This morning we officially released VLC 3.0.14. It’s a fast and stable update to the popular media player. It includes support for H.265 WebM and VP9, better HEVC playback, a brand-new subtitle engine, and many bug fixes. The new subtitle engine allows you to edit subtitles offline, play subtitles with closed captioning, and view subtitles in multiple languages. Our new embedded WebM and VP9 support is great for playback on slow connections, and our new subtitle editor should make it easier for everyone to create great subtitles. And, there are many other nice features in this update.
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The latest version of VLC 3.0.14 is out, and like many other versions, this one also improves the security aspects of this already perfect media player. But when updating to VLC 3.0.12+, a strange popup appears, asking to run the installer manually after the download is complete. This is because the team made a mistake in the last version. However, we can easily find the installer in a temporary folder and run it to update VLC. Previously, all you had to do was click Yes in the update download window to update VLC. The installation program will then start and run automatically. However, to do this, we need to go to the temporary download folder and open the updated file manually. This is a simple process that can be done with a few clicks. This article shows how to manually run the installer to update VLC.
Step 1: Receipt of update notification
First we get a message asking us if we want to update VLC. For most of us, this happens automatically. The application automatically checks for updates every two weeks. The settings for this can be found under Tools > Settings > Privacy / Network Communications > ☑ Enable update notification.
If the message does not appear automatically, click Help > Check for updates. It checks for the latest update and displays a prompt to update VLC Media Player.
Step 2: Download the update installer
Once you get the upgrade prompt, it reads as follows The update you are running does not start the installer due to an error by our team. We’re very sorry. After downloading, you must start the program manually from a temporary folder. This update fixes security issues in the updater and in the application. Please update. The last line emphasizes the importance of updating the system. But they only say we have to run it from the temporary folder. Some people may not know where it is or how to do it. Download the update program by clicking Yes.
The progress bar shows the status of loading the installation program. When he’s done, he disappears and nothing happens. At this point we need to access the temporary folder to run the vlc-3.0.14.exe installer.
Step 3: Search for the update file
Let’s continue with a temporary folder in Windows. The quickest way to do this is to use the key combination Windows + R or just the Windows/Start key.
Enter %tmp% or %temp%. They both work. Press the Enter key to open the folder.
After pressing Enter, the folder C:UsersAppDataLocalTemp opens.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of files and folders. Your goal is to find the file vlc-3.0.14.exe. You can search by folder or sort by modification date. Your latest files will be displayed at the top, allowing you to access the installer.
Step 4: Installing the update
Double-click on the vlc-3.0.14.exe file. Give it administrator rights. The installation program appears on the screen. Next bump. Select Update VLC with previous settings or Change settings (Advanced) to install with changes. Click the Next button again. The installer will close VLC if it is still running. A progress bar indicates the update process. Then start VLC by clicking Finish. The latest version of VLC will be launched on your screen. To confirm this, go to Help > About and you will see the version number, for example 3.0.14. Let’s hope the next update will not require these manual actions anymore.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I manually update VLC?
VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform media player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, audio and video streams directly from storage devices. The latest stable release is 3.0.13, which can be downloaded from bitbucket.org/videolan/vlc/downloads/ . VLC Media Player is a popular media player for Windows. Its the first and best player to play all local media file formats, and it can be installed in a variety of different ways. It is also highly extensible, with plugins that add advanced features. If you don’t know how to install VLC, then let me explain.
Why can’t I update VLC media player?
VLC media player is a popular alternative to Apple’s iTunes and Windows Media Player, and it is extremely popular on Android devices. One of its strengths is that it lets you play almost any kind of media file directly on your device, so you don’t need to install a separate app to watch a movie or listen to music. VLC has a lot of features that are nice, but the app’s inability to update automatically makes it relatively inflexible. Most modern Android devices have access to automatic update services, and VLC is one of the few that doesn’t. That means you have to manually download the latest version to your device, and if you don’t you’ll be stuck on an old version. Fortunately, you can fix this problem VLC media player is a (fantastic) piece of software for playing a wide variety of media formats. That said, most of us don’t have the time to wait for the media we want to watch to be downloaded. An update is available, but a manual install is required.
Where do VLC updates download to?
We’ve recently gotten a new update to the VLC media player. This is a free upgrade that allows you to stream in HD. It will automatically update to the newest version as soon as it is available. If you are using a different version you can update it either by going to the VLC website, or by downloading it from the link below. VLC is such a cool program, and one of the big reasons is because it can automatically download the latest version updates for you. For example, if you want to stay up to date on VLC, and you’re on Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X, you can just download the latest version (or a few versions back if it’s an older release) from the VLC download page.