fix direct 3d11 output in vlc media player

How to Fix VLC (Direct 3D11 output) Error in VLC Media Player?

If you’re seeing this error in VLC which says (Direct 3D11 Output) when you play any video file then here’s a solution to fix this issue.

I experience this problem quite randomly. I usually don’t use VLC on PC but to watch a video tutorial sent by a client I had to play this file through VLC.

when I played that file I saw audio visualizations and not a video output. I thought, maybe this file got corrupted, I tried different video files in various formats and this (Direct 3D11 Output) error wasn’t going away.

Here’s a screenshot of the actual error:

VLC Direct 3D11 Output

I don’t know exactly why this error occurred because I don’t remember changing any settings.

To solve the direct 3D11 Output issue, I searched on the Internet for some time but didn’t find a good solution. Hence, I start checking the VLC audio settings in hope of solving this error.

Here’s how I solved the ‘Direct 3D11 Output’ error.

Step 1: Open up VLC Media Player.

Step 2: Click on Tools from the Menu. Select the option Preferences from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Now go to Audio Settings. Select show settings to ‘All‘.

Disable visualizations from Audio visualizations settings in VLC

Step 4: You will find a lot more options here. Go to settings from the sidebar menu and select Visualizations.

Step 5: Click on the dropdown menu in Audio Visualizations and select Disable. Click on the Save button to save all your applied changes.

This solution has worked for me and I hope your issue will get resolved too. If you face any issues then let me know in the comments.

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