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How to Install and Use VLC on Chromebook

Chromebook is here becoming an extensively used device. They are nothing but the laptops streaming on Chrome OS. Chromebook managed the Google Chrome interface. Yet that does not secure you from installing various apps. Even though Chromebook has an in-made media player to play a few media formats, you would want a media player like VLC to play almost all video formats.

VLC is the best media player for Chromebook which you could use to stream all the video formats like 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MIDI, QuickTime, MP4, MPEG, and more. Getting VLC on Chromebook is not a tough task and takes only a few minutes. You could install it as a Google Chrome extension or app from the Google Play Store (if supported).

Install VLC as an extension on Chromebook

Another installing the application, you can install the VLC extension on the Chromebook which gives the same function as that of your app. It would consume less storage space than the application.

Step1) power on your Chromebook and go to the Chrome Store. Now, you could search all the extensions and applications for your Chromebook and Chrome browser.

Step2) Find for VLC Media Player.

VLC on Chromebook

Step3) Here, select the VLC extension offered by VideoLAN or visit this link to view the VLC extension.

Step4) pick Add to Chrome.

Step5) pick Add app to verify the installation.

VLC on Chromebook

Step6) afterwards installing the player, a browser file would open on the screen.

Step7) From there, direct to the location of your video file and then play it without some error.

You could also launch VLC from all apps in the menu.

Install VLC App from Play Store

Any Chromebooks support Google Play Store to install Android apps. Since, you could use it to download the VLC media player.

Step1) To start the Play Store on your Chromebook.

Step2) Remain to the Search field and enter VLC.

Step3) select the VLC media player app from the find results.

Step4) pick on the Install tab on the next screen.

Step5) The app would be downloaded and installed on your Chromebook.

Step6) To start any of the video files you wanted to play and select the VLC Media player as a media player option.

To set VLC as default media player on Chromebook:

1. Select any video file to play.

2. Choose More actions instead of selecting to with the video player.

3. Select VLC as your default media player.

Installing the app will provide more extensive functions than the extension. But the app will take more than an extension.

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