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

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Hard crash when playing media

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. Ever since the upgrade I am having problems playing video files in VLC and Kodi. Totem works fine. The video will start playing but fairly quickly ...
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install mrtg-2.17.4 ploblem?

I'm install mrtg-2.17.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 follow http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/doc/mrtg.en.html ,but can't install how should i do ,help? Thanks. ~/Downloads/mrtg-2.17.4$ ./configure --with-gd=/...
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How do I run VLC? [on hold]

It's possible to open a file with VLC by first opening VLC and then opening the file "from within" VLC, but double clicking a file (to play in VLC) doesn't work ("VLC is not supposed to be run as root"...
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Why VLC doesn't work well on Ubuntu? [on hold]

It's very strange! On Windows, VLC - a program that initially was meant for Linux distros (if I am not mistaken) - is my favourite media player... But here, on Ubuntu, VLC runs awful. Now I have a ...
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VLC media player 2.2.1 is choppy

Ubuntu version is 14.04.1. VLC is choppy depending on how it's started. From the console window this command works fine: /usr/bin/cvlc -vvv /home/matt/Hockey_Footage.m2t --sout udp:239.204.1.106:4000 ...
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Cannot connect from VLC nor KODI to minidlna server

I've one Lubuntu with MiniDLNA server installed and running properly: I can perfectly access to that server via minidlna from both Tablet and Android phone in the same WiFi network using MediaHouse ...
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Unable to locate package vlc-plugin-libde265 [duplicate]

For playing the videos with .mkv extension, I installed vlc player in ubuntu 14.04. Now, while installing the vlc plugins, it is giving the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Keyboard shortcut is not working in Fullscreen on VLC Media Player

Recently I made a clean install of ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop. After updating the OS I installed VLC Media Player. Whenever I go to fullscreen in VLC the keyboard shortcutss don't seems to work. For ...
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No sound on 14.04 - various troubleshooting tried already

I've not used my laptop in about a week, I came back to it to stream some media from my NAS. Installed VLC and a couple of plugins since the file I was trying to play (mkv) was not working. I'm now ...
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Why does my VLC window show weird fonts?

So, I have Japanese language installed on Ubuntu (even though it's not activated so I assume I have the fonts). When I play a file which is named "百物語の幽霊.mp3", it opens VLC but the window title is ...
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Improving H.265/HVEC decoding speed for specific scenes

I followed the instructions in this question to allow my VLC to decode H.265 video. It works mostly fine, but in some scenes with lots of movement in the entire screen (e.g. most fighting scenes in ...
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older version of vlc

Vlc is not working since I updated it. So I removed it and tried to install an older version: sudo apt-get install vlc=2.1.5 When I run this command i get a error E: Version '2.2.1' for 'vlc' ...
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Dependencies issue while installing vlc

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) but 2.1.5-0ppa1~precise1 is to be installed Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.8-1~) but 4:0....
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Where should I report VLC bugs?

I tried to make an account on their bug tracker website and on their forums but I'm getting errors. I also tried looking them up at launchpad but apparently I can't submit bugs there. So where should ...
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EasyCAP with VLC Ubuntu 16.04

I got an EasyCAP DC60+ video capture and want to use it to capture gameplays from a nintendo Wii. I have managed to install the drivers for the capturer (i think) and i can capture video on Mplayer ...
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16.04 image tearing and lagging

On ubuntu 16.04 when I watch movies in Kodi if I press the volume up/down hotkey I see little stutter in movie (cca les than a sec). And also if vlc is open and ff in background with YT I see image ...
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Why isn't Nvidia handling all graphics smoothly?

First post, but I've been lurking here for a while. I have been using Linux since Red Hat 7, I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. It is my first Linux where the GPU is actually properly supported....
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Import VLC Codex from Mint to 14.04.1 [duplicate]

Is it possible to import VLC Codex used in LinuxMint 17.3 Cinnamon to Ubuntu 14.04.1 ? I tried to play my new DVD from Billy Blanks ( Taebo Boot Camp ) in VLC - it wouldn't play. Then I tried it ...
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How can I install VLC without libdvdcss?

My company is in a position where we need to distribute VLC on our Ubuntu 14.04 image. How can I install VLC without libdvdcss, or, how can I remove the libdvdcss bits?
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VLC freezes whole system

I had these kind of freezes in stock Ubuntu 14.04 since I've migrated from Windows, but I could soft reset with the magic sysrq key combination. Since the last security update to 2.1.6 VLC which ...
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VLC Pixelated Video When Skipping

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 I immediately noticed an issue whereby VLC now shows terrible video when you skip around, which only appears to fix itself after a few seconds, which I am ...
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Play MMS stream requiring authentication

I would like to play MMS streaming video on Ubuntu 15.04. Trouble is that it requires authentication, on a Windows machine you would normally access the site using Internet Explorer, login, and open ...
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VLC suddenly keeps popping up with JAVA logo and ASCii colour art

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS. I've installed it just yesterday and updated it immediately. Today I start my system up and VLC keeps popping up out of nowhere. It shows in a small window the JAVA ...
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Ubuntu isn't playing dvd

Same DVD is playing in windows, but ubunut(16.04) isn't displaying any media. /media/ directory is empty. It contains video only. i had tried these commands but it didn't work. sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 media codes missing

