How to Download VLC Media Player for Windows 7 Smoothly

by Christine Smith • 2020-10-16 11:59:50 • Proven solutions

VLC

1. Playing with VLC+
  1. 1.1 Play Blu-Ray Movies
  2. 1.2 Play DLNA Content
  3. 1.3 Play Videos in VLC with Airplay
  4. 1.4 Play YouTube Videos in VLC
  5. 1.5 Play M2TS with VLC
  6. 1.6 Play MTS with VLC
  7. 1.7 Play M4V with VLC
  8. 1.8 Play MP4 in VLC
  9. 1.9 Play RTMP with VLC
  10. 1.10 Play ISO with VLC
  11. 1.11 Play AVI with VLC
  12. 1.12 Play WMV with VLC
  13. 1.13 Play MIDI with VLC
  14. 1.14 Play 3D Movies with VLC
  15. 1.15 Play AVCHD with VLC
  16. 1.16 Play Sopcast in VLC
  17. 1.17 FLAC Not Playing
  18. 1.18 MP4 Not Playing
  19. 1.19 FLV Not Playing
  20. 1.20 MKV Not Playing
  21. 1.21 MOV Not Playing
  22. 1.22 UNDF Not Playing
  23. 1.23 Use VLC for PS3
2. Convert & Stream+
  1. 2.1 VLC Streamer
  2. 2.2 Stream From VLC to TV
  3. 2.3 VLC Video Converter
  4. 2.4 vlc to mp3
  5. 2.5 VLC to MP4
  6. 2.5 Convert FLAC to MP3 with VLC
3. Editing with VLC+
  1. 3.1 Edit vidoe Using VLC
  2. 3.2 Rotate Video Using VLC
  3. 3.3 Cut Video Using VLC
  4. 3.4 Lopp Videos in VLC
  5. 3.5 Adjust & Sync VLC Subtitle
4. VLC for Mobile+
  1. 4.1 VLC for iOS
  2. 4.2 VLC for iPad
  3. 4.3 VLC for Windows Phone
5. VLC Assistant+
  1. 5.1 VLC Assistant
  2. 5.2 VLC Alternative
6. Tips & Tricks+
  1. 6.1 Download VLC 64 bit
  2. 6.2 VLC Latest Version
  3. 6.3 Download VLC for Mac
  4. 6.4 VLC for Windows 7
  5. 6.5 VLC for Windows 8
  6. 6.6 VLC Skins
  7. 6.7 VLC Command Line
  8. 6.8 VLC as Default Player
  9. 6.9 Convert CD with VLC
  10. 6.10 Burn VLC Files to DVD
  11. 6.11 VLC Web Plugin
  12. 6.12 Remote Control VLC
  13. 6.13 VLC Shortcuts
  14. 6.14 Screen Capture with VLC
  15. 6.15 Sync VLC Audio
  16. 6.16 KMPlayer vs. VLC
  17. 6.17 MPC vs. VLC
  18. 6.18 MPlayer vs. VLC
  19. 6.19 VLC Old Version
  20. 6.20 Snapshots in VLC
  21. 6.21 Change XBMC to VLC
  22. 6.22 Is VLC Safe
  23. 6.23 Best Torrent Player
  24. 6.24 How to Control the Speed
  25. 6.25 VLC Player Doesn't Have Sound

VLC is a popular media player among its users. It is a stable, light, and flexible media player compared to many other heavyweights. It is one of the most widely used media players for both Windows and Mac.

Part 1. Why do You Love VLC Player

Most of us would say because VLC supports an array of media formats, which includes MPEG to many major formats or other formats to MPEG, such as MOV to MPEG, FLAC to MPEG, AVI to MPEG, and etc. It is easy to use and offers several media playing ESPN, Reuter, Discovery, and National Geographic.

The developers of VLC media player provide constant updates to make sure that it remains the best audio and media player application for all platforms.

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The Best VLC Assistant - All-In-One Video Solution!

  • Convert to 1000+ formats, like AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc.
  • Convert to optimized preset for almost all of the devices.
  • 30X faster conversion speed than any conventional converters.
  • Edit, enhance & personalize your videos file.
  • Download/record videos from 10000+ video sharing sites.
  • Fetch metadata for your iTunes movies automatically.
  • Versatile toolbox combines fixed video metadata, GIF maker, VR converter and screen recorder.
  • Industry-leading APEXTRANS technology converts videos with zero quality loss or video compression.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

Part 2. Top 5 Ways to Download VLC for Windows 7

VLC media player is available as a free download. There are several reliable sources for downloading VLC.

Way 1. videolan.org

It is the official website of VLC player from where you can download the software. The website is the best place to know more about the software and related news. You find the download link right from the homepage.

Way 2. vlc-media-player.en.softonic.com

It is another website, which is a reliable source for downloading VLC. It is a popular source for downloading software. You can also see the rating, pros, and cons of the VLC. You can search VLC on Google, and you will find the Softonic link for the software.

Way 3 download.cnet.com

Download.com is a popular website for knowing the reviews and news related to software. You can read the note from the Editor, view reviews, specifications, file size, and a number of downloads. You can directly download the software from the website with ease.

Way 4. filehippo.com

File Hippos is a similar website to Cnet and Softonic. It also gives technical specifications, a change log, and the user comments. Read more about the software in detail. Download link available right from the software profile.

Way 5. vlc_media_player.en.downloadastro.com

This website also gives you a detailed review and rating of the website right from the editor and customer. You can also view the old version of the software. The download link is available on the right on the page and takes few minutes for installation.

Part 3. 3 Common Errors of VLC Player

Error 1. VLC media player closing problem

You may have seen the dialogue window “VLC media player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience”. After this dialogue box, VLC closes. Reinstalling the software won’t help. You will have a little extra. This problem arises because of the corrupted configuration file. Hence, you will have to clean the configuration and cache file. You can find the files at C: UsersusernameAppDataRoamingvlc. Just delete the vlcrc file and cache file. This will create new configuration and cache files.

 VLC media player

Error 2. Building font cache problem

Whenever you try to play a media file, you see a Building font cache dialogue box. Most of the time, VLC does this to rebuild fonts for subtitles in videos. You can close this dialogue box permanently. Go to the tools menu and under preferences, go to Show Settings. Expand Video entry on the left and go to Subtitles/OSD. Change the text-rendering module to Dummy font renderer and save it. Now try to open a file and see if the dialogue box appears.

VLC media player

Error 3. Running VLC on compatibility mode

With Windows 7, many had inexperienced compatibility problems. This happens with the older version of the software. If you want to run VLC in compatibility mode, go to the VLC icon and right click to select troubleshoot compatibility. The compatibility wizard will automatically check for the issues. You will have to options, either try recommended settings or troubleshoot the program. Usually, you go for recommended settings and choose the compatible version of the operating system to run the program. It should work.

VLC media player

However, if it does not work, try another option that takes you through a series of steps and other configuration options.

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