Is there any way to edit/tune interactive zoom level in VLC ? it seems that the default zoom is 200%. I would like to make it 150 %.

I found something here Fine control over zoom and aspect ratio in VLC player

but this cmd procedure seems complex when I want to play multiple videos and also this procedure does not work.

thanks in advance.


3 Answers 3


It's super easy to miss, especially on a bright background, but there's a zoom-level meter below the bottom-left corner of the zoom controls - which allows you to easily control the zoom-level.

zoom-level controls

  • They definitely need to make it bigger. I've been using interactive zoom on quite a few occasions for the past two years and I never even noticed the zoom controls
    – Aistis
    Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 13:53

You can change the zoom level by dragging the white slider up and down, it's inside the red square on the left, about 1/4 of the way down on those imgur images in the replies.

  • Press Ctrl+P
  • At the bottom left under Show settings select All
  • In Video, set Zoom video to 1,5

Advanced Preferences

Works as intended for me, even with multiple files.

Zoom to 150%

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    Hlw, bro, Thanks for the response. I want to edit interactive zoom level. like this one in this image. Is it possible ? i.sstatic.net/5BhEv.png Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 7:44
  • Yes, start VLC from command line using the command vlc --video-filter "magnify" yourfile.avi
    – Michael S.
    Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 8:14
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    yes bro, but this opens the video in 2x zoomed mode. I want the zoom to be 1.5x. Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 8:48
  • This opens the video in the last used zoom mode. 1.5 in my case. Use vlc --video-filter "magnify" --zoom 1.5 yourfile.avi to have it opened in magnify and zoom mode.
    – Michael S.
    Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 8:55
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    I understood that I did not make myself clear well. This command zooms the video by resizing the window size to 1.5x, this is not what I want to do. I want to resize the zoom saction in the video. its is showed in this image imgur.com/hKAoSyx Thanks. Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 7:52

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