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

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Sound through HDMI is intermittent when playing MP4 or MKV video using VLC or Videos

I recently inherited a used Acer Aspire 6930g from a relative in the process of upgrading, and since it was almost worthless running Windows 7, I decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Performance is ...
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Is it possible to toggle subtitles in VLC?

Scenario: imagine you're watching a movie which comes with an external srt file. That file contains subtitles in English for the movie, but the spoken language of the movie is English and you don't ...
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Hauppauge 610 Analog Video Capture Script or Command

I have Xubuntu 14.04. The camcorder I am using is the Sony CCD-TRV16 NTSC 180x Digital Zoom. I am using the Hauppauge 610 USB-Live 2 Analog Video Digitizer and Video Capture Device to convert 8mm ...
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Problem while installing vlc player

I can't install vlc player on my Ubuntu(14.04). I have read this and try to run the commands, but while I run this command: sudo apt-get install vlc I got something like this: Reading package ...
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VLC unable to open any files

What has happened to VLC. I think it updated when the kernel did recently and now it can't open anything: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL The terminal gives: VLC media ...
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uknown video format

I have recorded video using my new tv the outputfile is somwthing like record.ts which neither vlc or mplayer couldn't open that file. I tried to get the file info so: ffmpeg -i record.ts gives: ...
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Keeping VLC on top in AUDIO play (not video)

I want to keep the vlc window on top when in audio mode, not just video. The remote only works when it's on top.
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How to play YouTube videos in VLC Player? [duplicate]

I am wanted to play YouTube videos through VLC Player, so I launched VLC Player and did "Open Location from clipboard", but when trying to get it to play this video I just get this error: Your input ...
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HEVC/H265 videos not playing in SM Player

I use SM Player for all videos. Whenever i try to play HEVC/H265 videos sm player doesn't play it. There is no h265 listed in codec list. screen-shot:- http://prntscr.com/92x1is I use Gnome Ubuntu ...
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Can not download VLC using Ubuntu Sofware Center [duplicate]

I am trying to install VLC from Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 14.04. It always says that it failed to download the package and that I have to check my internet connection. I have no problem with my ...
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VLC media player shuts down automatically

Whenever I play a video file in VLC it shuts down automatically, when run through terminal, logs show the error VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0xf0d118] main libvlc: ...
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How do i play .vob videos on Lubuntu

I am trying to play Iron Man 1 on my lubuntu system, I installed VLC, but it won't play it. Any other ideas?
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Can not play encrypted DVDs, already installed ubuntu restricted extras

Hi I can not play dvds on Xubuntu 14.04. In Parole I get the error: "GStreamer backend error, Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not ...
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How to: Recording of a TV capture card

without using mencorder, The tv card works fine in the tvtime (old pci card). However does not work in VLC Lubuntu 15.04
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DVBT Radio channels have no sound on vlc

i play dvbt tv channels without any problem on vlc but the radio channels have no sound i did run vlc from terminal and got this error messages: [h264 @ 0x7f04000f3f80] mmco: unref short failure ...
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How do I stop green flashes when playing video?

I have Ubuntu 15.10, running Gnome Retro/Flashback/Fallback... whatever it's being called right now. I also have Compiz. When I play videos in either VLC or Gnome Media player, the screen frequently ...
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VLC not playing aac files and a webm file

I have a few music files in aac format which I want to play through VLC. But VLC ain't playing any of them. It's not showing any error or any other message, it simply stops as soon as I play them. I ...
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vlc won't launch after upgrade to 15.10

Every time a new Ubuntu release comes out something bad happens to vlc (at lest for me). Last upgrade vlc just wouldn't install, now it installs but when i launch it nothing happens. I would like to ...
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Why no alsa device for usb soundcard for vlc to use?

I have 14.04 nicely installed and running on an old mac mini. I want to wireless stream video around my home with a Kworld DVD Maker 2 USB video capture card and VLC, like I did nicely for years ...
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VLC Media Player Playback Problems

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my PC and I'm just having some small issues. For one, VLC is choppy, both at playing DVDs and playing MP4 videos that are 480p. Not sure on how to fix ...
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vlc controls and context menu flickers when I am in fullscreen mode

When I start vlc in fullscreen mode and set aspect ratio (tried only to 16:9) I cannot use context menu and controls. It is just blinking. When I do not change the aspect ratio everything works fine. ...
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VLC shows green screen on playing MKV

I am trying to play a MKV video in VLC. Instead of the video, I see just green screen and only sound. The random fixes I found on the internet didn't help. Turning off the "accelerated output" ...
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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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difficulty installing vlc on Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you ...
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How to set vlc to be the default player for .avi files

I'm using ubuntu 15.04. I installed VLC and want it to be the default player for all video files including .avi files. I tried all the recommended methods but nothing works. Here is what I already ...
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Video player not working properly

I just installed the drivers for ati radeon hd and my games seem to work just fine, no problem at all. Something happen since then as the movies i try to watch wont work properly. i don't know if is ...
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15.10 Problems :VLC strange screen blinking when going in fullscreen

Yesterday I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 15.10. And now I have problems in VLC. With Nouveau drivers I have image tearing and with Nvidia drivers I have green screen blinking when going in ...
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How can I get VLC 2.2+ on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have tried adding other repositories via apt that backport vlc but when I do apt-get install vlc I still get VLC 2.0.8 Any ideas?
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VLC Media Player Terry Pratchett (Weatherwax) is not running?

