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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.

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.

Community

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, 55.0% 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.
0.49607% CPU4960721.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.08 MB RAM32.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
87 GDI objects58.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
130 context switches/sec130.0%
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)
Crashing module: libmkv_plugin.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: libmkv_plugin.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
3.  
Error:    (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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: 2.0.2
Product version: 2,0,2,0
Size: 106 KB
Original file name: vlc.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.6779652228%
Privileged CPU: 0.1818931086%
User CPU: 0.49607211422813%
Privileged CPU time: 220.32 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 981,662,213
Context switches /sec: 130
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 97.17 MB
Peak committed memory: 103.17 MB
Paged memory: 7.08 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.5 MB
Paged system memory: 85.61 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.31 KB
Working set memory: 16.35 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.73 MB
Min working set memory: 16.35 MB
Private memory: 7.08 MB
Page faults: 11,185
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 98
Total read transfer: 340.98 KB
Total write operations: 86
Total write transfer: 339.65 KB
Total other operations: 1,733
Total other transfer: 95.66 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 87
Peak GDI objects: 98
USER objects: 37
Peak USER objects: 44
Resources
Handle count average: 340
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages
msvcrt.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe"

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

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 1ef5b782dc95b24710d88fd5db6a1d14
SHA-1: 4110f64cdef91e6f86ad4d85f622259c5e4ee416
SHA-256: ee37e5a77e31441c63eab25e145993b0337bf780f6fe17a986013a9988cce115

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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