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Learn about the problems with VLC® Media Player for Windows® Vista®

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What are the problems with VLC Media Player for Windows Vista? Get tips and tweaks to be applied to fix those problems

VLC Media Player is a software program that helps to capture and export streaming video, as well as converting to and from a number of audio and video formats. It is a free software program which could be easily downloaded and allows web designers to quickly and easily add video or audio files to their sites. It is an open source free software media player. VLC stands for Video LAN Client which provides users with an enjoyable and interesting media player. The advantage of VLC media player is that it comes with every codec built-in and because of that you don’t need to update the codec packs continuously. It is highly portable multimedia player which support the various audio and video formats. It features simple design and set-up, and it has DVD playback ability.

Following are the problems with VLC Media Player for Windows Vista and tips to be applied to fix those problems:

  • Sound driver problem
  • Video driver problem
  • Installation problem

Sound driver problem

If the sound drivers are not installed properly in your system then you would have to face certain audio problems while you are using VLC Media Player. The sound driver which you have installed in your PC need to be compatible with your Windows Vista, Operating System and the Sound card installed in your PC. If you fail to choose the right driver then you would have to face certain audio problems while using VLC Media Player.

Video driver problem

If the video drivers which are used in VLC media player are not compatible with the Windows Vista, then the video problems occurred when you use the VLC Media Player. The problem is that you might get the sound but no picture. In order to resolve the issue select ‘Preferences’ from the settings in the VLC media player, and then expand ‘Video’ and from that choose ‘Output modules’. Then set the Video output module to DirectX, OpenGL or Windows GDI.

Installation problem

If the VLC media player software program is not properly installed in your system then it would cause the problems in the working of the VLC Media Player. If it is not properly installed or any necessary file is missing then it might cause the installation problem of the VLC Media Player. If the configuration file is corrupted then you might not be able to properly install the VLC media player in your system.

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