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    Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    I have Windows 8 Operating in which I have install VLC 2.0.6 version. From few weeks my VLC freezes while playing high resolution video files ie; video pauses for some time and again it will start playing and this goes on till video end. Previously I had not faced this type of problem. Please tell me how to solve this problem.

  2. #2
    nis_wd Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    Hi Friend,


    >>>It might be due to low configuration of system

    >>>That is why VLC player hanged

    >>>Uninstall unwanted software's

    >>>Update your VLC player to 2.0.8

    >>>It might be due to a problem in video file

    >>>Close all the applications while playing this video

    >>>Follow all the above steps to solve your problem

    >>>Hope so this information helps you

    Thank You

  3. #3
    vampire Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8


    Unable to play HD video properly in VLC player,

    +++ Follow this steps ++++

    1. Open Control Panel.

    2. Uninstall option followed by Programs.

    3. Then uninstall VLC player.

    4. After uninstalling it, restart the system.

    5. Now download the latest version of VLC and install it.

    6. Now Play HD videos without any issues.

    Here are some player for better performance :

    > KM player
    > GOM player
    > Jet Audio

    Thank You.

  4. #4
    bonomali Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    Hello Friend,

    There is some issue with your VLC Media Player. Either your VLC player is corrupted or some files are missing from your VLC Player. You should uninstall the VLC Player form your PC. Then download the latest version of VLC Player form the internet and install it to your PC. Alternatively you can also download other popular media players such as KM Player and GOM Player from your PC. Hopefully this will solve your problem. All the best.


  5. #5
    Satya Praveen Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    Hello friend,

    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say..................................

    1.This can be the problem of the version of the VLC player.

    2.As Windows 8 is the latest version of the Media Player you need to install latest version of VLC Player.

    3.If you are using the latest version only but still have then this can be the problem of the VLC Player.

    4.Some of it's files may be not installed correctly so it is freezing.

    5.So to fix this you uninstall it from your Windows system and then install it again.

    Have a nice day.............................

  6. #6
    MSB Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    Hello friend,

    1.First of all please go to the your windows 8 system home screen,

    2.After this go to the desktop and uninstall the your vlc media player 2.06 version,

    3.Then restart your windows 8 system and open the browser,

    4.Now go to the vlc media player official website and download the vlc media player latest version setup (2.08)in your system,

    5.After this install and you use the normally,

    6.I hope this information usefull to you,

    Thank you,

  7. #7
    Sivasakthivel Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    *Regarding this problem*

    *better you can un-install the currently installed VCL media player..

    *then direly download via internet..
    *for windows 8 supported VLC MEDIA PLAYER..
    *and install your system..
    *now, you can play all format of AUDIO, VIDEO, able to play..
    *without any problem..

    it surely help you..

  8. #8
    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    What you need to do is as follows , which can fix VLC player related issues.

    Two primary steps you need to take Care about.

    1. Change the existing Driver for Display .
    Click Start--Click Control Panell--Click Device Manager--Click Display--Click Driver--Click Uninstall,
    Again Click Update Driver, and follow the prompt to install latest driver for display.

    Run VLC player and check the status, if the problem is fixed, okay, else,

    2. Uninstall existing VLC Player, and Install again.
    Click Start--Click Control Panel--Click Programs--Click VLC Player--Click Uninstall.

    Log in to internet, download VLC media player from Filehippo, CNet , or some other authentic web site and install.

    This will fix the issue.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    My dear friend this is happening because you are using an outdated version of VLC player on your phone.So if you don't want this to happen again then here is what you should be doing,,

    1. First of all go to the control panel.

    2. Uninstall the VLC player from there.

    3. Then you should go to the following link,,


    4. From there download the latest version of VLC player and install on your system.

    That's it after that your problem will be solved.
    Have a nice day~~~

  10. #10
    Dark Knight Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    Hello aspirant ..

    When the VLC media player is freezing in windows8 :

    this might happen when the Plug-ins of the Player are missing .

    update the
    VLC media player to the latest version .

    or else ..

    navigate to control panel

    Add or remove programs

    VLC media player , uninstall it .

    download the latest version from the internet and install it .

    Thank you...

  11. #11
    Abiswal Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    Hi My Friend,,

    1) Go to VLC website and check for latest update if any available please update and have it checked.

    2) Try doing the System restore to the date where unit was working fine.

    3) Uninstall VLC from Program & Features and reinstall it back on the unit from website.

    Have A Nice Day

  12. #12
    development Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: Freezing of VLC media player in Windows 8

    Hi dear Aspirant

    There are So many Reasons for Occurring of such issue

    I have provided you the Some Reasons why the VLC media Player Freezing

    >> Due to Virus Issue

    >> Due to Corrupted file ( Extension problem)

    VLC media Player Does not Support All the files I mean Say .XXX Files on VLC

    So Try to Open the Files which are Supported by the VLC are Applicable

    Then You can make Sure to open the Supported files if Any thing wrong then It completely issue of the Virus

    For this you can launch the Anti virus from the Official website

    Then You can scan the System to check for Updates

    That is all

    Good luck

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