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I don't know exactly why this works, I assume it's trying not to send out of date crash reports, only a new one.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

vlc cresh reporting


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

Windows Equivalent

Did anyone figure out the Windows 7 equivalent?


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

vlc creash

no vlc


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

vlc creash

vlc has creash it not play the video.


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

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