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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

3
votes
1answer
74 views

How to create accurately timed soft video sub titles?

I know how to create soft subtitles with a text editor and saving the text file as a srt file. But it's taking very long and and timing isn't the best as I am starting and stopping the video using ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

can someone tell me what this means and how do i fix it? [duplicate]

All i wanted to do was put vlc on my computer. This is turning into a real pain in the butt. I had to update and upgrade just to get the software centre to run, but when i try to install vlc i get the ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Start VLC with Playback Speed Increased

I know that I can change the setting for playback in settings and this will affect vlc globally. However, I don't want EVERY file to be played faster, only mp4 files. Therefore, I figure I can setup a ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
34k views

How can I change the folder where VLC stores its streams?

Stream records of VLC (by pressing the red "record" button) are stored in ~/Downloads/. Can this be canged, and how? I couldn't find this option in settings.
3
votes
3answers
557 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
17k views

“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 ...
3
votes
1answer
872 views

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: ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
174 views

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.) ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

avconv set really slow frame rate

I have just a couple of images ( 20-40 ) and I want make movie which plays with frame rate 1-2 fps ( i.e. each image should be visible for 0.5-1 second ) ... so the whole movie should take ~20-40 ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
997 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

VLC pixelates a 1080p video on my laptop

I'm having trouble playing a video I encoded in a .mkv 1080p format through VLC on my laptop. Everything runs fine except for every couple minutes while the file is playing, the video becomes really ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
251 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
401 views

VLC forces all videos to be the same size - cannot resize them

All videos I try to play with vlc are fixed with the same size, I can't resize them forcing to zoom in or out to fit the window. Tried to purge config folder, unistalling and reinstalling. With other ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
992 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
480 views

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
3
votes
1answer
314 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

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..?? ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

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 &&...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
37 views

Keyboard shortcut is not working in Fullscreen on VLC Media Player

Recently I made a clean install of ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop. After updating the OS I installed VLC Media Player. Whenever I go to fullscreen in VLC the keyboard shortcutss don't seems to work. For ...
3
votes
0answers
144 views

Bottom Unity launcher stops full screen video controls from working

As much as I think having the launcher at the bottom is better, it seems to have a problem. I can't control video such as youtube video when in full screen, because the launcher buttons seem to cover ...
3
votes
1answer
151 views

How do I make VLC play a HEVC video properly?

I installed the plugin using this sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265 and it has started working. But the video quality is absolutely horrible: http://imgur.com/a/945ER (both the pictures are ...
3
votes
1answer
168 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
616 views

Video display problems Ubuntu on Asus UX305: Skype (and VLC and other programs)

I'd greatly appreciate any help with the following. I have problems with video display, occurring in VLC, SMPlayer and in Skype. For VLC and SMPlayer I have found a workaround, for Skype not. The ...
3
votes
0answers
477 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
14k views

DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's. DVD's cannot even be opened as they are not seen by Ubuntu. The ...
3
votes
1answer
847 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
606 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Unable to play DVD movies

Since upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12 and then to 13, I've got a problem with playing movies form DVD's. When I was using 10.10 version everything was fine, and I didn't have any problems with this ...
3
votes
1answer
308 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
692 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
472 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 "...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
8k views

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 ...