Learn VLC Player

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ICT Competency

VLC is a media player It uses to play a video and audio files. This will teach you the steps to how to use VLC media player to play video and audio files. Its supports to play all Audio and Video format files (ex: Mp4, Mpeg, Divx, flv, mp3, etc).

Educational application and relevance


VLC media player, Version 2.1.6. This can be opened from (Applications → Sound and Videos → VLC media player).


After installation, no need to do any configure. Just open VLC media player (Applications → Sound and Videos → VLC media player

Overview of Features

Simple, fast and powerful media player. Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.

Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3... Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix..

Other similar applications

  1. Winamp
  2. SMPlayer
  3. Media Player Classic
  4. MX Player
  5. Windows Media Player

Development and community help

Developer(s)-VideoLAN Initial release- 1 February 2001; 15 years ago[1] Written in C, C++ (with Qt), Objective-C Operating system-Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, Solaris, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Windows Phone, QNX, Haiku, Syllable, Tizen, OS/2[6]
Official Website

Working with the application


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Step 1- To open a VLC media player.

GO TO Application --> Sound and Videos → Click on VLC Media Player.

Step 2- VLC will open like this
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Step 3-To open a Media file like audio and video files GO TO Media menu --> Click on Open file Step 4-Then Select one or more files to open dialog box will open.

Select any Audio and Video file--> Click Open.

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Step 5-The file starts playing the Audio or Video file which you have selected. Step 6-To Pause and Play This Button will work in vlc which mouse arrow is present.

Select any Audio and Video file--> Click Open.

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Step 7-Download YouTube Videos-

VLC lets you play and download YouTube videos right from its desktop interface. Here's how:

  • Find a video on YouTube—like this one—and copy the URL from the address bar.
  • In VLC, head to Media > Open Network Stream.
  • Paste the YouTube link in the box and click Play.
  • Under Tools, click Codec Information.
  • In the box that says Location, right-click the block of text and click Select All. Copy this text to your clipboard.
  • Go back to your browser and paste the link in the address bar. This will open the source file directly on YouTube's servers.
  • Right-click the video as it plays and select Save Video As.
Step 8-Convert Video Files

Here's how to convert between one file and another:

  • Under Media, click "Convert/Save."
  • Add the file you want to convert in the File Selection section.
  • Click "Convert/Save."
  • In the Settings section, choose the type of file you want to convert the file into under Profile.
  • Give the file a name and location under Destination.
  • Click Start.

File formats for creation

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Saving the file

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Export and publishing files

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Advanced features

Record Your Webcam


Method of installation Steps
From Ubuntu software Centre Go to Ubuntu Software center -Type VLC Media Player and Click Install
From Terminal “sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc”
From the web
Web based registration Not applicable

The application on mobiles and tablets

Go to Android Play store –> Search for VLC media player-> Click on Install

Ideas for resource creation

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