Ok thanks for an update. I love VLC but I can never get it to buffer correctly. I have it set to 10000ms but I still can't pause it without it stopping the video entirely or from greyboxing on buffer stutters. Anyway, thanks.
EDIT: So I tried to check the box "Don't remind me again today" and clicked continue instead of "enter serial number" or "Purchase" and it played the video but the sound was a severe static and snow. Is there any codec that will bypass this?