It has been almost over 5 months, since Microsoft released Windows Vista, but I got my free upgrade kit just two weeks ago. Like everybody else, even I had the curiosity to make the switch. Unfortunately, my favorite VLC media player which plays almost every media format refused to work on Vista. I could hear the sounds, but no video.
Thanks to my googling skills, I found the solution which told me to set the video rendering engine to OpenGL. Here’s what you have to do:
- Start VLC Media Player
- Click on Settings and select Preferences
- Now, Expand Video and just click on Output Modules
- Check the Advanced Option in the lower right corner and set the output module to OpenGL.
- Finally, you should restart VLC Media Player to reflect these changes.
Hopefully, future versions of VLC will set the OpenGL as the default video rendering engine.