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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 32-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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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vlc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vlc.exe users, 61.0% 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.
0.08220% CPU821975.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
63.49 MB RAM294.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
6,135 /min272.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
100 GDI objects66.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
1,390 context switches/sec1390.0%
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:   *E 'D*HBA 9F 'D9ED (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
3.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

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: 2.0.5
Product version: 2,0,5,0
Size: 106 KB
Original file name: vlc.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0979006922%
Privileged CPU: 0.0157031677%
User CPU: 0.08219752453234%
Privileged CPU time: 323262471.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 539 ms
CPU cycle count: 8,412,338
CPU cycle count /min: 264,058,221
Context switches /sec: 1,390
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 217.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 242.15 MB
Paged memory: 63.49 MB
Peak paged memory: 78.16 MB
Paged system memory: 252.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 27.17 KB
Working set memory: 52.75 MB
Peak working set memory: 63.07 MB
Min working set memory: 38.9 MB
Private memory: 63.49 MB
Page faults: 52,461
Page faults /min: 1,198
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 50,506
Read operations /min: 1,226
Total read transfer: 352.39 MB
Read transfer /min: 6.29 MB
Total write operations: 44
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 246.51 KB
Write transfer /min: 129 Bytes
Total other operations: 35,027
Other operations /min: 465
Total other transfer: 1.43 MB
Other Transfer /min: 28.65 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 100
Peak GDI objects: 128
USER objects: 59
Peak USER objects: 74
Resources
Handle count average: 413
Thread count average: 17
Thread resource averages
wow64.dll
dsound.dll
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Downloads\Music\Non_Stop_Juicy_Mix_-_Dj_Kar_[www.4shared.com].mp3"
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\????.E319.130302.?? ?? ??.HDTV.H264.720p-KOR.avi"
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\Users\Owner\Videos\RealPlayer Downloads\#.mp4"
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\Users\T Rexford L James\Downloads\playlist (7).pls"
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\users\user\desktop\Nouveau dossier (3)\te2.tmb.avi"

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

TCP: localhost on port 51505
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: c2d2c87649e0315b4356b51498882b37
SHA-1: f0091b47de3de452c35c0e9f728eeeadbcb9f18c
SHA-256: 0a48f7064b8beb3b28cc82dea98e3824bd7d8013ba244ece61c5873586b1157d

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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