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On a Mac Sierra, the VLC embedded update feature seems to work fine at first

Downloading update ... 42.1MB

and the download completes. However, just after, VLC gives an error

Update Error!
An error occurred while extracting the archive. Please try again later.

Is there any way to use a workaround (that VLC bug)?

Or does somebody know where VLC does download its update file? (not in ~Downloads) there is maybe an access rights problem.

(without having to reinstall VLC)

  • This happens from time to time, best to just download the latest full version and upgrade that way. – Steve Chambers Jun 18 '17 at 21:46
  • Thanks but I'd like to find out what happens exactly. Knowing where the file is downloaded would help... – Ring Ø Jun 18 '17 at 21:54
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I had similar issues with multiple software updates, and it turned out Disk Arbitrator tool was causing them. Fix was to disabling it temporarily until finishing the update.

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