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VLC: How to Fix Your Input Can’t Be Opened Error?

 When VLC users attempt to play a video, they may face the ‘Your input can’t be opened’ error. Some users cannot play videos that are not stored on their HDDs. IF you are also facing the same issue, then follow the troubleshooting guide given below.

Store the File of YouTube.lau in the Playlist Folder of VLC

You should follow these guidelines provided below:

  1. First of all, go to the ‘VLC webpage’ in the web browser on your system.
  2. After that, select the button of Download to save the file of Youtube.lau.
  3. You should click on File Explorer.
  4. Open the folder where you have saved youtube.lau.
  5. Navigate to the file of youtube.lau and right-click on it, then choose the Copy button.
  6. Later, launch the folder path into the File Explorer: C:ProgramFiles(x86)/VideoLAN/VLC/lauplaylist
  7. Now, select the playlist folder, and right-click on it, then choose the Paste button to add the file of youtube.lau to that folder.

Disable the Windows Firewall

You should follow these guidelines provided below:

  1. Go to the Windows Search section on your system.
  2. Then insert ‘Firewall’ into it and select the OK button.
  3. You should click on the Windows Defender Firewall to launch the screen.
  4. After that, select the ‘Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off’ option to launch the options.
  5. You have to choose both options ‘Turn off Windows Defender Firewall.’
  6. Select the button of OK.
  7. In case that does solve the ‘Your input can’t be opened’ error, the Windows Firewall is likely blocking the VLC.
  8. To include the VLC to a list of exceptions, insert ‘Windows Firewall’ into the Cortana, then choose the ‘Allow an app through Windows Firewall’ option.
  9. You should click on the button of ‘Change settings.’
  10. Then move to the VLC over the applications list and choose each box.
  11. Now, click on the button of OK to shut the screen.

Look for VLC Updates

You should follow these guidelines provided below:

  1. Launch the VLC on your system.
  2. After that, click on the Help option.
  3. Then click on the ‘Check for updates in VLC’ option to check for the latest version.
  4. Now, the VLC updates screen will tell you whether there is an applicable update.
  5. In case you see any update, select the ‘Yes’ button, and then choose the ‘Install’ button.

In case none of the solutions mentioned above works out for you, then try disabling the antivirus for some time.

James Williams is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

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