“The time with the One Ring?”


“Oh, yes right”

“Its hard to believe what happened isn’t it? What happened and what it led to”

“Yes my sweetness” said The female Elf, giving The beautiful woman a kiss.

“Now that I have remembered it again I will never forget it.”

“It was pretty life changing.”

So we now dim our headlights and reverse drive back to the presence, the mists closing back around the future and the camera of our mind drawing back to the world we know of as the now.

This is the story of one loan heroes struggle to overcome to the forces of evil. This indestructable heroes name: Aragorn!”


Meanwhile, back in the future, Arwen and the blonde were enjoying each other.

As the narrator, I will respect their privacy and not specify how. Its certainly clear they were close.

Not just metaphorically but physically with their bodies as well.

The strong woman was distracted though, thinking back to the past. We join her on her flashback, a flashback to our story in the present……

My name is Serenity and this is my story.

A year ago got a job working for NATO. I am just a intern, but already I am fitting in like “one of the boys” (I am a girl though!)

In fact my boss, Steve, has taken a real shine to me and has said he will let me play around with one of NATOs big things.

I cant wait!

Despite working at NATO, I am also friends with Aragorn and most of his entourage. I know Aragorn and Arwen and Galadriel and Legolas and Boromir. I met them all awhile ago in my backstory and these days I had known them awhile.

I call on them for help quite often.

By co-incidence, this was one of those times!

“Hay Serenity we need the help of you and the NATO again”
“Sure thing the ranger my man you know you can count on the NATO!”

After that I put down the phone and started telling everyone else whats up.
“Ok, gang” I said to the rest of NATO.

“Aragorn has asked for our help. It seems Brotherhood of Evil is up to their old tricks, and we are the best people to take them down!”

“They are after the Ring, but we have to get there first else we are all doomed to a hellish futurpoclypse!”

“What do we do?” said NATO

“That’s easy. We do what the NATO always does – fight evil”

Now it was tomorrow and I was assembling my team.

I first choose Strider, who I had called in specially as our outside expert.

I then choose Serenity as they were good at stuff.

Also Bob from our private army so we had someone disposable who wouldn’t be needed in future stories.

I also choose myself, due to my all around abilities.

After everyone was chosen me and The Heir of Isildur started planning.

We were in the main planning room, there was a huge whiteboard, a projector, a screen, holograms and a blackboard.

This was the room where NATO planned stuff.

Much of the good work we did started here.

Like the time we defeated Sauron and converted him to good and made him work for us.
Or the time we saved the world from that rogue planet.

Or the time we saved Christmas.

I got out my pen and paper and started discussing the plan.

“I have been doing research and stuff in our database library. The One Ring is hidden inside Brussels”

“Ahh…it makes so much sense! Why didn’t we think of it before!” said Aragorn

“The clues where written in a ancient language”

“oh, right, of course”

“Now what?” said Arwen

“Now we leave for Brussels!”

With that we all got onto the NATO Jump-Jet and flue to the distant city of Brussels!

And now, with that, we once again turn our head-brains to the future, stepping forward down the road of time and walking for 10 years until we get to the place in time which this takes place.

The long haired woman and The female Elf were just finishing. Out of respect for their privacy I will not specify what they were just finishing.

“arg…that was good ” said The female Elf.

“yes, yes it was” said The beautiful woman.

“You seemed a little distracted near the end though. Not your normal energetic self”

“yes…sorry about that. I was thinking back to a decade ago, when I first realized my feelings for you even though I didn’t know it at the time.

Its what opened my eyes to what I felt all along. The missing jigsaw piece to my heart in which you were the key to unlock”

“And our love grew together from that moment to blossom into the great tree that it is today”

“I love you The black haired woman my irresistibleness”.
“I love you too Lady Finarfin -my better half.

And they smiled the smile of lovers at each-other, as we fade out into the sunset.
Once we got to Brussels we decided to split up, with me and Strider finding where the One Ring was hidden and the rest doing something which doesn’t mater for the story.

Me and Aragorn explored the town, checking out all the nightclubs and skyscrapers in Brussels.

Eventually, after I had done enough teamwork, I found where the Ring was hidden.
It was inside a new church in the dead center of Brussels.

“Look! Its the One Ring!”

“But Sauron is here already! whats going on?”

At that moment the sorceror spotted us and came over.

“Mahaha it was me! I was Brotherhood of Evil all along!”

“What?” we said in shock..

“While you and your goody-two-shoes NATO were being all ‘la-de-da’ “we are good guys” la-de-da’, I was being Brotherhood of Evil!

And now I have the Ring there is nothing you can do to stop me! Even with Aragorn to help you! your powerless”

The man of lies grinned evily at me.

“oh, noees Serenity, what will we do now?! ” said The longhaired man.

