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

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vlc issues with Monkey's Audio .ape files

I'm Running 13.04. When I try to play .ape files in vlc, for some reason it plays only a split second then quiets repeatedly. This a screen shot of the output when run from terminal. It keeps saying ...
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Hotkeys for Totem in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm looking for a way to control the playback of Totem Movie Player even when I'm not focused on the window itself. I have done it with VLC using the instructions on the following link: ...
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VLC freezes when trying to play large files on networked windows share

I have a windows 7 machine with a shared drive that holds much of my media. I have another ubuntu (13.04) machine hooked to my television that I also use to play the movies. I've noticed that when I ...
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VLC is installed but doesn't run properly

I've had made a huge mistake by wiping out every VLC folder from Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to reinstall it, but it doesn't work. I tried installing it by command line and it seems to work: however, when I ...
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VLC player fails with python errors

Unable to import files and play any audio video file also unable to install VLC player. Showing following error: Required plugin could not be found. Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins ...
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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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repair a broken index file that VLC reports as unsupported?

Digging through some old burned cd's I found a home movie from 2000. I attempted to play it in several media players with no luck. VLC reports it as broken, but can not repair it with the following ...
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Unable to access sound card using VLC command line

I have been trying to access sound card input through the VLC player command line. Though I am able to open alsa://hw:0,0 in vlc, cvlc(command line) throws the error open of `alsa://hw:0,0' failed ...
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VLC cannot play segmented rar files over the network drive on 13.04

0n 12.04 vlc was playing segmented rar files of video on network drive with no problem. The network drive is a samba share of laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 on it. On 13.04 there is a problem with that, ...
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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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How to show subtitles under the video?

Using VLC 1.1.12 on Ubuntu 11.10, I'd like to show subtitles under the video so that they don't disturb me. I tried to change it: Interface > Preferences > Subtitles & OSD > Force subtitle ...
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How to use Keryx in offline Ubuntu 12.10?

I am install ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows xp but i have no internet connection. I can not watch any video file or listen any audio. how to fix this problem. i am trying to run "KERYx-0.91" on my ...
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Properly play mkv file with external mka audio

I have some mkv files with ordered chapters + segment linking and my own external subs and audio. When I load external subs mplayer2 async subs with video, with external audio it skip segment linking ...
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VLC won't play DVD Ubuntu 12.10

I try to play the DVD "Toy Story" with VLC player and installed libdvdcss2, but when I attempt to play it, VLC just closes. I already ran VLC from the console to get more output before it crashes and ...
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Poor-quality video playback from YouTube

I have compiled from source codes player VLC 2.0.5 The build succeeds. But when playing video from YouTube playlists , I get problems. Some videos are played perfectly. Others - no. bad ...
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Updating the VLC YouTube parser

I tried to open a URL in VLC. But I am getting the error that "Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N7_EkrPJzqs'. ...
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VLC no sound after Pause

I am using VLC 2.0.5, It fails to produce sound after i press pause the video. It gets back after changing the audio settings or restarting the video
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When using VLC , some .flv files play sounds only with a blank screen

Hello and thanks for taking sometime to check my problem. First, I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. I use VLC to play flv files that I download from Twitch TV, some files work perfectly, but others only play ...
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Best way to record VNC session (VLC screencast)?

I know I can record my desktop while running Remmina, but is there an easy way to record a VNC session without having to watch the actual session live on your screen? Sometimes I need to leave the ...
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How to repair videos?

Videos' size became 0byte. I don't know what happened. But some of the videos work, those recently played became 0byte. On Totem says: Stream contains no data. And on other player they don't play ...
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VLC installation on Lucid

Environment : Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) I had installed VLC 1.0.6 using the following: % sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lucid-bleed/ppa % sudo apt-get update % sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse ...
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VLC “:rate=2.0” - Where do I put this in command-line?

I figured out a way to transcode my videos so that they would play at double speed using the GUI as "Convert/Stream" --> "Show More options" and adding ":rate=2.0" after ":file-caching=300" in the ...
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Failed to download packages from software center

I tried to install many softwares from software center like VLC, Quickly etc but failed to download and install them on my Ubuntu. It gave this error. Failed to download package. Please help me.
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gnome 3 and unity not working after vlc crash

i'm pretty much a newbie to Ubuntu, and i'm stuck right now i'm running 12.04 on an HP with NVidia 8500gt (12.10 was giving me loads of problems with software center and update manager). small detail, ...
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Saving subtitles found by the VLC extension “Subtitle Finder”?

I found a VLC script called 'Subtitle finder' (here) that downloads and displays video subtitles 'on-the-fly': they are downloaded and displayed during playback, and it works great, but does not saves ...
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How do I install VLC extensions?

