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VLC file format description

VLC file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with VLC files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the VLC file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing VLC files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 VLC Media Player Data

The VLC file is categorized under Video. It is associated with VLC Media Player, serving as a VLC Media Player Data. VLC Media Player is a free, highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats. Visit the website of VLC Media Player for a detailed description of the VLC format.

Application:VLC Media Player
Category:Video files
Mime-type:application/videolan
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VLC Media Player Data related extensions

  • encm Panasonic Encrypted Video
  • mpb TruVideo Video-only Stream
  • mbr Zune Smooth Streaming File
  • xavc Sony XAVC Video

#2 ACUCOBOL-GT License

The VLC file is categorized under Development. It is associated with ACUCOBOL-GT, serving as an ACUCOBOL-GT License. ACUCOBOL-GT is a COBOL development system for extending and modernizing business-critical applications. Visit the website of ACUCOBOL-GT for a detailed description of the VLC format.

Application:ACUCOBOL-GT
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
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Aliases:alc

ACUCOBOL-GT License related extensions

  • acu ACUCOBOL-GT Compiled Program
  • atc ACUCOBOL-GT Thin Client Command File
  • vix ACUCOBOL-GT Index

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The VLC filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your VLC file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this VLC file.

To set the VLC file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set VLC file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle VLC files with care

Exercise caution when handling VLC files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar VLC files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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