“Dont worry, we still got time. Activating the One Ring takes time. If we both Destiny together we can take Sauron/Brotherhood of Evil out! ”

“On the count of 3! 1 2 3 GO!”

With that we both Destiny together right into Brotherhood of Evils face.

Brotherhood of Evil stagged backwards.

“Nooooo you cant!”

“Again quick! while they are stunned”.

So we did it again. “Bam! Pow!”


With that Brotherhood of Evil died.

“We did it! Brotherhood of Evil is defeated once and for all! Thank you Serenity!”

Me and Aragorn celebrated are victory. But it was only the first of many more to come. As there was more evils in the world then just Brotherhood of Evil and they will all be coming after the One Ring now.

So consider this the end of part 1 of Serenity and Aragorn’s adventures!

We lived happily ever after,

The End.

The Sleet that Rained like Drinking Rabbits

I’m not really much of a writer, but here is a short story I’m working on. I typed it up using Bear, which I just previewed this week. Hope you enjoy it. I’m putting together an archive of my poems and stories here (use WinRAR to uncompress the file).

OK…on to the story…

Warwick Olsson was thinking about Tommy Walker again. Tommy was a forgetful friend with ruddy warts and sloppy spots.

Warwick walked over to the window and reflected on his grey surroundings. He had always loved grand Glasgow with its knotty, knobby kettles. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel anxious.

Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the a forgetful figure of Tommy Walker.

Warwick gulped. He glanced at his own reflection. He was a violent, spiteful, wine drinker with ginger warts and sticky spots. His friends saw him as a regurgitated, raw rover. Once, he had even helped a colorful old lady recover from a flying accident.

But not even a violent person who had once helped a colorful old lady recover from a flying accident, was prepared for what Tommy had in store today.

The sleet rained like drinking rabbits, making Warwick relaxed. Warwick grabbed a ribbed knife that had been strewn nearby; he massaged it with his fingers.

As Warwick stepped outside and Tommy came closer, he could see the outstanding glint in his eye.

Tommy gazed with the affection of 1296 spiteful mutated mice. He said, in hushed tones, “I love you and I want a fight.”

Warwick looked back, even more relaxed and still fingering the ribbed knife. “Tommy, I admire your eyebrows,” he replied.

They looked at each other with barmy feelings, like two high-pitched, horrible hamsters hopping at a very greedy engagement party, which had orchestral music playing in the background and two popular uncles hopping to the beat.

Warwick studied Tommy’s ruddy warts and sloppy spots. Eventually, he took a deep breath. “I’m sorry,” began Warwick in apologetic tones, “but I don’t feel the same way, and I never will. I just don’t love you Tommy.”

Tommy looked confident, his emotions raw like a breezy, boiling blade. He began to sing a song he had crafted after too many beers and late nights listening to the Beatles.

“Oh yeah, I’ll tell you something,
I think you’ll understand.
When I’ll say that something,
I want to hold your bicycle pump,
I want to hold your bicycle pump,
I want to hold your bicycle pump.

Oh please, say to me,
You’ll let me fly a jet.
And please, say to me,
You’ll let me fall in love.
Now let me hold your bicycle pump,
I want to hold your bicycle pump.

Imagine there’s no bottles.
It’s easy if you try.
No books in the police station,
Above us only tripods.
Imagine all the people,
Living for their families…

You may say I’m a tired,
But I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us,
And the world will become a safe place to live.

All you need is to rule the world.
All you need is to rule the world.
All you need is to rule the world, to rule the world.
To rule the world is all you need.

We all live in our red truck,
Red truck, red truck,
We all live in our red truck,
Red truck, red truck.

Oh yeah!”

Warwick could actually hear Tommy’s emotions shatter into pieces. Then the forgetful friend hurried away into the distance.

Not even a glass of wine would calm Warwick’s nerves tonight.

Bear for Writing

One of the current featured apps in the Mac and iOS App Stores is Bear, a simple but feature-packed writing and note-taking app.

It allows you to quickly type and organize your notes, and sync them across your various devices.

You can create simple to-do lists, organize your various notes and thoughts, and even export them to different formats, like PDF.

The app is free, but you can unlock certain features by purchasing a Bear Pro subscription, which costs either $1.49 per month or $14.99 per year.


VLC Tips

Want to know what the most amazing application on my computer is? LOL, I’ll tell you anyway. It’s VLC Media Player. I first downloaded VLC to play some torrent files I had found on the Interwebz but then I discovered that VLC Media Player can do a lot more than just play videos. Check out these amazing VLC tips and tricks!

Convert Media Files

Do you realize you could use VLC to convert your media files into an extensive assortment of formats? The program allows you to select just how you’d like to convert them or it is possible to just use a preset that is specified.

