Originally Posted by Vlad Theimpaler
I have a recent version of VLC on an older WinXP HTPC with MyHD. Have not tried playing both in tandem, but one behavior I have noticed is that whenever I use VLC -- whether or not it runs fine or it crashes -- there are always system errors
being reported by WinXP's event viewer, and those errors are sourced from VLC.exe. VLC seems like flawed software, at least on my system. I am thinking about uninstalling VLC from my HTPC altogether. (It is only used occasionally to play MP4 videos, are there any other freeware alternatives? If so, send me a PM since this question is OT. Thanks!)
As I said before (Somewhere), I went back to VLC 1.1.9 because 1.1.10 crashed way too often. I did not go to the current version 1.1.11 on my HTPC because the change log said nothing about the crashes with VLC 1.1.10.
I have no MP4 videos to play, that may be a reason for 10 or 11. I am currently using XP but Vista and W7 are also possible.
Have you reported the crashes to the VLC team? I sent many reports when 1.1.10 was crashing.
I must say very clearly, VLC 1.1.9 works great on my HTPC controlled by my wireless trackball. No crashes!
The latest Logitech model says:
The robust wireless connection lets you control your laptop, desktop computer of home theater PC from up to 30 feet (10 meters)* away.
Of course my HTPC Desktop is on my HDTV screen via DVI for VLC, Fusion and Windows Explorer for dropping files onto the icons for playing and deleting captures plus moving captures to / from my N.A.S.
The VGA output of my graphics card is looped through MyHD to a second input to my HDTV.
The graphics card also has HDMI which I have tested with my HTPC but I currently do not use.
I suggest you try 1.1.9 for a while and see if the crashes go away, they did for me.