The Ultimate Direct Link Guide

Because sometimes streaming is hard, or something

VLC Media Player Version 2.1.5

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in VLC Media Player version 2.1.5. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

Download the recommended version.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open VLC Media Player by going to the Start Menu and selecting VLC Media Player.


Load Media

  1. In the VLC Media Player window, click File, then click Open Network. A new pane titled Open Source should appear.
  2. In the Open Source pane, paste the direct link URL in the field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the Open button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

No known gotchas.

GOM Player Version 2.3

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in GOM Player 2.3. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

Download the recommended version from the Ninite website. Note: Some installers may contain crapware. This one does not.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open GOM Player by going to the Start Menu and selecting GOM Player.


Load Media

  1. In the GOM PLayer window, left-click anywhere on the window, then hover over Open (near the top of the menu). On the new menu that appears, click URL.... A new window will appear.
  2. On the Open URL pane, paste the direct link in the Open field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the OK button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

No known gotchas.

MPV Version ?

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in VLC Media Player version 3.x. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

You can download the recommended version here.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open VLC Media Player by going to the Start Menu and selecting VLC Media Player.


Load Media

  1. In the VLC Media Player window, click File, then click Open Network. A new pane titled Open Source should appear.
  2. In the Open Source pane, paste the direct link URL in the field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the Open button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

Some instructions are cool, others are nice. What happens when I do this? I don't know.

Media Player Classic Version 1.7

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in Media Player Classic 1.7+. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

You can download the recommended version here.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open Media Player Classic by going to the Start Menu and selecting Media Player Classic.


Load Media

  1. In the Media Player Classic window, click File, then click Open File. A new pane titled Open File should appear.
  2. In the Open File pane, paste the direct link URL in the File field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the OK button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

No known gotchas.

Microsoft Edge Version 1.7

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in Media Player Classic 1.7+. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

You can download the recommended version here.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open Media Player Classic by going to the Start Menu and selecting Media Player Classic.


Load Media

  1. In the Media Player Classic window, click File, then click Open File. A new pane titled Open File should appear.
  2. In the Open File pane, paste the direct link URL in the File field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the OK button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

No known gotchas.

Quicktime Player Version ?

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in VLC Media Player version 3.x. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

You can download the recommended version here.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open VLC Media Player by going to the Start Menu and selecting VLC Media Player.


Load Media

  1. In the VLC Media Player window, click File, then click Open Network. A new pane titled Open Source should appear.
  2. In the Open Source pane, paste the direct link URL in the field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the Open button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

Some instructions are cool, others are nice. What happens when I do this? I don't know.

VLC Media Player Version 2.5

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in VLC Media Player version 2.1.5. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

Download the recommended version.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open VLC Media Player by going to Applications and selecting VLC Media Player.


Load Media

  1. With the VLC Media Player window focused, go to your Menu Bar and click File, then click Open Network. A new pane titled Open Source should appear.
  2. In the Open Source pane, paste the direct link URL in the field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the Open button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

No known gotchas.

MPV Version 3.2

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in Media Player Classic 1.7+. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

You can download the recommended version here.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open Media Player Classic by going to the Start Menu and selecting Media Player Classic.


Load Media

  1. In the Media Player Classic window, click File, then click Open File. A new pane titled Open File should appear.
  2. In the Open File pane, paste the direct link URL in the File field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the OK button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

No known gotchas.

Quicktime Version 3.2

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in Media Player Classic 1.7+. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

You can download the recommended version here.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open Media Player Classic by going to the Start Menu and selecting Media Player Classic.


Load Media

  1. In the Media Player Classic window, click File, then click Open File. A new pane titled Open File should appear.
  2. In the Open File pane, paste the direct link URL in the File field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the OK button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

No known gotchas.

Safari Version 3.2

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in Media Player Classic 1.7+. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

You can download the recommended version here.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open Media Player Classic by going to the Start Menu and selecting Media Player Classic.


Load Media

  1. In the Media Player Classic window, click File, then click Open File. A new pane titled Open File should appear.
  2. In the Open File pane, paste the direct link URL in the File field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the OK button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

No known gotchas.

Apple Safari Version 5.1

Coming soon

Google Chrome Version 42

Coming soon

Mozilla Firefox Version 42

Preface

This guide will cover using direct links in VLC Media Player version 3.x. While we strongly recommend this version, this guide may be applicable to other versions as well.


Download

You can download the recommended version here.


Install

Go through the standard installation process, no special instructions are required.


Run

Open VLC Media Player by going to the Start Menu and selecting VLC Media Player.


Load Media

  1. In the VLC Media Player window, click File, then click Open Network. A new pane titled Open Source should appear.
  2. In the Open Source pane, paste the direct link URL in the field. No additional settings are necessary.
  3. Click the Open button, and enjoy!

Gotchas

Some instructions are cool, others are nice. What happens when I do this? I don't know.