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

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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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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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How do I set a VLC instance to run as a Live Wallpaper

I've seen an article describing how to use VLC as a live wallpaper for the desktop, however the options mentioned there only refer to Windows. What would I need to do to achieve the same result?
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Most Efficient Way To Play HEVC / x265

For a while I have been using VLC for HEVC / x265 Playback but the problem is that the higher the bitrate is the less fluent the video becomes. This article claims VP9 is far more efficient in ...
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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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Prevent VLC from starting a new instance every time a media file is opened

I'm using VLC. Its great for all media requirements. But I find this behavior annoying. Every time I open a media file, a sepearte VLC window opens up instead of stopping the current playback and play ...
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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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How to update VLC to the latest version?

As VLC 2.0 is released, how do I get it in Ubuntu (XUbuntu actually, in my case) 11.10? Any PPAs or packages to download? The official page says "Ask your favorite packager..."
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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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Sound static in VLC Ubuntu 12.04

When I set the audio output module to Pulseaudio, Audio memory, or Open Sound System, the sound works sometimes, but usually is very staticy. If I switch to Alsa, the sound works fine, but if I pause ...
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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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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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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 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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Amarok doesn't play any songs

I've recently installed Kubuntu 15.10. After adding my local library to amarok, it doesn't play anything. Double click on a song does nothing. No errors etc. Playing songs/video in VLC is working ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to show subtitles under the video in VLC?

Using VLC 1.1.12 on Ubuntu 11.10, I'd like to show subtitles under the video so that they don't disturb me. I tried to change it: Interface > Preferences > Subtitles & OSD > Force subtitle ...
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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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Video does not resize and remains on top: VLC and Skype and other programs

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on an Asus UX305. When I open a video I can't resize it, and it flickers blue when I resize it. I show the problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBL2BAU8Vyk I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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VLC instalation problem (Installing through Terminal)

I wanted to install VLC on Ubuntu, 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. In the terminal ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...