If you are using popular VL C Media Player you can check for VLC Player updates from its help menu,it is always recommended to update to the latest version because new versions release contains lot of bugs fixed over older version.Let us take a look how we can update VLC Media Player.
The problem with this update method is VLC Media Player doesn’t support incremental update much like we used with Browser like Firefox.
Updating VLC media player
1.Open VLC Player, select Help Menu and click “Check for Updates”
2.VLC Media Player connects to VideoLAN servers and shows if an update available.
3.VLC Media Player asks the path to save the downloaded file, show the path if you have external download manager like IDM installed it will take over that download and saves the file to specified path.
4.Runt the setup file, So VLC Media Player setup detects and shows already VLC media player installed, do you want to remove the previous version before installing new version, click Yes
5.Setup removes older version and installs new version.While uninstalling older version uninstaller shows the option to “delete cache and preferences” don’t select that these preferences will be retained in new version.So all your customization done to VLC player older version will not lost and they are saved in preferences.