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

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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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Is there a way to control VLC from the Sound Menu?

Is there a plugin for this? I'd really like to be able to pause/play/skip in VLC from the sound menu.
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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" ...
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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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VLC - YouTube videos won't play anymore

I would like to play youtube videos on VLC. I am newbie (one of mac os re, but can fallow instructions :) when i enter address on network stream nothing happens it is on the playlist but nothing ...
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VLC won't run DVDs

Just updated to the newest version of Ubuntu and now VLC player won't read DVDs and displays the following message every time I try to play a DVD: Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc ...
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Can't open .wmv video files [duplicate]

I installed 12.04 and installed all plug-ins related to video drive. I installed VLC player and tried to start a .wmv file but I get this error: No suitable decoder module: VLC does not ...
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Screen turns off while VLC is playing movies in Kubuntu

When I play a movie on VLC the screen turns off after 10 minutes. I used to run Ubuntu and this didn't happen there.
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How do I install VLC extensions?

VLC player allows installing extensions, plugins, skins. They have to be copied into a folder: for example, its .lua extensions should be in a folder with the same name. Where is that?
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Sound in VLC is out of sync [closed]

After a minute or so all my sounds in different videos and formats gets late. I've tried to reinstall VLC but it didn't help. Please help I can't play any videos because of that. It's late about ...
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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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How do I get DVD to play in VLC from unity dash launcher?

Once I put the DVD into DVD drive, it appears in the Unity dash/place. Clicking the icon opens nautilus. How do I make clicking the icon to open VLC player and start playing it ?.
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How to install the latest version of VLC (2.1.2) on Ubuntu 12.04?

I need play video in ultra-hd 4K definition (3840×2160 pixels) and my favorite player is VLC. In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the latest available version of VLC is 2.0.8 which does not have support for this ...
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How to make the keyboard media keys to work with VLC globally?

My keyboard has media keys and they work globally on Unity with Banshee but don't with VLC when another app is focused. How to fix that?
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I cannot play some WMA files

I did a backup of several music files from my older Windows XP system. Now I can play all the .MP3 files but not all the .WMA. There are some kinds of WMA files that can be reproduced without ...
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How to revert vlc media player to its original state?

For the last few days, my vlc player is not responding at all, when i try to double click any file or even run vlc without any file, it just doesn't open up. I tried to open it through terminal and ...
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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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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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Cannot play avi or mp4 file in both Movie Player and VLC

I downloaded some videos (both mp4 and avi) and I am unable to play them both in Movie Player and VLC. In Movie Player, it displays error message saying "Could not determine type of stream". When I ...
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How to set VLC as default video player?

Can't seem to set VLC as the default video player. I have gone to System Settings -> System Info -> Default Applications, and changed "Video" to VLC media player. However, all movies still open with ...
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How to show subtitles under the video?

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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Is there any video player that plays Youtube playlists? [duplicate]

Flash support for Linux is still lacking. Older hardware often performs only poorly when trying to watch youtube videos. There are several external players (VLC, mplayer, minitube) that alleviate ...
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VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.

Recently VLC has been having issues displaying video in fullscreen mode. AFAIK, nothing has changed with the video card drivers and it's certainly the same version of VLC. (/me shakes a fist at the ...
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How can I stream my soundcard output?

I want to stream the output of my sound card to my iPod, via http server. The goal is to use my hifi as loud speakers for my computer, using my iPod, wireless. (NB. I want to stream everything to my ...
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Presentation with many fullscreen video

I am currently creating a presentation (like power point). I have tried multiple applications to create this presentation but there are some problems. I have tried Ease: Program is not stable ...
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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player, just the sound is enabled

When I move the VLC player window, I can see the video but when I stop moving it, then it gets back to black. This happens not only in VLC but with my webcam too, when I use camorama webcam.
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VLC won't play DVD Ubuntu 12.10

I try to play the DVD "Toy Story" with VLC player and installed libdvdcss2, but when I attempt to play it, VLC just closes. I already ran VLC from the console to get more output before it crashes and ...
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Saving subtitles found by the VLC extension “Subtitle Finder”?

