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Thursday, 29 December 2011

VLC, Windows 7 to Basic Mode & Black screen

Debugging an audio issue I have on XBMC and dropped to trusty VLC. Windows (7 x32) flicked into basic mode and VLC only played the audio.


A quick google showed a few hits with the same issue, but no resolution. Check video drivers, update VLC etc.  All rather generic.


It also wasn't version specific (I horde older versions) and they all behaved in the same way.


No amount of preference changes resolved it.


Fix : Shut some apps, in my case Chrome was hogging all the RAM and I was >70% used. Releasing some system resources fixed VLC. So not directly a VLC issue. 


Hope that helps some people. The problem seems to have been around a while ..