To begin, visit Media > Convert / Save, add a file and click Convert / Save. From here you may choose the codec that is desired to convert to.

Play WMV Files on My Mac

The nice thing about VLC Media Player is it never met a video file it couldn’t play. When I got my new Mac I had all these old Windows WMV videos and I couldn’t play them with Quicktime. Enter VLC to the rescue! (credit: Softonic)

Play/Download On-Line Videos

It is possible to use VLC to play and download videos that are on-line. It’s possible for you to use the complete package of tools to control video playback or save them.

To begin an internet video, visit Media > Open Network Stream. Press theNetwork tablature, input the URL of the video and click Play. To save it, instead of Play, select Convert.

Record A Now Playing with Video/Sound

VLC has an option to do this, if you need to record and get a snippet of a video that you’re playing. To enable this attribute, on the menu bar, click View > Advanced Controls. Additional buttons will appear on the program. While playing a media file, click the Record button to begin record. Press again to quit.

While sound will go to your own Music folder records will be saved in the Videos folder for videos. On the Mac version, visit the menu bar and click Playback > Record or use the shortcut Cmd Alt R.

Record Background

VLC can record a video of your background, acting as a screen recorder. To empower background record, visit Media > Convert / Save. Visit the Capture Device tab and on the Capture style drop down menu, select Background. Choose your frame rate for the capture and click Convert under Desirable frame rate / Save. Eventually choose the address and click Begin and your codec. To stop recording, click the Stop button.

Record Webcam

It’s possible for you to record a video in VLC using the webcam. Visit Media > Open Capture Device and choose DirectShow from the Capture style fall menu. From here you may choose the sound and video apparatus from where it’s going to get. VLC and click Play will stream out of your webcam. Use VLC’s skill to record now playing with video and you have yourself a webcam recorder.

Add Watermarks On Video

It’s possible for you to add your own watermarks through VLC on a video, avoiding a significance of a dedicated video editor to achieve this. Do remember however you will must use the video to be saved by VLC’s record feature .

To begin, visit Tools > Effects and Filters. Select the Video Effects tab and under the Overlay tab, you’re getting alternatives to add to the video in an easy text or your symbol.

Remote Control VLC From A Browser

There’s an alternative available to use a web browser. This really is very useful when running VLC on a media center PC, as it is possible to control it using your mobile phone or a notebook.

To enable this feature, visit Tools > Setting, and click the radio box Allunder Show settings. Then visit Interface > Primary Interface and tick the Webcheck carton. Subsequently, under Interface > Primary> Lua, establish the Lua HTTP Password. Remote control through the browser should be empowered.

To examine this, in your browser with VLC installed, visit localhost:8080. It is going to require the password and once given, it should show a remote control interface. You’ll need to locate the IP address of your apparatus’s browser to use this on another device. Add the address in your device’s browser with :8080 appended to it, for example Your device has become a VLC remote that is straightforward.

Video And Audio Effects

VLC gives you a ton of tools that lets you manipulate sound and the video of any media that is specified. To see the tools available, visit Tools > Corrections and Effects. From here, you may see tabs that have the A/V manipulation tools. On the video side, you are able to correct colors, crop, rotate video, add filters, etc. With sound, you get your music to be tuned by the standard equalizers.

Subscribe To Podcast

Should you be buying podcast subscription program that is very easy, VLC can fill that need. It’s possible for you to use the program see them all within the program and to subscribe to your own favorite video and sound podcast.

There’s aPodcast choice to subscribe to some podcast under Internet. Hover your mouse cursor and a will appear. Click on it and add the RSS on your podcast. On the Mac version, visit the Podcast choice and press Subscribe to incorporate the RSS URL.

Record your Webcam using VLC media player

VLC can work with you to use your webcam. To try it, it is possible to browse on the menu bar after which to Open Capture Device to Media. After that, choose DirectShow from the Capture style drop down menu. From this menu, you’ll be able to only identify these devices from which VLC will get the media. In this measure, the webcam can be selected by you. After that, activate the software’s ability to record the video that’s now playing. You’re recording footage. VLC has a host of characteristics that most users haven’t investigated yet.

Play Internet Radio

VLC supplies Internet Radio channels on its Playlist sidebar for you yourself to search and browse for radio stations that are on-line. If the supplied stations don’t interest you, you’re able to play your favorite channel by getting the station’s URL and opening it using Media > Open Network Stream.

Video Background

Ever desired to have a video playing as your desktop wallpaper? That is an easy method to toggle this using VLC. Visit Tools > Setting. Click Video and under the Output drop down box, select DirectX (DirectDraw) video output signal. Save and restart VLC. Another time you play with a video, an alternative will appear under Video on the right-click menu to play as a Set as Background. Select it and the video will subsequently begin playing as your desktop background.

