What are the best VLC extensions?

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    #1Moments' Tracker

    Moments' Tracker

    Moments' Tracker is a free extension for the media player VLC. It allows users to track their favorite frames and scenes from a movie and/or media file. Once bookmarked, that users can jump directly to that "moment".



    Ismael Calderón
    Written on August 23, 2018
    "Because I am studying film, I use this extension to record every good frame of the movie. With a good frame, I mean frames with pleasing or good colors. This is really useful."
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    #2Playlist Cleaner

    Playlist Cleaner

    Playlist Cleaner is an extension for VLC media player first released in 2012. The extension written in Lua programming language is made to remove any unnecessary files from the playlist like a duplicate, moved and/or already deleted files.



    Victoria Weaver
    Written on August 23, 2018
    "I always overlook my music files. Sometimes I put a song twice or thrice in a single playlist. That's why I think this is a really useful tool for someone as forgetful as me. 😂"
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    Syncplay is an extension for VideoLAN Organization's media player that is free for users to download and use. It was made to synchronize playback across multiple instances of the player for the file to be viewed together.



    Donna Cooper
    Written on August 23, 2018
    "In our meeting, my boss was using this extension to all the VLC players of the company computers when he presented a video. I was curious so I asked him what was he using. And here it is! "


Did you know that the traffic cone logo of VLC is based on the traffic cone collection of students who created this program? VLC stands for VideoLAN Client, which is used as a multimedia player, encoder, and streamer of audios and videos. Since VLC is no longer considered a client, the acronym for VLC no longer applies as well. VLC has already been downloaded 2.5 billion times from 2005 up to 2018. This is based on VLC download statistics. This media player platform has versions for numerous operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Linux, BeOS, BSD, Solaris, and Chrome OS. In addition, this free and open-source media player also supports various file formats such as DVD-Video.

VLC is developed by the VideoLAN project, and it was first released on February 1, 2001. According to history, this was originally developed by École Centrale Paris students, then later on, it was developed by contributors from different parts of the world, with the coordination of the non-profit organization, VideoLAN. This was originally intended as a streaming video between a client and a server across a campus network. Meanwhile, the name has been changed to VLC media player since a client and server is no longer applicable for this application. In 2011, VLC media player has become available on Google Play Store. 

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    #4Subtitles finder

    Subtitles finder

    Subtitles finder is a free extension for VLC media player which is based on a script from Jean-Philippe André. It helps in getting the subtitle of movies from OpenSubtitles directly to the player.



    Lee Mao
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "VLC is a very good media player, but it's kinda hard to find good extensions for the things you need at times. I began searching for a subtitles finder so that I could watch my favorite foreign films and I can across Subtitles finder 1.04 and I was glad I did. Now I can watch my favorite foreign films and shows quickly and the extension will find the subtitles quickly and easily for me so I don't have to worry about them being off or incorrect. "
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    VLSub is a free extension for VLC. Using the hash of the video, users just need to search and subtitles will be automatically downloaded from OpenSubtitles. This VLC extension works only with version 2.2 and up.



    Jeffrey King
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "After being bombarded with pop-up ads I found the page to contain really no informative information. The information that was presented among the smattering of ads was that this was an extension for VLC player."
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    #6Resume Media

    Resume Media

    Resume Media is an extension for VLC that displays the last positions of media files and bookmark in each table. It is free for the users to use and download.



    Gabriel Mercado
    Written on August 23, 2018
    "I downloaded this extension because I am fond of reading audiobooks and for me, it has served its purpose. So I will be giving this one 5 stars! 💯"
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    #7[TUTORIAL] How to Use Extensions in VLC (and the Best Ones)

    [TUTORIAL] How to Use Extensions in VLC (and the Best Ones)
    A complete tutorial about how to install extensions in VLC + a great selection of the best to get started.


    Anthony Myers
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "Using VLC and making the most of it is very important if that something that interest you and peaks your creative juices. Learning how to use extensions and maximize the performance of them is a big deal when using VLC and knowing how to use the best one's to me is also very important and the program definitely teaches you how to do that and make the most of what you have. I recommend this to anyone."
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    #8VideoCast (VLC/Chromecast)

    VideoCast (VLC/Chromecast)

    VideoCast is a Google Chrome extension. It supports player integrated extensions and Chromecast and supports formats such as mp4, webm, and flv. This is also compatible with YouTube and Dailymotion.

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    Daniel Ross
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "VLC Chromecast allows you to stream VLC playlists online. It is not fully operational, more like a beta version at this time. When fully realized this should be a great companion to VLC Media Player."
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    VLC-Addons is a very complete site to find extensions, plugins and a lot of cool stuff for VLC, the famous multimedia player.


