How to Play Netflix Video on VLC Media Player

When it comes to playing videos or audios from your local drive, VLC is hard to beat. It is a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files and various streaming videos. However, this does not extend to videos downloaded from Netflix, for that Netflix videos are all stored in a proprietary format. So generally speaking, you are not able to open or watch Netflix videos on other media players than Netflix app.

But fret not, this is not the end of our story. Here we prepare an easy solution to help you download videos from Netflix in MP4 format in order that you can import them to other media players including VLC for playing.

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Download Netflix Video With FlixiCam

You are not able to download MP4 or MKV files from Netflix by simply its download feature. So a Netflix video downloading tool is required. Here, you are recommended to use FlixiCam. It is an excellent video downloading app, designed exclusively for Netflix users to download any serials, TV shows, documentaries and movies from Netflix for offline streaming. With this professional application, you can download and watch any Netflix video offline on any device or media player without caring for Netflix limitations!

Furthermore, the best part is that FlixiCam supports to download videos in HD quality with several multi-language audio tracks and subtitles preserved. That means you can freely switch among those languages as needed and get the same watching experience as Netflix provided.

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The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to download movies and TV shows from Netflix with FlixiCam and transfer to VLC media player for playing. Please download FlixiCam program first before getting started.

Tutorial: How to Play Netflix Video on VLC Media Player

Step 1. Run FlixiCam and Log in to Netflix Account

Run FlixiCam on computer and enter any word in the search box to open the Netflix login window for logging into your Netflix account.

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Step 2. Customize the Output Settings

Tap the Setting icon on the upper right corner. The settings window will pop up to allow you to customize the output format (MP4 or MKV), output quality (High, Medium, Low), output path, and so forth.

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Step 3. Search Videos on FlixiCam

Please enter the video's name or the video's link copied from Netflix web player to the search box, the program will list the video or all of the related videos for your download.

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Step 4. Select Audio Track and Subtitle

FlixiCam added advanced download settings to allow you to select the audio track and subtitle as needed. If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the Download icon, followed that a window will pop up allowing you to select titles as well as seasons, and to choose audio track and subtitles by clicking "Advanced Download" in the bottom left corner. If you try to download a movie, please click the "Advanced Download" icon beside "Download" to open the window.

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Step 5. Start to Download Netflix Videos

Simply click the Download icon, the program will start downloading the Netflix videos to the output folder you've chosen in the previous step. After downloading, you can click on Library to find the well-downloaded Netflix videos on local drive.

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Now you can right click the video files and choose VLC media player on the drop-list of "Open With" to play the files.


Whether you expect to play Netflix video on more devices or through other media players, FlixiCam is an essential tool to help you out without a doubt. It is powerful and comes with numerous amazing features that make it easy for you to download Netflix videos in HD quality with great speed. Plus, FlixiCam provides a free trial version that enables you to download the first 5 mins of each video in HD quality. To get the full video, please purchase a license. Of course, it is suggested to download the trial version first to test whether it meets your needs for downloading.