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Is it possible to play videos from Amazon Prime Video through VLC?

As an open-source media player, VLC is not only capable of playing video and audio files stored locally on your computer, but also playing streaming video and audio. For example, you can open and play a stream from YouTube or another common online site. So you may wonder if you can play Prime video in the same way.

Of course, but you will need to do it with the third-party application, and by extra steps. There is a dedicated Prime Video Downloader called TunePat Amazon Video Downloader that lets you download streaming videos from Amazon Prime Video to your local drive and watch them later on VLC and other medial players installed on your computer. Specifically, if you are encountering the issues that the Prime video player is very slow to start and the player is difficult to control, you might as well try to play Amazon Prime videos through VLC.

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Unlike some of the more common streaming video recording software, TunePat Amazon Video Downloader allows you to download any videos from Amazon Prime Video with high quality (up to 1080p) and multiple audio tracks & subtitles kept, without needing an extra virtual drive and any other clients.

How to Play Amazon Prime Video through VLC?

You can check out how to download TV episodes and movies from Amazon Prime Video and play any video from Amazon Prime Video through VLC.

Step 1
Open TunePat Amazon Video Downloader

Download and install TunePat Amazon Video Downloader on Windows or Mac, then run this Amazon Prime Video Downloader and then sign in with your Amazon Prime account.

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Step 2
Change the Download settings

You can change the Download and Account Setting according to your preference. To begin with, click the "Setting" button in the top right corner of the application. On the Download Settings option, you can change the Video Quality to High, Medium, and Low, the Audio Type to Original or AD audio track, and select the audio tracks and subtitles.

And you can also select "Enable hardware acceleration when available" to enhance the download ability of TunePat by using the GPU of the graphics card.

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Step 3
Copy and paste URL or search for a video

Open Amazon Prime Video in the browser and open the video you want to download, then and copy its link. Back to TunePat and paste the video link in the search box, and you can also search for practically any video by typing the keywords.

Press the "Enter" button on your keyboard, then TunePat will load the videos according to the video link or the search keywords.

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Step 4
Start downloading videos from Amazon Prime Video

After all settings done, you can hit the "Download" button to start downloading videos from Amazon Prime Video. It will download the videos in MP4 by default with the HD quality kept.

When it finishes the downloading process, you can check the well-downloaded videos on the "Library" tab.

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Step 5
Play the downloaded Prime videos through VLC

You can right-click the well-downloaded video and choose VLC on the drop-list of "Open With" to play the Amazon Prime video. Or you can launch the VLC media player and click on "Media" -> "Open File", and then click on the "Add" button and choose the downloaded video to start the playback.

With TunePat Amazon Video Downloader, the TV episodes and movies on Amazon Prime Video can be downloaded on your computer flawlessly, then you can play them just like playing the local videos.

TunePat Amazon Video Downloader

  • Download movies & TV shows from Prime Video.
  • Download Amazon videos to MP4 in HD quality.
  • keep multi-language audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Download videos in batch at a fast speed.
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