[Update] I tried the latest version of VLC player (0.8.6d) and it played OK without modification. 12/27/2007
VLC is my favorite media player. It plays almost every media format and you can get it for every major platforms.
I tried VLC to play some AVI files on Vista RC2. It didn’t play them properly. I can hear sound but no video showing. I remember running into similar problems on XP. I had to reduce the color from 24 bit to 16 bit. I tried to do the same on Vista RC2, but it’s a no go. Still no video.
I then found this solution. It tells you to set the video rendering engine to OpenGL. I tried to use other settings and found that “DirectX video output” and “Windows GDI video output” also work. Here are the steps.
- Open VLC media player.
- Click on Settings and select Preferences… .
- Expand Video and click on Output modules. Note that DON’T expand Output modules, just click on it.
- Check Advanced options in the lower right corner.
- Set Video output module to either “DirectX“, “OpenGL” or “Windows GDI”
You’ll need to restart VLC media player after the change.
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