It used to be that you could boost the volume of YouTube videos as they stream with VLC. But at the moment, it doesn't seem to work. I used to open VLC, and do file..open network stream, and enter a YouTube URL. Then I could raise the volume in VLC.. to maybe 200% or 400%.

But now, I get:

Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdfs...'

I can't raise the volume of any YouTube videos through VLC, like I used to.

I suppose I could download a video and maybe use some method there, though that's not ideal; I'd rather do it as it streams, like I used to with VLC.

Is there still a way to do this in VLC? If not, is there any other way to accomplish this?

Note- this is not a webapps question, because e.g. , as the tag says, go to webapps unless you require heavy integration with a desktop application. And that's what I'm talking about here.


Modify URL of video you want to play/amplify in VLC such way it will be forced to play as HTML5 then you can still use VLC on streams.

If link to your video for example is htty://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcd convert it to : htty://www.youtube.com/embed/abcd?html5=1 and use this link in VLC

  • htty ? ? ? (dang comment character requirement) – I say Reinstate Monica Jan 12 '17 at 3:05
  • @Twisty Th-h!!! it on purpose - to avoid indexation :) – Alex Jan 12 '17 at 4:00

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