Update – the VLC team have fixed this bug in VLC 2.2.1.
You can get the latest VLC from http://videolan.org
There is a bug in VLC 2.2 which causes a crash in some circumstances when you try to browse the drives list on a Windows machine. This causes vlc itself to crash.
The vlc team have identified a fix, but I don’t know when they will release it.
In the meantime the easiest workaround is to download the previous version of VLC from the videolan.org website.
Alternatively, if you’re feeling brave, you could try one of their nightly builds which should have the fix – but which may have other bugs!