VLC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a VLC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .VLC files.

What is a VLC file?

Files that contain the .vlc file extension are commonly associated with ACUCOBOL-GT license files. These files are used to install a software license on a user's computer. This ensures that the related application will run properly and that the software cannot be pirated or used illegally.

The VLC media player has also been known to use the .vlc file suffix. The VLC media player is a freeware media software that allows a user to play video and audio on his or her computer. The media playback program was created by the VideoLAN project. The VLC files that are used by this program contain data files that are referenced by the media playback application.

How to open VLC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension VLC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different VLC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension VLC

While we know of one file format using the .VLC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .VLC file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of VLC files. Remember, different programs may use VLC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
TS PlayerTS PlayerUser submitted
FLV and Media PlayerFLV and Media PlayerUser submitted
Ace PlayerAce PlayerUser submitted
Sigma media playerSigma media playerUser submitted
1 Media Player1 Media PlayerUser submitted
Torrent Video PlayerTorrent Video PlayerUser submitted
KeyplayerKeyplayerUser submitted
xDark VLC PlayerxDark VLC PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with VLC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with VLC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!