VLC Media Player Showing Black

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  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    So I was watching a bunch of videos and all of a sudden VLC only shows a black screen. I don't know what I did but I think I might have hit a setting or something. The videos work in WMP and well have worked before, so its something that I did to VLC.

    I have restarted, looked through the settings and searched Google for a similar problem. I don't know what I could of done to do that.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Consider reinstalling VLC and see if it fixes things.
     
  3. Bman

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    Well I was hoping that was a last resort.

    Cause it happened randomly, I remember closing it down or clicking on something and it closed but I was not paying attention. I have looked through all settings that I know of, but nothing seems out of place.
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You probably just changed some of the rendering options. I've done it before :)
     
  5. Bman

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    Well I just reset all options in VLC and nothing has changed.

    I will give this thread a day or 2, then I guess I will have to reinstall. Makes no sense.
     
  6. Sazar

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    A reinstall would be quite fast I would think.

    Do you have a lot of customizations to your settings? Why not slap in a reinstall :D
     
  7. Bman

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    I am going to reinstall. I was just being myself, I just simply hate reinstalling things when I should not have too. I will let you know if it fixes it.

    *edit


    So I uninstalled it, even rebooted before reinstalling, reinstalled it.....................and same problem. So my question now is maybe there is something else that I did to my system that I don't remember doing. What else can cause this to happen. Even though it's only VLC doing it.

    *EDIT EDIT

    I figured it out on a hunch. I recently installed a program called TweakNow which for what ever reason I thought I'd give a try. It has all kinds of tweaks and I believe the one that some how could of effected VLC would be the Taskbar Transparency tweak, all working well now. Thanks Saz.
     
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