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How to Install VLC Media Player on MacOS?

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  • Last Updated : 11 Feb, 2022

VLC is also known as the VideoLAN client. It is a media player which is used to run media files like audio or video files. It is open-source computer software. The VLC media player is capable of running on several operating systems like macOS, Windows, Linux, Android, etc. It was first released in 2001 and is developed by VideoLAN and SourceForge. It is free and open-source software with easy to use interface. We can also use this software to convert one file format to another file format. Playback control is one of the best features of this software. In this article, we will see how to install a VLC media player on macOS step by step.

Installing VLC Media Player on macOS

Follow the following steps to install VLC Media Player on macOS:

Step 1: Visit the official website of VLC using any browser that you like.


Step 2: Click on the drop-down symbol adjacent to the Download VLC button, a drop-down list will appear. Now, choose macOS according to your system configuration and click the Download VLC button, downloading will start automatically.


Step 4: Next check for the installer file in downloads and open it. A new screen will appear.


Step 5: Now hold and drag the VLC file into Applications.


Step 6: Copying of VLC to Applications will start, wait for some time.

Step 7: Now check for VLC media player into Applications.


Step 8: Double click on it to open it, it will prompt for confirmation, click on Open.


Step 9: Next screen will appear asking for “Check for album art and metadata”, so click on No, Thanks button.


Step 10: The interface of the VLC media player will appear.


So this is how we have successfully installed VLC Media Player on our macOS.

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