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How To Use VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a portable multimedia player that supports a variety of audio and video formats, as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

VLC Media Player is software created by a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who promote and maintain free, open source multimedia solutions. Therefore, VLC Media Player is free to download and free to use!

To experience the highest quality from your audio and video files, HowSpot strongly recommends VLC Media Player for all your multimedia needs.


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    Download and install your free copy of VLC Media Player.

  • 2

    Run VLC Media Player for use. Look for an icon that looks like an orange traffic cone on your desktop. Double-click icon to launch VLC Media Player.

  • 3

    Open your file by clicking the menu Media > Open Folder. Navigate and find the file you wish to open.

  • 4

    Click Choose Folder.

  • 5

    If it is a movie or TV show, it will display an on-screen menu as it would on a DVD player. Click on the on-screen menu’s Start option to begin playing your media.


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