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What is vlc.exe?

Part of VLC media player by VideoLAN

What is it?

VLC media player (VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files.
Description of vlc.exe from VideoLAN
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It also can be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
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How does vlc.exe run?

Process - vlc.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. vlc.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does vlc.exe start?

Autoplay handler - vlc.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of VLCPlayCDAudioOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\VLCPlayCDAudioOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
Scheduled task - vlc.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{27FFE8AB-2D92-43EE-ACD6-C01B3CCA8F96}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vlc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vlc.exe users, 42.0% have disabled it.
How stable is VLC media player?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     vlc.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is vlc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00242% CPU24180.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
62.36 MB RAM289.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 20 /min0.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
801 GDI objects534.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
3,025 context switches/sec3025.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe

Are there other versions of VLC media player?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by VLC media player.

What else is related?

VLC media player Stability

vlc.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

About VideoLAN

A project and a non-profit organization, composed of volunteers developing and promoting free, open-source multimedia solutions. The VideoLAN project is a proje More...
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File details

File name: vlc.exe
Publisher: VideoLAN
Name: VLC media player
Description: VLC media player 2.0.3
Version: 2.0.8
Product version: 2,0,8,0
Size: 121.5 KB
Original file name: vlc.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0031405703%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007224882%
User CPU: 0.00241808203224%
Privileged CPU time: 1800410525.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 10 ms
CPU cycle count: 257,538,050
CPU cycle count /min: 421,492,594
Context switches /sec: 3,025
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 275.26 MB
Peak committed memory: 475.68 MB
Paged memory: 62.36 MB
Peak paged memory: 90.4 MB
Paged system memory: 340.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 42.38 KB
Working set memory: 36.49 MB
Peak working set memory: 84.42 MB
Min working set memory: 21 MB
Private memory: 62.36 MB
Page faults: 208,421
Page faults /min: 180
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 57,352
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 677.6 MB
Read transfer /min: 5.29 KB
Total write operations: 144
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 532.29 KB
Write transfer /min: 1.67 KB
Total other operations: 19,374
Other operations /min: 25
Total other transfer: 973.73 KB
Other Transfer /min: 541 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 801
Peak GDI objects: 828
USER objects: 147
Peak USER objects: 190
Resources
Handle count average: 526
Thread count average: 20
Thread resource averages
wow64win.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\users\user\desktop\Lie to me\Stagione 1\lie to me 1x10.flv"
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -Iskins

Autoplay handler details

Name: VLCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\VLCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {B622746B-45AA-400B-980E-E3BDFFB86584}
Command: \{B622746B-45AA-400B-980E-E3BDFFB86584}

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: d14d646dfe602afbb9461899c2f26301
SHA-1: 485783c4aef34873cc8af5eaeca463d7d0d23d05
SHA-256: 50ebeffd9f63466e7f8974bc63aa1c0c4639203165d9be0b8dadd5e1b58c5978

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
libvlc.dll
msvcrt.dll
psapi.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
wininet.dll
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