Open in VLC™

Open in VLC™

Easily open desired links in the VLC (VideoLAN) media player!

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What is Open in VLC™?
"Open in VLC™" is a Chrome extension developed to provide a seamless experience for VLC users. The addon enables you to open any desired link in the VLC (VideoLAN) media player. After a one-time setup of VLC path and installation of a native-client patch, the addon serves as a bridge between your browser and VLC application, allowing for easy access and use. This addon is independently developed and not affiliated with VLC or VideoLAN.
By: Lynn
Users: 20,000+
Rating: 3.61 (46)
Version: 0.1.4 (Last updated: 2023-11-06)
Creation date: 2019-10-29
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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  • notifications
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 24.41K
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Open in VLC™
Open in VLC™ (v0.1.2)
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Open in VLC™ is an extension that enables you to open desired link(s) in VLC (VideoLAN) application. VLC is a free and open-source media player that can play almost any types of media (audio or video).

To operate with this addon you need a native-client patch to connect your browser with native VLC application in your OS. When you first install the addon, please head to the options page and adjust the path for VLC player. Depending on your operating system, the path to VLC could be different. For example, in windows 10 the path is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe".

Please re-check this path in your OS and make sure it is correct. Once you set the correct path to VLC in the options page, please install the native-client patch. This patch is used to make the communication between the addon and VLC (native app).

Please download and install this patch from ( Follow the instruction in the GitHub page to download and install the related patch to your system. After installing, the "Open in VLC™" addon in your browser can communicate with VLC media player on your machine (Window, Linux or Mac).

Note 1: please note that Open in VLC™ addon, does NOT belong or relate to VLC or VideoLAN at all. It is basically an unofficial addon that is developed and maintained independently by its author.

Note 2: if you want to report bugs or have a feature request, please fill the bug report form in the addon's homepage (

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Easy to use
  • Works with Youtube and Daily Motion
  • Ability to set the location of VLC.exe
  • Add to VLC playlist feature
  • Doesn't support Linux
  • Only works with certain websites
  • Requires a native client patch which uses up a lot of space
  • Arguments textbox is often greyed out
  • Doesn't work with playlists on Daily Motion
Most mentioned
  • Lack of Linux support
  • Requires a native client patch and this occupies significant system space
  • Defaults to 32 bit instead of 64
  • Not very versatile with different websites other than Youtube and Daily Motion
Recent reviews
Works on windows, but sadly no support for Linux-users like me :( If linux gets a native integration for this extension the devs can have 5 stars from me :^)
by Dounial Dounial, 2023-10-15

Не написана минимальная требуемая версия Windows для патча собственного клиента, только зря потратил время на чтение разной информации по установке клиента и зря скачал клиент. Оказалось, что поддерживает только начиная с Windows 7, а у меня Windows XP.
by Андрей Б. Андрей Б., 2020-01-12

It works only with youtue, never works with any video or audio on other websites. useless. uninstalling...
by Chris wytten Chris wytten, 2019-10-29
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Risk impact

Open in VLC™ is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

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

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