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

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Why does a Stopped VLC inhibit Suspend?

When VLC is running, it prevents the computer from suspending. I want it to allow suspend IF VLC is stopped (the media finished playing). How can this be done?
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Cannot find VLC web plugin while compiling VLC 2.0 from source

I compiled VLC 2.0.0 on Ubuntu 11.10 successfully, however I couldn't find the VLC Web Plugin for playback of video from HTML. In referring to http://www.videolan.org/doc/vlc-user-guide/en/ch07.html ...
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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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“VLC could not read the file” error when trying to play DVDs

I can watch most DVD's on my machine using VLC but today, I went to watch Thor, and it won't play. libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 are at the latest versions. vlc -v returns 1.1.4 w32codecs are ...
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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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vlc player is not displaying video but audio works

I had installed a vlc media player from Ubuntu software center recently. It worked for sometime but then the instead of the video only a blank screen is displayed with the audio. Even the same videos ...
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How to have a video player resume from where I last left off?

I'd like to be able to launch a video player (VLC, SMPlayer) via Terminal, using some command like resume_media and then it will automatically find the most recently played media file (.mkv, mp4 etc.) ...
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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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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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My screen doesn't turn off when VLC is open

I recently installed 12.04, but I had the same problem in 11.10. When I watch a video, VLC suppresses the monitor being turned off. In older (pre-Unity) Ubuntu versions, this would only be in effect ...
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How to integrate projectM in VLC?

I have installed both VLC and projectM (PulseAudio) from the Software Center, but I the visualizations that appear in Audio -> Visualizations have not changed. How can I launch the projectM ...
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How do I get to the options in nvlc?

I recently found out about the ncurses vlc command line interface, nvlc and tried to access the options with no success; the nvlc -option command as the help manual suggested didn't do anything I'm ...
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How To Record Compressed Video From TV Tuner Using VLC

UPDATE: The previous title for this question was "How To Specify Bitrate, Codec and Demultiplexing for VLC Video Capture or Recording." I capture video from old TV tuner card - Pinnacle PCTV - using ...
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How to stop typing break from interrupting VLC?

When I watch a DVD in vlc, the typing break will kick in even though I haven't touched the keyboard or mouse for over half an hour. This is a bit annoying ... Does anyone know how to stop this ...
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No sound in .mkv after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

I was using Ubuntu 13.10 previously, and everything was working fine. Prior to upgrading to 14.04, I deleted some of the old kernels. Then, once I upgraded, the sound for .MKV was gone. I use VLC, but ...
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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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Unmet Dependencies right after installing VLC

I got the following error after installing VLC on my Quantal 12.10. Checked for libass4 and its already there. Is there anybody encountering this same silly error and willing to resolve..?? ...
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Ubuntu Audio Pitch Shifting filter

I'm currently developing a video player software which intended to be an embeedded player. I'm using Java with VLCJ library for the video player. What i'm looking is a way, something to transform the ...
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Choppy video in vlc even with hardware acceleration on ATI Radeon HD 6900

After installing Catalyst 11.12 and studying instructions (1, 2) to enable hardware acceleration I ended up with the following command: sudo apt-get install xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 vainfo ...
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VLC HD bad playback

I'm getting unsmooth and unsynced vertical playback placback with VLC. My hardware is certainly capable of running 1080p. It's watchable but not as good as on windows with media player classic and the ...
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Make public webcam. Which protocol, which codec. (Using VLC)

I want to use my old (1GHz) PC as webcam video stream server (like you can see those road cameras). I thought of using VLC and already tried using http output but it was not really good. Too cpu ...
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Playing BluRay discs

Things i Have tried. Playing Blu-Ray and HD DVD Video MakeMKV and DumpHD do not work. Playing Blu-ray using VLC Can linux play blu-rays VLC error. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to ...
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VLC won't play most of my file formats

first time poster on here, on and off Linux user over the last 20 years. Running 64bit Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded the latest VLC from the Software Center (2.2.1-3), also found out that I needed to ...
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VLC fails to install on 14.04

