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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 SameMovie 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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Tool Required: SameMovie Amazon Video Downloader

Unlike some of the more common streaming video recording software, SameMovie 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.

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Features of SameMovie Amazon Video Downloader:
  • Download unlimited Amazon videos in MP4/MKV format
  • Preserve multi-language audios and subtitles
  • Smart searching function and fast download speed
  • Support downloading the HD quality video
  • Free technical support & software updates
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Tutorial: How to Download Videos with SameMovie Amazon Video Downloader

The following are the detailed steps that will show you how to download videos as MP4 or MKV format. Please download Amazon Video Downloader first before getting started.

STEP 1 Open SameMovie Amazon Video Downloader

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

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.


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 SameMovie and paste the video link in the search box, and you can also search for practically any video by typing the keywords.

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STEP 4 Select Output Audio Track and Language

If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the Download icon, followed that a window will pop up allowing you to select titles as well as seasons, and to choose audio tracks and subtitles by clicking "Advanced Download" in the bottom left corner. If you try to download a movie, please click the advance download icon icon to open the according window.

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STEP 5 Start Downloading Videos from Amazon Prime Video

After all settings are 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.


Final Words

With SameMovie 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.

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