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What is vlc.exe?

By VideoLAN Team

What is it?

VLC media player (Activex Plugin) allows for playing VLC flash based media with Internet Explorer by utilizing and ActiveX extension.
Description of vlc.exe from VideoLAN Team
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It also can be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
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How is vlc.exe loaded?

Autoplay handler - vlc.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of VLCPlayCDAudioOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\VLCPlayCDAudioOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vlc.exe file.Of the 0.2% of vlc.exe users, 50.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe

Are there other versions of vlc.exe?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)

About VideoLAN Team

A project and a non-profit organization, composed of volunteers developing and promoting free, open-source multimedia solutions. The VideoLAN project is a proje More...
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File details

File name: vlc.exe
Publisher: VideoLAN Team
Description: VLC media player
Version: 0.8.6a
Size: 91 KB

Autoplay handler details

Name: VLCPlayDVDMovieOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\VLCPlayDVDMovieOnArrival

Image hashes

MD5: 1d3fc60e8f71ebf8bc71f3516b4caa13
SHA-1: 665f7e5b893b7ac5200044ce9c7a427fd67d9ceb
SHA-256: 6861be8a0bc5a6999bb31d020593c51808c2d9c2bb645c9c665ea69b5f7b45db

PE image details

File packed: No
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