Monday, March 6, 2017

How to watch youtube on VLC Ubuntu

Normally you open youtube with a web browser, but actually you can also watch youtube videos using VLC player on ubuntu, in this article i will show you little secret how to watch youtube using VLC player.

Of course you are going to need VLC player to do this, if you haven't got VLC media player yet on your ubuntu, you can install with this command:
sudo apt-get install vlc
You need the youtube url of the video that you wish to watch, let's say you want to playback this youtube video '', all you have to do is, right click on vlc > Open Media > Open Network > enter the youtube url and hit 'play'.

Or you can also choose 'Media' > 'Open Network Stream..' and then enter the youtube url and hit 'play' button to start playback the video, the video is still streaming and you still need internet connection.

Actually this trick is not just works for youtube but theoretically can also be use for other video streaming service such as vimeo, so not just for youtube, keep that in mind.

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