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VLC: Video stuck and freezes while playing HD or higher resolution

  1. Open VLC
  2. Go to ToolsPreferences
  3. Click Reset Preferences
  4. OK to Confirm
  5. Again, go to Tools – Preferences
  6. Select All for show settings
  7. Scroll down (left pane), go to Video – Unchecked Drop late frames & Skip frames
  8. Again, scroll down (left pane), go to Output modulesVideo output module – select Direct 3D video output.
  9.  Click Save
  10. That’s it!
Posted in windows, windows automation

Rundll32 commands for Windows

To Create Desktop Shortcuts :

Right click on desktop > New > Shortcut. In the first box of the Create Shortcut Wizard, copy-paste the desired command. Then Click Next. Give the Shortcut a Name. Finally, select an appropriate icon for it.

Some of them can prove to be rather useful, eg, copy-paste rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr in Search bar and hit enter; and you will see the Stored User Names and Passwords Box pop up ! The Stored User Names and Passwords Applet lets you assign user names and passwords to use, when needing to authenticate yourself, to services in domains other than the one you are currently logged into. It’s normally very awkward to access it, but this way lets you do so faster ! You can thus access quite a few useful functions easily !

Add/Remove Programs: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0

Content Advisor: RunDll32.exe msrating.dll,RatingSetupUI

Control Panel: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL

Delete Temporary Internet Files: RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8

Delete Cookies: RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2

Delete History: RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1

Delete Form Data: RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16

Delete Passwords: RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32

Delete All: RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255

Delete All + files and settings stored by Add-ons:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

Date and Time Properties: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl

Display Settings: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,3

Device Manager: RunDll32.exe devmgr.dll DeviceManager_Execute

Folder Options – General: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 0

Folder Options – File Types: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_Options 2

Folder Options – Search: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 2

Folder Options – View: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7

Forgotten Password Wizard: RunDll32.exe keymgr.dll,PRShowSaveWizardExW

Hibernate: RunDll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

Internet Explorer’s Internet Properties dialog box: 

Rundll32 Shell32.dll,ConBring up trol_RunDLL Inetcpl.cpl,,6

Keyboard Properties: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @1

Lock Screen: RunDll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Mouse Button – Swap left button to function as right

Rundll32 User32.dll,SwapMouseButton

Mouse Properties Dialog Box: Rundll32 Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @0,0

Map Network Drive Wizard: Rundll32 Shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL Connect

Network Connections: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl

Organize IE Favourites: Rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,DoOrganizeFavDlg

Open With Dialog Box: Rundll32 Shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL Any_File-name.ext

Printer User Interface: Rundll32 Printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /?

Printer Management Folder: 

Rundll32 Shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder

Power Options: RunDll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl

Process Idle Tasks: rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

Regional and Language Options: Rundll32 Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL Intl.cpl,,0

Stored Usernames and Passwords: RunDll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr

Safely Remove Hardware Dialog Box: Rundll32 Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll

Sound Properties Dialog Box: Rundll32 Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL Mmsys.cpl,,0

System Properties Box: Rundll32 Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL Sysdm.cpl,,3

System Properties – Advanced: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,4

System Properties: Automatic Updates

RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,5

Taskbar Properties: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1

User Accounts: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL nusrmgr.cpl

Unplug/Eject Hardware: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

Windows Security Center: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL wscui.cpl

Windows – About: RunDll32.exe SHELL32.DLL,ShellAboutW

Windows Fonts Installation Folder: 

Rundll32 Shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL FontsFolder

Windows Firewall: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL firewall.cpl

Wireless Network Setup: 

RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL NetSetup.cpl,@0,WNSW

Taskbar and start menu props TASKBAR

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1
Taskbar and start menu props START MENU

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 3
Taskbar and start menu props TOOLBARS

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 6
Folder options GENERAL

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 0
Folder options SEARCH

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 2
Folder options VIEW

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7
Turn system icons on or off

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 4
Select which icons and notifications apear on taskbar

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 5


* CONTROL: opens the control panel window
* CONTROL ADMINTOOLS: opens the administrative tools
* CONTROL KEYBOARD: opens keyboard properties
* CONTROL COLOUR: opens display properties.Appearance tab
* CONTROL FOLDERS: opens folder options
* CONTROL FONTS: opens font policy management
* CONTROL INTERNATIONAL or INTL.CPL: opens Regional and Language option
* CONTROL MOUSE or MAIN.CPL: opens mouse properties
* CONTROL USERPASSWORDS: opens User Accounts editor
* CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 or NETPLWIZ: User account access restrictions
* CONTROL PRINTERS: opens faxes and printers available
* APPWIZ.CPL: opens Add or Remove programs utility tool
* OPTIONALFEATURES: opens Add or Remove Windows component utility
* DESK.CPL: opens display properties. Themes tab
* HDWWIZ.CPL: opens add hardware wizard
* IRPROPS.CPL: infrared utility tool
* JOY.CP: opens game controllers settings
* MMSYS.CPL: opens Sound and Audio device Properties. Volume tab
* SYSDM.CPL: opens System properties
* TELEPHON.CPL: Opens phone and Modem options
* TIMEDATE.CPL: Date and Time properties
* WSCUI.CPL: opens Windows Security Center
* ACCESS.CPL: opens Accessibility Options
* WUAUCPL.CPL: opens Automatic Updates
* POWERCFG.CPL: opens Power Options Properties
* AZMAN.MSC: opens authorisation management utility tool
* CERTMGR.MSC: opens certificate management tool
* COMPMGMT.MSC: opens the Computer management tool
* COMEXP.MSC or DCOMCNFG: opens the Computer Services management tool
* DEVMGMT.MSC: opens Device Manager
* EVENTVWR or EVENTVWR.MSC: opens Event Viewer
* FSMGMT.MSC: opens Shared Folders
* NAPCLCFG.MSC: NAP Client configuration utility tool
* SERVICES.MSC: opens Service manager
* TASKSCHD.MSC or CONTROL SCHEDTASKS: opens Schedule Tasks manager
* GPEDIT.MSC: opens Group Policy utility tool
* LUSRMGR.MSC: opens Local Users and Groups
* SECPOL.MSC: opens local security settings
* CIADV.MSC: opens indexing service
* NTMSMGR.MSC: removable storage manager
* NTMSOPRQ.MSC: removable storage operator requests
* WMIMGMT.MSC: opens (WMI) Window Management Instrumentation
* PERFMON or PERFMON.MSC: opens the Performance monitor
* MMC: opens empty Console
* MDSCHED: opens memory diagnostics tools
* DXDIAG: opens DirectX diagnostics tools
* ODBCAD32: opens ODBC Data source Administrator
* REGEDIT or REGEDT32: opens Registry Editor
* DRWTSN32: opens Dr. Watson
* VERIFIER: opens Driver Verifier Manager
* CLICONFG: opens SQL Server Client Network Utility
* UTILMAN: opens Utility Manager
* COLORCPL: opens color management
* CREDWIZ: back up and recovery tool for user passwords
* MOBSYNC: opens Synchronization center
* MSCONFIG: opens System Configuration Utility
* SYSEDIT: opens System Configuration Editor (careful while using this command)
* SYSKEY: Windows Account Database Security management (careful while using this command)

