Ive got an error in VLC media player on a W10 pro machine and its prompting me to "CHeck the log for details".

Ive looked inside various VLC sub folders / progreamme files and searched for "vlc-log.txt" but i cant find the log file any ideas ?


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You need to enable logging and set yourself the location and name of the log file:

  • Open menu Tools > Preferences
  • Set at the bottom "Show settings" to "All"
  • Click on the left Advanced > Logger
  • Check "Log to file" and set the log file in "Log filename"
  • Click Save
  • Restart VLC for it to have effect.
  • 5
    BTW, I think you may have to restart VLC for these changes to take effect.
    – Doug
    Mar 27, 2020 at 3:34
  • 1
    confirmed, doesn't work without VLC restart
    – jave.web
    Dec 2, 2020 at 3:44

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