How to Lower the Bass on My VLC

By Andrew Todd

VLC Media Player is an open-source media player that is compatible with many formats of video including Flash video files and DVD files. VLC Media Player also supports the playback of a wide variety of audio files, including MP3, WMV and AAC files. The software has a built-in 10-band equalizer that allows you to fine-tune the audio output and control the high, mid and low (bass) frequencies. The equalizer has a number pre-set settings for many different types of music, and also allows you to custom tune the software.

Step 1

Open the file that you would like to play in VLC by right-clicking on the file and selecting "Open With" and then "VLC." Alternately, you can click "File" and then "Open" from the VLC window.

Step 2

Click the "Equalizer" button, located on the right-side of the volume fader. The equalizer button has an image of three faders on it.

Step 3

Click "Enable" to enable the equalizer.

Step 4

Locate the fader on the left side of the equalizer labeled "60," representing the 60 hertz frequency.

Step 5

Drag the "60" fader down to lower the bass level of the output.