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Recently reported problems with VLC media player within the last 24 hours

Not Working7%
Login Issue62%
Loading Problem82%
Installation Issue95%

VLC media player App Status (March 2024)

If you're experiencing difficulties with the VLC media player app, the issue might be related to your device or internet connectivity. Should you believe the app is the culprit, kindly provide a detailed description of the problem, and a community member might offer guidance. While you await feedback, consider attempting these troubleshooting measures.

App Name VLC media player
App Category Photo & Video
Developer VideoLAN
Relase Date 19 July 2013, Friday
Last Update 28 February 2024, Wednesday
Compatibility IOS 9.0 or later

Common VLC media player App Problems and Troubleshooting Steps

Android, iOS, or macOS operating system users may encounter a problem where an app will display a black screen for a few seconds before crashing, with or without an error message. However, there are a few methods you can try to fix this issue:

  1. Sometimes, this problem may be caused by a temporary loading issue. To fix this, go to the recent applications menu on your phone, usually accessed by the first left button, and close the app that is experiencing the issue. Then, re-open the app.
  2. If that doesn't work, try doing a hard reboot of your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Android device by simultaneously pressing and holding the "Home" and "Power" buttons for up to 10 seconds, then release them and hold the "Power" button until the screen turns on. After that, try opening the app again.
  3. If none of the above solutions work, another option is to wait for the phone battery to drain and turn off automatically. After that, charge the phone and turn it on and try opening the app again.
  4. If the problem persists, you may need to uninstall and re-install the app. Re-installing the app will restore all settings.
  5. If the app still does not work, you can try installing older versions of the app.

My VLC media player app wont load or not working properly (loading error / server error / connection error / screen freeze / ping problem)

There are a number of reasons why a mobile app may experience loading issues. Some common causes include:

  1. The VLC media player app server may be experiencing downtime, which can cause loading issues. Try accessing the app again after a few minutes.
  2. Your wifi or mobile data connection may not be working properly, which can affect the app's ability to load. Make sure your connection is stable.
  3. There may be too many users accessing the app at the same time, causing a slowdown. In this case, try accessing the app again after a few minutes when usage may be lower.

I'm having VLC media player login issue or account related issues

If you are experiencing issues with logging in or with your account, please take the following steps to troubleshoot the problem:

  1. Check if the VLC media player server is down, as this can cause login and account issues. If so, try logging in again after a few minutes.
  2. Verify that your wifi or mobile data connection is working properly.
  3. Ensure that you are using the correct login credentials. Double check the details you are entering.
  4. If you're logging in using a third-party service like Facebook, Twitter, or Google, check to make sure that the service is functioning properly by visiting its official website.
  5. If you see error message, check if your account has been banned or deactivated.

I have VLC media player app installation issues

There seems to be some issues with the installation of the VLC media player app. To resolve this, please follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that your wifi or internet connection is stable.
  2. Verify that you have enough storage space on your mobile device. A lack of sufficient space may prevent the app from being installed.
  3. Check that the version of the MacOS, IOS or Android operating system on your device is compatible with the version of the app you are trying to install.
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My VLC media player app is not updating properly in my phone

In order to ensure that you are able to update the VLC media player app, please take the following steps:

  1. Verify that your wifi or mobile data connection is functioning properly. If the connection is down, it may prevent the app from updating.
  2. Make sure that your phone has enough storage space to download the updates. If there is not enough space, it may prevent the app from updating.

Audio/video loading problem with VLC media player

If you are experiencing audio problems while using a phone, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Verify that the volume on your phone is not turned down or muted.
  2. Try using headphones to determine if the problem is with the phone's speakers or with the app itself.

If you are having trouble with videos loading, some potential solutions include:

  1. Checking your internet speed and wifi connectivity to ensure that you have a stable connection.
  2. Make sure that your phone has enough storage space to download the videos.
  3. Check if the app is compatible with your operating system version.
  4. Check that your phone is not running on low-power mode.

VLC media player app notifications are not working properly

If you are not receiving notifications for the VLC media player app, you can check the app's notification settings by following these steps:

  1. Go to the "Apps" section on your device. Locate the "VLC media player" app.
  2. Check the notification settings to see if they are enabled. If they are not, please enable them.
  3. If you are not getting notification sounds, make sure that the app's notification sound is not accidentally muted.

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VLC media player Developer Updates

Version 3.5.4 28 February 2024

路 Fix login to network shares, especially with complex addresses 路 Add option to always play media opened through third-party apps.

Version 3.4.9 08 September 2023

路 Noticable stability improvements 路 Fix distortion when playing MP3 media 路 VLC core update to version 3.0.19 路 Fix issue where the last frame remained visible on playback end 路 Playback starts with the selected media even in shuffle mode 路 Playback is no longer continued from the last position in loop mode 路 New translation to Georgian and updated to Korean and Slovenian.

Version 3.4.8 17 August 2023

路 Second attempt to fix the heating problem 路 Fix shuffle behavior 路 Fix playback continuation for audio content 路 Fix failed start of audio content chosen from a list 路 Fix bookmark appearance on iOS 12 and earlier 路 Audio player: add support for device rotation 路 Player: add swipe gestures to minimize more easily 路 Improved accessibility for the audio player.

Version 3.4.6 26 June 2023

路 Preserve repeat mode 路 Restore chapter support for audio-only media 路 Hide status bar in fullscreen mode with the dark UI appearance 路 Further UI improvements.

Version 3.3.12 21 December 2022

路 Fix playback of certain network streams 路 Stability improvements.

Version 3.3.10 15 October 2022

路 Add option to configure pre-amp level 路 Improve accessibility of playback speed buttons 路 Stability improvements.

Version 3.3.9 24 September 2022

路 Fixed discovery of UPnP/DLNA servers on iOS 16.

Version 3.3.7 17 May 2022

路 layout improvements for playback subpanels 路 stability and speed improvements.

Version 3.3.2 31 March 2022

路 Fix colorspace handling error introduced in the last update.

Version 3.2.13 22 October 2020

路 Add support for SMBv3 路 Fix authentication regression with SMBv2 servers 路 Fix login to

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鉁 VLC media player Help Center Note

Update your device software to the latest version, delete the app and redownload it from the app store. Your vlc media player app progress will be retained as long as the device is connected to the internet. Also, ensure that your device meets the minimum system requirements.