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

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I am a beginner, I want to fix a bug which I encountered [duplicate]

I have been using ubuntu quite a long time now, but a not a full-time ubuntu user. I recently encountered an error while installing vlc media player in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system . I would like to fix ...
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DVD Audio Playback Silent - how to find codec

I'm utterly baffled by this but I'm sure the fix must be simple - I can play DVDs fine on my ubuntu machine but I have just bought a new DVD and there is no sound. The sound works on all other DVDs ...
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Suddenly All Video Players Relying on Python Do Not Work in Precise 12.04 amd64

Until several days ago everything was working fine. Last time I used VLC was may be a week or 2 ago. I first noticed the behaviour when trying to play a mp4 video I had played before without trouble ...
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problem in downloading vlc [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu 12.04 i am facing a lot of problem while installing vlc in my laptop every time i try to install it i get an error that the packages are broken. i have tried repairing, cleaning and ...
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I get the same updates every time

I see that on my Ubuntu 12.04lts machine, I get the same updates every time. The updates are for vlc player. It repeats at least once a day. Is something stuck or does it do that. I have installed vlc ...
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installation failed

I cannot install vlc media player and adobe flash plug in from ubuntu software center. For vlc it said package dependencies cannot be resolved and for adobe flash plug in it said check your internet ...
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videos working irregularry

having trouble w/ smplayer, totem, and vlc. All seem to not want to display the picture but sound is fine, sometimes, a reboot gives me the picture just fine, sometimes not. here id a sec of ...
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Problem in Installation of VLC media player

I downloaded vlc 2.0.1 for 32 bit ubuntu from http://ubuntu-15.blogspot.in/2012/06/download-offline-installer-ubuntu-1204.html. It was in ".isi" format. Whenever I double click on it then gedit ...
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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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Jack and webcam videorecording

Is there any means to record sound and video from the webcam and microphone while jack is operating? Cheese stops recording when I start jack. VLC can output in jack and apparently record sound ...
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Cant Install VLC Player : Problem with Dependencies

I am having a problem with installing VLC Player vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.5-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) but 2.0.5-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.8-1~) but ...
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Streaming media to WiiMC

I have spent a couple of days at this issue, and I'm seething in frustration. I am trying to stream my movies/music to my Wii console. When I had Windows, this was all too simple: create a profile ...
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VLC can't read DVDs even after I installed things to read them

Moment ago and I got this from VLC media player Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log ...
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VLC playing vid over samba stuttering?

This is sort of an open ended question, so any recommendations will be appreciated I have a ubuntu box as my main server and I stream video on my mac since I can't carry my server box upstairs This ...
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Lightdm crashes at seemingly random intervals

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS around a month ago, and it's a great experience. Except for one thing: Lightdm crashes at seemingly random times, on average 2 times on a normal working day. I have no ...
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Discontinuous VLC playback under 13.10

Since system upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 I have discontinuous playback with current vlc player version even for low-mid quality avi files. Tried to reinstall vlc several times using different install ...
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Video lag in vlc and totem

I have an ATI video card in my Dell inspiron, I'm getting some offset of audio/video (out of sync) wondering if I can do upgrades to solve this
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Cannot install vlc in ubuntu 13.10

for some reasons I cannot instal VLC media player on my Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 32bit. I added the VideoLAN PPA repository and ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install vlc Here's the log - ...
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How do I add more visualizations into VLC?

Am using VLC 2.0.8 and I was wondering if its possible to add more visualizations to show when playing audio? EDIT VLC has two waves in its scope visualization. Is there a way I can remove one? Am ...
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Play only audio with VLC

Is there any way to launch VLC from the command line such that it will not play the video, only the audio, of an MP4 file?
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Gstreamer 0.10.21 - how to update faad decoder version from 0.10.22.3 to 0.10.23

How to only update one decoder? I have one hardware which is using echo cancel + noise reduction, when i use decoder faad version 0.10.22.3 it does not work even using WebRTC or PJ echo. I need to ...
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GNOME-MPlayer lags and/or plays audio only

I installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron Mini 1018. I used LUKS encryption and have a separate /home /swap and /root partition. All other applications run perfectly save GNOME-MPlayer. When I try ...
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Do programs and binaries use all cores by default in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Intel Core 2 Duo processor @ 2.4 GHz with 4 GB RAM. My question is that by default, do my programs and binaries (namely vlc, firefox, pidgin etc. ) run on a single ...
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Unmet Dependencies Error When installing VLC [duplicate]

I can not install VLC media player. I get the following error when trying to install: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) but ...
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configure: error: You need 32-bits luac when using using lua from contrib

I installed ubuntu 13.10 64 bits on virtualbox. I am trying to compile vlc using these steps: https://wiki.videolan.org/Win32Compile/ When I reached this step: ../extras/package/win32/configure.sh ...
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Updated 13.04 to 13.10 to bet VLC 2.1.0 but I'm stuck on 2.0.9

I updated 13.04 to 13.10 only to get VLC 2.1.0 but now when I do this... sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc it still won't update to ...
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Trouble installing VLC