When I run vlc media player from launcher it does not show up anything but when I type vlc from terminal it shows up following error: VLC media player 2.2.1 Terry Pratchett (Weatherwax) (revision ...
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Not able to install VLC and other programs due to strange dependency problems [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.4+git20150226+r54594+19+11~ubuntu14.04.1) but it is not going to be installed Depends: libsdl-image1.2 (>= ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 : Green spots during video playback

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a brand new Lenovo G50 laptop (with AMD Radeon graphics). I installed VLC to play HD video. Irrespective of the type of video, I am seeing green spots in the videos. ...
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VLC player not current version [duplicate]

I just downloaded VLC from the software center in Ubuntu. But, it is not the current version. It is version 2.1.6. Is it safe to use this version? Why isn't the current version available through ...
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Open vlc with arguments at a specific XY position and specific size

new ubuntu user here. I'm working on a video project where I need to open VLC with arguments at a specific xy position with a certain size The VLC command is the following vlc ...
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very basic question about ppa [duplicate]

What is a ppa? I tried installing vlc 2.2.1 but I found two PPAs and both of them seem to work? Is there no difference between them? Which one is better for future releases? sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Cannot play audio in two places on ubuntu 15.04

When I have vlc open firefox crashes when playing media, like youtube videos. similarly when firefox is open, vlc gives me an error message when trying to play media. Why is this and how can I fix it? ...
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VLC does not stop after exiting

I am having a problem with vlc on xubuntu 15.04, which is vlc sometimes does not exit after I pressed the close button on the window. Still after closing the window, the vlc icon is still on the ...
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Unable to install vlc or any software [duplicate]

The image shows the output when I try to install VLC for last 8 hours i have read all stuff on the same problem tried everything Yesterday I installed Ubuntu first time and also am not a programmer. ...
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How can I set the live stream from ISS HD Earth View as my desktop background?

I would like to display the High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV) Live stream from International Space Station as a desktop background on Ubuntu 15.04 Related questions: How can I set the ...
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DVD Playback using Xubuntu

I have updated my software and installed VLC and installed the DVD Extras pack as suggested but the DVD will not play. I have tried several DVD's and reinstalled the Xubuntu from fresh and updated and ...
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Which media player has seek preview with thumbnails?

I was looking for a good video player to replace VLC, something that is as good as vlc but has seek preview. I am tired of fast forwarding in vlc EDIT: I meant seek preview with thumbnails
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ubuntu 14.04 no video playback, but audio seems fine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS. But now there seems to be a small issue. After booting, say 1 hr, if i tries to play some video via vlc or anything only sound comes but no video. To solve this ...
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Trying to make VLC/Quicktime stop but loop

Really hoping to make this possible in VLC (2.1.0) or Quicktime (10.4) at a Mac: Play (lets say) 5 films Each film should stop playing at the end Than by a so called hotkey the next film should ...
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15.04 - Sound volume media buttons stopped working after installing VLC

As the title says, after I installed VLC and restarted my Ubuntu, the sound volume media buttons stopped working. I am using a DELL Latitude notebook.
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dd read errors on /dev/sr0

I have a problem with my dvd drive, which seems like a hardware issue to me, as I have tried several things and I can't properly read my DVDs. However, I want to ask if anyone has seen similar issues ...
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VLC won't play video via HDMI to TV

When I connect TV and Laptop via HDMI cable and play a movie with VLC I only get to see the ubuntu desktop, not the VLC output. No video, no audio. Under Windows it worked like this. I've googled it, ...
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How to force/request vlc to buffer a video completely?

I'm watching videos on network mounts of a home server (cifs or nfs - that shouldn't matter) and experience the videos to cut during reboots during maintenance because the network mounts are not ...
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VLC can't load .srt files

After an update of VLC media player, it became unable to add .srt subtitle files. When I run it in the terminal and try to add a subtitle file, it outputs core stream error: cannot pre fill buffer. ...
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vlc does not save my settings

I wanted to install TracktForVLC to track my movies and tv shows automatically. But I am having a trouble setting up vlc on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Like mentioned in Configuration, I went to Tools, ...
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VLC in UBUNTU release [duplicate]

I have often wondered why VLC is installed by default like in Linux Mint or Kali Linux, why is this not the case for Ubuntu? One of the things I love about Ubuntu is being able to set it up without ...
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How to install srpos plugin in vlc?

I tried installing srpos plugin from here. But it shows the following error in the terminal when I use the command : ./configure && make && make install make[1]: Entering ...