Windows utility and applications

* EPLORER: Opens windows Explorer
* IEXPLORER: Opens Internet explorer
* WAB: opens Contacts
* CHARMAP: opens Character Map
* WRITE: opens WordPad
* NOTEPAD: opens Notepad
* CALC: opens Calculator
* CLIPBRD: opens Clipbook Viewer
* WINCHAT: opens Microsoft Chat Interface
* SOUNDRECORDER: opens sound recording tool
* DVDPLAY: run CD or DVD
* WMPLAYER: opens Windows Media Player
* MOVIEMK: Opens untitled Windows Movie Maker
* OSK: opens on-screen Keyboard
* MAGNIFY: opens Magnifier
* WINCAL: opens Calendar
* DIALER: opens phone Dialer
* EUDCEDIT: opens Private Character Editor
* NDVOL: opens the mixer volume
* RSTRUI : opens Tool System Restore (For Vista only)
* %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\RESTORE\rstrui.exe: opens Tool System Restore (for XP only).
* MSINFO32: Opens the System Information
* MRT : launches the utility removal of malware.
* Taskmgr : Opens the Windows Task Manager
* CMD: opens a command prompt
* MIGWIZ: Opens the tool for transferring files and settings from Windows (Vista only)
* Migwiz.exe: Opens the tool for transferring files and settings from Windows (for XP only)
* SIDEBAR: Open the Windows (Vista only)
* Sigverif : Opens the tool for verification of signatures of files
* Winver : Opens the window for your Windows version
* FSQUIRT: Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
* IExpress opens the wizard for creating self-extracting archives. Tutorial HERE
* MBLCTR: opens the mobility center (Windows Vista only)
* MSRA : Opens the Windows Remote Assistance
* Mstsc : opens the tool connection Remote Desktop
* MSDT: opens the diagnostic tools and support Microsoft
* WERCON: opens the reporting tool and solutions to problems (for Vista only)
* WINDOWSANYTIMEUPGRADE: Enables the upgrade of Windows Vista
* WINWORD : opens Word (if installed)
* PRINTBRMUI : Opens migration wizard printer (Vista only)

Disk management

* DISKMGMT.MSC: opens disk management utility
* CLEANMGR: opens disk drive clean up utility
* DFRG.MSC: opens disk defragmenter
* CHKDSK: complete analysis of disk partition
* DISKPART: disk partitioning tool

Connection management

* IPCONFIG: list the configuration of IP addresses on your PC (for more information type IPCONFIG/? in the CMD menu)
* INETCPL.CPL: opens internet properties
* FIREWALL.CPL: opens windows firewall
* NETSETUP.CPL: opens network setup wizard

Miscellaneous commands

* JAVAWS: View the cover of JAVA software (if installed)
* AC3FILTER.CPL: Opens the properties AC3 Filter (if installed)
* FIREFOX: Mozilla launches Firefox (if installed)
* NETPROJ: allow or not connecting to a network projector (For Vista only)
* LOGOFF: closes the current session
* SHUTDOWN: shut down Windows
* SHUTDOWN-A: to interrupt Windows shutdown
* %WINDIR% or %SYSTEMROOT%: opens the Windows installation
* %PROGRAMFILES%: Opens the folder where you installed other programs (Program Files)
* %USERPROFILE%: opens the profile of the user currently logged
* %HOMEDRIVE%: opens the browser on the partition or the operating system is installed
* %HOMEPATH%: opens the currently logged user C: \ Documents and Settings \ [username]
* %TEMP%: opens the temporary folder
* VSP1CLN: deletes the cache for installation of the service pack 1 for Vista
* System File Checker (Requires Windows CD if the cache is not available):
o SFC / scannow: immediately scans all system files and repairs damaged files
o SFC / VERIFYONLY: scans only those files system
o SFC / Scanfil = “name and file path”: scans the specified file, and repaired if damaged
o SFC / VERIFYFILE = “name and file path”: Scans only the file specified
o SFC / scanonce: scans the system files on the next restart
o SFC / REVERT: return the initial configuration (For more information, type SFC /? In the command prompt CMD.



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