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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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vlc player scrambled audio after skipping through a movie

When I watch a movie in vlc and I fast forward or backward the sound suddenly becomes very creaky, it sounds hollow and scrambled, after a few minutes it goes away. I just installed Ubuntu 12.10. and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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ubuntu 14.04 64bit and vlc 2.1.2 screensaver keeps coming on

Greets All I have ubuntu 14.04 64bit running vlc 2.1.2 and xscreensaver installed from the software center. (Gnome screen-saver is not installed.) Whenever I play a video in fullscreen in vlc the ...
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VLC Media Player and Youtube Playback jerky

I installed VLC Media Player 2.0.8 on my Ubuntu and I tried to play videos on youtube and VLC Media player they were jerky. The video stops and sound repeats again and again like a scratched VCD is ...
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Stream Webcam via command line to vlc

I've spent the morning doing searches and can't find any tutorials on how to stream my webcam(with sound) so I can watch it remotely on VLC. I have avconv installed, and can stream to twitch just ...
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Video colors wrong 12.04 LTS using VLC or Movie Player

Does anyone have a fix for misrepresented video colors? Have searched askubuntu.com, have not found a solution that works. 12.04 LTS displays video colors incorrectly using VLC or Movie Player. ...
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mp4v and mp4a in Ubuntu VLC

In 13.10, I have this error in VLC: [0x7f529c0038a0] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `mp4v'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format. [0x7f529c004470] main ...
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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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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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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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Not able to install VLC Player or Audacity Ubuntu Software Center

When I try to install Audacity through Ubuntu Software Center, the screen initially shows: Available from the "universe" source Then, I click on Use This Source button on the right, and it asks for ...
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How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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ubuntu 12.10 Cannot Play VCD

I cannot play VCDs in Ubuntu 12.10. But I can play DVDs. I have done a lot research and found a ton of question and regarding this but none of the solutions worked for me. Here is what i have tried ...
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Suddenly got weird colors in mkv movies

Suddenly I got weird colors in mkv movies in both VLC and Totem on Ubuntu 11.10. The sound is ok. Anybody know what is the problem and how to fix it.
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How can I make vlc bind to all interfaces for streaming, but only loopback for the telnet interface?

The example from the documentation is: vlc --ttl 12 -vvv --color -I telnet --telnet-password videolan --rtsp-host 0.0.0.0:5554 This, however, binds to all interfaces. I would prefer not to ...
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Video hangs while playing on VLC

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.I am unable to play any video.When I play video on VLC the video freezes and after few min it moves to some other frame and also the sound is breaking. PC ...
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What is Causing my Graphics to Fail?

Occasionally when I'm viewing a program through VLC and I maximize it to full screen it will distort the video so I can only hear audio. Then when I minimize again it will only work at some ...
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VLC 2.0.3.. can't enable http interface

I'm new to linux world, and happy with my ubuntu 12.04 64-bit server. I am working in a re-streaming project and got stuck around access the stream in the server. Already fixed quite issues, except ...
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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 read ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way?

Is there anyway of any media player that I can view Arabic ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way without converting them to UTF-8 encoding ? I tried VLC, Gnome mplayer and the default Movie player ...
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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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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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VLC media player, conneting to IPTV

Background: I am trying to connect to my school's IPTV system. I can connect by using VLC player on a Windows machine. Currently I am trying to connect to IPTV with VLC on an Ubuntu machine. I keep ...
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Sound glitches (repeats) momentarily

Since upgrading to 12.04 (64-bit), i've noticed an issue while watching DVDs in VLC - the sound will "glitch" - that is, it'll replay a tiny sample over and over for about a second or so, and then ...
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Sound menu keyboard shortcuts aren't working with VLC. Work fine with Rhythmbox/Banshee

I enabled vlc dbus interface: Is there a way to control VLC from the Sound Menu? VLC now appears in the sound menu and the controls work. However, the keyboard shortcuts configured for the media ...
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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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When I install Xubuntu 12.04, the Qt-applications font is horrible

What is the proper way to set up fonts in Skype, VLC, and so on?
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Does radeon xvideo acceleration still work in 11.10? [closed]

I have a Thinkpad T42 with an ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 graphics chip (RV200 chipset), which is supported by the open radeon driver. Under 11.04 vlc is happy to play back HD video at an excellent ...
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Can I/How do I sort titles by resolution in VLC, mplayer, or similar app? [closed]

Can I/How do I sort titles by resolution in VLC, mplayer, or similar app, i.e., sort videos by their pixel count?, e.g., a 1920x1080 vid followed by a 1280x720 vid, etc, ascending or descending.
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How to play vcd? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing VCDs on Ubuntu For playing vcd in UBUNTU somebody proposed to use gxine. However gxine doesn't start. When trying to start it from terminal, the response is: ...
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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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Unable to install VLC

This is what happens: sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package vlc Please help. I would ...