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VLC Player Problem

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#1
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
"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.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#3
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...
 

Grandmaster

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#6
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
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.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#9
Ok, that makes sense. This is the only file that has given me problem. So I'm just gonna go with that.

Thanks guys.
 

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