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

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VLC lagging while running HD videos

My vlc player keeps lagging while i play hd videos. To be more especific, it has been lagging in mp4 files with 720p and 1080p. It keeps stopping like 10 seconds to 10 seconds. The stopping time is ...
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error: You need 32-bits luac when using using lua from contrib(compile vlc in mac osx)

I am trying to compile vlc IN MAC OS X EI CAPITAN ,using these steps:https://wiki.videolan.org/OSXCompile/ When I reached this step: ../extras/package/macosx/configure.sh --enable-debug ...
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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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Cannot play DVDs on Ubuntu 14.04

I've got libdvdcss2 installed but still no joy. Tried VLC, mplayer and the default players and all give me errors. Regionset does not even see the DVD. vlc /dev/sr0: VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind ...
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VLC won't play DVD movies

I installed VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. DVD movies won't play (no sound or picture) even though the computer tries to start the movie. What's wrong? Is the version wrong for Ubuntu 14.04?
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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 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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When playing mkv movie by vlc media player, sometimes I only get the video not the audio

I have VLC media player installed on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. The problem is when I play movies that are in .mkv format using VLC it sometimes cannot play the sound of the movie and I only see the video. ...
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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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How to install VLC in ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

Can anybody help me to install VLC media player in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?
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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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Graphics acceleration (overlay) not working - cannot resize video

I am following up on my question regarding missing i915 module. On my Dell XPS 13 (9350), if I enable the graphics acceleration in VLC (overlay), I cannot resize the video at all, it stays at native ...
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Unable to play commercial DVD in Lenovo E555 with Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed both vlc and libdvd-pkg on my Lenovo E555 ThinkPad. I have also run the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg In Ubuntu 15.10 that seemed to work for playing encrypted DVD's, ...
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How do I stop green flashes when playing video?

I have Ubuntu 15.10, running Gnome Retro/Flashback/Fallback... whatever it's being called right now. I also have Compiz. When I play videos in either VLC or Gnome Media player, the screen frequently ...
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Command line syntax for VLC GUI video convert? [on hold]

I'm trying to write a script to convert lots of video files. Using the GUI, I was able get VLC to perform the kind of conversion I wanted. However, I can't see a way to generate an equivalent ...
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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's. DVD's cannot even be opened as they are not seen by Ubuntu. The ...
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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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How can automatically restart a (vlc) video stream?

At work we have an "camera pc" which monitors an ipcam. I'm using rtsp and VLC to display te stream on a monitor. However, the stream is eating up approximately 50GB a day so I edited the crontab to ...
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VLC not displaying video properly in FullScreen?

I have VLC 3.0.0 installed on my Ubuntu 15.10 PC. VLC does not display video properly in full screen. Windowed mode: Full Screen: I have tried reinstalling VLC, removing VLC completely using ...
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“VLC could not read the file” error when trying to play DVDs

I can watch most DVD's on my machine using VLC but today, I went to watch Thor, and it won't play. libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 are at the latest versions. vlc -v returns 1.1.4 w32codecs are ...
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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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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 play embedded flash videos in external players?

As discussed in a separate question, embedded flash videos are abnormally heavy on GPU resources. The answer given by izx here (and namely in one comment) shows that ”Flash 11+ "attempts" (poorly, ...
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Can I map the media player function keys to a media player other than Totem?

I can use my function key+stop, next, previous, etc to control totem using my Keyboard. Can I map these settings entirely to vlc?
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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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Anybody know where “espeak” and “espeak-gui” is?

Ok, the "rcs" utilities are back. I have "gespeak", "espeak", ...but not espeak-gui/espeak_gui. Another A/V utility I have been trying to get back to where it was 3 weeks ago is "vlc": I don't know ...
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Open pwd protected http stream in vlc from CLI

Can anyone please advise me on how to open a pwd protected http stream from CLI in vlc? I checked out the --help and man pages, but they seem to offer only syntax for opening ftp, rmt and smb pwd ...
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VLC wont install from Software Center in 16.04 - can't install from terminal

I recently dual booted a laptop with the recently released 16.04. I first attempted to install VLC media player from the Software Center, and like many others I'm unable to do that (or any third party ...
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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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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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Is it really possible to set up VLC to stream TV from TV tuner card ENCORE “ENLTV-FM3”?

After 2 weeks of searching for any solution, I could say that I didnt find any way to make this work. I'm on Xubuntu 12.04 from Work, and I saw that with VLC was possible to capture TV and then stream ...
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Transcode to aac on Ubuntu 14.04 using vlc

I am trying to stream a dvb stream in VLC but transcoding the audio to aac format however it can't find the encoder. How do I install it? VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision 2.1.4-0-g2a072be) ...
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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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Cannot play files over samba share on MATE 15.04

When I try to open video files from my home server I get the error: VLC is unable to open the MRL I have never had this issue before. Opening internet RMTP streams works fine and firewall is ...
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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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HEVC (x265) on Ubuntu 15.04 is not working (even after installing vlc-plugin-libde265)

I tried installing ppa from strukturag with the vlc plugin but every time I play a movie, I get a green layer over the video. On other players, such as smplayer, it only plays the audio without any ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Strange problem with VLC

I don't know what has happened to VLC, suddenly one day it started playing videos in full-screen mode with a the bottom part of video black! while it works fine in normal mode. Also the mouse pointer ...