Hi, I've had my new PC a while now, been running Windows 7 with no problems, but what I've noticed is that when I try and play anything in VLC media player, it functions fine for a while but then causes my PC to crash.
The screen will suddenly go black (despite the monitor remaining on and not going into standby) and for a few seconds whatever sound was coming from VLC, eg a man talking, will "stutter" extremely fast for a few seconds (see YouTube - How about adding some STUTTER EFFECTS to your DJ Sound Drops
for the kind of sound I mean) and then cut to silence.
It's really weird, because the PC is still on, the LED light on top is still indicating that it's on, but it's completely unresponsive - even when I hit the power button, there's no effect, so I have to turn it off then on again at the wall socket
Other than that, it's completely functional - doesn't seem to be a driver
problem as even Blu-ray quality video files play fine in HP MediaSmart Video, the default media player.
Any advice is appreciated, I just want to be able to use VLC without constantly crashing my PC!