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VLC Media Player may void warranty

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Numerous owners have reported that Dell Tech Support is saying that speaker damage is not covered if the popular VLC Media Player is installed on the laptop.

VLC has a feature that can make the audio sound louder than it does with other players. VLC achieves this by using a process that creates hard clipping (see below for explanation).

Clipping has always been known to be dangerous to small speakers and the speakers in a laptop are tiny. Dell has tested VLC and verified that the speakers can be damaged after several hours of using VLC. HP also says that VLC damage is not covered under its warranty.

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