Open in VLC™ media player

Open in VLC™ media player

Send audio and video streams directly to the well-known VLC™ media player

  • Open in VLC™ media player
  • Open in VLC™ media player
What is Open in VLC™ media player?
Open in VLC™ media player is an Edge add-on designed to streamline the user's online media streaming experience. With just one click, it sends video and audio links directly to the widely recognized VLC media player. The toolbar icon of this add-on becomes active when a supported page is detected, and it even offers a tool for joining multiple media files into a single one. Note that a minimal native-client application is required for the add-on to function, and guidance for its installation is provided.
By: Bermet
Rating: 4.10 (27)
Version: 0.3.7 (Last updated: 2024-04-06)
Creation date: 2021-11-08
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
  • webRequest
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 87.13K
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Open in VLC media player extension, sends video and audio links to the well-known VLC media player. This way you can directly watch online streams in the VLC media player with just one click. To send these links to the VLC media player, right-click over the video or audio link and use the context menu item or use the browser action button. If the extension only grabs a single link, the link is opened in the player. If multiple links are detected, you will get a prompt box to select media links to be sent to the player.

Note: For this extension to work, you will need to install a minimal native-client application. Instruction on how to install the native client will be displayed once the extension is used. You can also watch installation instruction on the FAQs page

How to use this extension:

  1. The extension appends a context menu item to the browser context menu when the media element is the target.
  2. The toolbar icon becomes active (colorful) when a page is supported

As of version 0.2.0, there is a tool to join media files in a single media file. You can find this tool on the right-click context menu over the page action button. The output format of this tool is WAV. You can use VLC to convert this WAV file to any other audio format.

--- Legal VLC is a trademark of the VideoLAN organization. This extension is an independent project and has no relationship to the VLC team or VideoLAN organization.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Works with YouTube
  • Easy to use
  • Useful for playing various media formats
  • Attempts to install other software
  • Misinformation about VLC path in Windows 10
Most mentioned
  • Works with YouTube
  • Attempts to install other software
  • Misinformation about VLC path in Windows 10
Recent reviews
by محمد, 2024-03-30

THANK YOU. Works like a charm and covers a niche that was sorely missing.
by Leo, 2022-07-11

People like Johannes here: Don't berate the author of the extension for DESINFORMATION just because you are too STUPID to fall for a FAKE. If it doesn't work for you and you have the VLC-Plus player, please inform yourself and you will find out that the VLC-Plus player is a FAKE and installs EVIL and or other unwanted programs along with it. Get rid of the crappy software and get the official version from Sue Google, because they earn money from the fakes because of advertisements. Legally, this is certainly different but in my opinion, the providers of VLC-Plus Player violate trademark rights and Google ***** on it. No one can tell me that they do not know about it and can do something about it. Still a shame that search engines are allowed to display ads as search hits and then not even mark them and put them above the official information. About the extension: If you follow the instructions, it works fine.
by Patrick, 2022-02-19
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Risk impact

Open in VLC™ media player is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Open in VLC™ media player if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Open in VLC™ media player is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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