I've just re-installed the VLC Player and had no such problems.
Tell us where you downloaded this from, the full URL address please, so we can check.
I've never considered CNET to be God.
Erased VLC player by mistake.
To get a replacement there were at least ten you must have this too.
Shoping somthing, tool bars, IQ updates, Make my PC faster....
Spent 15m mins deleting all of it. AND MY AVG caught a bad DLL from shopping somthing.
Thease people are not to be trusted, and a shodow of what they used to be!!!!