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Published 5 months agoSun, 16 Dec 2018 09:32:11 -0800

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Tags: Windows, Errors, Firewall, Media, MRL, Ownership, Player, Sources, VLS

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I've been using VLC Media Player for a long time to watch DVDs and other videos on my Windows machine. However, when I try to open files that are located on network drives, I receive the message "VLC is unable to open the MRL"? Does anyone know what the MRL is and how I might fix this error?

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Method 1: Make sure that the source is working

Make sure the source you are looking for is working. Since the error mostly occurs with streams and other URL-based content, go to 

  • File > Open Network Stream and copy the URL that you’re trying to access from there.
  • Now paste that URL in VLC, and also in another video player and check whether it's playing or not. If it's not working in a different player, then the real problem lies within your source.  

Method 2: Uninstall or Tweak your Firewall settings

Sometimes this error is caused by a firewall setting. Overprotective firewalls (especially 3rd party solutions) can end up blocking the necessary ports needed by VCL to stream the source successfully.

For uninstalling it do the following steps:

  • Press Windows key + R to open up a dialog Run box. Next, type “appwiz.cpl” and press Enter to open up the Programs and Features window.
  • In the Programs and Features window, scroll down through the application list and right-click > Uninstall on the 3rd-party firewall suite that you’re using.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to remove the external firewall from your system.
  • Reboot your computer. At the next startup, the Windows Defender firewall will enable itself automatically.

Check if opening VLC has resolved the issue.

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