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How to Disable VLC Crash Reporting

VLC crashes pretty often. For me it usually crashes jumping forward or back, like with the skip ahead 60 seconds command. Then when it reopens, it brings up a crash dialog that you have to dismiss. It's annoying. I looked through the many preferences, and googled, and couldn't find any known way to disable it.

I tried solving this myself and found a simple solution that works!

On Mac, open /Users/YOU/Library/Preferences/org.videolan.vlc.plist

Find the field LatestCrashReportYear and change it to the future like 2020. Save. You're done.

Presumably there's something equivalent on Windows.

I don't know exactly why this works, I assume it's trying not to send out of date crash reports, only a new one.

Elliot Temple on October 17, 2011

Comments (5)

Sir...

...You are a genius!! This has annoyed me for some time now, and your solution works perfectly!

Thomas at 12:20 PM on July 19, 2012 | #2157
vlc cresh reporting

Anonymous at 12:19 PM on February 2, 2013 | #2169

Windows Equivalent

Did anyone figure out the Windows 7 equivalent?

Nadir at 11:37 PM on April 17, 2013 | #2174

vlc creash

no vlc

no reaning at 10:47 AM on June 11, 2013 | #2243

vlc creash

vlc has creash it not play the video.

xyz at 2:06 PM on October 16, 2014 | #2402

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