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

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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

You see, I wanted to set up a media-center using my Ubuntu Laptop, but I'm having some issues. To provide context, I have plugged in my UbuntuLaptop into a Samsung3DTV using an HDMI cable. I know ...
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VLC player will not play DVD's. Please help if you can

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer desktop. When I try yo play a DVD (any DVD) the movie/content will start but then it is all chunky and stops abruptly. What could be causing this and how can I ...
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How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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running mp3 file by vlc problem

I have a mp3 file which when I run that in terminal by vlc myprogram.mp3. I saw these errors > [0xb4e07958] access_http access error: error: HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden [0xb4e07958] access_http access ...
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VLC downmix surround to stereo?

When i'm playing a 5.1 movie, i only hear left and right channel. When there's sound from a rear channel, i hear absolutely nothing. How do i set VLC to convert 5.1 to stereo, so that no sounds are ...
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how do i install vlc on ubuntu without an internet connection [duplicate]

i don't have internet on my one ubuntu computer and i am trying to install vlc. My plan was to download all the necessary files onto my laptop (wich is running on windows), then on to a memory key, ...
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VLC Media Player and Youtube Playback jerky

I installed VLC Media Player 2.0.8 on my Ubuntu and I tried to play videos on youtube and VLC Media player they were jerky. The video stops and sound repeats again and again like a scratched VCD is ...
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Lubuntu 13.10, VLC 2.1.2 + Matrox G200ew = Laggy and unusable playback

I will try and be as descriptive as possible. I switched to a Supermicro MBD-X7SPA-HF-O motherboard for a commercial video slideshow. It uses the Matrox G200ew graphics driver. I switched after ...
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Listen to pulseaudio rtp stream using VLC

I want to listen to Pulseaudio's RTP multicast stream using VLC, but it's not working out. First, I try to determine where it's playing: tcpdump -n net 192.0.0.0/8 -c 10 Which gives me listening ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 setting Icecast2 server for VLC on iPhone to connect to stream

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use Icecast2 to create a server at localhost, and have an iPhone to connect to the stream with VLC. I followed this post: How do I setup an Icecast server for ...
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Stream Webcam via command line to vlc

I've spent the morning doing searches and can't find any tutorials on how to stream my webcam(with sound) so I can watch it remotely on VLC. I have avconv installed, and can stream to twitch just ...
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apt-get says Version was not found but it is there

I've added this repository "ppa:videolan/stable-daily" using this command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily thin I wrote this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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VLC won't download [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and I'm using version 13.10. I tried to install VLC, but every time I click the download icon it tells me that I need an application to open this link, then invites me to choose one ...
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Video colors wrong 12.04 LTS using VLC or Movie Player

Does anyone have a fix for misrepresented video colors? Have searched askubuntu.com, have not found a solution that works. 12.04 LTS displays video colors incorrectly using VLC or Movie Player. ...
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cant play certain dvd's on ubuntu/mint

I have followed every instruction imaginable but still cannot get "certain" (disney is one culprit) dvd's to play on my mint/ubuntu setup - they play perfectly on a windows 7 laptop I have tried vlc ...
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Error while installing VLC [duplicate]

I am having trouble installing acestream on Elementary OS for some reason. When I add this repository it gives me an error. Can somebody please explain to me why this is happening? The following ...
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How to reset default interface of VLC?

I was playing with VLC skins downloaded from gnome-look.org. And now,I think, My VLC is bricked. It shows this error message on terminal: [0x1b15f08] skins2 interface error: no skins found : exiting. ...
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Where do I find VLC's source code? [duplicate]

I have installed VLC 2.0.8 TwoFlower and I was wondering where I can find VLC's source code. I am using ubuntu 13.10 and I don't plan to do anything with the code, I just want to have a look at it.
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Why can't I watch movies? [closed]

I installed VLC player and it still won't play dvds. I'm running 13.10. It acts like its about to play and then it just stops.
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UI Problem in Ubuntu after give update and run VLC player

I have Ubuntu 12.10 in my Lenovo G580 machin.I have given update to my system two days before VLC player and other applications are working fine till that date.After that update i can't run VLC player ...
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Get Workrave to treat video watching as “work”, not rest

I use workrave not just to avoid RSI, but also as a tool to save my eyes. I only have the rest break set up every 70 minutes. The problem is that it treats events like video-watching as inactivity ...
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How can I get a DVD to play? [duplicate]

When I insert a DVD, videos said it cant be played. so i go into the disc and select a VOB file and that does not work.I’ve tried VLC and it still does not work. Please HELP!
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Failed to download package files. check internet connection for Ubuntu Software Center

I am trying to install vlc media player on Ubuntu 12.10 (wubi) through the ubuntu software Center. But I get the message "Failed to download package files.Check internet connection" even when my ...
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What is vlc-nox?

