I just installed Handbrake today (x64 on a Win10 laptop) from the handbrake.fr site using all defaults. When in the process of converting my first video (a .mkv file that I wanted as .mp4), I clicked the Preview button and it raised the error "unable to detect VLC player. Make sure VLC is installed and directory specified in Handbrake options (Tools Menu -> Options -> Picture Tab)". For the pre-populated path, C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\vlc\vlc.exe (BTW, the error message is dated: the path now is Tools menu --> Preferences --> General tab) there is no such file or folder. I cannot find anything called VideoLAN on my computer. There was a checkbox to "show using default player instead", and then the preview played in my computer's default video app. But is VideoLAN needed for any other reason? Does this require a separate install, and if so, from where?
Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):
Click Preview button just before converting full video
HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
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