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What Should You Do When VLC Is Unable to Open the MRL for YouTube

Author by Michael

Sep 11, 2017

If you do not know what you should do when VLC can t open MRL video files, do not miss this tutorial. I will explain the best method to fix this issue with a pretty practical YouTube video downloader in details.

Users' Frequent Asked Questions:

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Q:Some videos will simply not open in VLC. For instance, I wanted to open a YouTube URL, when VLC tried to open it, the error box popped up with "Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL." I have tried a lot of things to fix this but none of them really worked. Who can give me any suggestions?

Q: Can anyone confirm that VLC Portable no longer works with YouTube videos? All I now get is an error: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to play the MRL 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?...etc..'. Check the log for details. BTW, where is the log for VLC Portable stored?

Although we have discussed how to play YouTube videos in VLC in the previous article, there are still many users meet the problem of "VLC is unable to open the MRL YouTube". So, in this tutorial, I will provide you with the most effective methods to deal with the YouTube VLC MRL playback issue.

Fix VLC MRL Error with the Best YouTube Video Downloader on Market

The most direct and practical method to fix VLC YouTube not working is to resort to a practical third-party video downloader. In contrast to online downloading services that are filled with pop-up ads and dramatically restricted by network condition. HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a safe, fast and convenient video downloading program. Better than its counterparts like SaveVid downloader and CatchVideo downloader. It supports to download any kinds of videos from main-stream websites and convert them to over 300 formats and codecs like MP4 and AVI, sometimes for a better compatibility. In the course of conversion, video contents, output quality and frame rate can all be preserved. So, don't worry about any losses.

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How to Download YouTube Videos within Several Steps

Begin video analysis

Before start, please free downloadfree download the fastest YouTube video downloader to help to fix VLC YouTube MRL playback issue.

Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Click on "Download Video" on the top of the interface. Then , copy the URL of your desired YouTube video and paste it onto the blank area beside the button "Analyze". Then click on the button to start analysis.

Choose your desired resolution

Step 2. After analysis is completed, you can select the favorite resolution in the drop-down list beside the downloading button. 1080P download, 4K download and even 8K download are supported by HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Then, remember to preset an output folder to store the downloaded video.

Change video formats

Step 3. Begin downloading and within a few seconds you can find the downloaded YouTube video in the output folder you preset before. Furthermore, if you need to change video formats for a better compatibility with other devices, you can add the downloaded videos to the interface for conversion (batch conversion is supported as well). Meanwhile, you can use the powerful built-in video editor to crop and clip your videos.

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Other Alternative Methods to Fix VLC YouTube Not Working

1. Update VLC to the latest version. The outdated version may cause the issue of VLC MRL streaming error.

2. Shut down the fire wall because the fire wall can stop some suspected URLs which leads to a failed VLC YouTube playback.

3. Download YouTube .luac and save it in VLC installation directory.

Step 1: Click on this link: https://github.com/videolan/vlc/tree/master/share/lua/playlist.

Step 2: Find YouTube.lua and save it in the installation directory of VLC.

Step 3: Now you can open VLC and play the video.

If the methods above do not work, you need to consider downloading the video.

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Moreover, HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports downloading videos from main-stream websites besides YouTube, making enchanting mobile phone ringtones, merging videos, adding and removing video subtitles and so on...

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