Play Any YouTube Playlist Ad-Free With VLC Media Player

Listening to playlists on YouTube is a great way to check out new music for free, but you have to keep your browser open and watch a bunch of ads. If you would like a cleaner experience, tech blog Digital Inspiration shows how to play playlists in the VLC media player.

We've shown you how to play individual YouTube videos in VLC before, but that method doesn't work for playlists. For playlists, you'll need the VLC add-on YouTube Video and Playlist Importer installed. Once it's installed, simply copy the playlist URL from your browser, then hit CTRL+N in VLC, select the Network box and paste the playlist URL. The playlist automatically gets imported into VLC where you can use any keyboard shortcuts you have set up to watch playlists ad-free.

Play any YouTube Playlist with VLC Media Player [Digital Inspiration]


    Or you could just, you know, install ad-block...

      Does this stop the ads the play before the main video starts? I have it on my PC at home and it stills plays full screen ads before some youtube videos.

        It stops them for me, I'm not too sure why it doesn't for you!

          I'll have a play when I get home maybe there's some setting I've missed.

            In saying that, though, I rarely watch videos in high demand on facebook.

            Most of the stuff I watch is by small artists, record labels and users.
            Maybe that contributes to it - but I certainly haven't had an ad since AdBlock was installed :)

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