VideoLAN VLC Media Player has become very popular with everyone including the people who use Windows operating system. The reason of its popularity is that it just plays every type of file and disk without making any excuses. It does not ask for any codecs, it does not take up too much RAM and it has an elegant but easy-to-use user interface. In the newer versions of VLC Media Player, you can also download subtitles from within the VLC user interface – which saves your valuable time that you would have spent searching for subtitles file.
The developers behind VLC Media Player release updates from time to time, but in order to receive notifications of these updates, you must enable the update notifier feature in it. Here is how you can do it:
- Launch VLC Media Player and from the menubar select Tools → Preferences. Alternatively, you can also select Ctrl+P.
- In the preferences window, select Interface tab from top if it is not already selected.
- Under the “Privacy/Network Interaction” section, select the checkbox labeled Activate updates notifier.
- You can also specify how often it should check for the new updates. The default value is after every 3 days.
- Click on the Save button and you are all set.
When VLC Media Player finds a new update, it will show a notifications about the newly available update. It will show some basic information about the new update like how many security vulnerabilities have been patched and which new features have been added. You can choose to download and install the new update.
But you do not have to depend on this automatic update checked and notifier for VLC Media Player. You can manually check for updates too. In order to manually check for he updates, you can launch VLC Media Player and from its menubar, you can select Help → Check for updates.
If you want to manually download the latest version of VLC Media Player, then you can either visit the official VLC Media Player website at https://www.videolan.org/vlc/.