VLC Won't Open

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Condawg, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Condawg macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2008
    Well, I use VLC religiously as my video player, but it just stopped opening.

    I tried reinstalling and everything.... I double-click the icon, nothing. Or, I click the icon on the dock, nothing.
    Just won't seem to open.

    What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?
    Because I really dislike not having a playlist with my Quicktime, and since I'm watching AVI files, they won't work in iTunes (even though people say they should since I have the codec, they just don't go into there).

  2. tomasremi macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    Had the same problem. Try dissinstling and erasing files from the following folder:


    Then re-install it. If this doesn't work, try MPlayerOSX (http://mplayerosx.sourceforge.net/) I use this program, although I recognize VLC has some advantages, MPlayerOSX is rock solid and fails only on rare ocassions.

  3. Condawg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2008
    Ahh, man.
    Thank you so much

    Absolutely amazing. Worked like a charm.

    Thanks, man.
  4. tomasremi macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
  5. val313 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2017
    Thanks a lot, it worked for me also, I just had to change the preferences path

    rm -R ~/Library/Preferences/org.videolan.vlc/​

    For information, even if I was not able to launch VLC app using VLC icon from Applications folder, I was already able to lunch it using Terminal with this command

    So it's not necessary anymore, with the first command, now, I can launch it using the app icon directly.


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