I recently did a fresh install when going from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. The old distro had been upgraded ~5 times from various older releases and I decided to start fresh. I kept the user profile but ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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Open multiple directories with vlc in command line

How can I specify multiple directories to be opened in vlc ? vlc path/to/folder1 path/to/folder2 will ignore folder2
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Freezing Audio in Games and VLC player

I am using the following Ubuntu: Linux hometower 3.16.0-71-generic #91~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 19:43:36 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I started to experience strange issue - when I ...
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How to add Codexes for Ubuntu VLC player

I bought myself DVD's, but they wouldn't run in Ubuntu VLC. These DVD's run just fine in VLC for Windows or any DVD Player. These DVD's were burned in Countrycode 0, in other words open for any ...
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VLC: Audio output failed

I've recently installing Ubuntu 16.04 and I'm having the following problem: Whenever I open a file with VLC, I cannot hear anything and an error message popups with the following: Audio output ...
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sound volume settings doesn't do anything

I installed Ubuntu the other day, and I am quite new to it. I've noticed that the sound volume setting at the top right hand side of the screen doesn't affect the volume of my media players (it may ...
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VLC interface problem in 16.04

In VLC if I enter into full screen mode by double clicking, then after auto screen turn off time(The time of inactivity after which the screen turns off in idle mode) the mouse pointer and the control ...
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How can I reset my vlc media player back to its original settings after someone has messed all the settings up for playing movies?

I usually use vlc media player for my movies but my little cousin has somehow messed all the settings up and now when I try to play a movie, I can't watch it properly. The player still works but its ...
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video flicker vlc but not totem

My problem started after I updated from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. I used to view videos on vlc and had no problems with videos flickering. Things i've tried: reinstalling vlc changing video output ...
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VLC can't take snapshots anymore due to corrupt VDPAU video surface error

I'm using VLC - 2.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04. VLC is able to play the videos but I'm unable to take the snapshots using it. I tried disabling "Use Hardware Acceleration" by going in Preferences->Video and ...
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How to get LATEST vlc running in my Ubuntu [duplicate]

Today I downloaded a x265 (HEVC ¿¿)mkv file to my Ubuntu 14.04 . The vlc player is unable to play the file.. The vlc was proided by Ubuntu Software Center and the the version is 1.2.6 . As I checked ...
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vlc and launcher

I tried to add an entry to the contextual menu of the ubuntu launcher to be able to start .part files in the download folder. This is how it looks like: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=VLC media ...
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Error while playing in vlc and also in SM player

VLC and SM player: They video I am playing in these players in ubuntu 14.04 is also being played when I am using firefox etc i.e.. the video screen is coming in the middle of any application. How to ...
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vlc media playing problem [duplicate]

It shows.. Required plugin could not be found Video requires to install plugins to play files of the following types: 1 mpeg-4 aac decoder 2 h.264 decoder It is show in a alert box. Say answer like ...
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Shows tons of vlc application even after removing it

I have removed VLC software but is still showing on my laptop. I have attached a screenshot: I have tried almost every solution but could not clear VLC completely. I am using ubuntu 16.04. What ...
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Installing vlc 3.0 on Trusty through ppa still gives version 2.1.6

How do I install vlc 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.04? I have tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc But it says: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to play video extended fullscreen across 3 monitors?

I have a working setup with 3 monitors, one connected to the MB's VGA output, the other 2 to an ATI card. It works, but I need to play a video file across all three monitors and I can't find a way to ...
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video of codec : video/x-gst-fourcc-hev1 keeps crashing in vlc 2.2.1 version, ubuntu 14.04 32 bit

I have recently updated my vlc with 2.2.1 version and I have also checked that HEVC codec is installed. When I play any other video it works fine, but when I play any hev1 codec video, it crashes.
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Vlc stream problem

Ubutnu 16.04 when I play video with Vlc it looks like this: I reinstalled it but no change. Other players work fine. What's wrong ?
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VLC not showing entire screen

When I switch to full screen mode, the bottom quarter of the screen becomes black. Any idea on how I could fix this? Thanks in advance. Im using ubuntu 15.10. EDIT: Strange problem with VLC The ...
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Cannot watch streaming wmv on Ubuntu 16.04

Cannot watch streaming wmv on Ubuntu 16.04 64bit for example this link: digichannel.go2school.com.tw/lt/main.asp?page=dailyTV Neither Totem nor VLC will do the job. There are still many sites using ...
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Can't generate thumbnails from some mkv files

I've been using Ubuntu for a time but still not that professional one. My problem -that I've been stuck with last two days- is I downloaded an MKV video with HEVC stream which is unknown to VLC, but ...
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Choppy Audio Playback With Clementine and VLC

Since I've installed Kubuntu 16.04 yesterday, music playback in VLC and Clementine started to be choppy. Starting to play a song, everything is fine for about 2 seconds until the stuttering begins ...
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Vlc does not work

I had installed vlc for Ubuntu and it was working fine , I was updating using the command sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade. Now vlc player does not work . I can see the icon but it ...
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Not able to play videos properly in Ubuntu 16.04

After the update any video I play through vlc just lags and pixel-ates , also I am unable to play any youtube video in both firefox and chrome. My graphic card is GeForce GTX 860M/PCIe/SSE2. I have ...