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How to Use VLC for Windows 8 Smoothly

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:25:33 • Proven solutions


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
  24. 1.24 VLC Assistant
  25. 1.25 VLC Alternative
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. Tips & Tricks+
  1. 5.1 Download VLC 64 bit
  2. 5.2 VLC Latest Version
  3. 5.3 Download VLC for Mac
  4. 5.4 VLC for Windows 7
  5. 5.5 VLC for Windows 8
  6. 5.6 VLC Skins
  7. 5.7 VLC Command Line
  8. 5.8 VLC as Default Player
  9. 5.9 Convert CD with VLC
  10. 5.10 Burn VLC Files to DVD
  11. 5.11 VLC Web Plugin
  12. 5.12 Remote Control VLC
  13. 5.13 VLC Shortcuts
  14. 5.14 Screen Capture with VLC
  15. 5.15 Sync VLC Audio
  16. 5.16 KMPlayer vs. VLC
  17. 5.17 MPC vs. VLC
  18. 5.18 MPlayer vs. VLC
  19. 5.19 VLC Old Version
  20. 5.20 Snapshots in VLC
  21. 5.21 Change XBMC to VLC
  22. 5.22 Is VLC Safe
  23. 5.23 Best Torrent Player
  24. 5.24 How to Control the Speed
  25. 5.25 VLC Player Doesn't Have Sound

The VLC media player is an open-source software which is dominating the free media player mart for around 12 years. It was established in 2001 by the name of VideoLan. It is a non-profit organization that beliefs in service. The VLC player is available for every operating system, and device be it Windows, Android or iPhone, iPad, Laptop. The VLC media player is the most preferred player thanks to its versatility. It can play almost every known audio and video format, viz. MPEG, MKV, 3GP, DIVX, AVI, and many more similar formats. The media player is designed with perfection.


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  • Convert to 1000+ formats, like AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc.
  • Convert to optimized preset for almost all of the devices.
  • 90X faster conversion speed than any conventional converters.
  • Burn and customize your video to DVD with free DVD menu templates
  • Edit, enhance & personalize your videos file.
  • Download/record videos from video sharing sites.
  • Fetch metadata for your iTunes movies automatically.
  • Versatile toolbox combines fixing video metadata, GIF maker, VR converter and screen recorder.
  • 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.

VLC recently launched its latest version 2.2.1, which is superb. It has a user-friendly interface and is available in multiple languages too. It has a wide range of options in its kitty, which can be used to enhance media quality. It has a wide pool of options and tools for users like audio stabilization, overlays, AtmoLight video effects, graphic equalizer, and many such options, which makes viewing and listening even more enchanting. The media player also has a synchronization feature, which enables users to access media files stored in different devices.

The VLC media player can be downloaded through the official website. It can also be downloaded through other websites, i.e.

Website Name Website URL

Part 1. How to Download and Install VLC Media Player

Step 1 Click on the official link or any of the 5 above-mentioned links to download the setup file.

Step 2 Double click on the setup icon to start the installation process, and click "Yes" to grant permission and move on to the next step.

vlc on windows 8

Step 3 Then another dialog box will open, click Next to continue the installation.

vlc on windows 8

Step 4 License Agreement dialog box will open, click on Next again.

vlc on windows 8

Step 5 Select components that you want to download and click on Next to move ahead.

vlc on windows 8

Step 6 Pick a location where you want the setup files, i.e., drive (C/D/E) and click on install.

vlc on windows 8

Step 7 Wait till the installation completes, and then click on Finish to run VLC media player.

vlc on windows 8

Step 8 Now drag and drop media files on the window of VLC Media Player. You can also access your media library via VLC.

Part 2. VLC Player Screenshots for Windows 8

VLC is a remarkable and easy to use player which can play almost every media format. It is loaded with superb features that provide an exciting and memorable experience to its users. On the whole, it is a great player which has received a stupendous response for the last 12 years. The quality of the player has been improved by fixing bugs and crashes. It has come up with a new feature of time stamping. The size of the installation file of VLC 2.2.1 64 bit exe file is only 28.45 MB. The media player is available in multiple languages like Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Dutch and many more.

vlc on windows 8

vlc on windows 8

Optional Tips: FAQs

Q: When I updated to Windows 8.1 and installed VLC 2.2.0, it crashed. What should I do?
A: Restart the system and reinstall the media player. if the problem persists, go to

Q: VLC 2.2.0 crashed and only played an audio file on reinstallation. Can anyone help?
A: Install 8.1 again and delete configuration files. If the problem continues, contact the support forum.

Q: Whenever I play a video, the player crashes. What should I do?
A: You can open Regedit and delete this sub-key for NMgamingms.sys, and if problems persist, contact the support forum.

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