VLC Player change language [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question Angel - Last answered on Jul 19, 2017 at 02:31 PM by YES!
I downloaded VLC for English version but every time it is in arabic, all the VLC options are arabic and I can't use it except to watch the movies.
Please advise me what shall I do????

kind regards

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When I opened my VLC, I was surprised to see a different language, since I am familiar with the interface, I didn't have a hard time changing the language back to my preferred language.

I had searched for the reason that this happened and came here in this forum to see if the reason was stated.

I got surprised by the manner of communication here. I think it is best to be thankful for any kind of help we receive instead of being rude.

Anyway, here are the steps in English for VLC Mac.

1. Click VLC from the menu bar

2. Select Preferences (command+comma buttons)

3. Click the left most button with the cone image that has an orange and green colors. This is located at the upper part of the Preferences window.

4. Click the drop down box / combo box. After clicking you will see the list of

5. Then select your desired language. Be careful not to select a language that you are not able to read unless you are very familiar with the VLC interface.

5. Restart application.

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Sandy- Feb 5, 2016 at 02:46 AM
Thanks dude... I was getting frustrated overvthis....
xxxx- Apr 19, 2016 at 12:03 PM
thaks. my vlc language is is english
Mar- Aug 1, 2016 at 01:15 PM
Thank you soooo much!
Vagashine- Nov 28, 2016 at 04:43 AM
Thank you! It was helpfull!
YES!- Jul 19, 2017 at 02:31 PM
thank you thank you thank you... it was so simple but I was getting so frustrated
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Open VLC

Go to


On top left you have Interface

In right pane,you have Language

Change it to english
HaJo4 1Posts Monday September 7, 2015Registration date September 7, 2015 Last seen - Sep 7, 2015 at 05:55 PM
With VLC 2.2.1, at the bottom of the dialog "Preferences"
it has a switch to select between showing "Simple / All" settings.

Set to "Simple", big icons are shown at the top,
and the first control for "Interface" is the menu-language.

Set to "All", there are small icons along the left side,
and in the interface-section, the control for the menu-language is missing!

And when you enter the preference-dialog, the switch is set to "all".
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Ctrl+P=Setting and then choose a language

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