How to Fix VLC Player Crashing And Lagging Problem In Windows 10

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The VLC Player has recently become one of the most successful audio and video players. Almost every file format is supported, and the favorite aspect is that it’s free. It has its own collection of problems, however, such as sudden crashes, lagging, and even skips content. In particular, when you play your favorite media, this can be frustrating.

In this article, we’ll show you how to fix How to Fix VLC Player Crashing And Lagging Problem In Windows 10 and carry on to uninterruptedly hear or see your favorite content.

Fix: VLC crash Windows 10

On your PC, there are 2 major methods to fix VLC crashes. Apply any of the methods mentioned below to repair VLC crashes:

Method 1: Reset Settings

Some steps can be taken to restore the VLC settings:

Step #1
Open VLC Media Player. Click to Tools -> click on Preferences or simply press Ctrl+P. This will open the VLC Preferences.

How to Fix VLC Player Crashing And Lagging Problem In Windows 10

Step #2
Click on Reset Preferences -> then Click OK.

Step #3
After that, restart VLC.

This will fix the problem of VLC crashes. But you can try other methods below if you still encounter the problem.

Method 2: Reinstalling VLC Media Player

Follow these steps to reinstall VLC Media Player:

Uninstalling VLC in Windows 7:

  1. Click on Start -> Control Panel -> Program -> Programs and Features
  2. Now in the programs and features list, find VLC Media Player, select it and then click on “Uninstall/Change”.
  3. The uninstallation process will start.

Uninstalling VLC in Windows 8:

  1. Click on Start, then select “Programs and Features” option
  2. Find and select the VLC Media Player.
  3. And select “Uninstall”

Uninstalling VLC in Windows 10:

  1. Click on Start, then select “Settings”
  2. Then click on “Apps”
  3. After that, select “Apps & Features” on the left-hand sidebar
  4. Now find & select the VLC Media Player in that list
  5. Click “Uninstall” and then confirm the uninstall by clicking “Uninstall” in the pop-up window

Note: You can then continue to download VLC from the official website after completing the uninstallation process.

Fix: VLC media player lagging video

Method 1: Using File Caching

Step #1
Open VLC Media Player. Then click on Tools -> Preferences.

Step #2
Next, open Advanced Preferences window -> click on radio button “All” under show setting -> scroll down and select Input/Codecs

Step #3
Scroll down on right side of the window, you will find Advanced section -> File caching (ms). Change the file caching value from 300 to 600 or 1000 and then click Save.

This should resolve the skip and lag issue of the VLC Media Player. Try the 2nd method if the issue continues.

Method 2: Disable Hardware decoding

Step #1
From Method 1: Using File Caching, follow step #1

Step #2
Select simple Preferences -> then select Input/Codecs option from the top of the window -> then in codecs section look for Hardware-accelerated decoding -> now select Disable from the drop-down menu and then click Save.

Try the 3rd method if this method does not work.

Method 3: Change the video output module

Step #1
From Method 1: Using File Caching, follow step #1

Step #2
Next, open Advanced Preferences window -> click on the radio button “All” under show setting -> scroll down and select Video -> then Output modules

Step #3
On the right side of the window, you will find Video output module -> now select Automatic from the drop-down menu and then click Save.

This is expected to help fix VLC crashes and lags. If it is not, try Method 4.

Method 4: Using Video Codecs

Step #1
From Method 1: Using File Caching, follow step #1

Step #2
Next, open Advanced Preferences window -> click on radio button “All” under show setting -> scroll down and select Input/Codecs

Step #3
Next, below the Input/Codecs list -> select and expand Video Codecs section -> then click on FFmpeg.

Step #4
On the right side of the window, you will find the Decoding section -> Thread. Change the Thread value from 0 to 2 then click Save.

Your VLC Media Player can now seamlessly play audio and video files. You will need to uninstall VLC Media Player and reinstall it again if this doesn’t work.

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