6 useful extensions for VLC media player

Multimedia player VLC began as a project of students at the University of Paris, and then no one could have imagined that in a few years it would turn into the most powerful and popular media combine. In many respects this success is due to the fact that the program was free and open for changes from the very beginning. Due to the modular structure, the functionality of VLC can be extended with the help of special additions, with the best of which we will introduce you today.

To install the extension, you must first download it to your computer. Then you need the resulting file in the format .lua put in a special folder in the program directory. This folder is called Extensions and is located at the following address:

  • Windows (current user):% APPDATA% \ vlc \ lua \ extensions \;
  • Linux (all users): / usr / lib / vlc / lua / extensions /;
  • Linux (current user): ~ / .local / share / vlc / lua / extensions /;
  • Mac OS X (all users): /Aplplications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/;
  • Mac OS X (current user): / Users /% your_name% / Library / Application Support / org.videolan.vlc / lua / extensions /.

After installing the extension, restart the program or click the “Reboot extensions” button in the “Modules and extensions” window.

Modules and extensions

VLSub

The best extension for searching and downloading subtitles. It is useful for you if you are watching a film without a Russian sound track or learning a foreign language. You only need to call this extension from the “View” menu, and it will automatically recognize the movie and download the files you need.

VLC subtitles

VLSub

Resume Media V2

This extension has a very useful function – it can remember the progress of playback for video and music files. That is, every time you had to interrupt, the next time you start the program, you do not have to jiggle the playback slider in search of a stop, or you can start watching right away. The extension knows how to memorize a position not only for the last file, but also for anyone, the reproduction of which was not completed.

VLC Resume Media V2

Resume Media V2

Syncplay Interface Module for VLC

If you need to not only show someone a video, but also immediately discuss its content, the Syncplay Interface Module for VLC extension provides everything you need for this. It provides synchronous viewing of video between several versions of the program installed on different computers.

VLC Syncplay Interface Module for VLC

Syncplay Interface Module for VLC

Sampler

Sometimes you need to quickly evaluate a new album or a whole selection of movies, but there’s no way to listen to them. In this case, we set this extension on the playlist, and it quickly creates a thread for you, with which you can get an idea of ​​the quality of the content and the need for its full listening. In the extension settings, you can specify the criteria by which the segments will be selected, and their duration.

VLC Sampler

Sampler

Online Radio AD Blocker

This extension allows you to ignore advertisements when listening to online radio stations. After a little training, it will begin to define the advertising inserts and set the volume to zero during their sound.

VLC Online Radio AD Blocker

Online Radio AD Blocker

Intro and Credits Skipper

The installation of this extension is recommended to all fans of serials who do not want to watch the opening intro and final titles of each series for the hundredth time in a row. With it, you can automatically skip these pieces and immediately jump to the beginning of the action.

VLC Intro and Credits Skipper

Intro and Credits Skipper

This is far from all the useful extensions that you can find on the home page of the VLC program. Perhaps the tool you need is not included in this review, so we suggest you search it yourself and share your findings in the comments.