VLC Media Player Encountered a Problem and then Crashed

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Experts, please help!

I was so happy with installing VLC Player because it was so versatile and I was able to open my voice recorder file with it.  However, one time I got this error message (below) and need to close VLC Player.  I tried reinstalling it several times but still I got the same error message.

I hope someone can give me a step by step procedure on how to resolve this problem ASAP.

VLC media player:

VLC media player has encountered a problem and needs to close.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #85600

VLC Media Player Encountered a Problem and then Crashed

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It's very common problem with third party software that they encounter problem, it’s because of incomplete installation of programs. The very common reason of such kind of problems is corrupt windows. When windows catch virus somehow, virus damages windows registry due to which programs stop running properly and start creating problems.

You should install any good anti-virus to scan your Pc for viruses and make it virus free. Then reinstall VLC player so that it can be installed with new registry entries. As registry entries play an important role in program operating.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #85602

VLC Media Player Encountered a Problem and then Crashed

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This error generates from different kinds of  reasons.Such as Codecs problems, Windows Files Corrupt.

Answered By 0 points N/A #85604

VLC Media Player Encountered a Problem and then Crashed

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The first step would be to reset the preference settings which are found at the general tab, chose quit vlc and restart. If this does not work then try deleting the configuration file. This is located in the user directory. For users of windows XP it can be found in the C drive, documents and settings. Select your username and then go to applications, then data and you will find vlc. Click on vlcrc. After deleting these, re down load the VLC and re launch it again. For Mac users, the directory can be found by clicking HOME and selecting library. Chose the option of preferences and then chose VLC. Again down load and re-launch it.

If the above solutions do not work, then it would be necessary to up grade the video card. This can be done by visiting the manufactures website and for many of them, upgrading is free. Another option would be to disable the video overlay. These can be done by clicking preferences, then General tab. Chose the Video tab and then deselecting ‘Overlay Video Output’.

If the above solutions don’t work, then the next option would be to change the video ‘output module’. This can be done by clicking preferences and choosing ‘video’. Click on the ‘Output Modules’ and then chose a different option from the options. Usually videolan suggests that you try the ‘DirectX video Output’. This option has a reputation of solving many problems related to ‘purple video’ problems.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #85606

VLC Media Player Encountered a Problem and then Crashed

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VLC player is acting this way because one of its configuration files is corrupt, and you will realize even if you try to clean the cache, reinstall and delete the configuration file the problem will still occur.

To solve the problem just delete vlcrc file located in the path below

C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication Datavlc

Once you are there, you will find vlcrc file and Cache folder. Please do the following;

1.       Delete the vlcrc file

2.        Delete all files that are in the Cache folder

Once you have done that, if you open VLC player now, it will load and play normally without encountering any problems.

Answered By 0 points N/A #85607

VLC Media Player Encountered a Problem and then Crashed

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Thank you, Mr. Helson!

Actually I have tried installing an anti-virus before because I knew already that my own VLC player was blocked by a virus. But I didn't know that I still have to REINSTALL VLC.

Thanks for this idea! It worked!

Answered By 40 points N/A #85608

VLC Media Player Encountered a Problem and then Crashed

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Maybe the videos file extension, e.g. .avi, .mp4, .wmv, are not able to match the video’s content. So this problem is occurring. To resolve this problem you can apply another technique which one you will get from this Techyv post “ VLC media player has encountered a problem: Reinstalling didn't work".

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