VLC freezing

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  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009
    I have been using VLC for a number of years with no problem.

    All of a sudden it is freezing my whole computer when playing a .avi file

    I tried getting the latest version of VLC from 0.8.6i to 0.9.8 but that did not fix it

    my specs are:

    MacBook Aluminum
    4GB RAM
    500GB Western Digital Scorpion Blue HD
  2. macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2007
    My VLC stutters when wathcing in versions newer than 0.8.6i.

    0.9.9 did not fix it.

    Very interesting that we have the same specs. Might have something to do with that!

    MB Unibody 2.0
    4GB Ram (Crucial)
    500GB Seagate Momentus 5400
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I've had that issue before, and it turned out VLC didn't have the proper codec installed.

    Do you both have Perian installed? If you do, then I don't know. If you don't, you might want to try it out. It's free!

  4. macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2008
    Same problem

    Occasionally when watching a video file (usually an avi) the picture will stutter momentarily. Then it will stutter later on (sometimes around 45 minutes) and the picture will freeze but the sound continues.

    I have to close down the video window then play the video again from the point it stopped.

    I don't remember VLC doing this before but it does it every time I watch a video now.

    I always use install the latest updates of VLC.

  5. macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

    Feb 11, 2003
    Columbia, MD
    Oddly enough, I experienced my first VLC freeze today, after several months without any issues whatsoever. Today, the movie clip I watched played fine, but VLC froze with a beachball when I quit it (Cmd-Q). I had to force quit it, finally. I am using version 0.9.9 (Intel).
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    I have the exact same issue... And I don't remember it doing it before, it just suddenly started...

    Vere annoying
  7. macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    I've experience the same beach ball freeze as well.
    VLC Version 0.9.9a
    Mid 09 macbook pro 2.8

    Actually, since I've installed VLC, i've experience the beach ball freeze on Firefox and Photoshop CS4, but I can't prove that it is related....
  8. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  9. macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2008
    Haunted VLC

    Mine has been working fine for the last few weeks or so without making any changes!!!

    Very strange!!
  10. macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008

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