VLC opening direct 3d output windows

  • FrozenKing

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    As you can in this above image there are two windows of vlc player, I just want to get rid of the other vlc direct3d output window.

    VLC version is latest i.e. 2.0.1.

    If I change the video output to some other also; this thing doesn't change. Only the title changes i.e. now it is direct3d output then it will change to openGL or as per the selected output video option.

    This happens when I play *.mov files.

  • Answers
  • FrozenKing

    I got this answer on my own. Actually this is a bug in VLC media player and they haven't solved this problem till yet. This problem is caused only when playing specific file types, in my case it was .mov file.

    The answer to this problem was to use different player rather then to depend on vlc. Now,whenever I want to open this type of file I use GOM player. The .mov file is played very smoothly in GOM player without opening any more extra windows.

    Sad, I even tried the latest version of vlc i.e. 2.0.2 still the problem is alive.

  • Deloader

    I too faced this problem. I got rid of the issue by changing the following

    Tools > Preferences > Input and Codecs > (Check) Use GPU accelerated decoding Restart VLC


    This is happening with Lynda.com videos. because they are putting an additional layer with the logo. in video menu there are two tracks. A temporary solution is right click the video while playing > video> video track > disable. Again same step and choose track 1. This is valid for the file being played. If you open another file you will get the popup. You will have to do the same process every time you play such files

  • slm

    NO solution at all. Just use Classic Media Player. Beautiful result you'll obtain. It's perfect for .mov extension files.

  • indonesia

    You can select you desired output module in VLC preferences. In VLC go to: Tools >> Preferences

    And select "All" for "Show settings". Go to "Video >> Output modules" and select e.g. "DirectX video output" from the drop down list. Press "Save" and restart VLC.

  • Thor

    This is quite an old thread, but I've just tried version 2.1.2 and had the same problem.

    The solution for me was to first reset the configuration and cache, followed by removing %APPDATA%\Roaming\VLC.

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  • bobby521

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  • 8088

    Within VLC, try pressing

    Control+I (View Media Info)

    looking at those tabs can show you all sorts of interesting information at the file.

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    As was mentioned, MOV is just a container - what is embedded inside it is what is interesting. There should be at least two streams, one for the audio and one for the video. Chances are that if you can't see the video then it is probably either a poorly encoded/broken stream or that very rare file that VLC just can't play. It would be helpful to update your question with what VLC sees as the streams (and their details):

    I am going to assume other video files play just fine in VLC and this is a problem specific to one file? Does that same file play just fine in Quicktime?

  • fluxtendu

    .mov is usually the quicktime container... So usually you will need quicktime, or the unofficial, but less annoying quicktime alternative