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

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VLC in Ubuntu: Display Video ALWAYS on Second Screen

I am using VLC to play media in a Live environment where my second (or better third) monitor is connected with an input of the video-mixer. I want to playback VLC Videos on that monitor with having ...
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VLC media player problem [duplicate]

So the controls of VLC are gone and so is the menu in the upper corner of the screen. I already reinstalled it two times: once with the Ubuntu Software Center and it didn't work, so I tried with ...
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Video Capture Problems

I'm trying to connect a camcorder to the PC using Diamond VC 500 (which shows up in windows as OTG 102 and that driver is supported by v4l). I have several questions as many things I've tried have ...
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Error with debian package installation

I have downloaded the deb package for vlc media player to install it in offline mode. But when i try to install by double clicking on it, I'm getting the following error: dependacy is not ...
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Problem installing vlc 12.04 broken dependencies

I am trying to install vlc on my Gateway netbook running 12.04 through wubi but whether I try using terminal or the software center I get this error message. The following packages have unmet ...
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Why do I have to downgrade some libraries to install VLC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS after updating it?

Why do I have to downgrade some libraries to install VLC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS after updating it? Because I am unable to install VLC after updating my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I searched somewhere else and a ...
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Skype video chat not working

Everytime I start a video chat, the GDM crashes. I happen to have SiS Graphics Card; and managed to the my video working only in VLC using http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/uk/software/xorg.php by a ...
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Stream video to my home network

I would like stream a video on my home network so I can watch it on my android tablet. I attempt to do this using vlc 2.0.8 on ubuntu but it didn't work. Can anyone walk me through the exact steps you ...
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Screen turns off while watching video (VLC player & SM player)

I'm on ubuntu 12.04 and I've already read similar questions and answers regarding this issue but none of them reported the same problem as I have. The problem is that the screen turns off after 10 ...
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installing and using cgroup on ubuntu

i need a tutorial how i can install and use cgroup on ubuntu to control multiple vlc instances. every innstance of vlc can use only 300MB RAM. unfortunalty i was not able to confiugre it right. i ...
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Cannot play internet stations with media player (Lubuntu 13.04)

I am able to play flash videos now, but not internet music. I get the following error message: Could not load mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.8. I installed VLC with the command sudo ...
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Recording a video podcast at a certain time / using vlc or another program like a DVR / PVR

I have several video podcast I would like to record and watch them when I get home. Is there a program that will allow me to record podcast at a certain time in vlc or some other video program. I'm ...
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How do you use VLC to download videos via RTMP

On other questions, it is suggested that VLC can be used to download RTMP protocol videos, but there are no details about how to do this. The VLC command itself gives no obvious clues. What plugins ...
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No stream shown in VLC media player with Ubuntu 13.04

I need your support for solving a problem with the viewing of a endoscopic stream in the VLC media player. In the used Linux-Distribution Ubuntu 13.04 the stream is shown without any problems using ...
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Who to include expat.h library while installing dbus 1.7.4 on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm was installing Dbus 1.7.4 while the following error occured during executing of the configure script: "expat explicitly required but not found". I have downloaded and successfully installed ...
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Stream Audio on the lan to output on Wifi enabled speakers

Seems I can use VLC to put out an audio stream on the Lan. What do I need to look for in a cheap speaker that will receive the audio signal over wifi and transform and output acoustically. Or is it ...
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Zombies are taking over my computer

I can see several zombie processes in my computer. How can I get rid of them? In fact, why does there exist vlc and pidgin zombies? It this a bug in Ubuntu or something I have done? Thanks! ps aux ...
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how to install missing vlc http plugin

is there any command to find and install missing vlc http plugin on Ubuntu?If there is no command what are the steps to achieve same?
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How to Connect WebCamStudio Output to the VLC Player (As an Input)

I am a videographer and Occupational Therapist. I am willing to webcast of patients leissure activities (Drama, Music ect) to improve their health. In order to do this I want to have a good RTMP ...
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Why doesn't my PC play DVDs? [duplicate]

My PC has the latest version of ubuntu installed (13.04) and i usually watch movies (also on DVDs) with VLC Player. Now that i havent watched a dvd in long time i wanted to try it again. But it ...
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Why are the VLC shortcuts (stop/previous/next) greyed out in the tray?

