How to open a Youtube video in VLC and play it more easily, with Windows or Linux.

There is the ability to open a Vimeo video with VLC, but Youtube URL`s can be opened with VLC as well.

Opening a network stream with VLC.
Opening a network stream with VLC.

Paste the Youtube video URL into VLC allows the playback of this video in VLC.

Pasting a Youtube video URL into VLC.
Pasting a Youtube video URL into VLC.

Then the video will open up in VLC. This is a great way to playback a Youtube video, I am not sure if a playlist will work, but it might.

Playing back a Youtube video in VLC.
Playing back a Youtube video in VLC.

There is also the possibility of playing Youtube playlists in VLC with a simple extension. Go here to find out about this.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/watch-entire-youtube-playlists-in-vlc-heres-how/.

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