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ffmpeg.exe has stopped working

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#1 steelcaress


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:41 PM

I recently took over my wife's Vista 32-bit machine after a laptop failure and I have the weirdest error: "ffmpeg.exe has stopped working." It seems when I set about to do some serious work, like making a new tab in Firefox or opening a program, that one pops up. It takes several clicks to make it go away, then all of a sudden it's back. Just now, when hitting the Post New Topic button, it popped up again.


It puts several versions of itself in the Task Manager, too (though not after I've clicked out of the errors). There seems to be two different folders on the hard drive where this file exists.   


My question comes in threes:

1) what the heck is this file used for?

2) do I need it for the computer to keep functioning?

3) if I delete it, will the computer throw me an error at startup and refuse to boot?


Thanks in advance for all your replies!

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#2 shelf life

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:53 PM

1) FFmpeg is a (GNU license) framework for converting video and audio, ( Or editing, streaming etc. ) to different formats. If you didnt download it yourself and run it from a command line then it is part of some software you have installed for handling video. Got anything like that installed and running?


2) no


3) no

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