Open in VLC™

Open in VLC™

Easily open desired links in the VLC (VideoLAN) media player!

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What is Open in VLC™?
Open in VLC™ is an innovative Edge add-on designed to improve your multimedia experience. It enables you to open any media link directly in the VLC player, a widely known, free, and open-source media player. With this add-on, VLC player can play virtually any media (audio or video) linked on the web. To function, it requires a native-client patch that connects your browser with the VLC application on your operating system. The path to VLC needs to set correctly in the add-on options, followed by installing the native-client patch, which bridges the communication between the browser add-on and VLC app.
This add-on was removed from Edge Add-on Store on 2023-11-05
Users: 5,648
Rating: 3.50 (2)
Version: 0.1.3 (Last updated: 2021-11-03)
Creation date: 2021-11-03
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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  • notifications
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Size: 23.64K
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Open in VLC™ is an addon that enables you to open desired link(s) in VLC (VideoLAN) application. VLC is a free and open-source media player that can play almost any types of media (audio or video).

To operate with this addon you need a native-client patch to connect your browser with native VLC application in your OS. When you first install the addon, please head to the options page and adjust the path for VLC player. Depending on your operating system, the path to VLC could be different. For example, in windows 10 the path is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe".

Please re-check this path in your OS and make sure it is correct. Once you set the correct path to VLC in the options page, please install the native-client patch. This patch is used to make the communication between the addon and VLC (native app).

Please download and install this patch from ( Follow the instruction in the GitHub page to download and install the related patch to your system. After installing, the "Open in VLC™" addon in your browser can communicate with VLC media player on your machine (Window, Linux or Mac).

Note 1: please note that Open in VLC™ addon, does NOT belong or relate to VLC or VideoLAN at all. It is basically an unofficial addon that is developed and maintained independently by its author.

Note 2: if you want to report bugs or have a feature request, please fill the bug report form in the addon's homepage (

User reviews
installation is complicated
by hadi, 2023-01-24

VLC has the most use full buttons and can also adjust the quality of videos, including good vision recorder and screen adjustments and many more.
by BASIL, 2022-12-28
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Risk impact

Open in VLC™ is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Open in VLC™ may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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