How is your pc? Are you trying to play newer codecs with an older pc? For example h.265 hevc or 4K? Maybe the cpu is struggling?not sure what's going on, but both MPC and VLC have started to misbehave and have the video lock up while the audio continues. I've tried all the setting suggestions to remedy this, as apparently it's not an uncommon thing, but they just made it worse.
what else is out there that you use or recommend?