VLC Media Player is an open-source media player / transcoder / streaming server maintained by the VideoLAN organization.

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Puzzled about DVD playback problems

I recently moved house and have no broadband, so joined a DVD rental place and find myself using my DVD player for the first time in a long time. The DVD I rented seemed to be working alright, but was ...
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Miro Video Problem

I had a situation about subtitles on VLC. I wasn't able to solve it, then I decided to find another video player on Linux. I googled "Best Media players for Linux". I actually found several options, ...
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problem in videos [duplicate]

When ever I tried to use banshee software, the following message appear: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-libav: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 (>= 6:9.13) but ...
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Install VLC error [duplicate]

I get the following messages when running sudo apt-get install vlc The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 3.0.0~~git20141212+r58874+31~ubuntu14.04.1) but it is ...
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Playing videos from terminal

I am trying to play videos from terminal using this command vlc my_video.avi The error that I am giving when i try to run this command-- VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision ...
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VLC, Totem etc very slow frame rate/choppy but Firefox VLC plugin works fine

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire V7 (i7 Haswell CPU). Playing any kind of movie file mkv, mp4 etc on VLC or Totem is horribly choppy with very slow frame rate like the computer can't handle ...
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VLC crashes on playing WMV after installing (and removing) FFmpeg

I have Xubuntu 14.04. I added the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg repo and then installed ffmpeg and frei0r-plugins. After doing that VLC started crashing on playing WMV files. All WMV files cause it to ...
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VLC segmentation fault - XBMC core dumped

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 3.0.0~~git20141205+r58841+31~ubuntu14.10.1) Since yesterday when I try to watch videos VLC crashes and I get: ...
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I can not install vlc on ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I tried to install vlc using the software centre and something pop up saying that This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore ...
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How to have a video player resume from where I last left off?

I'd like to be able to launch a video player (VLC, SMPlayer) via Terminal, using some command like resume_media and then it will automatically find the most recently played media file (.mkv, mp4 etc.) ...
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fn volume keys no longer working after installing VLC

When I first had ubuntu in vanilla state, all my fn keys worked fine. After recently installing VLC media player, however, the volume fn has stopped working. Everything else seems fine, it's just ...
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Cannot play .mkv files after installing Codecs

After installing codecs to watch files in x265, the Totem player now doesn't play .mkv files any more. It says it is invalid and shows this: --transient-for=69206027 gstreamer|1.0|totem|Matroska ...
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Lost vlc after a partial upgrade - cannot reinstall due to unmet dependencies

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and run a partial upgrade via Update Manager. This resulted in removing VLC. I've tried reinstalling using sudo apt-get install vlc but got this error: Some packages ...
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upgraded to 14.04 LTS, VLC is not working

recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 lts from ubuntu 12.04 lts. now vlc doesn't start. in terminal following output occurred - $ vlc VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision ...
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Open a folder of music with VLC Player with right-click menu

In Windows, if you have a folder of music, you can go into its properties, and set that that folder is specialized for music. If you right click on this folder (and have VLC installed), it will show ...
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Turning stereo sound into mono output to normalize unbalanced channels?

For example in this video the right channel is much louder and that's really annoying when using headphones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOAgplgTxfc I'd like to either output only one channel ...
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Commercial DVD not getting played on 14.04

I want to play my DVDs on my new laptop which has ubuntu 14.04. I put in the DVD and nothing happens. I looked around the web and everyone says to install libdvdread4 and libdvdcss. I did that using ...
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How can I auto download subtitles on VLC 2.1.4? [duplicate]

VLSub 0.9.10 and 0.9.13 say I have to downgrade, any other plugin I can use to auto download subtitles?
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DeaDBeeF and VLC creates useless window after openning file

Im using Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and every time i open audio file in Dolpin (or mc, or in terminal - doesn't matter) with VLC or DeaDBeeF a blank window is created (see screenshot below). After ~10 ...
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Play all audio files in a directory from the command line ignoring non-audio files

If I do: vlc dir it also plays files like images for 10 seconds. Is there a way to prevent that and play only the music? I also have music files on arbitrary subfolders: dir/jazz, dir/classic, ...
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VLC instalation problem (Installing through Terminal)

I am completely new to Ubuntu, wanted to install VLC it wasn't working, updated system, than upgraded it, but still it isn't working. I used both the Ubuntu Software center and the Terminal for that. ...
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Loud buzzing noise when playing DVD's on 14.04

When I am trying to watch a DVD on 14.04 the audio is replaced with this horrible buzzing noise. I am using VLC to watch the DVD's. Turning the volume down in VLC makes no difference to the volume of ...
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Problem running VLC on Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

There's no doubt a simple explanation for this, but since updating to Ubuntu 14.10 I've been having a problem with VLC 2.2.0. It's nothing major but on all video whether from DVD or from the hard ...
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VLC player mutes when seeking

In my Ubuntu 14.10, I have VLC 2.2.0 installed. I encounter this annoying problem that VLC mutes when I seek forward or backward through a video. I have to do few seeks backward and forward again to ...
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keeping audio visualizations on in vlc

Every time I select an audio visualization in vlc for audio files, it is forgotten after restarting vlc and no visualization is shown. Is there a way to keep audio visualizations on in vlc?
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How to run cvlc closing after the play

