- The most recent version of VLC Media Player has an inbuilt add-on manager. We can access it by going to Tools Plugins and Extensions. After loading the Plugins and extensions window, click on the Find more addons online button. It will retrieve the.
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Video Lan Client or VLC is a popular video-playback application for Windows, Mac, Linux, and even Android operating systems. It's so popular that it's the go-to video playback medium for many. It’s simple, intuitive, and feature-rich and, above all, it's available free of cost.
Many users choose to use VLC to play Blu-ray on Windows 10 mainly because by adding AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys, VLC can play most of Blu-ray movies. VLC is a powerful open source media server that is capable of handling all kinds of media files, including but not limited to Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, Blu-ray, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio.
While there is so much that this utility has to offer, you can also improve its features by adding extensions.
VLC extensions, similar to the ones available for Google Chrome, allow users to customize the VLC player and add additional features to it. VLC extensions are little-known and there are plenty of them available. They allow the users to improve this software and customize its features as per need.Also Read: How to Easily Stream Videos and Songs from PC to VLC on Android
What Are Extensions?
Extension is a common term to denote anything that extends the usability of a software. Google Chrome is the best example in this case as it pioneered the extension culture by offering a modular product that users can customize as per their requirement.
Here, we will talk about the VLC player and how you can enhance its features. The VLC player has a number of extensions available and you'd have to use one even to add a new skin to the player. However, we are here to talk about how you can add additional video playback features using extensions.
VLC makes use of ‘.lua’ files and installing them is a bit of a trick. But you can get features such as automatic subtitles, video-playback control, and a whole lot with these add-ons.
Interested? Here is how you can install extensions to the VLC player.
Before We Begin ...
There are a few things that you should know before we go ahead and install extensions or add-ons to VLC player.
- VLC extensions or add-ons are developed by third-party developers, they may or may not work as intended.
- There is no automatic installation method for adding extensions or add-ons. So, make sure to follow the steps below in the exact order else they won't work.
- Most extensions or add-ons are available only for the desktop version. Only a very few of these add-ons can be used in the VLC mobile app.
- You will need to enable the extensions once you install them by accessing the feature of your choice. These features are not enabled automatically.
Now that we have these instructions out of the way, here's how you can add extensions or add-on features to the VLC media player.
Step 1: Locate the Program Files on Your Computer
Depending on the selection of 32-bit or 64-bit application, files will reside in different folders.Select Program Files (x86) folder for the 32-bit version.Select Program Files folder for the 64-bit version.
Step 2: Select the VideoLAN folder
Choose the VideoLAN folder from the list of folders available in your Program Files.
Step 3: Select the Folder to Upload Extensions or Add-ons
From the list of folders, select the lua folder. You might be tempted to access the plugins folder but that won't help.
Step 4: Choose and Upload the Extensions
In the following screen, choose the extensions folder and upload the desired extension that you can download by visiting the official add-on page of VideoLAN.
Once you have uploaded the extension, simply close the folder and run the VLC player.Note: We have used the resume video extension that helps resume a video from where you previously left it.
Step 5: Run a Video and Resume It
Once the extension has been installed, all you need to do is run a video to test the add-on. Once you play it, the VLC player will keep a tab on the remaining playback time. If you close the video before its end point, you will get a prompt to resume it from where you left it the next time you play the same video file. If you get this prompt, your extension has been installed correctly and is working well.
That All Folks ...
So, this is how you can install any number of extensions or add-ons to your VLC media player. Remember that some extensions will ask you for manual configuration. So, make sure that you go through the Read me file, which has been provided along with the extension before taking action.
I am sure you'll enjoy the newly-added features on your VLC player. Let us know in comments which VLC add-on impressed you the most. We'd love to hear from you!Also Read:8 Excellent Video Editing Software & Online Tools That Are Free
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VLC cannot decode and play videos I record in Dxtory using MagicYUV codec. I'd really like to make it work in VLC instead of windows media player, but I don't know how to do this. Any help?
Update to MagicYUV 2.0.0 final. The VLC 3.0.x plugin was not yet available for 2.0.0rc2 and was added for 2.0.0 final. You can read more about it here: https://www.magicyuv.com/change-log/
You can download the update from the same link you got when you purchased the rc2 version.
can you resend me the link again please? I lost it somehow
I resent the receipt. Check your spam folder too and get back to me if you received it.
You need to have the MagicYUV VLC plugin installed inside the VLC plugins folder. Install VLC to the default location, the re-install the MagicYUV codec. During installation, it will notify you of the VLC plugins being installed.
still does not work. I also tried both 32bit and 64bit vlc and it still can not play it.
Codec not supported:
VLC could not decode the format 'M8Y2' (No description for this codec)
Plugin Vlc Mac
Could you verify the MagicYUV decoder plugin is loaded by VLC? To do so, go to 'Tools -> Plugins and extensions' then in the dialog select the 'Plugins' tab, and search for 'MagicYUV video decoder'.
I searched it in the plugins tab and I could not find it. How can I install the plugin for vlc? I also tried to reinstall magic yuv and vlc, nothing happend.
Where do you have VLC installed?
What version of VLC are you using?
What version of MagicYUV are you using?
vlc 3.0.3 and MagicYUV_Standard_v2.0.0rc2_win
vlc location C:Program FilesVideoLANVLC
i have win 10 64 bit
hey thank you!
I downloaded MagicYUV_Standard_v2.0.0_win and it works!
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