VLC media player won't resume playback if Paused.
You can try to set the "continue playback" option to "never". Save the settings, then close and reopen the player.
If that doesn't work, is the video being played from the Hard Drive, internet, disc, or across the network? How it's being loaded could make a difference.
-If the issue is loading from the HDD, does the issue still happen from WMP? Try it to find out. If it STILL has issues, try another video. If it still has issues with another video... shared video codecs could be bad, requiring Windows to be repaired, or worse: A faulty disk drive.
-If the issue is on a CD, sometimes some programs work better with certain drives or codecs than others.... try another program to run it, as stated before. If it's still having an issue playing from the disc, Try cleaning the lens, and/or making sure the laptop is on a flat, stable surface.
-If the issue is across the network (not internet), sometimes the computer being accessed could be backed up with other commands, and the Service Host's best remedy is for you to reboot the system hosting the file.
-If it's on the internet, make sure the bandwidth isn't having to buffer too much, that you can support the data... some people don't know what the limitations are for high-res video.
-Lastly, if it's across internet or wi-fi: radio waves, even those from a MICROWAVE ESPECIALLY (in repeated personal experience), can cause interference with how your computer receives wireless data.
-In the case of none of these helping, check to see if you can change or disable codecs in VLC's video settings. On my robotics projects using VLC on Linux, I've had issues with things like ALSA: Make sure you're using the right settings: Not all settings may be reset on an uninstall!
on Dec 04, 2016