Is there any parameter to run cvlc from a terminal command line in a way that the dummy interface returns control after an mp3 file is played? Currently I run this: me@ubuntu:~/Documents$ cvlc ...
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VLC player won't open

I tried to get vlc 2.2, so that I could run vlsub. In terminal, I entered sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily followed by sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get install vlc VLC ...
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Chinese Subtitles in VLC

A similar question was asked, here: Subtitle are not working in vlc But I have tried all the fixes, and none of them work for me. I am trying to use Chinese subtitles from OpenSubtitles. I get a ...
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apt-get command is not functioning properly [duplicate]

when i type sudo apt-get install vlc I get the following error ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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ubuntu starts to be slow

I have ubuntu 10.04 since 2010..almost no problems, maybe missing some programs/features from windows but no regrets.. but recently it starts to slow down, to even stop sometimes, and i need to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10(Utopic Unicorn), Displays menu is Broken?

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 from the software center, 2 days later I changed my Desktop Background from Settings-Displays , I may have updated the system with minor 3 to 10 MB updates from ...
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VLC Media Player display problems

I installed VLC media player 2.2.0-pre2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.0-pre1-15-g5178b24). When I'm on normal view there's a random green line displaying at bottom, right, and left. Even if Im on full ...
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When watching videos in VLC on Ubuntu 14.10, it flickers

I have Ubuntu 14.10. When watching videos full screen with VLC the video flickers. Only on full screen. And it's not happening on other players (the default player and smplayer). How to fix this? I ...
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Vlc player not getting istalled in ubuntu 12.04. I am getting the below error [duplicate]

ubunt@ ubuntl01: ~$ sudo apt - get install vlc Reading package lists...Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Some packages could not be installed.This may mean that you have ...
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When I play a video full screen after about ten minutes the screen goes black, and the sound repeats a loop

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I had to reinstall the OS on this computer. I didn't have this problem before. This happens in VLC, and youtube. If I'll play a video in full screen, the screen will go black ...
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VLC Media Player Green Line

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 64bit and the latest version of VLC media player, when I play a video (MP4, MKV AVI etc... it doesn't matter) at the bottom of the screen there is a green line It isn't an ...
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indicator-sound is crashing and VLC or any media player does not open

Whenever I try to open VLC media player from dashboard, it doesn't open. When I try to open any video file by double clicking on it, Ubuntu shows me the following error message: Sorry Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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VLC player displaying a file with tilde

I am using a VLC player for playing music and when I open the music directory in it, it shows all my directories in the music folder on my disk plus one additional file called song~. This file is not ...
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How do I install vlc offline

My Ubuntu is Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I wanted to get vlc because I hade my computer formatted and I want to see some movie (that my friend leaded me .flv type file). And I have internet on my iPad2 but ...
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How do you add a new audio track to an existing dvd disc

Quite simply I have actual english dvd movies with german speech and with no option for english. I can download a seperate audio track but when I drag it to the player (vlc or smplayer) the dvd stops ...
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Problem with video after upgrade to 14.04

I upgrade my computer from 13.10 to 14.04. It is a 32 bits system with a Radeon HD6400 series. After upgrading skype crash when video is connected and VLC also crash when I try to play a video. On the ...
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How to play webm (using the VP9 codec) in VLC?

When I play a .webm file using the VP9 codec in VLC, I get the following error message (and the audio is played): VLC does not support the audio or video format "VP90". Unfortunately there is no ...
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can't play ISO either on Ubuntu 14.04(laptop) or 12.04 (netbook)_mplayer, vlc do not play

I have two computers running Ubuntu (both dual boot with Windows 7): laptop Toshiba, Processor: Intel Celeron CPU900 @2.20Ghz Graphics: Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset 64-bit netbook Packard ...
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How to play rtsp streams in ubuntu?

More specifically, the question is how to play rtsp streams from addresses that have a question mark in them. I.E: rtsp://some.server.name:554/video_file.wmv?authstring=sOm3StrIN2==&param=3 I ...
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Why there is no need to give path as in windows to reffer other application from one package

I connected mysql with c++ in ubuntu , used GCC compiler from terminal that time i didn't give any path for mysql.h. and i wanted to play video using vlcj in java swings. In the program we need to ...
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Pulseaudio-Streaming: Videos hang

I've got a problem with pulseaudio streaming and videos. The configuration: Server with soundsystem: Mini-PC with Intel Celeron J1900, 5.1 Audio and GBit Ethernet running Xubuntu 14.04. Client ...
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Sound drops out in MP4 video playback using Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with MP4 video playback (MP4 files recorded from my Android). With the "Videos" app., the sound drops out after about 2 seconds. Another 2 seconds of sound can be heard by ...
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Vlc can't play wma files on ubuntu 14.04 even install restricted extras

I've been researching all ask, forums and web. They said to install ubuntu-restricted-extras. And gstreamer. But all don't work.
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Problem with installing vlc player [duplicate]

Following error occurs, when I am installing vlc player:- smplayer: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4) but 2.19-0ubuntu6 is to be installed Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but ...
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Unable to install Any media Player [duplicate]

Getting Following error while trying to install media player This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a ...