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

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How can the volume of a program be set to louder than 153%?

I'm dealing with a video that has very quiet but intact audio. I want to increase the volume of VLC a lot so that the audio can be heard. In pavucontrol, I can raise the volume of VLC from 100% to 153%...
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VLC player artifacts [on hold]

On Linux Mint 18 (Cinnamon) every video file I play VLC player seems to have problems with, the picture (for a lack of words) 'shows artifacts' and looks distorted. Sound is fine. This happens with ...
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How can I integrate the menu of Qt applications into the top bar?

Example from VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 16.04.
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VLC Error Message: 'Audio output failed'

I've recently installed 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 failed:...
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Unity Dock Appears When Viewing Movies On Dual Screen System

I have a dual screen setup and I often will have a movie playing in VLC while surfing the Web on the other monitor. I place the movie in full-screen mode with no Unity Dock showing. However, when I ...
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How to download vlc in ubuntu? [duplicate]

i don't know how to download vlc in Ubuntu please help me I want to download vlc code for downloading vlc.
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Vlc not finding any UPnP devices

I have a minidlna server running in my home and everything worked fine when i updated to ubuntu 16.04 my vlc stopped finding my server. I ran VLC via terminal and got this error when clicking on the ...
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Unable to launch applications via GUI

I have downloaded, installed - Sublime Text 3, RStudio, VLC, etc using the official procedures mentioned. If i access these programs via Terminal, by running their respective binaries, it works. ...
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vlc wont play multiple instances

I read these instructions: https://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_play_multiple_instances_of_VLC/ and my settings are already that which are recommended. But when I go to open multiple windows, in vlc, ...
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Unable to hear audio while playing .mkv file

I want to play a video encodded with .mkv. But the vlc media player plays it without any sound with error message showing "No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "...
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Can't watch HD-quality videos in VLC Media Player (Ubuntu Mate)

The playback is very choppy plus every time I try to rewind the video using the arrow keys on my keyboard, it feels like everything is just slow and there's a noticeable delay between the audio and ...
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Applications won't run after reinstallation of 16.04 (64 bit)

I have just reinstalled 16.04 on a new machine after running it a few days. Oddly, most of the applications I have since downloaded from Ubuntu Software have not run properly. Evolution installs but ...
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How to force command line VLC to stream youtube videos of specific quality?

I want to stream youtube videos from command line using VLC media player. I was able to stream youtube videos using this command cvlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Oo4kBHBNU The problem is that ...
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VLC, SKYPE, Anything related Video issues on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. at first, the wifi wasn't working so I posted a question 2 months back and got the solution. But after that, I started to suffer from such issues as 1: When I call on ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

I was trying to upgrade VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04. Below are the commands I've executed. (How to update VLC to the latest version?) But facing issues like Wrong sources.list entry or malformed ...
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hevc/h265 mkv videos are not playing using vlc plugin in ubuntu 14.04

even after installing gstreamer0.10-libde265 and vlc-plugin-libde265.after updating vlc,when i am trying to play H265.mkv or H265.mp4 files,vlc automatically stopped.
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Can't play media (video) file inside a ISO archive

I have a ISO file , inside the ISO file there are bunch of video files all of them are in mp4 format . After mounting the ISO file if I want to play the video file (tried with vlc and default video ...
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running vlc whitout it appearing in taskbar kubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to get a fancy background by playing a movie on my desktop. My current command that runs at startup is tmux new -n background-movie -d kstart --alldesktops cvlc --quiet --daemon --no-...
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Unable to play .mkv files using vlc player

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and using vlc media player 2.2.4. I'm unable to play .mkv files using vlc player. While opening .mkv files it is giving some error messages like this. No suitable decoder ...
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MPG videos scrambled in VLC

Trying to play MPG videos with VLC would only produce a black/scrambled picture. Since I couldn't find the solution anywhere on the web, I'm leaving it here as it may be useful to someone.
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I can't use VLC anymore

After updating Ubuntu software 16.04 I couldn't use VLC player any more and then I removed VLC and tried to install it again and this showed: This error could be caused by required additional ...
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keyboard shortcut for accessing notification area like sound/empathy

is there way to access notification area elements like calendar/Sound/Empathy/Keyboard/Network through keyboard shortcut?when i play songs using vlc, vlc icon will be added to notification area i ...
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Error installing VLC through Terminal GPG error [duplicate]

I tried Installing VLC media player in ubuntu 14.04 using information from page VLC Player installation ubuntu 14.04 Then, I ran: sudo apt-get update Terminal Returned: Reading package lists... ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 ...