VLC Player Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I have been using Video Lan Player for awhile now, no problems its great. I got a new video, and when I click to open it, my computer freezing and Altcontroldelete dosent work, i have to press the restart button.

    I dont get why this is happening, thats the only one that has done this.

    Some help..
     
  2. LeeJend

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    "Got a new video"? Hmmm.

    Is this a VCD, DVD, download, etc.? File format? mpeg, avi, matrovska...

    If it's a download it could be corrupted or could have a virus implanted.

    If it's a DVD it may be copy protected to prevent viewing on a PC.

    A missing or corrupted codec is also a possibility. Run gspot or videoinspector to see what codecs are used.
     
  3. Bman

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    All videos I have, no matter what type I use this program. I got this new one which is avi, dosent work in it but works in WMP.. thats weird...
     
  4. tdinc

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    did you scan it with anti-virus? could be corrupt
     
  5. Bman

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    it was fine...no virus
     
  6. Grandmaster

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    It's most likely corrupted and that's why it's making it crash. Check it out with Gspot just to make sure that you also have the right codec.
     
  7. LeeJend

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    If the file is AVI it and runs in WMP it sounds like there may be a "liscence" issue with this file. WMP has all that media rights **** in it. VLC does not.

    Other possibility is VLC is missing a "liscenced codec" that WMP has.

    I'd bet on the media rights stuff myself.
     
  8. Grandmaster

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    I didn't read the part about it working in WMP :nervous:
     
  9. Bman

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    Ok, that makes sense. This is the only file that has given me problem. So I'm just gonna go with that.

    Thanks guys.
     
  10. LeeJend

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    You could try and re-encode it. But anytime you re-encode quality drops due ot data loss.