Opening VLC files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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