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What Are The Steps In Installing VLC Media Player On Windows 11/10/8/7?

In today’s tutorial, We will be teaching you What are the steps in installing VLC Media Player on Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 8 and Windows 7?

Can I Download/Use VLC Media Player For Free?

VLC Media Player is a very famous open source and cross platform media player. It would be no exaggeration to say that VLC media player tops the list of most used media players.

What Operating Systems VLC Media Player Available For?

It’s available to use for nearly all operating systems. This free to use media player is designed for Microsoft Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and other operating systems.

This free to use application is capable of playing nearly all audio and video codecs available out there. VLC player is not just a media player. It can be used as a video converter (here is a guide on using VLC video converte), screen recorder and for many other purposes.

This guide is for those Windows 10 users Who don’t know How to download and install programs on Windows. We will demonstrate all the procedure of downloading and installing the VLC media player.

We are making this guide on a Windows 10 PC, but you can follow these instructions for Windows 11, Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well.

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How Do I Know, Which VLC Installer Is Compatible With My Device 32 Or 64Bit?

Before you download VLC media player, You need to know about system type of your computer or laptop.

How Do I Know The System Type Of My PC/Laptop ?

To find out system type, Click on the start menu.

Type in system information.

From search result, Click on system information to open it.

Look for the system type to know about system type.

As you can see, We have a 64bit PC and We need to download 64bit installer of VLC media player. You need to download 32bit installer, If you see x86, or 32bit based PC.

Suggested – How To Use VLC To Compress Videos?

How Do I Download VLC Media Player For Windows 11/10/8/7?

After this step, Go to VLC media player official website to download it.

As you can see, there is a download button. Although Its official website automatically detects your PC’s system type. But It’s better to confirm you are downloading the correct installer.

Click on down arrow to download the installer according to your PC’s system type.

Click to download.

It is downloading.

How Do I Install VLC Media Player On Windows 11/10/8/7?

After download, Double click on the downloaded file to kick start the installation.

We are going for English, You may choose your preferred language from the drop down menu.

Click OK

Click Next.

Click Next.

Leave everything default and click Next.

You may change the destination folder If you want. This location is OK to me.

Click install.

It is installing.

The installation is complete. Click finish to exit.

Click Continue.

Play any video and wait for the Windows defender firewall warning.

Check mark all options If not marked.

Click access to tell Windows defender firewall to unblock its all features.

Congratulations, VLC media player is now ready to use. You now should not face any issue.

Final Words

Team Software Geek hopes this quick guide has managed to help you download and install VLC media player on Windows 10. Use the comment section and do let me know If you run into any issue, We will try to help you out solve your problem.

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