VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by pipelinepig » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:59 am

Perhaps the plugin doesn't work with vlc 2?

I have VLC 2.1.0 and MM 4.0.7 installed and all the 4 files at the right place and no errors at startup. Just as with the previous two users, MM doesn't react at all when trying to play a video. Thanks for help.

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by eMachine » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:52 pm

I am also having the same problem- the only difference is that I have had the plugin up and running for a year, and it just stopped working. I click on a video, the player acts like it sees that I have done so, but no window, no video.

I checked, I have all the necessary files in all the right places, it just diesn't play the videos I try to play.

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by Big_Cal » Sun May 20, 2012 8:29 pm

Hi Guys,

I love the idea of this plugin, if MM could be used in conjunction with VLS as a player it would be perfect. At the moment I'm having a lot of trouble getting it to do anything though. Would anyone be able to help answer a few questions please?

Specs: Windows 7 x64, VLC 2.0.1, MM 4.0.3 1476. MM2VLC 2 installed as per instructions on the website.

At the moment the plugin doesnt seem to actually do anything and I'm wondering if I'm not doing this correctly. Should the MM, Options, Player be set to MM Player or Winamp?

If I set it to MM the click play, or right click and play now on a video file (testing MKV but also does it with others) then nothing happens at all. No video or window appears.

If I select Winamp then it opens in winamp as normal.

Have I missed some vital step here?

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by dach » Thu May 19, 2011 9:02 am

New MM user here. Running on Windows 7/x64

After I first installed MM2VLC plugin, when clicking on a video, I also got :
"CLSIDfromProgID() failed"

Reading through the thread, I followed the advice of running MM as admin. I ran MM once as admin, and now the problem is fixed, fixed in regular user mode too.

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by Guest » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:43 pm

Hi all

As previously suggested, mpg mpeg and vob would be great for my use.

But can I say a big thanks to Ian for this plugin anyway. I hope you don't get too fed up with MM users nagging at you!

Thanks again,

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by Shepy » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:21 pm

Hi there,

Are there any plans to have it mark the files as played once they have been used with the plugin ? I used "played = 0" to keep only unwatched podcasts synced to my ipod, so need the played count to be accurate?


Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by RobvP » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:05 am

It would be great if you could do that, i'm really missing MPEG and MPG.
I also have the problem with freezing in playlists (last few seconds)

Everytime a video starts is does it in a new window (pre-sized) wile i want it to be on my second monitor full size.
Is this perhaps a issue that the videos do not close correctly????? or is it just not a function within the pluggin to manage the viewing screen.

Every thing else is more then perfect.

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by Ant}{raX » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:48 am


Thanks for that Ian,



Thanks also for this cool plugin.

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by ian.sorbello » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:01 am

Hi everyone,

I haven't been on the forum for a while - and I note a few people having problems with using playlists and freezing issues when it gets near the end of a file.
I don't currently know what's causing this - to be honest I've not been working on this plugin for quite some time. I'll poke around and see if I can find anything and hopefully post a solution.

Also, in general - are there any filetypes that MM2VLC doesn't support that you are using that you'd like added? It's actually quite easy for me to do this... It's really just adding a bunch of config items into the plugin. Let me know and I'll add them.

(the guy that coded mm2vlc)

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by Ant}{raX » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:44 pm


Thanks Roger, saves me trying to convert all my vids..... :D

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by oddBeat » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:48 am


I have the same problem as Ant}{raX.
VLC is 1.1.3.
All other programs/plugins are updated.

I also manually renamed all video files to .avi and I can confirm, that converting them with XMedia Recoder to real .avi, doesn't resolve the problem of stuck video at the end (usually a second or less).
What else can I try?

It can play and crossfade tracks from MP3 to AVI, but not from AVI to AVI or to MP3 (or whatever)


Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by Ant}{raX » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:55 pm


Vlc is not crashing as such, it just seems to be freezing a few seconds from the end of any video clip. If I manually drag the progress bar to the end the next video will start up ok, but then freeze a couple of seconds from the end again...
I think I read that someone else had this same problem.

Anyway, I will convert all the mpg's to another format and see how that goes.


Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by rovingcowboy » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:28 am

well there's your problem!!!


you can just rename files to a different one to get them to load but the player will play them with the correct codec
of the correct file format.

maybe the changing of the format codec's is making the vlc program crash as it sees one that is not what it really is
and then it has to get the other codecs but still it trys to play with the codecs for what it is being called. confusing
the ?? out of vlc,, not sure if that is it but it seems to be the major connection for your error.

there are several video file converting programs for free that change the format to one you want.
by re coding the videos for you.

one i use is XMedia Recoder i found it on majorgeeks.com its freeware,
does a fast and very good job of it.

you might want to make all your files the same format and see if the program will then play the whole playlist with out stopping. if it still does not fix your error then i suggest it to be a vlc error and you should contact them because monkey does not have code for video in mm 3 only this plug in script for the vlc player and that is a user created script.


Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by Ant}{raX » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:19 am


I Have VLC-1.1.4-win32, I renamed all my MPEG, mpg, m1v etc to AVI so that MM would play them (Which Works WELL)...
If I left them as Mpg etc it just skipped the mpg's until it found an avi, played it then stopped.

Maybe it's the SKIN i'm using "Eclipse Small Player" :o

Yup I have Posted B4 .... but only registered today. :oops:


Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

by rovingcowboy » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:19 am

Ant}{raX wrote:Hiya.....

i just relized your a new member i thought i seen you post before?

welcome to the forum and to mediamonkey. :D