How to Play YouTube Playlist in VLC player?

Many users out there must be using and quite familiar with VLC media player. It is not wrong if I say that it is quite favorite program for windows users as this allows you to play media files in any format without adding any codec in the player. This is the reason why it is considered as the most versatile player for Windows and user friendly. In this tutorial, I will be telling about how you can play your YouTube playlist using VLC player.Play YouTube Playlist in VLC player
There are many features of VLC player that are known to very few users. Well, VLC however allows you to play individual YouTube videos using VLC’s Media > Open Network Stream feature and this is quite known feature to many users out there, but have you ever wondered of playing your YouTube playlist using VLC player.

play youtube videos in vlc

Previously it was not possible to play a whole YouTube Playlist in VLC, but it is possible now. However, there are several advantages of the integration of playlist support to VLC over the playing of videos over YouTube website.

  • Upon playing any video on YouTube, is there is no flash player installed in the system you are not able to play the videos, but playing a video in VLC, Adobe flash and other plug-ins are not required.
  • The player also offers versatile playback controls including filters, options to zoom in or out, or changing a video’s aspect ratio on the fly.
  • You might have seen Ads while playing videos on YouTube that are quite annoying, but playing videos in VLC player, you will not see any annoying advertisements while watching the video.
  • You can choose Video > Always on Top inside VLC and the YouTube video window will stick to the foreground while you work on other tasks.
  • You can also capture a screenshot of any fame using the Tools > Take Snapshot option.

So, if you are interested in playing YouTube videos in VLC player or want to integrate this feature in your VLC player, then follow the steps described here.

Steps to Play YouTube Playlist in VLC player

  • Firstly, you need to download this script and place it into the VLC playlist folder. This folder can be located under %ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist on Windows

open media play youtube video vlc

  • Then restart your VLC player.
  • Now, add the YouTube video in the VLC, press CTRL+N that will open the network stream window where you need to paste the URL of the video playlist into the Network URL option
  • Next, click play and enjoy watching the videos with ease on your desktop.

Upon following all the steps described here you can play any YouTube playlists on your VLC player and enjoy all the videos on your desktop.


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