- Play MKV Files on Mac with VLC The last method works great if you want to keep using QuickTime Player as your main media player on the computer. The Plugin is still a workaround and slow when compared with other media players.
- FIREFOX - VLC Web Plugin disabled: Web plugin: Mozilla new defect normal Bugs paradize #16894: I have to open 2 streams with vlc webplugin to get sound: Web plugin: Mozilla. Mac web plugin: add missing volume controls: Web plugin: Mozilla new enhancement normal.
- Current Version Of VLC Web Plugin is one of plugin used for Firefox that allows users to play all media files supported by VLC Media player through your Firefox web browser. This plugin is comes with VLC Media Player. So, If you are already installed VLC Media player on your computer that you may find the plugin already installed too on your Firefox.
VLC plugin for Firefox (Mac OS X) Post by krmathis » Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:14 am. I noticed the following in the VLC News: Mozilla Plugin:. Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed) I have a couple of questions when it comes to this plugin.
A call for native open video and CMML support in Firefox.
Native support for ogg theora video in firefox is critical for wide adoption of the patent-free video codec ogg theora. Unlike text and images, widespread support for free tools that enable the creation and participation with free audio video are limited. For full rationale see Monty’s about xiph
The following attempts details the feature set for ogg theora video support for multiple browser. The goals of this feature set are to enable theora to be on par or better than what is already available in the flash video system.
|Feature Description||Feature Status (VLC 0.8.5)|
|A simple web based install interface (both as an “firefox extension” and IE activex component. Or native support would be even better.||annodex.net has a vlc installer for firefox on mac/linux/pc adding in an easy install for active X would be good.|
|Obey DOM object layer order: video objects would obey their z-index order like other elements in the page. PNG images could smoothly blend over video.||requires what is called a “windowless” plugin|
|application hooks to allow the plug-in to compress and upload client side files. Enabling web scripts to request permission to send a limited set of encoding settings to the client computer and allowing the client to select a source video stream from a file or capture source||no update|
|Multiple video files could be played back simultaneously or in uninterrupted sequence via control over buffering future clips.||partially working via the use of 'sequences'|
|Cache header support, as to cache video and audio clips based on http headers||no update|
|A full screen display mode||working|
|Full support of ogg skeleton streams and DOM level access to embed continus xml (based on the cmml standard)||no update|
|how much of the clip has been buffered (to show progress bars in progressive playback)||part of the buffer issues|
|what frame or time the video is currently at.||working|
|be able to Stop, play, pause the video (enabling css/html styled video playback controls)||working|
|Alpha video layers? To enable transparent video overlays on other video or background images?||part of windowless plugin will theoretically allow video to be put on top of other video. (not high priority)|
There are a few possible approaches to making this happen.
- Directly writing in support for libtheora into firefox. This bring up problems such as sound hardware, color conversion compatibility with sound systems etc. But may be easier to have good performance with multiple streams and easier to make it work with the dom index order.
- Extending the existing mozilla-vlc-plugin. Has the added benefit of working with lots of media types but plugin could be large and getting firefox to put it into their distributable will be difficult. Installing extensions can be done with a few clicks like flash. VLC already has good support for a few of the above mentioned features and we won't have to deal with the hardware level issues.
- Creating a netscape standard plugin. This way it will work with Internet Explorer also, as it is used by 80% of people in the world. This plugin should be as easy to install as Adobe's Flash : single click on any machine. [This won't work off the bat; IE support for Netscape plugins was removed in IE 5.5 SP2. You might be able to install Adam Lock's wrapper which restores this functionality to IE, but it might not work with your plugin - Gerv]
The VLC plugin is already been developed as an ActiveX component so we will likely use that.
It is likely that you have heard and used VLC media player for playing streaming videos. But it is more likely that you are fooled by its name — VLC media player is by no means a one-trick pony. Instead, it is a feature-packed powerful tool which is not only capable of playing streaming videos but also able to download videos from all the popular websites, like YouTube.
Today, you are going to learn about how to download video with VLC on Mac/Windows and solve a series of problems involved when using it all in one passage.
