Download movies in VLC media player

download codecDownload movies in VLC media player. How do I get movies to download on VLC media player instead of Windows Media Player? The movies have been automatically downloading to Windows Media Player yet I get the audio but no video on my screen.

Download movies in VLC media player

It’s also worth noting that downloading movies from illegal sources is not only illegal but also risky in terms of security and privacy. It is better to use legal streaming services or download movies from reputable sources. If you wish to stream video then remember this. First take a look at another solution where you get sound but no video on this website. Most times you will need to update the player as well as see which codec the video is using. Sometimes the video needs to be re-encoded. Streaming a video is another issue. Try the old Media Player Classic as well as it played many movies without any issues without the need to any codecs.

How to stream movies in VLC media player

VLC media player can stream movies from various sources, such as local network, internet or even directly from a storage device. Here are the steps to stream a movie in VLC:

  1. Open VLC media player.
  2. Click on the “Media” menu and select “Open Network Stream” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+N”
  3. In the “Open Media” dialog box, enter the network address of the movie file you want to stream. This can be a URL, a network address (e.g. smb://), or a file location on your computer.
  4. Click on the “Play” button to start streaming the movie.
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If you want to stream a movie from a storage device, you can also use the “Open File” option in the “Media” menu and browse to the location of the movie file on the storage device. If this is Windows 7 then also look at the Problem playing avi video in Windows 7 which is also explained on this website.

You can also stream movies over the internet using VLC by entering a URL of a streaming service or a website that hosts the movie.

It’s also worth noting that if you’re streaming over the internet, make sure that you have a good internet connection to avoid buffering or interruption during the streaming. See also Windows Movie Maker 2.6 if you are having video creation issues as well as the Haali Media Splitter.



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  1. Did you mean movies automatically playing with Media Player if you double click them? Right click the movie file and set the properties, set the “play with” options to VLC


    Download klcodec340f.exe. This will install the necessary codecs to play almost all media in the media player. The reason Media Player playing only the audio is because it has missing codecs necessary to play the file.

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