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

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Bad quality and playback issues when playing video with VLC

I encounter problems when playing H.264 (not tested with others) encoded videos with VLC or others players (tested MPlayer, Totem not playing the video just the sound). I'm sure it's about driver but ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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VLC Media player automatically create a blank duplicate when I open it

When I open any video file with VLC Media Player, automatically another blank VLC Media player is opening. And when I close the blank VLC player, both player turn off! Is there any solution?
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Subdownloader no longer working

I've had this problem for a little while now: subdownloader no longer succeeds to download subtitles. It finds the subtitles fine, but fails to download them (there's no error message, the status just ...
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VLC player broken installation

I tried to install Vlc player with Software Center. Unfortunately my lost my network connection. So the downloading failed. After getting the network connection I tried again to install. Now the ...
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unable to install software in line [duplicate]

i am unabl to install the vlc player or any other software . i have tried , apt update , updgrade , auto clean , auto remove but nothing works . here what it shows when i try to install vlc . ** ...
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Why does VLC get mount errors after connecting iphone via usb

After installing the latest libimobildevice updates most of the trust issues were resolved. But now I have a new irksome problem where each time I connect my iphone via usb VLC gets mount errors(See ...
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Streaming video with VLC from windows machine is suddenly slow , but why?

I have a DELL Latitude D420 running Ubuntu 12.04 and a DELL Latitude E6400 Running Windows 7. Normally I stream video from my windows machine to my Linux machine while gaming. Up until yesterday this ...
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How to get VLC working with my remote?

Ubuntu 12.04, StreamZap remote. I have lirc installed, and it can see buttons being pushed. I went to VLC, Tools, Preferences, Show settings:All, Interface, Control interfaces an selected "Infrared ...
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cannot install vlc media player [duplicate]

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: ...
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How do i convert PAL DVD to NTSC

I just bought some SCI-fi movies online, and the disk format it PAL section 2. I can play them in VLC just fine, but i want to convert them to NTSC so I can use my dvd player /TV. How can I convert ...
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Trying to run multiple instances of VLC

I'm a total noob at Linux (but I'm learning). I am trying to run a video presentation - but I need it to run THREE separate Mpeg or AVI videos at precisely the same time and in sync. I read ...
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VLC media player subtitles persistence after after jump

When watching videos in foreign language with "soft" subtitles, I often do forward/backward jumps to re-read some of the text. The fact that after jump the subtitles that would be there if normally ...
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How do I find the application to run a mms: wmv file in firefox?

I am attempting to stream movie files from my bases media center. When trying to open any of the movies using Ubuntu it wants me to choose an application. I can't seem to select VLC or Movie ...
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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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prevent my screen from either dimming or the screen-lock when watching movies in 12.10

i watch movies in VLC or some time movie player.my screen gets off ( stand by) frequently.. can i do any thing.I an using LXDE on Ubuntu 12.10.pls answer....
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Do I need to add the ppa before update a software via terminal?

Before updating a software which canonical does not support for updates (like vlc, Skype), do I need to add the relevant ppa to the system before run "apt-get install packagename" or "apt-get --only ...
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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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H.264 vlc issues ubuntu 12.04

Im trying to play .264 files on vlc but those efforts are wasted! I tried downloading most of the codec referred by people on the forum still no success!! Can anyone help me out playing these files on ...
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audio playback problem in ubuntu 13.10

i have installed ubuntu 13.04 and successfully upgraded it to ubuntu 13.10 the problem that i am facing from the begining is that whenever i play any mp3 file in vlc or rhythmbox it gets little ...
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Editing mt2s files

I'm trying to find alternative program(s) for importing/editing/converting video files from my Sony camcorder. Type of files is - mt2s. Camcorder came with a program called Sony Picture Browser (PMB), ...
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Could not open stream (livestreamer)

I use ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.I recently installed livestramer to see youtube video via command line.Now while playing I am giving the following and getting an error-- $livestreamer ...
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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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VLC media player suddenlly stopped playing .m2ts files?

I'm new to ubuntu and I am using vlc player suddenly it stopped playing m2ts files all other files are ok except for m2ts I think this happened after I executed the following commands: sudo ...
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How to enable `notify-osd` for VLC?

I want to enable my desktop notification(notify-osd) of VLC.. look the pic below. How to?
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VLC do not plays video files

VLC do not play any kind of video file. I will however start and stop correctly as open without any order to play anything. It used to work great before Ubuntu 12.04 reinstall, but now I face such ...
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VLC crash on startup - certain dvd's only

Certain rented DVD's don't play. Previously ALL dvd's have worked, and cannot figure out why particular DVD's don't read and VLC doesn't even stay open. This is what happens: Insert DVD, vlc ...
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Why is Firefox not respecting my plugin choices for AMR files?

