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What is vlc.exe?

Part of VLC media player by VideoLAN

What is it?

VLC media player (VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files.
Description of vlc.exe from VideoLAN
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 does vlc.exe run?

Process - vlc.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. vlc.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does vlc.exe start?

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.
Scheduled task - vlc.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{27FFE8AB-2D92-43EE-ACD6-C01B3CCA8F96}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vlc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vlc.exe users, 40.0% have disabled it.
How stable is VLC media player?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     vlc.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is vlc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.04386% CPU438580.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
70.08 MB RAM325.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
2,345 /min104.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
120 GDI objects80.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
1,520 context switches/sec1520.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe

Are there other versions of VLC media player?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by VLC media player.

What else is related?

VLC media player Stability

vlc.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Dej de responder y se cerr (AppHangB1)
Details: Este programa dej� de interactuar con Windows por un problema.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
3.  
Error: Mqkdskptelenn vlt (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)

About VideoLAN

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
Name: VLC media player
Description: VLC media player 2.0.3
Version: 2.0.4
Product version: 2,0,4,0
Size: 106 KB
Original file name: vlc.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0513075078%
Privileged CPU: 0.0074494929%
User CPU: 0.04385801492878%
Privileged CPU time: 2274032597.9 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 99 ms
CPU cycle count: 722,639,542
CPU cycle count /min: 1,202,066,290
Context switches /sec: 1,520
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 254.07 MB
Peak committed memory: 306.13 MB
Paged memory: 70.08 MB
Peak paged memory: 102.54 MB
Paged system memory: 293.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 29.17 KB
Working set memory: 55.76 MB
Peak working set memory: 85.07 MB
Min working set memory: 38.87 MB
Private memory: 70.08 MB
Page faults: 111,997
Page faults /min: 384
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 164,789
Read operations /min: 468
Total read transfer: 413.05 MB
Read transfer /min: 5.37 MB
Total write operations: 1,420
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 5.47 MB
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 28,767
Other operations /min: 72
Total other transfer: 2.17 MB
Other Transfer /min: 6.68 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 120
Peak GDI objects: 129
USER objects: 65
Peak USER objects: 77
Resources
Handle count average: 441
Thread count average: 18
Thread resource averages
msvcrt.dll
dsound.dll
wow64cpu.dll
wow64win.dll
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\Downloads\Video\AMERACAN PILOT BECOMES A MUSLIM AND REVERTS TO ISLAM ... CNN NEWS.mp4"
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\Series\Fringe\Fringe S01\Fringe.S01E19.VOSTFR.HDTV.XViD-NYJ.avi"
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" C:\users\user\desktop\DOWN
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\1Movies\!seen\My Cousin Vinny\My.Cousin.Vinny.(1992).XviD.AC3.ENG.DVDRip.WS.avi"
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\users\user\desktop\movies\The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 720p R6 LiNE 900MB Ganool.mkv"

Autoplay handler details

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

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {B622746B-45AA-400B-980E-E3BDFFB86584}
Command: \{B622746B-45AA-400B-980E-E3BDFFB86584}

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 55126
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: ee6f75859f882aaf96b4fa15c83dcc07
SHA-1: 06eb0069436a1c13fd6aa54e342fb7da976375fc
SHA-256: 4c998f6e2150462c7bf5502d57db5a347a32e3d2e5b4f9b569bd30805d8c13cd

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
libvlc.dll
msvcrt.dll
psapi.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
wininet.dll
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