Whenever I try to install VLC by terminal this shows up. ankit@ankit-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for ankit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Mouse cursor disappears when I play video in VLC

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 (I had 13.04 before, but I made clean install) and as soon as I play video in VLC my mouse pointer disappears... then I can get it back only when I turn off and then turn on ...
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Control runninig VLC instance with command line

So my actual goal is to enable global media keys to control VLC, as in - I'd like to press "Next" being in any window and I want VLC to go to next song. My idea is this: System settings -> Keyboard ...
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.ape files not playing in Banshee, VLC, Quod Libet

I am on Linux 13.04, trying to run an ape file in Banshee Media Player. However, the song stops about 8 seconds in. The same thing happens in VLC and Quod Libet. However, the file I'm testing runs ...
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VLC Black Screen with NVIDIA driver

After installing the NVIDIA-304 display driver, whenever I play a video with VLC and scale the window any higher than the native resolution of the video (or full screen), the VLC window goes black. ...
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Why won't VLC play the dialog in a DVD?

I'm trying to watch a DVD on my laptop using VLC. The background sounds and music play fine but the dialog is non existent. In VLC the Audio > Devices and Audio > Channels are both inactive. If I ...
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global media keys

I've assigned keyboard media keys - play/pause, next, previous to VLC. Problem is, they only work if VLC window is in focus, which kind of looses the purpose, because I'd like to skip tracks while I'm ...
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Can't Play new Redbox BluRay Rentals

I can get my old blu rays to work. But all the new redbox stuff won't play in vlc. here is the error I'm getting. Blu-Ray error: Your system AACS decoding library does not work. Missing Keys? ...
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MP4 plays too fast

I am trying to play an MP4, but it plays too fast, as in fast-forward. The sound track is on time though. Existing solutions don't apply to me. Should I be able to slow down the frame rate on VLC or ...
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how can i use Audio keys on VLC? [duplicate]

my Audio keys on keyboard ( play/pause or next) work with Rythmbox but not with VLC player. how can i use these keys with vlc. and specially when vlc is not on top of other windows?
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How can I get the latest VLC if its not available from the VLC download page and its PPA [duplicate]

The latest vlc(2.1) had just been released - jeej - but, the vlc-ppa doesn't contain packages for 13.04 only 13.10. The vlc download page just says to sudo apt-get install vlc. 2.1.0 Highlights ...
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Will VLC from the Software Center receive the same updates as the stable PPA?

VLC 2.1.0 has been released. My computer runs 12.04 and the lastet VLC version is currently 2.0.8. Will the VLC 2.1.0 update be availabe for me as well (with a slight delay maybe), or is it ...
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recording video stream using vlc

I'm trying to download a streaming video using VLC from a bash script. The problem is that the video that is getting recorded does not have any audio. When I directly try to use VLC and enter the url ...
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Error compiling VLC Players on Ubuntu 12.04.

When I issue this command for dependent libraries for VLC Player sudo apt-get build-dep vlc The error I get in return is: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libpulse-dev : Depends: ...
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Mosaic and using VLC with axis cameras

this is my code for the mosaic new channel1 broadcast enabled setup channel1 input rtsp://root:pass@192.168.1.76/axis-media/media.amp?resolution=cif&codec=h264 setup channel1 option ...
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Transferring installed applications from one computer to another in ubuntu

I'm sorry, this is obviously a duplicate. But other posts were not helpful. I have Ubuntu 13.04 running on my laptop. My friend has VLC in his Ubuntu 12.04. And I want to copy VLC to my laptop. I ...
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Menu bar is no more visible in vlc

VLC was working fine until this happened: The menu bar is no more visible. I don't remember making any configuration changes, though I have tried to revert them, if any with the help of this question: ...
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VLC missing the mts2 codec in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

avconv -codecs does not show the mts2 entry. Where can I find this codec and how can I install this codec ? thanks for helping
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I can't open DVDs in VLC whenever I suspend my system, why?

I know there are a lot of similar questions out there, so I hope not to get the same answer I've already read a couple times. I know that DCD playback does not work with stock VLC; you have to ...
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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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How can I play media/video files via UPnP/DLNA from command line (DMC/DMP)

I am looking for something like gupnp-av-cp (or any other UPnP capable program/player/conntroller), but from the command line. I would like to pass it a renderer and the URI of the file/resource. It ...
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VLC not working with NVIDIA driver

I have a monitor with a 2560x1600 resolution and I recently switched from the open-source noveau driver to NVIDIA's proprietary one. When I resize the VLC player window any larger than the full ...
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Accidentally deleted my packages

I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64 bit installed parallel to Windows 7 on my laptop. Installing skype on Ubuntu, I installed some dependencies of skype, and it removed almost all of my packages installed on ...
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VLC does not prevent backlight from turning off on battery

On Kubuntu 12.04 i have noticed that VLC does not prevent my backlight from dimming when watching a movie in fullscreen on battery. I have the following enabled in the advanced preferences: Inhibit ...