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 Firefox add-on that can detect all streamable video and audio sources on a webpage and offers to play them in VLC multimedia player. This extension displays the total number of detected media sources and allows you to easily send them to the VLC player. It also has a context menu item for copying detected media sources to the clipboard. Note, it requires a native-client which is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS only.
Users: 1,528
Rating: 3.07 (15)
Version: 0.1.3resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2018-04-04
Weekly download count: 35
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • notifications
  • nativeMessaging
  • downloads
  • clipboardWrite
  • contextMenus
  • *://*/*
Size: 91.85K
URLs: Website
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"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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  • Clean, curated universe and a dynamic network
  • Youtube playback issue
  • Issue for droids unless rooted
  • Not working in Linux Mint + VCL
  • File for VCL created but empty
  • Requires download, unzip, and installation of open-source NodeJS based native-client
Most mentioned
  • Youtube playback
  • VLC
  • Linux Mint + VCL
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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 add-on. 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 add-on.

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