[ubuntu-uk] VLC crashing and won't exit.

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 26 16:20:34 UTC 2012

On 25 October 2012 20:45, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use VLC regularly and have noticed it hasn't been behaving itself this
> week. It's a 12.04 install and has been working fine for months.

Have you tried logging on as a different user?   Make a temp user if
necessary to try it, it is often useful to have a spare user for this
sort of thing.  That will tell you if it is some settings messed up in
your normal login or a problem with vlc.


> Loading a whole directory in random play works for 1 or 2 files then at the
> end of a file it will just stop. Skipping tracks or pushing stop does
> nothing. Quitting closes the window but as you can see in the screenshot the
> icon stays in the top bar. Loading VLC again adds another process and
> another icon to the bar. The menu on each icon works but requesting quit
> does nothing.
> As you can see from the second attached file system monitor is unusable, it
> simply greys out for 30 seconds, releases for about 5 and then greys out
> again. Look at the insane memory usage of the top VLC entry. What's going on
> here?
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