VLC suddenly not playing movies?

stormypenguin

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Original poster
Apr 10, 2008
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I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to look for help in, but it seemed the most fitting...

If anybody is familiar with VLC I would appreciate your help -

Today I tried to open up a movie I downloaded last night. Yesterday movies were playing fine in VLC, today, nothing plays, and it stops responding when I try to close it.

I'm utterly lost!

Thanks..
 

stormypenguin

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Original poster
Apr 10, 2008
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Thank you for the reply -

They are .avi files. newest version of VLC, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling... repaired permissions... restarted computer... OS X 10.5.8.

And all movie files were playing normally up to this...

Thank you.
 

lwseagull

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Mar 2, 2014
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VLC stopped playing avi files

I use VLC to play avi movies/tv on my macbook pro. it worked fine for a couple of years. then it stopped playing after a couple of minutes and VLC became unresponsive. The same thing happened with avi files that played fine the day before.
I upgraded VLC to the latest version. 2.1.4 Rincewind
I updated OSX Lion to the latest version. 10.7.5
I re-installed OSX.
It problem stayed exactly the same.
Most interestingly, I downloaded an add-on to play avi files in QT.... And got exactly the same problem!!! Which led me to believe it could be a H/W problem.
I ran AHT and it said everything was fine.
Yours was the only post I found anywhere on the internet, that describe exactly the same problem.

Did you ever find a solution?
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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To the poster directly above?

What happens when you RIGHT click on a video file, and choose "Open with..." VLC ?
 

lwseagull

macrumors newbie
Mar 2, 2014
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I tried RightClick and OpenWith VLC. Result exactly as before. I also tried it with QuickTime; Same result.
My plan is to wipe the disk and reinstall OSX from scratch. However I want to exhaust all other avenues before I try that, in case I delete something I've forgotten to backup.
 

lwseagull

macrumors newbie
Mar 2, 2014
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Problem solved

I fixed the problem by downloading the latest version of vuze; Deleting the avi files, torrents etc. and Downloading them again from scratch.
I still have no idea what the problem was. Files on the mac don't suddenly corrupt themselves, and leave no trace for the Disk Utility to find.
 
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