How To Fix Black Screen In VLC

I decided to watch some videos only to end up with no video and a black screen in VLC, but the sound was working. The videos worked in other media players.

After trying various solutions online, I found one that works.

Fixing The Black Screen

In VLC, go to Tools, then Preferences, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + P. Click on the Input/Codecs icon at the top. In the line that says Hardware-accelerated decoding, set it to Disable, then click on Save. I don’t know why it went wrong, but that’s how I got it to work.

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