VLC Media Player – How to disable on screen file name

When videos are played in VLC Media Player the file name is briefly displayed on screen.

These steps show how to disable the file name being displayed on screen when played.

  1. With VLC Media Player open, click on the ‘Tools’ menu then ‘Preferences’
  2. VLC-DisplayOSD2
  3. Open the ‘Subtitles / OSD’ menu
  4. Un-tick ‘Show media title on video start’
  5. Click ‘Save’ to save the changes
  6. The video file name will no longer be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

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