VLC is a free, open-source cross-platform video player software that works on both desktop and mobile phones. The video software can support nearly all multimedia files, and you can use it to play the likes of DVDs, CDs and a number of streaming protocols on any device of your choice. In this guide, you’ll find a step-by-step on how to install VLC Media Player version 3.0.11 on both Windows and Mac. We’ll also provide information on downloading VLC for Android and iPhone at the end of this guide.
Type https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html into your address bar, or open the search engine of your choice and search “VLC Media Player”.On the top right-hand side of the page, you should see an orange button that says “Download VLC”. Click this to download the latest free version of the software. This step applies to both Windows and Mac users. You’ll see the program downloading in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.
Once it has finished, click to bring up a pop-up asking if you’re happy for the program to make changes to your computer. Select “Yes”. If you’re a Mac user, you may need to find the program in your downloaded files folder and double-click the program to complete installation.
When installing VLC Media Player on Windows and Mac, you first need to set up your preferences and basic info. Select your language., then click “Ok” to select your choice, and “Next” to pass through the details of the installer wizard. On the “Choose Components” section, leave everything as it is, unless you have specific components that you know you don’t want to install. Click “Next” again to arrive at the “Install” section.
If you’re prompted to do so, select a download location for the program. This is where the program and all its supporting files will be stored on your computer. Don’t worry if you’re not asked to choose a location to download VLC Media Player- it’ll download automatically anyway, so you can just skip this step. Click “Install” and then “Finish”. To access Videolan VLC Media Player, you can simply double-click the icon on your home page.
If you want to download VLC Media Player to use for free on your smartphone, visit the App Store or Google Play Store and search “VLC Media Player”. Tap “Get” or “Download” to download the video player onto your phone. You’ll then be able to log in with your desktop details.