I found a VLC script called 'Subtitle finder' (here) that downloads and displays video subtitles 'on-the-fly': they are downloaded and displayed during playback, and it works great, but does not saves ...
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VLC with hardware acceleration crashes if launched from the Unity Dash [closed]

Background I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit) on a computer with an AMD E-450 APU. This chip has an integrated Radeon HD6320 graphics processor. I successfully installed the latest proprietary driver ...
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Is it possible to add an option to the context menu in nautilus to open media in an existing VLC instance?

I've unchecked VLC's option - 'only allow one instance', since it would help simultaneous playbacks. But sometimes it is desirable to just open a new file in the already running one. Is it possible to ...
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Easiest way to stream videos from my server?

I'd like to download movie torrents from my Ubuntu server as its download speed is much higher than at home. However, it is pretty pointless if I then have to download the movie from my server to my ...
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stream microphone audio over WAN?

I'm looking for a command line program to capture audio from a microphone, save and stream it over a WAN. arecord test.wav seems to work for recording input, but I cannot figure out how to get it to ...
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What plugin do i need to get DVD use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I installed the VLC and despite that, my ubuntu 11.10 does not read DVDs. What did i do wrong? I installed twice? Best regards for ...
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how do i stream a video in my server to my computer?

i have an .avi file in my server, my server is running ubuntu 10.04 lts. normally i would download the .avi file to my computer. but the .avi file is huge so i would like to stream it if it is ...
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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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Role of dependencies while installing software??

What is the role of dependencies while installing any software?I was installing vlc player and it were closed by giving me error something like check dependency . What is to solution of this and how ...
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Player to set short-keys for 1-second ahead/back jump?

I need to transcript to text some recordings and I need to jump back and forth, but sometimes 2-3 secs, sometimes 10, or more, or less. (On the long run these differences are not trivial in this type ...
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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 to watch videos that have 1080p, using x264 video codec and AC3 for audio?

Î'm trying to play some videos which were encoded using the x264 video codec with 1080p but using vlc it plays like a slideshow. Do you think that the cause of this problem is because of my low-spec ...
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How can I change the folder where VLC stores its streams?

Stream records of VLC (by pressing the red "record" button) are stored in ~/Downloads/. Can this be canged, and how? I couldn't find this option in settings.
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Alsa doesn't work in vlc

Alsa Audio Output works fine from terminal, e.g. aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav. But I got to change from default to Alsa Audio Output in vlc. I found it in Tools > Perfernces > Audio > ...
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Can't play .MKV files

Im using a an Acer Aspire Revo R1600 and for some odd reason with this new version of Ubuntu i can't play .MKV files anywhere. I have always had flawless playback but now im getting a weird message ...
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How to add “Add to VLC playlist” to the right click menu of Nautilus?

The Problem While you are playing any song or other media file on VLC and open another such file, then another instance of VLC opens. (You aren't going to hear and understand anything until you are a ...
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Audio and video are out of sync

I just upgraded to Oneiric Ocelot and a problem that was already present in Natty has become worse - namely, the audio and video are not in sync both in VLC and in mplayer. The problem only used to ...
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Can't install vlc and other software : packages not coming from authenticated sources [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 last week I couldn't install any mp3 or videoplayers such as vlc or any others. They show me something about a failure to install packages, and when I click on details I ...
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VLC media player stable PPA for 10.10?

After using both Ubuntu 11.04 (for Unity) and Fedora 15 (for GNOME 3), I've reverted back to Ubuntu 10.10 for its better classic gnome experience, and have no plans to upgrade until Oneiric releases ...
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No menu option in vlc

I do use vlc player for watching movies and I dont have any idea what happened with my vlc I am not getting any icons or anything not even time bar...its just the video, no preferences nothing...I ...
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How to stream a video with VLC in a LAN

I wish to execute a video in my PC and stream it in the LAN so anybody can connect to it and watch it. What steps do I need to do to accomplish this in an easy manner.
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can someone tell me what this means and how do i fix it? [duplicate]

All i wanted to do was put vlc on my computer. This is turning into a real pain in the butt. I had to update and upgrade just to get the software centre to run, but when i try to install vlc i get the ...
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ubuntu 12.10 Cannot Play VCD

I cannot play VCDs in Ubuntu 12.10. But I can play DVDs. I have done a lot research and found a ton of question and regarding this but none of the solutions worked for me. Here is what i have tried ...