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Windows 7: VLC seems to crash my PC, any advice?

11 Apr 2010   #11

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Got the same problem, exactly.

I have just bought a new pc, with windows 7 on, 64bit, and so was worried that all sorts of things might be to blame.

My initial thoughts were that the graphics card was on the blink, as the problem manifested as no video, but with the sound still running on the film i was watching.
Then it occurred to me that the computer had sat there with the desktop showing for hours while i was doing other stuff and that each crash was when watching video via VLC. Been using this program for years and it has always been spot on, so not convinced its the problem. Had 5 crashes in about 3 hours of viewing; had to soft reset to get back.

Graphics card i am using is ati 5770, but i am using the drivers shipped with the pc, so this is my next port of call.

Ive not got anything technical to add at this point; just thought id back up the poster's observation. When i fix it i'll get back.

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11 Apr 2010   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rus View Post

Graphics card i am using is ati 5770, but i am using the drivers shipped with the pc, so this is my next port of call.
I'd start there for sure.

Otherwise, try seeing what happens when you use DirectX Video Output for the renderer.

VLC seems to crash my PC, any advice?-vlc-directx-out.jpg

It's definitely not VLC the app that's the issue.

Good luck :)

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17 Apr 2010   #13

windows 7

It was the drivers. Updated to March 2010 drivers and the the problems with VLC were eliminated. The drivers that i had originally been using were not that old (new pc) so i am not totally convinced. Installing again may have just sorted something crud that was kicking around. But anyway, thats the way to if you are having VLC crashes. I agree with the other guy; been using it for years, its fabulous and its the last thing to suspect if you are having problems. cheers
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