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

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VLC Help on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to install VLC on my ubuntu server. This is what i get when trying. larry@ubuntuserver3:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc New Info larry@ubuntuserver3:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://us....
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vlc installed but not opening when clicked in ubuntu 1404

When I use vlc command in terminal $ vlc vlc: error while loading shared libraries: libvlc.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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Can not download VLC using Ubuntu Sofware Center [duplicate]

I am trying to install VLC from Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 14.04. It always says that it failed to download the package and that I have to check my internet connection. I have no problem with my ...
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VLC shows green screen on playing MKV

I am trying to play a MKV video in VLC. Instead of the video, I see just green screen and only sound. The random fixes I found on the internet didn't help. Turning off the "accelerated output" ...
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Playlists in mediaplayers not able to trace song files after restarting ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Rhythmbox, VLC player, Audacious, I tried all. Similar problem arises. After creating playlists, it is working fine for the first time. After restarting and playing the playlists, error message ...
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Error while installing vlc player

I am trying to install the VLC on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, while installing I got an error like below, please help me. $ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Run VLC via Bumblebee

When I try to run VLC through the commands optirun or optirun -b primus using the command line I get the following output: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0xd35118] main ...
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How to install VLC 2.2.1 in Ubuntu 15.04

I want to install VLC 2.2.1 which is the current stable version. I've followed the instructions from How to update VLC to the latest version? but it only installs VLC 2.2.0 which is the same version ...
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Cannot play files over samba share on MATE 15.04

When I try to open video files from my home server I get the error: VLC is unable to open the MRL I have never had this issue before. Opening internet RMTP streams works fine and firewall is ...
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VLC stopped working correctly after upgrade to Lubuntu 15.04

I upgraded to Lubuntu 15.04 and lost video when using VLC 2.2.1. Audio still works. Any ideas?
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how can i fix this vlc problem [duplicate]

I use ubuntu 14.04LTS, when I type in: sudo apt-get install vlc I receive this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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I can not install vlc on ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I tried to install vlc using the software centre and something pop up saying that This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore ...
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VLC player won't open

I tried to get vlc 2.2, so that I could run vlsub. In terminal, I entered sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily followed by sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get install vlc. VLC ...
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Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine

I can play region 2 dvds perfectly and I thought I could play region 1 dvds as well but I just bought one on ebay and it won't play in vlc, totem, smplayer, mplayer, xine or handbrake. Apparently if ...
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VLC won't open - undefined symbol: pl_Get

Some time ago I had installed VLC and it played without a single problem. Then, seeing that it was a 2.1.x version, I decided to update it to 2.2.x so that I could use the VLSub plugin. So I followed ...
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Sound doesn't work after running VLC

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now, after I ran VLC for the first time, the audio doesn't work anymore. Before, everything worked just fine, but as soon as I opened a mkv-Video in VLC, the ...
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VLC: Unattended video playback of sporadic UDP video source?

I want to make a kiosk-type setup that simply plays back video from a remote UDP source. The command line below does the trick and shows the video OK when there's an incoming signal to begin with. I ...
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Open pwd protected http stream in vlc from CLI

Can anyone please advise me on how to open a pwd protected http stream from CLI in vlc? I checked out the --help and man pages, but they seem to offer only syntax for opening ftp, rmt and smb pwd ...
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How can I play another mp3 file without having to close the current playing file in vlc?

I played a song via terminal. I tried the following and it gave me this result:- siddhartharao17@siddhartharao-PC:/media/LENOVO/Music/Hindi Asorted/Ek villain$ vlc --audio Galliyan.mp3 VLC media ...
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VLC does not launch after installing a new skin (upgraded to 14.04 LTS)

After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04, VLC worked. After installing a new skin for vlc, vlc won't launch. The skin file was deleted. VLC was removed completely with: sudo apt-get remove --purge vlc sudo ...
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Unable to install vlc via command line

I am trying to install vlc media player via terminal but its not working.I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit.Please help. here's what I did: sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for amol: Reading ...
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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 http://...
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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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Menu bar is no more visible in vlc

VLC was working fine until this happened: The menu bar is no more visible. I don't remember making any configuration changes, though I have tried to revert them, if any with the help of this question: ...
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How to fix the audio output now? After restart it works once or twice and then stop working sound

Everytime after restart the system it works and then suddently my sound output stop working. sun@sun-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ speaker-test speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream ...
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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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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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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 player wont play AVI or MP4 [duplicate]

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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Unable to install VLC on 12.04, have tried all the solutions posted on related questions