I'm (desperately) trying to install VLC on my 14.04. apt-cache policy vlc returns: vlc: Installed: (none) Candidate: 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 Version table: 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 0 ...
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When watching videos in VLC on Ubuntu 14.10, it flickers

I have Ubuntu 14.10. When watching videos full screen with VLC the video flickers. Only on full screen. And it's not happening on other players (the default player and smplayer). How to fix this? I ...
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Bash script runs fine, but not in cron

I have a script that's supposed to record a shoutcast stream for an hour, convert it to mp3, and then save it. The script runs correctly when I run it from the terminal, but I can't seem to get it to ...
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Recent media not updated in VLC when opening file from Nautilus

When I use Ctrl+O from within VLC to play a file, it will save the file to the list displayed in the Open Recent Media menu. But when adding file to VLC via Nautilus it does not get added to Open ...
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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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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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Troubleshooting Firefox and VLC Mozilla plugin [closed]

I may be reaching here, but I figured this form would be worth a shot. I'm working with our new HP "ThinPro" thin clients based on Ubuntu 10.04, but a very stripped down version of it. Its running ...
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Overdriven/distorted sounds with Pulseaudio [closed]

I'm experiencing some odd problems in some applications that use pulseaudio, in particular VLC Media Player and Skype. The sounds reproduced by these two application sound overdriven, distorted, as ...
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How to record “stereo mix” with VLC?

I would like to record a stereo mix (basically what I hear through the speakers connected to my sound card) from VLC. However, I haven't been able to figure out exactly how to do this. Under the ...
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VLC sound is too low in 12.04 compared to 11.10

One of the best features of Ubuntu that I really, really like is its ability to increase the volume to beyond 100%, and that was true for 11.10, and still here in 12.04. But my VLC player's volume is ...
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VLC sometimes mutes sound and the image freezes

I've got problem with vlc. I mean when I play movies sometimes sound silents and then suddenly image freezes mouse to and everything else also. Do you think it could be hardware problem? (It doesn't ...
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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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Check Software Version

I need to check the current version of VLC I have running, however I don't know where it is installed (can't see it in /etc or /bin). If I do vlc in a terminal then the application starts, but is ...
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How to use Vlc with sudo privileges?

I'm trying to use Vlc with sudo but it doesn't work. This is the error: VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry. If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports you can use ...
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Installing a specific version of VLC from a PPA

I'm trying to install a specific version of vlc (2.2.x) I've added the PPA repository according to this question: How to update VLC to the latest version?. I've remembered to issue the command sudo ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10(Utopic Unicorn), Displays menu is Broken?

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 from the software center, 2 days later I changed my Desktop Background from Settings-Displays , I may have updated the system with minor 3 to 10 MB updates from ...
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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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How to update VLC to the latest version on Ubuntu

Related to: How to update VLC to the latest version? Except that there are no builds for Natty in this VLC ppa: ppa:videolan/stable-daily Index of /videolan/stable-daily/ubuntu/dists: oneiric ...
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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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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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Why all my firefox downloads are opened by vlc?

It has been more than one week and Firefox has become opening any downloaded file with vlc even if I change the source of opening the file. In the next download, it will open again with vlc. What ...
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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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How to install VLC version 1.1.9?

I want to install older version of VLC (1.1.9) because of the sound bug in 2.* which makes it unusable (sound is distorted when the user sets the volume > 100% and then you can't fix it anymore). I've ...
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How can I reset the VLC interface?

When I installed VLC on 12.04 beta 2 I accidentally picked the .xml file as the skin from the skins2 folder. I have purged Vlc and reinstalled but still when I start to play a video file I hear only ...
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Why does video tear on a Radeon Mobility 7500?

I have an IBM Thinkpad T42, with a Radeon Mobility 7500 graphics chipset. On all versions of Ubuntu that I have tried (Natty, Xubuntu 11.10), playing any video(e.g a DVD in vlc) causes tearing, ...
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AVI playback terrible - Ubuntu 11.10 on a old Thinkpad T42

When playing standard definition AVI files in VLC (and other media players) on my old Thinkpad T42 in Ubuntu 11.10, the playback is terrible: it's kinda slow and choppy - borderline unwatchable. ...