Use VLC Media Player to play videos in ZIP and RAR files

Occasionally you may receive videos inside a ZIP or RAR file.

Something a lot of people don’t realise is that VLC Media Player can play files inside a ZIP or RAR file – saving you the time and space to extract the files.

To do this simply open VLC Media Player and drag and drop the ZIP/RAR file into the window.

Note – this DOES NOT work for other formats (e.g. 7z / 7Zip , tar etc) or password protected files.

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3 comments on “Use VLC Media Player to play videos in ZIP and RAR files

    1. This method does not work. i tried it three times with different 7-z files and it will not play. I’m so tried of people given out half ass answers that worth shit.

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