Hello and welcome back to NepKoder. In this article, I am posting about the VLC player tricks and tutorial for all operating system platform that you can download YouTube video directly using VLC media player network stream feature. You don’t need any extra step, just follow below process mentioned here. I have already posted about VLC tutorials on the topic about Watching 3D Video in VLC Player.
Also Read: Watch 3D Movies Using VLC Media Player
Here, I use VLC Media Player application to download YouTube videos easily. VLC is the freeware software available for various operating system. It is much popular due to its easy and fast accessible feature, with having different media supporting function. So, if you don’t have VLC player on your system, you can download it directly via its official site.
Steps To Download/Play YouTube Video Using VLC Media Player:
Step 1: Download VLC Media Player from its official site. (if you already installed VLC, ignore this step)
Step 2: Open VLC Media Player from your desktop or Start Menu.
Step 3: Go to the File menu (or media menu button) and then, click on “Open Network Stream” option. (or press CTRL+N to open directly)
Step 4: In Network tab, you need to copy URL to download or play on VLC Media. So, copy the YouTube video URL that you want to download or play from YouTube site. (as shown in below image)
Step 5: To play video (Alt+P), you just paste video URL that copied from YouTube and click on ‘Play’ button on below of tab. (as shown in below image)
In additional, you can also download or convert YouTube video in same way.
Just change ‘Play’ button to ‘Convert’ and click it (or simply use Alt+O key)
Now, it will display next tab where you can select ‘video/audio format profile‘ and choose the ‘Destination‘ for output file.
Finally, click on ‘Start’ button. Done!!
In this way, VLC Media Player is used as the Downloading software as well as online video player stream application.