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How to Play Netflix Videos on VLC Media Player

While talking about video players, VLC Media Player must categorically be the best video codec on earth. Packed with multiple tools and options to help users get the best playback quality, it can also play audio and video from just about any source without the aids of additional codecs. Yet, such a powerful VLC Media Player can not read Netflix Videos, for the Netflix tittles are stored in a proprietary format and they can only be played on their own app. That is, playing Netflix video on VLC Media Player is not an easy job.

So how on earth can we stream Netflix movies & TV shows on VLC? The following will introduce you a hands-down way to help you download Netflix videos to MP4 and play them on the VLC media player.

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Tool Required: Netflix Video Downloader

To get Netflix videos in MP4 format for playing on VLC Media Player, the smart tool Netflix Video Downloader is required. Featured with a clear and concise interface, it's a professional program, easy for users to accurately download various Netflix videos. Additionally, Netflix Video Downloader also supports downloading videos to MP4 in HD resolution (up to 1080p) and keeping all subtitles & audio tracks of the original movies as well as TV shows. With this software, you will be forever allowed to play all Netflix movies & TV shows on all video players, including VLC Media Player.

Features of Netflix Video Downloader:
  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Support downloading the HD quality Netflix video.
  • Fast Speed & Easy to Use.
  • Keep audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Free technical support and software upgrades.
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Tutorial: Play Netflix Videos on VLC Media Player

The following is the detailed tutorial, guiding you to download movies and TV shows from Netflix to MP4 and transfer to VLC media player for playing. Please download Netflix Video Downloader first before getting started.

1 Run Netflix Video Downloader

Please download and launch Netflix Video Downloader on PC, then enter any word in the search box to open a window, prompting you to log into your Netflix account.

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2 Select Output Settings

Click the setting button button on the upper right corner to customize the Output Quality (High, Medium, Low) and Output Path. You are suggested to choose High to get the HD video quality.

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3 Search Videos on Netflix Video Downloader

The program empowers you to import videos by entering the name of movies & TV shows or copying and pasting the link of videos from Netflix Web Player to it. After inputting the video's name or link, simply press the "Enter" button on your keyboard.

Tips: If you enter a movie name, the program will list all of the related videos.

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4 Select Output Audio Track and Language

Netflix Video Downloader empowers you to select your preferred audio track and subtitle before downloading. If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the start downloading icon, following that a window will pop up allowing you to select titles as well as seasons, and to choose audio track and subtitles by clicking "Advanced Download" in the bottom left corner. If you try to download a movie, please click the advance download icon icon to open the according window.

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5 Start to Download Netflix Videos to MP4

After finishing the above steps, please simply click the start downloadingicon. Then the program will start downloading Netflix videos to the output folder you've chosen in the previous step. After downloading, you can find that all Netflix videos are in MP4 format.

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6 Play Netflix Videos on VLC Media Player

Launch VLC Media Player on your computer, locate to "Media > Open File" and add the downloaded Netflix streams to it for freely playing.

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