VLC player allows installing extensions, plugins, skins. They have to be copied into a folder: for example, its .lua extensions should be in a folder with the same name. Where is that?
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How to add support of windows-1251 encoding for mp3 tags for VLC player

I have trouble to view mp3 tags info using VLC player. The mp3 tags are represented in windows-1251 encoding.
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Vlc Notification Bubble delay - Libnotify Problem

I have a problem with VLC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.I have activated libnotify on VLC Preferences but I noticed that the notification bubble delays when I change a few songs continuously.For a example lets ...
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Unable to install software from Software Center in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS . However, whenever I try to install a software either from Software Center or Terminal, it says about some dependencies issues. Here is a sample error ...
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Skype and VLC icons disappear from the menu bar

I started using Ubuntu 3 days ago, but I don't know how to open Skype and VLC programs because their icons disappeared from the menu. I have already read answers to other people with similar problems, ...
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How to stop a (video)stream in Totem?

I've found a stream which won't play on VLC (otherwise my standard player), but will do so in TOTEM (playing not in browser but externally). I'm a bit puzzled about the non-existant STOP-Button in ...
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Why is the rating tab in VLC not working?

I can't assign ratings! What is the rating tab for? It has always been blank and doesn't change. Edit: Sorry for omitting the details. Please don't criticize my choice of music. can't do anything to ...
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Full screen with gnome-player and VLC not working properly

I've got this problem since the very first minute I installed Lubuntu from scratch. Full screen mode is not working properly in both gnome-player and VLC: How can I fix this? I'm on a mini Dell ...
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Media Players breaking the videos

I have a problem with my Media Players in Ubuntu 12.04 . When I play a video in VLC and SM Player, the video is breaking, that means video pause and skip but sound is well. I have installed ATI/AMD ...
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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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On what (main) “engines” are based Ubuntu video players? [closed]

Thinking about using Xine, beside other players like VLC and the mplayer-based ones, I became interested in this and tried to understand this kind of terminology (player, frontend, gui, engine, etc), ...
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Can't get VLC or TVTIME to 'see' the TV card

I have VLC & TVTime installed but neither see the TV card, both only input the stream from the web-cam. dmesg says frontend = 0 for the Leadtek Winfast 2000XP Expert card I have installed. Can ...
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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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Having access to buffered videos in ram [closed]

I read that you-tube buffered videos are the in RAM while playing them and you need not download them again. just copy the flash file to another location. However,when I copied it to the home ...
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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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Creating a virtual microphone

What would be the best way to create a virtual microphone with the output audio from a particular program? VLC comes to mind. Basically I would like to create a microphone interface with captures the ...
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How do I fix a problem with VLC that started after a window resize?

Today I had some windows open in workspace 1 and in the workspace below it I had VLC open. When I clicked on the VLC sidebar icon when I was in workspace 1 the window moved up to workspace 1, but it ...
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vlc no gui from build

When I start VLC(installed version), I get output like the following in a Terminal window and then a new VLC player in graphical window: $ vlc VLC media player 2.0.5 Twoflower (revision ...
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Can't open asf file

I have some links for asf files. I double clicked it, the default Movie Player pops up with error msg An error occured Location not found. I opened and pasted the link to VLC player, I see: ...
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VLC player wont play AVI or MP4 on Lenovo S10e

I'm brand new to Ubuntu (and linux all together). I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo S10e, and I'm trying to play movies that I loaded from my external HD onto the netbook. I've tried 4 ...
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How to solve mkv video problem on 12.04

I have a problem with playing mkv file on my laptop. I installed driver and working well. mkv file is full HD (1080p) and my pc is hd (720p). I opened it on totem. it is screenshot. i opened also ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Can't Play DVDs with Libdvdcss installed

I've installed VLC, libdvdread4, libdvdcss, Medibuntu and Ubuntu restricted extras AND ran this line of code... sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh ...on my Ubuntu 12.04 but whenever I ...
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Custom command to open VLC with some options

I am trying to create a script to run vlc to play (or queue if a playlist is already present) some videos. so far in my ~/bin/ folder I have created a file ``myvlc'' with the following command: ...
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Limit access to specific devices with VLC remote?

I could set up VLC and the host files so that I can use my smartphone as a remote controller for VLC (through http connection). Is there a way to limit the remote access only from a specific device, ...
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Ubuntu VLC subtitles blurry

When I watch a film with subtitles in either VLC or other movie players, the subtitle isn't as clear as on Windows. It's thin and seems to be grayed out, whereas in VLC on Windows I have a clear ...