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Try updating your VLC player to the latest version ie. version 1.1.7(Windows)

VideoLAN VLC | Answered Yesterday

Hi there,

If you use VLC you should be able to play nearly all movies :O)

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VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Apr 19, 2019

make sure you have ffdshow installed

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download, extract, install. keep clicking next next next next next and finish finaly. optionally if you know what your doing you can configure at the end but thats optional.

ones setup is complete try your videos if they still don't work properly, reboot the computer and try again. everything should work.

let me know.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

Download new version

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Apr 16, 2019

You may need to re-install it or download a more resent version that is bug free.
It can be found on the VLC website here.

Codec update
You can get the latest codec pack here. Just click the Download [ K-Lite Codec Pack 6.9.0 Full ]. It comes with Windows Media Player Classic and a host of audio/video decoders needed to play any video or audio file.


If you want to customise your VLC media player you can, just head over to the VLC skins department and get the skin pack.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Apr 16, 2019

  1. OK, remove VLC Player
  2. Remove K-Lite codecs (VLC doesn't need them)
  3. Install these codecs designed for Vista
  4. After installing, restart, and play all video and audio files with Windows Media Player
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VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Apr 16, 2019


Are you having trouble playing flv files with VLC?

If so, try reinstalling the program or you can download and use this free FLV Player..


VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Apr 03, 2019

The VLC and FFDshow both use the free Libavcodecs I suggest using MediaInfo from sourceforge by Jerome Martinez to find out the actual codec that has been used then search google for the installer for the specifed codec.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Apr 03, 2019

There is no problem with VLC. You must be downloading a torrent and the file is partially downloaded in parts and hence VLC mixes videos. It happened to me too.. Dont Worry. Once the download is totally complete, VLC will play the complete file.

Regarding font cache it happens only the VLC is installed and launched.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Mar 26, 2019

This sounds more like a problem with your projector than with VLC. VLC is just a player, if it works properly on the computer screen then it should work properly going through the computer using the projector as output.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Mar 25, 2019

The player is corrupted, download the setup file and install it back.


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VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

Hi. I would Suggest you download the latest version of VLC and install it as a full installation.

This is the website where you can DL the latest version of the VLC player. http://filehippo.com/download_vlc/

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VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

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!

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Dec 04, 2016

Deselect the option to make VLC your default player. This should revert them back to normal. However if you want to play back the media files you will have to right click the file and select play via VLC. This will not change the icon of that file back to the cone of VLC, only changing to default will do that. If you were using Windows Media icons before, then selecting Windows Media player as default player will change the icons back. Normal clicking of the mouse on a media file will cause the play back via whatever player is set as the default.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Nov 27, 2016

You can download its setup from any site for free such as:


Then run the setup,accept the license agreement,choose the directory where you want to download it and it shall be installed.

If its too hard.....just click "Next" and "I agree" until you reach the end....

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on May 01, 2015

Just go to the following website and make certain you get the correct package for you computer.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Mar 20, 2015

Select the media file you want to play and click it. If it plays in another media player then that's your default player. But you can also right click the file and select the media player you want to play it. If you want all media files to play back using VLC then select it as your default player.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Jan 11, 2015

VLC will only play back files it can recognise as video files. If the format of the movie you want to play back is not in the format that can be played back in, VLC might not even show the files up. This doesn't mean that VLC can't play the file at all. It probably means that you need the correct Codec to play the file format. Check to see what format the movie is in and then search for the correct codec to play it.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Jan 11, 2015

With this option selected when you click a music or video file to play it will play back only via VLC player. You can still play back a file with another media player, but you will have to right click on it and select the option to play back via an alternative player. Even after playing back the same file using an alternative player, the file if clicked normally will still play back via VLC player.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Jan 11, 2015

Sometimes the Codec needed to play video and audio gets damaged and needs to be replaced. You can do this by downloading the K-Lite Codec pack. Just search the web for it. But be very careful some of the sites offering this free thing are full of spam. When downloading always use the advanced options otherwise it could change your browser or add software and spyware that you don't want. Make certain your virus checker is up-to-date before downloading.

VideoLAN VLC | Answered on Jan 11, 2015

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