How To Activate a New VLC Player

How To Activate a New VLC Player

What is VLC Player?

VLC media player is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS and iPadOS.

How To Activate a New VLC Player

Immediately after installing VLC, you can run it by making sure the “Run VLC media player” box is checked and clicking Finish. When you want to run VLC in the future, you’ll double-click the VLC app icon on your desktop or select it from Start.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why my VLC player is not working?

Here are some of the major reasons for causing the VLC not playing video errors. There can be some issues with the VLC media player or its coding scheme. The video file could be missing its header or any other metal component. Chances are that the file you are using could be corrupted or damaged.

How do I install latest VLC player?

In order to update to 3.0. 14, you will need to go to to download and install VLC manually. If you already ran the updater and it downloaded the installer, you can run it manually by opening a file explorer (Windows key + E, or just click the explorer icon) and enter %TEMP% as the location.

How do I open a new instance of VLC?


  1. Open the VLC Media Player.
  2. Go to Tools ‣ Preferences (Keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+P).
  3. Select the Interface tab and scroll down to Playlists and Instances .
  4. Uncheck the Allow only one instance option.
  5. Uncheck the Use only one instance when started from file manager option.
  6. Click on the Save button.

How to install VLC setup?

Step 1: Visit the official VLC website using any web browser. Step 2: Click on Download VLC. Step 3: Now check for the executable file in downloads in your system and run it. Step 5: The next screen is to choose your setup language which you want to choose and click on OK.

Why is VLC blocked?

Why was VLC ‘banned’ in India? It was reported that a Chinese hacker group named Cicada had used VLC to deliver malware. According to cyber-security researchers at Symantec, the Cicada victims were found in India, the US, Canada, Israel, Hong Kong and several other countries.

Where is open media in VLC?

To play a network stream, click on Media on the menu bar and select Open Network Stream. The Open Media dialog box loads with the Network tab selected.

Why are my files opening in VLC?

How to fix it ? Right click on the file that you don’t want to open in VLC > choose open with > choose another app. Now choose the app you want it to open with ( maybe media player?) and tick the checkmark to always use that program as default.

How to connect VLC?

VLC Remote Setup on Android Phone/Tablet

  1. Make sure your Android device and PC are connected under the same Wi-Fi network;
  2. Launch the Remote for VLC app on your Android gadget;
  3. Click your PC when it appears;
  4. Enter the Lua HTTP password set above.

Is there better than VLC?

#1. Lark Player – the best VLC alternative media player for Android users. Lark Player becomes one of the most favorite media players for people who are looking for a VLC player alternative. On Google Play Store alone, it has been downloaded by over 100 million users and rated with an average of 4.5 stars.

Who owns VLC?

The VideoLAN project

The VideoLAN project, which owns copyrights to VLC, distributes VLC as free software exclusively under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).