This post shows students and new users the steps to install VideoLAN media player (VLC) on Windows 11 and also make it the default media player for video and other formats. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform media player that plays most media files and various streaming protocols.
If you need a robust media player when using Windows 11, then VLC should be your first application to try. It plays almost any media format, including DVD, audio CD, multimedia files, as well as VCD and various streaming protocols.
VLC is also the most popular media player and it works on multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, MacOS, and others. On Windows system, VLC has fully transitioned to the new Windows 11 design with a more fluid appearance and rounded corners, snaps, and more.
The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including a centered start menu and taskbar, rounded corner windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.
If you’re excited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts about it.
To get started installing VLC and making it your default media player, continue below.
How to install VideoLAN in Windows 11
As mentioned above, VLC makes playing media on Windows and other platforms fun. If you need a free and open source media player that works, install VLC and the steps below will show you how.
If you haven’t installed VLC yet, click the link below to install it.
Click on Download VLC to download the application in Windows.