When I run VLC, an icon appears in the tray. When I click this icon, it pops a dropdown list containing shortcuts (hide vlc, play, stop, previous, next, speed, ...). But the stop, previous and next ...
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VLC unable to play mp4 files downloaded from youtube

Regarding the above, not sure what happen since previously I could play any files I download from youtube, be it avi or mp4. Now I cannot play any mp4 file downloaded from youtube but no issue to ...
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Adjusting subtitle delay delays audio

This happens only on Ubuntu (since 12.04, now even in 13.04), and happens every time without exception. When the subtitles in VLC are out on sync, adjusting it (either direction) puts the audio out of ...
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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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webradio-stream doesn't work!

its me again. I wanted to listen to my favorite webradiostation few minutes ago. I listened to it after installing Ubuntu, so I know that it worked. But now I get this red circle with the white bar ...
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Playing video files with vlc from public folder

So me and my father each have computers, his ubuntu 12.04 and mine ubuntu 13.04, with shared folders containing videos. I can mount his public folder, view folder contents and copy to my machine but ...
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Unmet dependencies during installing VLC in Ubuntu 12.04 through apt-get [duplicate]

This is the terminal output when I run: sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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How to prevent video lag while watching video (On VLC and Totem)?

Thanks if you're reading this. First of all, I got to say that I have Ubuntu 12.10 (I had 12.04 before, and it was playing videos great, but then I upgraded it). Ok, so, I'm watching some video and ...
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VLC won't play music

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.04. I have used VLC fine for years, but it suddenly stopped working. I believe it was working when I updated to 13.04. A little bit ago, I enabled raring-proposed, ...
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How could I translate VLC into Norwegian (bokmaal)?

I want to contribute to the fabulous Ubuntu world, but am a novice in technology and programming. But on the contrary, I am quite strong within my language Norwegian (bokmaal). (Norway is bilingual). ...
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vlc is not working on ubuntu 13.04 (isDRI2Connected problem)

My vlc player is failing with following error. I purged vlc, reinstalled it many times but no respite. VLC media player 2.0.6 Twoflower (revision 2.0.6-0-gbe9623c) [0x81508f0] main libvlc: Running ...
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troublshooting installing vlc ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software ...
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VLC changes sound pitch on 12.04

This happens whenever I skip around a video. Basically the sound gets 'lower'; like how people's voices drop when audio plays back in slow motion. It changes enough that it's noticeable. I don't touch ...
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rhythmbox won't play radio stations from 13.04

It has been a long time since I last tried, but Rhythmbox won't play the radio stations that used to play perfectly well. I haven't tried for > 6 months. The station I want to hear is ...
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How to change resolution in cVLC?

I was trying to get a webcam feed set up with VLC (via the command line,) and I cobbled together the following command: cvlc v4l2:// : v4l2-vdev="/dev/video0" --sout ...
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Record Video from Avermedia Card

I want to record (capture) video from Avermedia Analog TV Card. Here is the result that v4l2-ctl --info gives : Driver Info (not using libv4l2): Driver name : saa7134 Card type : ...
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How can I get VLC to automatically play DVDs when inserted? Running 13.04

I'm trying to help and elderly disabled person play DVDs as easy as possible - by inserting them! I'm running 13.04. I set Totem as the default app. But a couple DVDs didnt play off the bat -- VLC ...
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How to add album art to mp3 using vlc media player in ubuntu?

I want to add Album art to any mp3 song. But I don't know how to do it.My system has VLC media player, UMPlayer, Bashee media player, Movie player. How can I add Album art to mp3 file using at ...
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Control VLC with bluetooth headset

I have the S305 Motorola bluetooth headset. I can control other music players (like Audacious or Goggles) from my headset but not VLC. Is there some way to control VLC with a BT headset?
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VLC made it impossible to install or delete [duplicate]

this is what it says Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following ...
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How can I use a webcam with VLC media player?

When I use webcam in VLC and hit play this is what I get; Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'v4l2://'. Check the log for details. Does anyone know where to find this log ...
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How to fix the audio output now? After restart it works once or twice and then stop working sound

Everytime after restart the system it works and then suddently my sound output stop working. sun@sun-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ speaker-test speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream ...
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Video playback, choppy and black screen

I just noticed that it is impossible to playback videos anymore on my ubuntu 13.04. Everything was fine before, and I haven't done any installations lately, except updates and gstreamer-tools. When I ...
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How to copy A VCD

I am trying to copy a CD containing mpeg, .dat videos. now I want to transfer it to my notebook through pendrive as there is no CD-rom there.And normally copying the files isnt working,. so how do I ...
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VLC Remote Access Hide

How can I configure VLC so that the host doesn't appear when searching for hosts from app like Remote VLC? Unfortunately I can't get a static IP for my Android phone so I can't restrict the access to ...
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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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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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Is it possible to close vlc to system tray?

I have recently installed vlc remote in my phone and I can't use it unless vlc is opened so I was wondering if it is possible to always keep VLC opened like skype and utorrent in windows, Thanks in ...
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Sound is too fast in chrome using Flash player

I have NPAPI flash player disabled and everything runs fine until I use VLC player. So, the thing is: I open Chrome, then VLC, watch the movie there (not necessary till the end), stop it and then ...
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Unable to play video and mp3

I tried VLC, KM player and Movie player as well. No of them work. Movie player shows error. VLC and KM player do nothing. Whats the solution? I use Ubuntu 12.04 Please explain elaborately. Thank ...