Download and use VLC portable media player on Windows: How to

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VLC Media Player needs no introduction. It is one of the popular open source audio and video player available for Window 10/87/7 including Linux, MacOS, iOS and Android. It supports a wide range of audio and video formats – mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, divx, mp3, ogg as well as dvds, vcds and various… other media formats & sources.  The user can use the VLC to stream videos over the network via LAN or WiFI.

All the features of the VLC multimedia player are the same for every platform, however except one i.e portability. Yes, the VLC media player is also available in portable form but only for Windows 10, Windows 8 & Windows 7.  It is because the portable VLC media player is not developed by its official developers. Instead, it is available and created by a third party website called Portable Apps.

Portable VLC is a highly portable multimedia player that can be used from system hard drive or USB drive (pen drive). Here in this article, we will see, how to download and use the portable VLC player without installation on any Windows PC or Laptop.

How to install and use VLC Portable player without installation

  • Go to Portableapps.com
  • Search for VLC Media Player Portable on the website or use the Download link given below in the article.
  • After downloading, run the Portable VLC player exe file.
  • From the VLC Media Player portable installation screen click on the NEXT button.
  • If you need any additional for the VLC, check the box “Additional Language ” and move NEXT.
  • Set the destination folder. You can browse it to give any specific place. By Default, it is Desktop location.
  • Click on Finish.
  • Copy the folder on a USB drive and run the VLC player to play videos on any Windows system.

Tutorial Screenshots

Download the Portable VLC Player. Hers is the link

Once it downloaded on the system, double click on it.

An installation will open, click on the NEXT button.

VLC Media player portable

By Default, English is selected for the VLC but you can select the Additional languages option for other languages installation. And then click NEXT.

Install VLC portable app on Windows Installing VLC portable player

Choose the folder where you want the VLC Media player portable to extract the files those we need to run it

Location to install VLC portable app


After the extraction, click on the Finish button to close the installer.

Run VLC portable media player

Now you will see a VLC portable folder on your Desktop or the location which you have selected. Open that folder and double click on the VLCPortable.exe file to run it.

To run the VLC on some other Windows system just copy the whole folder in USB or Pen drive. And whenever you require to run portable VLC player without installtion just insert the USB and run the VLCPortable.exe file

VLC portable folder

In this way, we can use the VLC anywhere at any time with installing it.

Rajkumar Mauryahttps://www.how2shout.com
Rajkumar Maurya is the H2S Media tech expert. He’s always been passionate about technology and has been writing on the subject since 2014. He has extensive knowledge of all kinds of technology, from consumer-tech to enterprise solutions. You can contact the author at-- raj@how2shout.com

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