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

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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. ...
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VLC player issue on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

VLC player isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04. It gives this error: VLC media player 2.1.5 Rincewind (revision 2.1.2+git20140426+r54526+18+11~ubuntu14.04.1) Segmentation fault (core dumped) How can I ...
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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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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 do I change default program to open video files (12.04)?

I would like to change the default program to open video files to VLC player. Currently I have to right click on a file and choose 'Open with...' option which is not the end of the world but very ...
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Downgrading VLC 2.0.1 --> 1.1.12

VLC 2.0.1 is behaving oddly, and since it does not appear to offer any increase in performance over 1.1.12 I would like to downgrade to the latter. However, this appears to be non-trivial. After ...
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How can I edit video tags?

I'm trying to edit the tags (title, artist, year etc) of a .mkv file with VLC Player. I open the video and select Tools > Media information (or ctrl+i). Then I do the changes I want and click in Save ...
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How to move VLC window by clicking on video?

In Windows/OS X I could move the VLC windows in which a video was playing by clicking on the title bar and by clicking on the video itself. How can I enable this functionality in Ubuntu? I'm using ...
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Persisting increased playback speed between videos in VLC

The playback speed reverts to 1x with every new video in a playlist, however, this isn't the behavior I want. Is there a way to make a selected playback speed persist throughout an entire playlist ...
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How to fix AVI index error

I try to open an AVI file. The first software I tried is VLC media player. It reports some error about AVI index: This AVI file is broken. Seeking will not work correctly. Do you want to try ...
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How can I simultaneously play Spotify audio through my headphone-out while VLC plays audio through HDMI?

How can I setup Ubuntu such that it can play VLC audio through HDMI connected to a TV, but at the same time, it can also play music from Spotify via the headphones? I'm running 14.04
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How to download applications from Ubuntu Software Center [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10, my very first Linux desktop. I want to download and install an application (VLC media player) from the Software Center. When I clicked the download button, a pop-up ...
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Install VLC plugin on Chrome

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with VLC media player installed and I have also installed mozilla-plugin-vlc. I can see that vlc web plugin is installed at mozilla (about:addons)but not at ...
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Save all music files in a VLC xspf playlist to another folder

I have a VLC playlist (.xspf) of over a 100 songs all scattered all over my computer. I'm looking for a way to save this playlist and all it's songs to another folder - flash drive, external drive or ...
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Firefox Video Links - Open as VLC Network Stream

If I click a link in Firefox and select open with vlc, it downloads the entire file, before opening it in vlc media player and playing it. Chrome is even worse and will keep the file in your downloads ...
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VLC is lagging when playing HD videos over my home network

I am well aware that this question has been asked about a billion times all over the Internet but so far nothing has worked for me... I have a home server (Ubuntu Server 12.04) and a laptop (Ubuntu ...
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Disable VLC's MPRIS plugin

I'd like if possible to disable VLC from using the MPRIS interface. I use the Gnome-shell media player extension and it also includes VLC in it which i dont want to. Does anyone know how to do that? ...
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Which of VLC's dependencies causes sound device detection?

I am setting up a headless music server based on the minimal Ubuntu image. After having installed the packages openssh-server,pulseaudio, libmad0,flac,libogg0,libid3tag0,libvorbis0a,ffmpeg, ...
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Help needed running apps from USB

Here is my situation: I have a 14 GB USB stick with Ubuntu 11.10, and loads of video files, and eBooks for use at the pub/coffee shop/park away from my main computer at home. I have a Dell Mini 9 ...
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How can i make the Firefox Totem Plugin open VLC instead of Totem when opening an online video in a new window?

Until 11.04 the Firefox Totem Plugin offered to open the video in VLC, now it offers to open it in Totem. How can I change it back to vlc? Note: I do not want to install the VLC plugin nor do I wish ...
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How do I streaming rtmp?

