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How to Record a Network Stream with VLC Media Player

The VLC project was originally started in the year of 1996 which was originally designed for the client and server stream videos in a campus network.

VLC Media player is free software that is available online. It is an open source application and distributed license free. VLC player support multiple file formats like CDs, DVD, DivX, MPG, MP4, xVid, etc. The VLC application is platform independent which means it can work on any operating system and it also does not require any additional tool or codec pack to play videos and audios. VPL player can also support network streaming which means you can download any streaming videos which are played online.

Network stream is a new rage in cyber world and becoming more and more popular with increasing use of online videos and social networking websites.

Some servers provide this facility to upload and download any personal videos as well like Some websites also allows viewing some educational videos and complete streaming movies on their websites.

The all new VLC player allows you to play and download these network streaming videos which you can use in future time as well.

Here are some simple steps to record a Network Stream with VLC Media Player:


The first thing you need to do is to download the installation file for VLC media player.

Go to the manufacturer link Download the VLC player installation file and save it on the desired location on your computer.


Double click on the installation file to initiate the installation process. Click on next and the VLC player is installed on your computer.


Now you need to open a network streaming videos. This is generally a website where online videos are available to view. It can be any type of video like educational, movie, and the best example is

Now you need to copy the complete URL which is found at the top of your web browser and known as address bar. The URL must be ending with the file extension of the video being played on the website, for an example .wmv, .mpg.


Now launch the VLC media player and click on the ‘File’ menu and select the option ‘Open Network stream’. After this, select the radio button ‘HTTP’ and then paste the copied URL into the URL field.


Now you need to select the ‘Save/Stream’ option which is available under the ‘Advanced’ menu. Now select the option ‘Settings’ options and then select ‘Play locally’. Now select ‘File’ and then click on ‘Browse’. Now choose the saving location and then hit the ‘OK’ button. Now the video will start to stream through the VLC media player and will be saved on the local hard disk.


Once the streaming process is finished, try to find the saved video file and rename the file as to any name you want for the particular file. You would also need to select the file extension as .MPG at the end of the file name.

These are very simple and useful steps to download streaming videos on your computer.

VLC Player for Windows 7 Released

VideoLAN is a project that is engaged in the development of software for playing video and other media formats across a local area network that is LAN. It originally developed two programs just for media streaming, VideoLAN Client (VLC) and VideoLAN Server (VLS), but most of the features of VLS has been integrated into VCL with the synthesis named as VLC media player.

As a student endeavor at Ecole Centrale Paris (in France), the project started taking the shape but after the release of the software under the free software/open source GNU General Public License. With the time passing by this project is now a multinational with the development team spanning 20 nations.

VLC media player is a potable multimedia player, encoder as well as a streamer supporting a huge number of audio and video codecs and file formats and also DVD’s , VCDs and various streaming protocols. It is also able to stream overnetworks and to transcode multimedia files and saves them into various formats. It is one of the most independent platforms players that are available with versions for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BeOS, Syllable, BSD, MorphOS, Solaris and Sharp Zaurus. It is widely used with over 300 million downloads as of Nov 2009.

VLC media player is a free and an open source media player and multimedia framework written by the VideoLAN project.

The default distribution of VLC included a large number of free decoding and encoding libraries and even on the Windows platform. It avoided the need for finding or calibrating proprietary plug-ins. Most of the VLC’s codecs are provided by the libavcodec library from the FFmpeg project, but it uses mainly its ownmuxer and demuxers. It mainly gained its distinction as the first player to support playback of encrypted DVDs on Linux by using the libdvdcss DVD decryption library.

With time passing by, many new versions were launched with all the new software and latest technologies to let it integrate with a variety of other programs. Just like another development Version 1.0.0 of VLC media player was released on 7th July 2009, culminating 13 years of development.

VLC has recently launched the latest version of media players for Windows 7. VideoLAN and VLC development team has come up with the latest version of media player as VLC VLC is a forth bug fix release of VLC 1.1.x brach.

This latest version named as VCL1.1x brach has rectified all the improvements and also the bug fixes that everyone for longing for. It is supposed to pay all the multimedia files including Audio CD, VDC, DVD and various protocols related to streaming videos. Apart from it, the latest version of VLC player is capable of converting media files and transcodes.

The all new VLC player does not require any external codec, codec pack or any program code to work efficiently.

How to troubleshoot Sound Problems after Installation of Vista Service Pack

After the installation of the Windows Vista service pack, there might be some of these problems with sound: There might be no sound on playing audio files or programs that have an audio component will not run. The speaker symbol may display the following message: No Audio Output Device is installed. The Sound Controller in Device Manager displays a yellow exclamation point.

In order to fix these problems automatically, click the Fix this problem button or hyperlink. Next, click Run now in the Automated Troubleshooting Services page and follow the procedure in this wizard. After that, you must go to the section titled “Did this fix the problem?”

Steps to be followed in Manual Troubleshooting

In this article, several ways are mentioned to resolve this problem. You can choose out of these. Please ensure that you check if you can hear sound subsequent to trying each method. To check the sound, you must play an audio file using a program such as VLC Player or Windows Media Player.

To resolve the problem on your own you can follow any of the given methods. In the first method: you need to restart your computer after the installation of Vista. If you can hear sound, then the problem is solved. If you don’t hear, then jump to the second method: try plugging a different sound device into the computer. If this method fails, you can use third method: unplug the computer speakers or related sound devices that you might be using, like headphones, from the computer and then re-plug them back into that very port. There is yet another way, after the installation of a Windows Vista service pack, the default sound device, also called the playback device, was changed. Make sure that the default sound device is set fittingly for the sound device that you use. In order to set the default device, you must follow the following steps:

First you must click Start, type Sound in the Search box.

Thereafter, you must click Sound in the search results on top of Start menu.

Next, you should click Playback tab. Notice the check mark next to the default device. For most users, the default device is Speakers. You must see to it that your audio settings are configured as projected. If that is the case then you must follow these steps:

  • On tab Playback, you should select playback device, then click Properties, then click Advanced tab, and see to it that the Default Format is set to value that you expect. After you are done, you should close this window to go back to the previous window.
  • On tab Playback, you must select playback device, then click Configure, and then see to it that the configurations are set appropriately.

If the sound settings are set correctly, you are using speakers as the sound device, and your speakers are already set as the default device, go to method 5 now.

  • Select the sound device that you want as the default sound device, and then click Set Default.
  • Click OK to save your settings and to close the Sound dialog box.

Determine whether you can now hear sound. If you can hear sound, the issue is resolved.

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