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What is vlc.exe?

Part of VLC media player by the VideoLAN Team

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 the 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 does vlc.exe run?

Process - vlc.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-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.

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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, 43.0% 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.
0.99187% CPU9918702.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
45.35 MB RAM210.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
103 GDI objects68.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
930 context switches/sec930.0%
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 programs install vlc.exe?

VLC media player 1.1.4 by VideoLAN Team - VLC media player (also known as VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports many audio and video compre
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 55.5 MB
VLC media player 2.0.2 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 66.1 MB
VLC media player 1.0.1 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Size: 6.04 MB
VLC media player 1.1.5 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 56.32 MB
WinZip 16.0 by WinZip Computing, S.L. - WinZip 16.0 implemented new 64-bit zip engine and added 64-bit version of Winzip, added ability to zip and write files to Blu-ray discs, added integration with ZipSend and ZipShare services, improved capabilities of file
Program URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com
Program help URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=NL&url=www.winzip.com/contact.htm
Install path: C:\Program Files\WinZip\
Size: 68.61 MB
VLC media player 1.1.1 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
VLC Player by vlcplayerdownload.com - VLC classic is a modified distribution of the free open source VLC Player. The co-bundle distribution packages and installs various potentially unwanted components such as toolbars, web browser extensions and various oth
Program URL: www.vlcplayerdownload.com/
Program help URL: www.vlcplayerdownload.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\VlcPlus
Size: 57.88 MB
VLC media player 1.1.2 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
VLC media player 1.1.9 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 57.28 MB
VideoLAN VLC media player 1.1.7 by VideoLAN Team - This is the software driver package for the installed VNC Printer. The driver package is required in order for the VNC Printer to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this h
Program URL: www.videolan.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Size: 57.76 MB
VLC media player 2.0.4 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 65.99 MB
VLC media player 1.1.11 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 58.11 MB
VLC media player 1.1.10 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 57.67 MB
FreeTV versija 1.0 by Meganet
Program URL: www.meganet.lt
Install path: C:\Program Files\FreeTV\
Size: 84.11 KB
VLC media player 2.0.1 by VideoLAN Team - VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transco
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Program help URL: www.videolan.org/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 64.83 MB
VLC media player 2.0.5 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/vlc/
Program help URL: www.videolan.org/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 65.99 MB
VLC media player 1.1.6 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
VLC media player 1.0.5 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 56.95 MB
VLC Media Player by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN
VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6f by VideoLAN Team - The most versatile and furnished Registry Cleaner ever, Quick PC Care scans the Windows registry and provides the most suitable optimization to tune and manage various registry behaviors. To make backup copies of your im
Program URL: www.videolan.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Size: 32.26 MB
VLC media player 2.0.7 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 72.37 MB
Satellite Pc Pro by Satellite Pc Pro
Program URL: www.satellitepcpro.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Satellite Pc Pro
Size: 76.73 MB
Easy Media Player 1.1.12 by Easy Media Player - The software bundles third party adware and such: "The Download-Free Installation Managert is the technology we use to manage your software installation process. This page was created to let you know what informatio
Program URL: www.download-free.com/learn-more
Install path: C:\Program Files\Easy Media Player
Size: 56.12 MB
VLC media player 1.1.7 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 64.53 MB
VLC media player 0.9.9 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Size: 97.59 MB
VLC media player 1.1.0 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
VLC media player 1.1.8 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
VLC media player 1.0.2 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
VLC media player 2.0.0 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
Size: 64.19 MB
VLC Plus by vlcplayerdownload.com - VLC classic is a modified distribution of the free open source VLC Player. The co-bundle distribution packages and installs various adware components such as toolbars, web browser extensions and various other potentially
Program URL: www.vlcplayerdownload.com/
Program help URL: www.vlcplayerdownload.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\VlcPlus
Size: 81.98 KB
VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6c by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Size: 31.54 MB
VLC classic by vlcplayerdownload.com
Program URL: www.vlcplayerdownload.com/
Program help URL: www.vlcplayerdownload.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Vlcclassic
adsl TV by adsl TV / FM
Program URL: www.adsltv.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\adslTV
Size: 40.5 MB
VLC media player 1.1.3 by VideoLAN Team
Program URL: www.videolan.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC

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 responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Lakkasi vastaamasta ja suljettiin (AppHangB1)
Details: Ongelma keskeytti ohjelman tiedonsiirron Windowsin kanssa.
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) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: vlc.exe
Name: VLC media player
Description: VLC media player
Version: 1.1.8
Product version: 1,1,8,0
Size: 105 KB
Original file name: vlc.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 1.1255844357%
Privileged CPU: 0.1337141577%
User CPU: 0.99187027797869%
Privileged CPU time: 826.81 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 375,336,034
Context switches /sec: 930
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 221.12 MB
Peak committed memory: 246.53 MB
Paged memory: 45.35 MB
Peak paged memory: 57.4 MB
Paged system memory: 334.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 56.16 KB
Working set memory: 41.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 41.69 MB
Min working set memory: 40.97 MB
Private memory: 45.35 MB
Page faults: 11,935
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,657
Total read transfer: 3.45 MB
Total other operations: 5,227
Total other transfer: 130.97 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 103
Peak GDI objects: 104
USER objects: 47
Peak USER objects: 53
Resources
Handle count average: 430
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages
wow64cpu.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\VLC\vlc.exe" "C:\Users\Ashwin\Music\Assassin's Creed 3 Soundtrack_ Main Theme by UpgradeYourKnowledge.mp3"

Autoplay handler details

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

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: c27b7a11dc2b287cbd96d57b649ff25b
SHA-1: 1dcfa0f45afedcbab4513e5251941d58e3b134d3
SHA-256: d4185097f0f8af581e4b2fb026c3103b36bc94e46a754c2d2c0676995a60f340

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 7.05168
File packed: No
Import Table
kernel32.dll
libvlc.dll
msvcrt.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
wininet.dll
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