At the time time of installing vlc on my laptop I entered the command in terminalvlc.And then it says the ` program vlc is not currently installed you can install it by typing sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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mp4v and mp4a in Ubuntu VLC

In 13.10, I have this error in VLC: [0x7f529c0038a0] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `mp4v'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format. [0x7f529c004470] main ...
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Bad quality and playback issues when playing video with VLC

I encounter problems when playing H.264 (not tested with others) encoded videos with VLC or others players (tested MPlayer, Totem not playing the video just the sound). I'm sure it's about driver but ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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VLC Media player automatically create a blank duplicate when I open it

When I open any video file with VLC Media Player, automatically another blank VLC Media player is opening. And when I close the blank VLC player, both player turn off! Is there any solution?
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Subdownloader no longer working

I've had this problem for a little while now: subdownloader no longer succeeds to download subtitles. It finds the subtitles fine, but fails to download them (there's no error message, the status just ...
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VLC player broken installation

I tried to install Vlc player with Software Center. Unfortunately my lost my network connection. So the downloading failed. After getting the network connection I tried again to install. Now the ...
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unable to install software in line [duplicate]

i am unabl to install the vlc player or any other software . i have tried , apt update , updgrade , auto clean , auto remove but nothing works . here what it shows when i try to install vlc . ** ...
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Why does VLC get mount errors after connecting iphone via usb

After installing the latest libimobildevice updates most of the trust issues were resolved. But now I have a new irksome problem where each time I connect my iphone via usb VLC gets mount errors(See ...
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Streaming video with VLC from windows machine is suddenly slow , but why?

I have a DELL Latitude D420 running Ubuntu 12.04 and a DELL Latitude E6400 Running Windows 7. Normally I stream video from my windows machine to my Linux machine while gaming. Up until yesterday this ...
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How to get VLC working with my remote?

Ubuntu 12.04, StreamZap remote. I have lirc installed, and it can see buttons being pushed. I went to VLC, Tools, Preferences, Show settings:All, Interface, Control interfaces an selected "Infrared ...
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cannot install vlc media player [duplicate]

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: ...
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How do i convert PAL DVD to NTSC

I just bought some SCI-fi movies online, and the disk format it PAL section 2. I can play them in VLC just fine, but i want to convert them to NTSC so I can use my dvd player /TV. How can I convert ...
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Trying to run multiple instances of VLC

I'm a total noob at Linux (but I'm learning). I am trying to run a video presentation - but I need it to run THREE separate Mpeg or AVI videos at precisely the same time and in sync. I read ...
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VLC media player subtitles persistence after after jump

When watching videos in foreign language with "soft" subtitles, I often do forward/backward jumps to re-read some of the text. The fact that after jump the subtitles that would be there if normally ...
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How do I find the application to run a mms: wmv file in firefox?

I am attempting to stream movie files from my bases media center. When trying to open any of the movies using Ubuntu it wants me to choose an application. I can't seem to select VLC or Movie ...
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Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I am Trying to install VLC Media Player and receiving the following error Package dependencies cannot be resolved. This error could be caused by required additional software packages ...
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prevent my screen from either dimming or the screen-lock when watching movies in 12.10

i watch movies in VLC or some time movie player.my screen gets off ( stand by) frequently.. can i do any thing.I an using LXDE on Ubuntu 12.10.pls answer....
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Do I need to add the ppa before update a software via terminal?

Before updating a software which canonical does not support for updates (like vlc, Skype), do I need to add the relevant ppa to the system before run "apt-get install packagename" or "apt-get --only ...
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VLC causes system to freeze in 12.04

All of a sudden, when I launch VLC and try to play a video it freezes my whole system including the mouse. The only options I have is to press the power button or use the REISUB series of commands. I ...
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H.264 vlc issues ubuntu 12.04

Im trying to play .264 files on vlc but those efforts are wasted! I tried downloading most of the codec referred by people on the forum still no success!! Can anyone help me out playing these files on ...
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audio playback problem in ubuntu 13.10

i have installed ubuntu 13.04 and successfully upgraded it to ubuntu 13.10 the problem that i am facing from the begining is that whenever i play any mp3 file in vlc or rhythmbox it gets little ...
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Editing mt2s files

I'm trying to find alternative program(s) for importing/editing/converting video files from my Sony camcorder. Type of files is - mt2s. Camcorder came with a program called Sony Picture Browser (PMB), ...
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Could not open stream (livestreamer)

I use ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.I recently installed livestramer to see youtube video via command line.Now while playing I am giving the following and getting an error-- $livestreamer ...
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How to use Vlc with sudo privileges?

I'm trying to use Vlc with sudo but it doesn't work. This is the error: VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry. If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports you can use ...