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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Remove VLC player from sound menu in Unity bar

I don’t use VLC that much to have it there, so I would like to remove it from the sound menu in the top right. I found a small image to show what it looks like (the sound menu is open and shows VLC ...
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How do I enable hardware accelerated video in VLC with Intel HD 4000 GPU?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Latitude E5530, and I am unable to get hardware accelerated video decoding running in VLC player. I've ticked the hardware acceleration option in the settings of ...
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VLC completely stopped working

VLC suddenly stopped working, this is what I get now when I try to run it: main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface. main interface error: option ...
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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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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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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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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 can i fix this vlc problem [duplicate]

I use ubuntu 14.04LTS, when I type in: sudo apt-get install vlc I receive this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Unable to install VLC

This is what happens: sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package vlc Please help. I would ...
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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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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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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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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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Vlsub extension for vlc issue

On freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04, with freshly installed vlc, the vlsub extension launches a window when no file is open. Once I open any video, the extension does not open the vlsub window. Tried ...
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How to play WMV files?

I tried playing a WMV file in VLC and it told me something along the lines of Unable to play WMV3 files. Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this. When I try to open the same file in ...
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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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position subtitles as low as possible in VLC

How to show subtitles under the video in VLC? I couldn't write in the above thread so I will ask a new question instead. My goal is the same as the thread above. But the instructions that are given ...
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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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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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VLC installation error [duplicate]

While installing VLC media player on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it states this problem: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore ...
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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 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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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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I/O error while reading a certain VCDs that plays well in windows in the same system

This is an annoying problem in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04 that I can't play a certain VCDs. This is not a missing codec or encrypted content issue - It raises an I/O error. Well, I suspected the VCD ...
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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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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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How do I resume video play from the point it was stopped with VLC?

How can I play a video starting from the point it was stopped last time? This is useful for watching long videos. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC media player.
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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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Is it possible to get deb packages of older VLC versions?

I need to use v. 2.0.8 for a VLC extension that does not work with the latest releases of the player. I would like to keep the deb of this version for further use, and also to learn how is it ...
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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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VLC media player sound problems in 12.10

When I try playing .m4v files in VLC the sound track doesn't play correctly, and I get a kind of buzzing staticy distorted version of the actual sound, I'd really appreciate some help as I don't ...
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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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How to open all video files with VLC

I'm using VLC, which can open all kinds of files without problem, but how can I associate all video files (avi, mpg, wmv, flv, etc.) to be opened with VLC by default?
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Ubuntu 14.04 VLC has no interface

I am on a fresh install of ubuntu TT 14.04, I installed the VLC-player. (tried via software center and console) The problem is that when I try to run VLC the icon will appear in tray and dash, but ...
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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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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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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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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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VLC will not install in Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

VLC was working fine until I upgraded to 15.04. When I try to install via Software Centre, I get this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= ...