How to play YouTube videos using VLC Player

The VLC Media Player is a player full of surprises. The software features a function that lets you view videos YouTube in its interface. In this way, the user can use some special functions. Let us know How to play YouTube videos using vlc player. See how to use this feature of VLC on Windows and Mac OS.       How to play YouTube videos using VLC PlayerWhat about VLC Player:

VLC is a free open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. The player supports wide range of formats and with good hotkey support. By using this player you can play YouTube videos, download YouTube videos and edit videos using the VLC player. The latest version of the VLC media player supporting BluRay and HD playback also. Not only YouTube videos, you can Integrate with all web channel streaming services like vimeo and YouTube.

Advantages of Watching YouTube videos in VLC:

There are some additional benefits are there, which is not available in YouTube player.

  1. You can set Always on Top option in VLC player. (Video > Always on Top). But in youtube, the videos will run in foreground if you are watching or not.
  2. Loop option helps to replay the video without re-buffering the video
  3. We can take the Snapshot option to capture a screenshot image of any frame in any YouTube videos.
  4. we can watch the YouTube videos without any ads.

Learn step by step procedure on How to play YouTube videos using vlc player

How to play YouTube videos using VLC player:

There are different versions are available from the VLC official site. Download the operating system version like Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Linux kernals and Unix. The open source code is given for free download. First you need to download the VLC media player setup file from the official page, which is given below.

Get the VLC now

How to play YouTube videos using VLC player in Windows:

Step 1:

Open a YouTube video and copy your link, as shown in the image below

Copy the youtube video URLStep 2:

Open the VLC on your Windows computer and click on the “Media” option. Then go to “Open Clipboard”;

VCL open clipboard

Step 3:

Click “Play” and wait a few seconds for the player to open the video of the internet.

Paste URL and play

Mac OS X:

Step 1:

Open a video on YouTube and copy the link; How to play YouTube videos using VLC PlayerStep 2:

Open the VLC and click on the “File” option in the top bar of the Finder. Then go to “Open Network”;

copy and paste url in mac vlc

Step 3:

Paste the link you copied in “URL” and click “Open”;

paste in VLC player - How to play YouTube videos using VLC PlayerStep 4:

VLC can display an unsafe site alert. However, this can be solved by clicking “View certificate“;

 insecure site warning

Step 5:

Enabling the VLC permanent access to YouTube videos links.

Paste URL and play - How to play YouTube videos using VLC Player

You can repeat the above process whenever you want to open your favorite videos and Watch YouTube on VLC without using your Internet browser.

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Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

Satish Kumar Ithamsetty is a full-time blogger from India who is managing this technology blog. Apart from running this technology blog, he is managing a blog on

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