fix direct 3d11 output in vlc media player

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

If you see VLC (Direct 3D11 Output) error when you play any video file, here’s a simple solution to fix this issue.

I experience Direct 3D11 Output issue 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 this file; I saw audio visualizations but no 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 didn’t know the exact reason why this error appeared 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 the hope of solving this error.

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

Step 1: Open VLC Media Player.

Step 2: Click on Tools from the Menu. Select 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 many options here. Go to settings from the sidebar menu and select Visualizations.

Step 5: Click on the drop-down 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 problems, then let me know in the comments.

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