Wednesday, August 31, 2011

VLC outputs black screen while the audio works fine

My VLC video player gives strange behaviour these days. When playing video, there is only sound with black screen. I once though the video files were broken, but they can be viewed by using QuickTime. So, the problem must be in VLC.

I searched on the Web and didn't find exact issue I encountered. Then I found this post, but the solution didn't work for me and didn't make sense to me. However, the post remind me about preference settings, and I thought of there was a post I glanced mentioned about video card. Oh! I've changed my video card several weeks ago. It might be the cause! I looked into the ``Video Settings'' of preference menu, and unchecked the item named ``Accelerated video output (Overlay)''. It works! :-)