Where is the VLC log?

The VLC media player sometimes errors out with the message "Check the log for details":


But where is the log?

What you need to do:

  • Type <Ctrl>-M or click Top Menu => Tools => Messages
  • Increase the verbosity to "1 (warnings)":
    You can increase the verbosity even more, but this usually creates so much output that you cannot find the actual error anymore.
  • Leave the messages window open and recreate the problematic behaviour