I have been trying to get AMR files, which is the default format of Evernote, to play in Firefox. If I download an AMR file to my computer, it plays fine with Totem (which I think is now called ...
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VLC stops when hitting power button

If I have a non-predefined playlist playing and by accident I hit the power button, 2 things happen immediately: VLC closes it self up. The "Lock, Suspend, Restart, Shut Down" interface shows up, ...
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VLC media player flickering

I am using ubuntu 12.04 as my operating system currently. Recently, I updated my system using the following commands:- sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade After updating,my system, ...
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VLC Languages showing squares

I was playing audio tracks through VLC and I noticed that CJK Languages show up as Squares when it displays the name of the track on the VLC Player Screen, is there anyway I can fix this so it ...
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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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update and vlc problem [closed]

Hi all I'm newbie in Ubuntu I just tried to install VLC in terminal I write bader@Bader-Compaq:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for bader: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to compile latest VLC on Ubuntu 12.04 from git sources

I want to install the latest VLC source from git and compile it on Ubuntu 12.04 and make it very full-featured. A plugin I wish to use requires that I have VLC sources available, so I might as well ...
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How to set up DBus query to get play state of VLC?

I'm experiencing this problem where VLC continues to inhibit the power management daemon even after playback has ended (even though the option in the VLC preferences is labeled "Inhibit the power ...
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How to install the latest version of VLC (2.1.2) on Ubuntu 12.04?

I need play video in ultra-hd 4K definition (3840×2160 pixels) and my favorite player is VLC. In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the latest available version of VLC is 2.0.8 which does not have support for this ...
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cannot update software after instaling kubuntu 13.10

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my friends laptop, linovo, and when tried to update it said unable to download packages. and the system never got updated.. Internet connections to system is fine and I am ...
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VLC Browser plugin: fullscreen mod on second device?

I am using the VLC browser plugin to play YouTube videos. I am using a two-screen-setup on my PC and I want to watch videos on my second screen while working on the first one. Whenever I activate the ...
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Trying to watch a DVD in VLC on ubuntu 12.04…not working [closed]

I just sit and sit and sit and the DVD doesn't play...I'm trying to watch a movie... Should i try a different program or is there some package I have to install...?
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Specify shared library location for VLC

I built (from source) a newer version of libavcodec.so, libavformat.so, etc. than provided by the Ubuntu repositories. (My newer versions are installed in /usr/local/lib). Using ldd /usr/bin/vlc to ...
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64bit packages being removed when installing Skype/Teamviewer

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to install skype I get the expected message about missing dependencies and when i run sudo apt-get install -f I get this The following extra packages will be ...
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Unable to copy VLC skin to skins2 file

Way new to Xubuntu (installed it Monday), so I appreciate any help you can give me. When I attempt to download a skin (Crux, in fact) directly to VLC's skins2 file, the download doesn't take place. ...
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vlc player installation library Errors [duplicate]

these are comes when install form Ubuntu Software center plz help what wrong Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.8-1~) but 4:0.8.9ubuntu0.12.04.1 is to be Depends: libavutil-extra-51 ...
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VLC blu-ray error

I have downloaded VLC player but it says this Blu-Ray error: Path doesn't appear to be a bluray Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///dev/dvd'. Check the log for ...
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VLC libraries problem

I have ubuntu 13.10 x64. I installed the 32 bits libraries, and nothing bad happened. But then, I wanted to install VLC media player and it asked me to uninstall the 32 bits libraries to accomplish ...
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Blu-rays don't work on vlc

I have a Panasonic UJ-120 BD-ROM Drive and I also have KEYDB.cfg in ~/.config/aacs. However when I try to play the bluray in vlc it says Bluray Error: AACS: MMC Failed. What do I do?
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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 ...
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vlc player doesn't run with optirun

I have installed bumblebee. Other applications are working with optirun instead of vlc. optirun -b primus vlc error VLC media player 2.0.8 Twoflower (revision 2.0.8a-0-g68cf50b) [0x19d0108] main ...
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Unable to stream video from Ubuntu to Windows 7

I'm trying to do some research about streaming method on VLC, so my first choice is UDP. I have 2 PC connected on WLAN using Windows 7 as hotspot, Windows 7 IP is 192.168.238.1 with Pentium T4500 dual ...