- 1. VLC's Hidden Feature — Download Video from Internet
- 2. Problems Tackled in YouTube Downloading Using VLC
- 3. An Alternative to VLC for Downloading Web Video Including YouTube
VLC's Hidden Feature — Download Video from Internet
In fact, there are two methods to download videos with VLC. Here I will introduce the easier one. Please follow the steps below with VLC downloading a YouTube video as an example.
Step 1. Fire up VLC
After installing VLC media player to your Windows or Mac, fire it up.
Step 2. Copy the Video URL from YouTube
Go for the video on YouTube and copy the link from the browser’s address bar above the page.
Step 3. Paste the Video URL into VLC and Start Playing
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Click on 'Media' > 'Open Network Stream' in VLC main interface.
Then under the Network tab on the pop-up window, you should then enter the YouTube video URL that you have copied from YouTube. Press the 'Play' button to start playing the video.
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Click on 'File' > 'Open Network', enter the YouTube video URL and click 'Open'.
Step 4. Get and Copy Codec Information of the YouTube Video
Hit 'Tools' > 'Codec Information' to copy the full URL besides the 'Location' title. This is the direct URL of the YouTube video.
Select the YouTube video in VLC, hit 'Window' > 'Media Information'. You are looking for the 'Location' input box.
Step 5. Enter the URL into Address Bar and Download the YouTube Video
Open a web browser page and paste the copied Location URL into the address bar before hitting 'Enter' on your keyboard. More clicks of 'Save' button might be needed after that, which depends on the video link and the setting of your browser.
Problems Tackled in YouTube Downloading Using VLC
Now, have you learned about how to download YouTube videos using VLC yet? Don't worry if you encounter some problems when in practice. The first thing you need to do is to repeat the above steps more carefully in order to rule out the possibility of not following the right procedures. If that problem does continue to exist, you might need to read the second part of the passage. We have listed some common problems involved in saving video from websites with VLC and given out our solutions.
'Sadly this didn't work for me. It downloaded the video but instead of getting a playable video I get a file called 'file' in my download folder.'
Solution A: Put an extension to the file name when it gives you 'Enter file name', like '.mp4' or '.avi'.
Solution B: Use a video converter to convert the file into '.mp4'.
'I could download some YouTube videos with VLC while others didn't work.'
Solution: Check if the video is tagged 'Age-restricted video (based on Community Guidelines)'. If that is the case, the video will NOT download using the established method due to YouTube policies. There is no way of getting rid of it. So try VLC alternatives.
An Alternative to VLC for Downloading Web Video Including YouTube
The built-in download feature of VLC cannot go without drawbacks since it is not an expert in video download. Indeed, some videos are highly protected by their website program and prevented from grabbing by VLC. To solve such a problem, I suggest you to try some online tools to download videos from popular websites for offline viewing.
VideoSolo Online Video Downloader is one of the best free online downloaders on the internet for grabbing YouTube videos. Aside from YouTube, it claims to support Facebook, Instagram, Dailymotion, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc. in almost all browsers and all operating systems including Mac/Windows/Android/iOS. With a clean and intuitive interface, VideoSolo Online Video Downloader is very easy to use within just several clicks.
In addition, VideoSolo now released a video downloader which can also download online videos easily.
You can take a try with it from the button below.
Follow the 3 steps to grab videos from the Internet easily with VideoSolo Online Video Downloader.
Step 1. Go to the page containing your loved video and copy the video link from the address bar above.
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Step 2. Head to the VideoSolo Online Video Downloader homepage and paste the video link into the search box. Press the 'Download' button to the right of the box to interpret the video.
Step 3. After deciding on the output format and quality, hit the corresponding 'Download' button to the right hand. Then the browser immediately pops up a download dialog; if not, click the menu button > 'Download' on the pop-up window, or right-click the mouse and select 'Save as'.
Hope the above information can settle your problems when downloading videos with VLC on your Mac or Windows. If you are not so satisfied with VLC’s inherent download function, your best bet is to try VideoSolo Online Video Downloader, which is quite easy and efficient to use.