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

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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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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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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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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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Get Workrave to treat video watching as “work”, not rest

I use workrave not just to avoid RSI, but also as a tool to save my eyes. I only have the rest break set up every 70 minutes. The problem is that it treats events like video-watching as inactivity ...
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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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Why can't VLC see my webcam's microphone?

My goal is to stream my webcam over https. Any recommendations beyond webcam-server and cvlc are welcome. From VLC, I can say Media -> Open Capture Device and leave the video 4 linux 2 capture ...
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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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Cannot play avi or mp4 file in both Movie Player and VLC

I downloaded some videos (both mp4 and avi) and I am unable to play them both in Movie Player and VLC. In Movie Player, it displays error message saying "Could not determine type of stream". When I ...
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Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I am Trying to install VLC Media Player and receiving the following error Package dependencies cannot be resolved. This error could be caused by required additional software packages ...
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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 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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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 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. ...
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Sound application indicator for Esound is missing after I uninstalled PulseAudio?

I removed PulseAudio as it seemed to be in conflict with Skype and VLC but now the volume indicator applet is gone and the action keys won't turn up nor down the volume. Is there a solution? or Is ...
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VLC instalation problem (Installing through Terminal)

I am completely new to Ubuntu, wanted to install VLC it wasn't working, updated system, than upgraded it, but still it isn't working. I used both the Ubuntu Software center and the Terminal for that. ...
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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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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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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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How to Play Bulgarian/Cyrillic subtitles

Hello members I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 32 bit my only problem is that I'm from Bulgaria and when a download movie with Bulgarian subs VLC player is not showing them properly how can i fix that ? ...
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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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VDPAU errors in VLC with official nVidia drivers installed

Playback seems fine until I try seeking the video, then I get this error over and over in the terminal: [00007fba4906ef78] avcodec decoder: Using NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared Library 343.36 Mon Dec ...
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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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Reinstalled VLC from scratch on Ubuntu is always looking for plugins in the wrong directory

I had vlc 2.1.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 installed by "apt-get install vlc" in /usr/bin/vlc, it worked fine Then I compiled and installed another version of vlc (don't remember exact version number) from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...