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

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How to fix “Could not demultiplex stream.” on video playback

When I'm playing any video in the default Videos application or in VLC media player, then after some time the video gets stopped and shows this error: Could not demultiplex stream. Do you have any ...
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Is it possible to install (have ready for use) different versions of VLC?

I want (and use) VLC 2.2 because I like one addon that does not work with previous versions. But my 2.2 version has a bug, losing sound sometimes when scrolling, so it would be useful to have at hand ...
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vlc: Error during make

list I tried to install vlc-2.1.5 from source code using following configure command. ./configure --prefix=/usr/ --disable-vlc --disable-lua --disable-mad --disable-swscale --disable-postproc ...
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Trouble with VLC after installing Makemkv

I am relatively new to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm having some trouble. I had VLC installed on my computer without problems. About a week ago I tried to install Makemkv to get the Bluray codecs on my ...
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Lubuntu14.10 file server not playing video files

i started off with Lubuntu 13.XX. initially setup the box as a torrent/file server box. for whatever reason, i needed to make changes, and moved to 14.04 but still using the same hardware in the ...
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How can I simultaneously play Spotify audio through my headphone-out while VLC plays audio through HDMI?

How can I setup Ubuntu such that it can play VLC audio through HDMI connected to a TV, but at the same time, it can also play music from Spotify via the headphones? I'm running 14.04
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How to reduce CPU load when Video is minimized?

How can I tell VLC or Unity to stop rendering or drawing Video when the Window is minimized to reduce CPU load. Using VLC and Ubuntu 14.10 Watch Video Observe CPU load Minimize Video Observe CPU ...
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Error: Broken packages but can't find any

So I am trying to install VLC. I'm getting this: sudo apt-get install vlc That yields: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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Schedule to record video stream in VLC

I work at a school and have setup a workstation to broadcast/stream the morning announcements for the teachers and kiddos. Teachers in the classroom access this stream via Windows Media Player or ...
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How to fully remove VLC Player

I installed VLC player, but now I want to be fully rid of it, so I typed in the following command in Terminal: sudo apt-get purge vlc And it told me that it had purged it, but then in Terminal when ...
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VLC will not install 14.04

I tried to watch a dvd and found that VLC was not installed. When I went to the Ubuntu software center I got this message when trying to install VLC. I do not know why. Here's the ouput: "This error ...
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Cannot get 4od video streaming to work

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and want to watch programs on 4od, but I am just met with a never ending spinning loading thing when trying to play a video there. I did some further research into it and ...
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A 10 pixel wide bar shifted from right side to left side of screen in fullscreen video

In Ubuntu 14.10, in vlc and minecraft when they are displaying in either full screen or when maximized, a 10 pixel wide bar of the video is being shifted from the right side of my screen to the left ...
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Package dependencies (Help an utter noob)

I installed ubuntu yesterday. I have no idea what's going on, I can't seem to install anything. Like, there isn't any 'install' button with most apps on the app store. Upon installing VLC player, ...
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audio problems with vlc

i've installed linux on my chromebook and then installed vlc player. but if i play any media file then pause and play again, the audio jumps back and forth a few seconds between the moment i paused ...
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VLC unable to play wmv

I recently installed ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04 to do some video editing because avconv didn't have some options that I wanted or knew about. After installing ffmpeg, VLC seems to be unable to play wmv ...
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(SOLVED) Reinstalled VLC from scratch on Ubuntu is always looking for plugins in the wrong directory

I had vlc 2.1.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 installed by "apt-get install vlc" in /usr/bin/vlc, it worked fine Then I compiled and installed another version of vlc (don't remember exact version number) from ...
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VLC does not start in Ubuntu 14.04 because of Qt error

This is the error I get trying to open vlc VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision 2.1.4-0-g2a072be) [0x9e37910] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without ...
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Green bar at right side in full screen VLC

As seen in the picture I have a colored bar on the right side of my screen when I watch sth in VLC fullscreen. This happens on my pirmary display and also on a projector. It also accurs when the ...
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VLC Media Player not installing in ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing vlc media player by typing: sudo apt-get install vlc The terminal window showed the following error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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VLC and Totem crushes playing .wmv files

VLC & Totem crushes every time trying open .wmv movie (Rhythmbox also cant play .m4a music) ubuntu-restricted-* installed Tried: reinstall ubuntu-restricted-* reinstall gstreamer0.10-plugins-* ...
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Can linux play blu-rays?

So I recently bought a blu-ray drive since I started accumulating a bunch of movies and shows on the format, and I was wondering if linux/ubuntu can actually play them? If not it's fine I can just ...
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How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install VLC 2.2 Weatherwax in the Ubuntu (well, Xubuntu) 14.04 LTS release. There is a PPA from Videolan on Launchpad that offers more recent VLC releases for Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. Except ...
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Crouton install

I run Ubuntu 12.04 which is recently updated. What media programs can I install? I have tried VLC but .deb files mostly tell me "corrupt". I run on a HP Chromebook 14.
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Is it necessary to donate to be able to download vlc media player for ubuntu 14.04?

I am unable to download vlc media player. I use Ubuntu 14.04. Is it because I haven't made a donation yet?
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Cannot open Video-CD with VLC or any other player

I'd like to watch a film on DVD with VLC, but its not working. I get the following error: main error: open of `vcd:///media/HAPS/NAME_2_DISC1%1F/VIDEO_TS' failed What have I to do to enjoy the ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...