It is not uncommon for VLC Player to fail and stop working or the System getting hung while playing a certain video file. For a versatile media player such as VLC capable of playing such a large array of types of media files, such failures are not uncommon and there will always be some bugs cropping up now and then. It is for this reason that the VLC creators encourage the users to report all bugs online so that they can take note of it, work on the problem, solve it and update it in the next version of the player. And it is precisely for these reasons that you always keep seeing new versions of software. They essentially contain bugs fixes and a few new features.
However when a certain video or a format does not run or run properly, you would like to know the reasons right away. Well VLC can tell you that for any problem that you face thanks to a unique Intrinsic Debugging Logging Feature which can tell you about the information link, discrepancy in Video file, any compatibility issues or if there is no support for a certain format or if there are any codecs missing. It is a great feature and helps you control your frustration since you will know exactly why a certain file hasn’t played and you can then take a remedial action. To Activate and see the same, follow the steps given below:
View Log< View Menu< Add Interface < Debug Logging