When you first open a video in VLC, the title is usually splashed up on the bottom of the screen and I don’t like that. I found two ways to disable this.
Open VLC and go into the preferences: Tools -> Preferences, or open VLC and press the key combo Ctrl + P.
Then click on the Subtitles/OSD icon in the top menu.
Uncheck Enable On Screen Display (OSD) and Show media title on video start. Save and Restart if necessary.
I originally came across instructions that suggested only uncheck the Show media title on video start option, which didn’t work on my system. I wasn’t aware at the time that I was supposed to uncheck them both.
I found and tried this way, which did work.
Look for this file “vlcrc” in this path: C:\Users\(your account)\AppData\Roaming\vlc
It has no extension but you can open it up in notepad. Search for the lines:
# Show media title on video (boolean)
Change the second string by removing the # and set the value to 0. So it reads:
Save it and open VLC. It works for me.