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I have Ubuntu 11.10 and VLC 1.1.12. When I click on a video result in the lens, it opens VLC and I get the following error:

VLC can't recognize the input's format:
The format of '' cannot be detected. Have a look at the log for details. 

How do I fix this?

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Please add that as an answer instead, and accept it. That way, when people encounter a similar issue, they can search for the question and see that it is resolved. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Feb 19 '12 at 17:09

(converted OP answer in question to answer)

I actually just found the answer to my own question. I updated to VLC version 2.0 and it now works correctly. Here are the details:

For the current stable version of VLC that is ppa:videolan/stable-daily (currently version 2.0)

Add it to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily

Update and upgrade / install VLC:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

Hope this helps anyone else who has been experiencing this problem.

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