How To Share Vlc Video On Google Meet

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Hello everyone! Today, I would like to show you a neat tip I recently came across: how to share VLC videos on Google Meet. Being someone who frequently utilizes Google Meet for work and enjoys using VLC to watch videos, I was ecstatic to learn that these two tools can seamlessly work together. Let’s get started and learn how to make it happen!

Before we get started, make sure you have both VLC and Google Meet installed on your computer. Once you have them up and running, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open VLC

To begin, open VLC and make sure the video you want to share is in your playlist. If not, you can simply drag and drop the video file into VLC or use the “Media” > “Open File” option to add it.

Step 2: Enable Video Output

Next, go to the “Tools” tab in VLC and select “Preferences”. In the preferences window, click on the “Video” tab and make sure the “Enable video” box is checked. This will ensure that the video is visible when you share it on Google Meet.

Step 3: Share Screen on Google Meet

Now, open Google Meet in your web browser and join a meeting or start a new one. Once you are in the meeting, click on the “Present now” button at the bottom right corner of the screen. A pop-up window will appear with options to share your entire screen or a specific window.

Here comes the interesting part! Instead of sharing your entire screen or a specific window, select the option that says “A Chrome tab”. A new window will appear, showing you a list of all the open tabs in your Chrome browser.

Step 4: Select VLC

Scroll through the list and look for the tab that displays the VLC video you want to share. Once you find it, click on it to select it. Make sure to uncheck the box that says “Share audio” if you don’t want the meeting participants to hear the video’s audio.

Step 5: Start Sharing

Finally, click on the “Share” button in the bottom right corner of the window to start sharing the selected VLC tab with the meeting participants. The video should now be visible to everyone in the meeting, and you can control the playback using the VLC controls on your own screen.

And that’s it! You have successfully shared a VLC video on Google Meet. How cool is that?

Disclaimer: Please make sure you have the necessary permissions and rights to share the video content and comply with any copyright laws.


Sharing VLC videos on Google Meet opens up a whole new world of possibilities for remote collaboration and entertainment. Whether you want to share a work-related video or enjoy a movie night with your friends virtually, this simple trick can make it happen. So go ahead, give it a try, and let me know how it goes. Happy video sharing!