VLC Player Volume Is No Longer Controlled by Mouse Wheel

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As per VLC Player’s default configuration, every time the program is used to play the audio or video file, its volume can be controlled by moving the mouse wheel up or down. When the mouse wheel is moved up, the volume increases. Likewise, when the mouse wheel is moved down, the volume decreases.

If your instance of VLC Player no long responds to the mouse wheel movements, your first step should be to check if the mouse wheel is working properly and is not faulty. You can do so by opening any document or web page that has vertical scrollbar. After opening such document or web page, you can move the mouse wheel up or down to check if it is functioning properly and the document or the web page are scrolling up or down as expected.

Assuming that your mouse wheel is functioning properly, the next possibility is that your instance of VLC Player has been misconfigured either automatically or manually by any incompatible third-party application or by any other person respectively. In such case, this tutorial will help you out to rectify the issue and get the default settings back.

By following the instructions given in this tutorial, you will be able to get the mouse wheel controlling the volume of the VLC Player feature work.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Log on to the computer using the account in which you are experiencing the problem while using the VLC Player.
  • Initialize the VLC Player by double-clicking its icon, or by opening any audio or video file in the application.
  • Once opened, go to the Tools menu from the menu bar.
  • From the displayed list, go to Preferences.
  • On the opened Preferences box, from the left pane, click to select Hotkeys category.
  • From the right pane, at the bottom, choose the Volume Control option from the MouseWheel up-down axis Control drop-down list.
  • Once done, click the Save button to save the changes.
  • Close the VLC Player program and reopen it to allow the changes to take effect.
  • If the problem persists, restart your computer and then try again.