Play in VLC™

Play in VLC™

Detect streamable video and audio sources and offer to play them in VLC multimedia player

Play in VLC™
What is Play in VLC™?
"Play in VLC™" is a Chrome extension designed to enhance your multimedia experience. It detects video and audio sources on a webpage and offers the option to stream them directly in the VLC multimedia player. The extension accurately detects all media on the current page, offering a one-click operation to send the sources to VLC player. Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS, it also allows users to copy media source information to the clipboard. Note: This extension requires a native-client to function.
Stats
Users: 10,000+
Rating: 4.14 (21)
Version: 0.2.0 (Last updated: 2024-03-09)
Creation date: 2018-04-04
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • webRequest
  • scripting
  • storage
  • notifications
  • nativeMessaging
  • contextMenus
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 75.35K
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Summary

"Play in VLC" is a browser extension to send all detectable video and audio sources to the well-known VLC multimedia player. The extension detects all the media for the current page and displays the total number of the detected media sources in the badge area. You can left-click on the toolbar button to send these media sources to the VLC player. Also, the extension has right-click context menu item for video and audio elements to send them directly to the VLC player.

You can use the right-click context menu item over the toolbar button to copy the detected media sources to the clipboard.

Note: This extension needs a native-client to be able to communicate with the VLC player. This native-client is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. There is no support for other operating systems.

--- Legal VLC is a trademark of VideoLAN non-profit organization, registered in the U.S. and other countries. This extension is an independent project and has no relationship to VLC team or VideoLAN organization.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Works with Mpc-hc
  • Good guides for installation
  • Allows viewing of avi. files on Chromebook
Cons
  • Does not work for Acer Chromebook
  • Does not work for HP Chromebook
  • Does not work on Macbook Pro M1 Max
Most mentioned
  • Works with Mpc-hc
  • Good guides for installation
  • Does not work for Acer Chromebook
  • Allows viewing of avi. files on Chromebook
Recent reviews
Perfect even works with Mpc-hc. good thorough guides on his homepage to guide you thru install
by Tomas Karlsson Tomas Karlsson, 2023-09-27

Had an outdoor cam that saved recorded videos into the avi. file type; this Chromebook could only view them thanks to this extension!

Perfect even works with Mpc-hc. good thorough guides on his homepage to guide you thru install
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Safety
Risk impact

Play in VLC™ is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Play in VLC™ if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Play in VLC™ is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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