I really have tried a number of the solutions posted on similar questions, no matter what approach I attempt, I can only ever install the following packages: ii libvlc5 ...
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VLC lagging while running HD videos

My vlc player keeps lagging while i play hd videos. To be more especific, it has been lagging in mp4 files with 720p and 1080p. It keeps stopping like 10 seconds to 10 seconds. The stopping time is ...
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Sound static in VLC Ubuntu 12.04

When I set the audio output module to Pulseaudio, Audio memory, or Open Sound System, the sound works sometimes, but usually is very staticy. If I switch to Alsa, the sound works fine, but if I pause ...
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Sound lag in VLC after I resume from a paused movie

I recently made a shift to Linux and this never used to happen when I was using windows. After I pause a movie and I press play again, there is a sound lag. I have to restart the movie every time I ...
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VLC does not play any video or mp3 file, closes when a file is opened

When I run vlc from terminal I get: In the VLC dialog box: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///media/Ent/movies/the%20mask.avi'. Check the log for details. In ...
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How to schedule a DVB-T stream record for VLC?

I can watch TV with vlc (DVB-T). Timeshift and Record functions work fine. What could I do to schedule a stream record? I. e., ZDF today at 22:25 for 45 minutes. This is my channels.conf: Das Erste:...
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Chrome embed VLC Player couldn't playback MP4

I trying to embed vlc player in chrome to playback mp4 video, but with no success. What I did: 1) Installed VLC player sudo apt-get install vlc. 2) Visit chrome://plugins, disabled VLC ...
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Cannot install DeVeDe after installing VLC PPA

I've updated to vlc 2.0 through ppa and ubuntu told me that it had to make a partial dist upgrade. So I did it but then i've seen that devede was removed, i think because it was in conflict with ...
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Route Output to Input/Skype Upload Greeter Audio File

I need to record a greeting message in Skype, but I already have a .flac but I don't think you can do this so I thought maybe there is a way to pipe vlc's output to skype's input. Any help is greatly ...
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How to convert Windows/Mac operating systems created, MPG file to Linux compatible file?

I have one file Film.MPG. Which is 720P and 50 frames per second. When i play the file using gst-launch playbin uri=file:///tmp/final.mpg it does not work. But it works with Mplayer/VLC. I noticed ...
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How to watch videos that have 1080p, using x264 video codec and AC3 for audio?

Î'm trying to play some videos which were encoded using the x264 video codec with 1080p but using vlc it plays like a slideshow. Do you think that the cause of this problem is because of my low-spec ...
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how can I reinstall the codecs so I can play my videos back

I used to play videos from MP4, wma files, as well as form DVDs, but for some reason, I can no more. The file gets loaded and the player starts, but it is always a black screen. No display at all. ...
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no audio from vlc and mozilla + flash

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with VLC 1.1.5.. Mine is 64 bit version.. When i play any content(audio/video) in vlc i dont hear any audio coming? Same thing happening with flash content playing in ...
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Vlc not finding any UPnP devices

I have a minidlna server running in my home and everything worked fine when i updated to ubuntu 16.04 my vlc stopped finding my server. I ran VLC via terminal and got this error when clicking on the ...
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hevc/h265 mkv videos are not playing using vlc plugin in ubuntu 14.04

even after installing gstreamer0.10-libde265 and vlc-plugin-libde265.after updating vlc,when i am trying to play H265.mkv or H265.mp4 files,vlc automatically stopped.
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Can't play media (video) file inside a ISO archive

I have a ISO file , inside the ISO file there are bunch of video files all of them are in mp4 format . After mounting the ISO file if I want to play the video file (tried with vlc and default video ...
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Hard crash when playing media

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. Ever since the upgrade I am having problems playing video files in VLC and Kodi. Totem works fine. The video will start playing but fairly quickly ...
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VLC media player 2.2.1 is choppy

Ubuntu version is 14.04.1. VLC is choppy depending on how it's started. From the console window this command works fine: /usr/bin/cvlc -vvv /home/matt/Hockey_Footage.m2t --sout udp:239.204.1.106:4000 ...
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No sound on 14.04 - various troubleshooting tried already

I've not used my laptop in about a week, I came back to it to stream some media from my NAS. Installed VLC and a couple of plugins since the file I was trying to play (mkv) was not working. I'm now ...
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Why does my VLC window show weird fonts?

So, I have Japanese language installed on Ubuntu (even though it's not activated so I assume I have the fonts). When I play a file which is named "百物語の幽霊.mp3", it opens VLC but the window title is ...