How to Organize a Playlist in VLC Player

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VLC Media Player is an open-source digital media program that is compatible with a variety of audio and video file formats, such as MP3, WAV and MP4. As with similar software programs such as iTunes, Winamp and Windows Media Player, you can create a playlist with VLC Player. Unlike other programs, however, the VLC playlist saves as a single file on your computer instead of being listed on the side of the media player window.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open VLC Player, then open the file folder on your computer, such as the "Music" folder, that contains the files you want to add to the VLC Player playlist.

  2. 2

    Resize the VLC window and the music file folder so that you can see both on the screen at the same time.

  3. 3

    Click "View" in VLC Player. A menu appears. Choose "Playlist." The playlist window opens in VLC Player.

  4. 4

    Click on a song in the file folder that you are adding to the VLC Playlist. Drag that song over to the playlist window in VLC Player. Repeat this step for all the songs you want to add.

  5. 5

    Double-click on the first song in the playlist to start the playlist. Press the "Previous" or "Forward" buttons found to the right of the "Play" button at the bottom of VLC Player to move throughout the playlist.

  6. 6

    Click "Media" at the top of VLC Player. A menu appears. Choose "Save Playlist to File." A window opens.

  7. 7

    Enter a name for the VLC playlist inside the "File name" box at the bottom of the window. Then choose one of the file windows in the centre of the window. This folder is where the VLC playlist saves.

  8. 8

    Save your playlist by clicking "Save" in the window.

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