1 How to use our extension

Open with VLC

Welcome to Open with VLC

Thank you for installing and using our extension


Install and open.

  • After installing the extension. You right click and choose the "Open with VLC" inside context menu for any file you wish to open with VLC.

What is VLC?

VLC is a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

VLC is a multi-platform media player that can play most types of video and audio files. It also supports DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

It can also convert media files; stream over the Internet; and it can be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VLC can use most codecs without licensing fees for decoding including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP), MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC), Microsoft RLE, Windows Media Video 7/8/9 Profile (WMV7/8/9), RealVideo 3/4 (RV3/RV4), Dirac Live, Theora and Ogg Vorbis files. On the encoding side it supports Xvid, Motion JPEG 2000, MJPEG and more.

What are the most popular features of VLC Media Player?

Here are some of the most popular features of VLC Media Player:

Video playback

Support for a wide variety of codecs including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and WMV among others

Audio playback

Playlist support

Subtitle support

VLC Media Player's popularity is due to its ability to play pretty much any audio or video file you throw at it. It's also extensible via plugins and has a great set of features that make it easy to use. Plus, it's free!

Here are some of VLC Media Player's best features:

Supported formats - VLC supports almost every video format out there, including AVI, MP4, MKV (Matroska), Ogg Vorbis/Theora and FLAC audio files. It even can play Blu-ray discs without installing additional software.

Extensibility - With a huge community behind VLC, there are many plugins available that add new features such as DVD ripping, streaming services integration and more. You can find some of them here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc-extras/index.html

Streaming - Stream videos from your desktop over the Internet with VLC public beta version 2.0 beta 7


  1. Install the Extension
  2. After installing the extension, click on the icon on the toolbar.

Easily open desired links in the VLC Media Player