    Michael Ray
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "I am constantly looking to update my VLC player with cool addons and this site makes it extremely easy to do just that. All the latest addons are in the tab that is open when I first load the site. There is a greatest tab for getting the best addons or most popular addons for VLC. IF I want to find an Addon the search bar is on the top right. Easy to use site for finding VLC addons."
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    #10[TUTORIAL] How To Install VLC Extensions In Windows

    [TUTORIAL] How To Install VLC Extensions In Windows
    Installing extensions in VLC is not as easy as installing extensions in web browsers but... no problem! This tutorial offers a clear step-by-step to understand this process.


    Daniel Wright
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "The VLC extensions can be a little cumbersome to install, but with the help of this website I was able to install the extensions and improve my video viewing experience. With a little time you too can improve your experience. Just go step by step like I did and it will walk you through the process."
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    #117 best free VLC Plugins

    7 best free VLC Plugins
    A list of 7 great plugins to get more out of VLC Media Player, from integration with Youtube tools to a solution to create bookmarks on your videos.


    Randy Tran
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "This is a helpful guide with some decent suggestions. They provide a brief synopsis of each plugin - what it does, how it is used, including screenshots and some handy details. This is good, and the material is generally helpful and most of the plugins are things you'd probably want to be using anyway. My only gripe with this presentation is just that - the presentation: it's somewhat littered with ads. However, there is a very handy link beneath the synopsis of each plugin - these links take you to a full review, which is great. Overall, very helpful and some good recommendations. "
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    #12[TUTORIAL] How To Download Subtitles to VLC Automatically For Movies On Windows, Linux, Mac

    [TUTORIAL] How To Download Subtitles to VLC Automatically For Movies On Windows, Linux, Mac
    Add /download movies subtitles to VLC Automatically Without surfing on web. You only need an extension.


    Jason Gonzales
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "If you have children you know that watching a movie at night when they are sleeping is the best chance to really enjoy a relaxing movie. However there is also the problem of a movie waking up the child. So the solution for me was to turn on subtitles. But I had a few downloaded movies that didn't have subtitles. This video showed me how to get them working with VLC, my favorite video player."
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    #13Top 5 Little Known But Super Useful VLC Features!

    Top 5 Little Known But Super Useful VLC Features!
    Watch this video with a top five little known but useful VLC features.


    Tang Guo
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "This video tells you about the new updates for VLC but it really doesn't tell you much about VLC extensions. This really wasn't what I was looking for even though it was very interesting I wanted a site that would tell me about extensions like this one https://solutions.softonic.com/what-are-the-best-vlc-extensions. "
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    #143 extensions for pimping out VLC Player

    3 extensions for pimping out VLC Player
    Vonnie shows you her favorite VLC extensions of all the time, three great plugins to have a powerful version of the famous Media Player.


    Jason Cooper
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "A lot of people don't know any good extensions. I was definitely one of those people. This was a great solution, but it was also like a rabbit-hole. I've now got a lyrics downloader, album tagger, and album image art downloader all loaded up with 5 other extensions on the way. Help."
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    #152 Extensions To Make VLC Player Remember Movie (Video) Position

    2 Extensions To Make VLC Player Remember Movie (Video) Position
    When it comes to the number of supported video file types, there is no better video player than VLC. However, some features are not offered, like remember movie position... No problem! Into Windows show you 2 amazing extensions to solve this problem.


    Philip Little
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "This tutorial from Into Windows is supposed to show you how to retain video viewing position when you restart VLC player. But I tried following the directions a few times, and I wasn't successful. Maybe I was missing something, but I think the guide is for an earlier version of VLC. "
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    #16Use VLC to Convert Audio/Video Files Into Other Media Extensions

    Use VLC to Convert Audio/Video Files Into Other Media Extensions
    This video shows you that you can convert mp4, mp3, flv, ogg, wav, mov, avi and many other formats using VLC Media Player.


    Jack Scott
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "This is a very valuable video! I hate getting those dreadful messages whenever I try to play a downloaded video and my computer tells me it can't play the file type. This has shown me how to just convert to a file that one of my video players can play."
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    #17[TUTORIAL] How to Install VLC Extensions on Linux

    [TUTORIAL] How to Install VLC Extensions on Linux
    The VLC player allows you to install extensions, plugins and skins without the need of the Debian, Ubuntu, Arch or Fedora package managers. Learn how to do it in this tutorial.


    Albert Simmons
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I am not technical at all so the thought of installing anything to a computer freaks me out but this site does look like it would help. The procedure seems to be laid out in an organized order with links for additional help. I still think it is not for a novice like me."


Best What are the best VLC extensions
1Moments' TrackerOther 28 Free
2Playlist CleanerOther 23 Free
3SyncplayOther 20 Free
4Subtitles finderOther 19 Free
5VLSubOther 16 Free
6Resume MediaOther 15 Free
7[TUTORIAL] How to Use Extensions in VLC (and the Best Ones)Articles 15 Free
8VideoCast (VLC/Chromecast)Online Tools 14 Free
9VLC-AddonsWebsites 12 Free
10[TUTORIAL] How To Install VLC Extensions In WindowsArticles 10 Free

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