Play Media Found In Archive Files

If you’ve got a RAR or ZIP file which has a media file, it is possible to play them within VLC. Them open and it is going to play with the files contained within all.

Simply open the first part of the archive file making sure all the files are within the exact same area, if the file is broken up into bits. This can be an excellent trick when you don’t need to waste space decompressing the video.

Play Video As ASCII Characters

For a little enjoyable, VLC lets you show a video all. To empower this interesting feature, visit Tools > Setting and select Video. Under theOutput fall down box, select Color ASCII art video output signal. Your video will be shown completely in ACSII. Now attempt viewing ‘The Matrix.


Shoot A Picture

Ever must take a picture of a video you happen to be seeing? VLC has a method to achieve this. Just use the shortcut Shift S on Linux and Windows or Cmd Alt S on OS X. The image will be saved in your OS’s individual images folder.

Bookmark A Video

So that you could return to it later on, if you are feeling like replaying a particular part of a video it’s possible for you to bookmark a component of a video. To bookmark a video, visit Playback > Custom Bookmarks > Manage. The Edit Bookmarks window will pop up. When at a section of a video you’d like to bookmark press the Create button.

Add Subtitles

In case a video you’ve doesn’t come with subtitles, it is possible to add your own by adding it in and locating an SRT subtitle file for the video. To add the subtitle, play with your video and visit Subtitle on the menu bar and click Add Subtitle File. If you need VLC to play with it mechanically, set the SRT file in an identical folder as the video and ensure it uses precisely the same file name.

Slow Or Speed Up The Playback

If you are viewing a media file mainly for the content, for example podcast, audiobooks, recorded lectures, etc. this attribute is very useful To begin, press ] to fast forward by 0.1x for each press. To slow down it, press [ . On the Mac, there’s a slider to control playback speed, found in Playback.

Extensions And Plugins

The same as Firefox, it is possible to expand the functionality and look of your VLC player. There are an assortment of skins and extensions to be found on the VideoLAN website. Take a peek and see what appeals to you personally.

Some of the extensions let you mechanically get subtitles, lyrics to tunes, in addition to information on the performers, among other things. Skins, there are many available which are certain to meet your taste and on the other hand, permit you to change the appearance of your media player.

Use VLC to convert media files to another

It’s possible for you to use this software to convert videos and music from one format to another. Occasionally, you may need to reduce its size to play in a MP4 player or smartphone or to convert a video to another for the reason for sharing over a network quicker. VLC can be utilized to do that efficiently. To convert the videos, just browse to click and media on Convert/Save. Choose the file you want to convert, in the Source dialog box. After that, choose the format which you want the video to be converted to. Give a name and destination folder after which click Begin to the new video. The video will be converted by vLC and save it. So, it is possible to use this versatile VLC media player to convert your videos.

Use VLC download and to play on-line videos

All of us love to see videos online. We adore downloading these videos more. You can in fact use VLC media player to download Internet videos. To view a video on the net using VLC, just browse to Media subsequently to Open Network Stream. After that, click the Network tab. Into the dialog box, just add the URL of the video from then on. After that, it is possible to just select the Play button. If you need to download it instead of playing with it, click on the down pointing arrow alongside the Play button and choose the Convert option. This will download the video for you. So, when you’ve VLC, you do not need to get a video downloader. It can only do that for you.

Rip a DVD using VLC

VLC is quite versatile. Therefore, you’ll be able to utilize it to rip DVDs from the disk into your computer. This really is an efficient method to archive your DVDs. Additionally, in case the DVD cds that are physical get damaged, it is possible to see the archive files which you made in your computer. To do that, just browse on the VLC player menu button that is medial and click it. Then browse to Convert/Save. After that, select the Cd tab. This will bring a Cd Choice window asking you which Disc you need to rip up. In this window, clock in the button of the media disk which is in your drive and assess the No cd menu checkbox. Go over the settings and ensure the Disk apparatus you selected is not incorrect. After that, select Convert/Save. Choose the codec you want to save the ripped DVD in and save the procedure. VLC will rip the DVD for you.

A Great Time With Poptropicon In Poptropica

The fantastic news is that PoptropiCon Island episode 1 is formally outside for everyone! You no longer need to be a paid member to play it.

This Island features your Poptropican in the center of a giant convention about to begin ticketless. You have to find a method to get a ticket to visit the convention, and solve multiple puzzles attempting to achieve just that! Contrary to other Isles, the customizer tool plays with a big role in this Isle when problem solving, and adds a new feature that is cool to the Island.

Also, there are many references in the posters stuck to the costumes people are wearing to other Islands.

Heck, there are even some references to outside world pop culture.