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VLC Video is blank

vern

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#1
This has just started happening recently. I can load a video through VLC, but the video is black. I can hear the sound ... but no video. This affects all videos of all formats. This has nothing to do with my codecs since it doesn't affect any other player ... just VLC. Anyone have any ideas?
 

zeke_mo

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Try unistalling then reinstalling codecs, they might have gone bad somehow. If that doesnt work then try unistalling VLC and go for the registry and delete any keys left over. Then reinstalling VLC. Then see what happens :)


EDIT: Forgot to ask, do you have audio when you are playing a movie?
 

Xie

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zeke_mo said:
Try unistalling then reinstalling codecs, they might have gone bad somehow. If that doesnt work then try unistalling VLC and go for the registry and delete any keys left over. Then reinstalling VLC. Then see what happens :)


EDIT: Forgot to ask, do you have audio when you are playing a movie?
vern said:
I can hear the sound ... but no video.
Also I believe VLC puts all codecs it uses in it's install folder so deleting the folder should make it a "clean install" next time.
 

zeke_mo

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Xie said:
Also I believe VLC puts all codecs it uses in it's install folder so deleting the folder should make it a "clean install" next time.

:p at you! lol
 
#7
Xie is right. Most codecs that we download and install are DirectShow filters. VLC doesn't use these since it has it's own libraries (look under the plugins sub-folder...you'll see all of them). That's the reason why other media players are working correctly.

As far as the problem goes...I'm stumped. As X said, deleting the folder and reinstalling it usually solves any issues since the whole application is so self-contained. I'm surprised that didn't help. :s
 

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