I want to stream with VLC or flvstreamer and the only method that accepts the site I need is SMTP, and the only information the server gives me is "rtmp://blablabla" and stream name. Help me, please. ...
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DVB-T sound in VLC is jittering

After upgrading to Natty sound is jittering in VLC when watching DVB-T. About every 5 seconds the sounds stops for milliseconds, which is annoying. DVB-T sound works fine in MPlayer. Probably this is ...
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how do i stream a video in my server to my computer?

i have an .avi file in my server, my server is running ubuntu 10.04 lts. normally i would download the .avi file to my computer. but the .avi file is huge so i would like to stream it if it is ...
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How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install VLC 2.2 Weatherwax in the Ubuntu (well, Xubuntu) 14.04 LTS release. There is a PPA from Videolan on Launchpad that offers more recent VLC releases for Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. Except ...
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VLC color problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've got this color issue on my VLC player in Ubuntu 14.04. Unlike other reported color problems on VLC, colors are unevenly messed up on the screen. The attached pictures show how the lower left of ...
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VLC causes system to freeze in 12.04

All of a sudden, when I launch VLC and try to play a video it freezes my whole system including the mouse. The only options I have is to press the power button or use the REISUB series of commands. I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Problems updating and re-installing VLC in Ubuntu 11.10

I can't seem to fix or update, upgrade VLC at all; this is what I get when trying to install, I had VLC before, but was not working properly so I uninstalled it; then I tried to install it again to ...
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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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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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How do I get vlc in the context menu in Nautilus?

When right-clicking on a directory once I got an entry "open with vlc". Now with precise this entry is gone. How can I get it back? edit: Yes I have it in the submenu "open with". But how can I get ...
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None of the DVDs can be read

It does not matter what kind of DVD I try to play on either my DVD-ROM or my DVD-R/RW I get the same error message from VLC media player. I have tried all disc device options. This is the error ...
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What plugin do i need to get DVD use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I installed the VLC and despite that, my ubuntu 11.10 does not read DVDs. What did i do wrong? I installed twice? Best regards for ...
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VLC's image appears darker in Ubuntu than in Windows

When I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 on the same computer as my Windows 7, it shows videos a little darker than usual. I have a Dell laptop. The problem starts after about 10 to 15 minutes into the movie.
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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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Any way to remove Totem but still have video thumbnails in Nautilus?

I prefer to use VLC because it never gives me problems while Totem does. I'd like to uninstall Totem, so all file associations point to VLC. However I still want to have video thumbnails in Nautilus.
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How to fully remove VLC Player

I installed VLC player, but now I want to be fully rid of it, so I typed in the following command in Terminal: sudo apt-get purge vlc And it told me that it had purged it, but then in Terminal when ...
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Cannot get 4od video streaming to work

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and want to watch programs on 4od, but I am just met with a never ending spinning loading thing when trying to play a video there. I did some further research into it and ...
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Green bar at right side in full screen VLC

As seen in the picture I have a colored bar on the right side of my screen when I watch sth in VLC fullscreen. This happens on my pirmary display and also on a projector. It also accurs when the ...
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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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VLC player mutes when seeking

In my Ubuntu 14.10, I have VLC 2.2.0 installed. I encounter this annoying problem that VLC mutes when I seek forward or backward through a video. I have to do few seeks backward and forward again to ...
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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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Weird error when launching VLC from command line [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to solve this error? I tried viewing the content of the files in question, but I can only see weird characters. cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/gui/libqt4_plugin.so' ...
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VLC doesn't run well in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I recently upgrade my OS to Ubuntu 14.04, after successfully upgrading, I have some problems with VLC. Sometimes the volume is muted and when I forward or go back to media file then the sound is ...
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Prevent VLC from always showing in the sound indicator [duplicate]

VLC, a program I use only rarely, has an entry in the sound indicator. I can remove it using dconf by following instructions from Webupd8, but each time I start up VLC, despite it being in the ...