[vlc-devel] What could cause VLC to freeze?

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Mar 28 11:35:16 CET 2013

On Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:30:22 -0700 (PDT), Peter Tap <ptrtap at yahoo.com>
> Once it freezes, just killing vlc has not been sufficient. We have to
> reboot the machine.

Disable swap and do not enable VLC real-time priorities. If the system
still needs rebooting, it is definitely not a VLC bug.

In any case, the symptoms are typical of kernel crash, device driver bug
and/or hardware failure. These issues are not within the scope of the VLC

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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