Libvlc.dll is a file that is part of the VLC Media Player software, which is a popular and versatile multimedia player on Windows PC and other platforms. Sometimes, you may encounter an error message saying that libvlc.dll is missing or not found when you try to run VLC or another program that uses it.
This error can prevent you from playing or streaming media files on your Windows 10 computer. In this blog post, we’ll go over some steps you can take to fix this error and restore the functionality of VLC and other programs that depend on libvlc.dll.
How to Troubleshoot Issue and Fix Libvlc.dll Not Found or Missing VLC Media Player Error on Windows 10 PC
Download the Full Installer of VLC
Sometimes, the online installer of VLC may not work properly due to network issues or corrupted files. You can try downloading the full offline installer of VLC from the official website of VLC. This will allow you to install VLC without an internet connection and avoid potential errors. To download the full offline installer of VLC, you can follow these steps:
- Go to the VLC website.
- Click on “Download VLC.”
- Select the version of VLC you want to download.
- Save the installer file to your computer.
After downloading the full installer, try installing VLC again to see if the error has been resolved.
Run the Installer as Administrator
Another possible cause of the error is a lack of permissions to install VLC on your computer. You can try running the installer as an administrator by right-clicking on the setup file and selecting “Run as administrator.” This will give the installer full access to your system and registry settings. To run the installer as an administrator, you can follow these steps:
- Locate the VLC setup file on your computer.
- Right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator.”
- Follow the instructions on the screen to install VLC.
After running the installer as an administrator, try installing VLC again to see if the error has been resolved.
Update Your Audio Drivers
VLC Media Player needs to be able to access the necessary files to run correctly. If your audio drivers are outdated or missing, you may experience audio issues or errors with VLC. You can try updating your audio drivers by going to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates. If there are any available updates for your audio drivers, install them and restart your computer. To update your audio drivers, you can follow these steps:
- Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security.
- Click on “Windows Update.”
- Click on “Check for updates.”
- If there are any available updates for your audio drivers, install them.
- Restart your computer.
- Launch VLC again and see if the error is resolved.
Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software
Sometimes, your antivirus software may interfere with the installation of VLC and cause errors. You can try temporarily disabling your antivirus software before installing VLC and see if that helps. Make sure to enable it again after the installation is complete. To disable your antivirus software, you can follow the instructions provided by your antivirus software manufacturer.