Technical: VideoLAN (VLC) – Error – VLC does not support the audio or video format “MSS2”. Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Introduction

Using VLC, I tried viewing an instructional video, but I am ending up with an error message stating that the video format “MSS2” is not supported.

Error Message (MS Windows):

Screen Text:

VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Screen Capture:

VLCError

VLC – Error Message (MAC OS/X):

Screen Text:


VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Screen Text:

No suitable decoder module -- VLC does not support the audio or video format %22MSS2%22

VLC – Error Message (QuickTime):

Screen Text:


QuickTime Player can't open ... because a required coded isn't available

Screen Text:

QuickTime -- Can't open … because a required codec isn't available

 

Check version of VLC on Mac OS/X

  • Access Menu Items – VCL / About VCL Media Player

AboutVLCMediaPlayer

And, was able to confirm that the Version# is Version 2.0.3

Problem Diagnosis – MS Windows

On Windows, tried viewing same video using Microsoft Media Player and all was good.

 

Remediation Steps – MS Windows

Goggled for help and told that problem will be fixed in VLC 2.1.

Checked my version and it is 2.0.1

Thankfully, downloaded newest v2.0.x version and that works.

BTW, the latest x32-bit VLC is available @ http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

As the box is a 64-bit, we accessed http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/last/win64/
and we were able to download vlc-2.0.6-win64.exe and that version works, as well.

Remediation Steps – Mac OS/X

As the box is a 64-bit, we accessed http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
and we were able to download vlc-2.0.6-intel64.dmg.

Installed VLC 2.06 on Mac OSX, but still getting the same error:

No suitable decoder module
VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". 
Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Conclusion

On  MS Windows,  it appears that the VLC guys are a bit ahead of their time; so even though they were pointing at v2.1, the problem has been corrected per VLC Version 2.0.6

On Mac OS-X, it appears that we still have a little bit more time to wait…

There are many good things about VLC — It works on all platforms (Windows, MAC, and Linux).  And, the decoders are built-in.

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