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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.

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 0.2% of all Boost users have the vlc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vlc.exe users, 61.0% 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%
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe

Are there other versions of 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.
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Error: Beendet und geschlossen. (AppHangB1)
Details: Aufgrund eines Problems kann dieses Programm nicht mehr mit Windows kommunizieren.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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: 2.1.0-rc1
Product version: 2,1,0,0
Size: 126 KB
Original file name: 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: 920a979de1002cc5ba3f82f18ab72e3d
SHA-1: d19f912ca125542ecd271e5b271eec0dbe5fddca
SHA-256: 7864cabbc0e2f53007c0054e8b6b2d5854adc4d57030b307285b1946a5596e10

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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