The File Extensions Database


.VLC File Extension

  • Developer by: VideoLAN
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .VLC file?

.VLC is VLC Playlist

Media playlist used by VLC media player, a free, cross-platform audio and video playback program; saves a playlist in the exact same format as .M3U and .PLS files, but uses the ".vlc" file extension so that it is natively recognized by VLC media player.

VLC playlists can be created by renaming an M3U or PLS file with the ".vlc" extension. Conversely, to use a VLC playlist file with another media player, you can rename the ".vlc" extension to ".m3u" or ".pls."

Programs that open VLC Playlist
Windows
VideoLAN VLC media player
Mac
VideoLAN VLC media player
Macgo Mac Media Player
Linux
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to solve problems with VLC files

  • Associate the VLC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any VLC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.VLC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the VLC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .VLC is VLC Playlist. Because only the current version supports the latest VLC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the VideoLAN manufacturer website after an available .VLC is VLC Playlist update.
  • To make sure that your VLC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.