If you have videos, you need to install VLC.

VLC is a powerful, open source tool for videos.


PhotoStructure uses VLC to transcode the videos in your library so they can be streamed to browsers on your mobile and computer.

Unfortunately, due to patent and licensing issues surrounding video formats, it's up to you to manually install VLC on your own computer.

If you don't have videos you want to include in your PhotoStructure library, you don't need to install VLC. Skip this step and carry on with your install.

Download and install

If you're on Ubuntu, install the stable version of vlc via the terminal, with sudo apt install vlc. The snap package of VLC may not work properly (at least as of January 2019).

If you're on Mac, download https://get.videolan.org/vlc/3.0.6/macosx/vlc-3.0.6.dmg.

If you're on Windows, download https://get.videolan.org/vlc/3.0.6/win64/vlc-3.0.6-win64.exe.

After installing VLC, you can continue on with the PhotoStructure installation.

Please consider donating to VLC (click the "donate" button in the header).

Don't Panic.

If you missed this notice the first time around, don't fret:

  1. Install VLC, then
  2. Restart PhotoStructure, then
  3. Click PhotoStructure's icon in your system tray and select Restart sync.

PhotoStructure will re-scan your library and import your videos.

Photo by Thomas William.