VLC media player is considered as the best media player, when it comes to free software. There are many reasons for it’s huge popularity among the users. Let’s point out a few of them now. VLC media player can play any type of video formats and can convert videos from one format to another with real ease., a lot of customization abilities etc. Apart from those mentioned, another useful feature of VLC media player to play any online video within the player itself.
I can easily watch a video on YouTube with my browser. What’s the use of this then :
I knew you guys would think of something like this. Yes, i know that we can easily play videos from different sites in our browser. But we will face a lot of distraction in the forms of advertisements, suggestions and unnecessary comments etc..;
Let’s think that your kid or younger brother wants to watch a specific video about a cartoon character. Do you want your boy to watch those unnecessary suggestions which involves things that you don’t want him to watch. Definitely not. That’s why i thought of sharing this trick. Anyway, below are the steps you need to follow, to play any online video in VLC media player
Step 1: Open the VLC media player
Step 2: In the File menu, chose the option, Network Stream and click on it. Another way is to use keyboard shortcut CTRL+N. Now a window appears.
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Step 3: In the appeared window, copy the URL of the video and paste it in the blank text field. See the screenshot below.
Step 4: Now just click Play at the bottom of the window. That’s all needed.
That’s it, these are the steps needed to play any online video in a VLC media player. Thank you 🙂