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

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Mouse cursor disappears when I play video in VLC

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 (I had 13.04 before, but I made clean install) and as soon as I play video in VLC my mouse pointer disappears... then I can get it back only when I turn off and then turn on ...
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recording video stream using vlc

I'm trying to download a streaming video using VLC from a bash script. The problem is that the video that is getting recorded does not have any audio. When I directly try to use VLC and enter the url ...
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Error compiling VLC Players on Ubuntu 12.04.

When I issue this command for dependent libraries for VLC Player sudo apt-get build-dep vlc The error I get in return is: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libpulse-dev : Depends: ...
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How can I play media/video files via UPnP/DLNA from command line (DMC/DMP)

I am looking for something like gupnp-av-cp (or any other UPnP capable program/player/conntroller), but from the command line. I would like to pass it a renderer and the URI of the file/resource. It ...
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Error with debian package installation

I have downloaded the deb package for vlc media player to install it in offline mode. But when i try to install by double clicking on it, I'm getting the following error: dependacy is not ...
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How can automatically restart a (vlc) video stream?

At work we have an "camera pc" which monitors an ipcam. I'm using rtsp and VLC to display te stream on a monitor. However, the stream is eating up approximately 50GB a day so I edited the crontab to ...
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How to prevent video lag while watching video (On VLC and Totem)?

Thanks if you're reading this. First of all, I got to say that I have Ubuntu 12.10 (I had 12.04 before, and it was playing videos great, but then I upgraded it). Ok, so, I'm watching some video and ...
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vlc not shows its window, looks like it hanging

Several days ago I upgrade ubuntu to 13.04. And after that I cannot run vlc. Output: $ vlc -vvv VLC media player 2.0.6 Twoflower (revision 2.0.6-0-gbe9623c) [0x9f4108] main libvlc debug: VLC media ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Package dependencies cannot be resolved for VLC

I tried to install vlc media player on my ubuntu 12.04 using terminal by following command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc ...
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HD Video Peformance Unacceptable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Smooth fullscreen 1080p playback Was wondering if anyone could help me boost HD 1080p video performance on my machine? I've got an AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core processor, 2 ...
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How to stream H264 Video from camera over FTP?

I bought a h264 security camera system last year and set it up to ftp video to my computer. I was able to get the video to play (even though it played a little fast) on Ubuntu 11.04 using mplayer. ...
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VLC package dependencies broken & cannot be resolved [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 32bit. Today, suddenly some updates had arrived but it wasn't normal update. It said me to partial update. ...
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VLC package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

When I try to install VLC media player this pops up: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) but 2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 is to be installed ...
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How do I add VLC to music menu along with Banshee and others? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to control VLC from the Sound Menu? I use VLC player more often than Banshee, so is there any way to make VLC appear in music menu?
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Software center not downloading anything?

It is simply stuck as "Enabling component of distribution" and "updating cache" in the waiting mode? The download never starts. Kind of let down as I was expecting an easier interface. I am ...
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modified suspend mode for ubuntu

Is it possible to put ubuntu (12.04) into a 'modified suspend' mode which basically works like the regular suspend, but allows me to run my vlc for streaming video through the network, while I am away ...
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cannot play VTC video file (.mov) using VLC player

I have a training course contains .mov files which have video codec as apple graphics smc. I have googled and found out to add these options to play them link from where I got help But they are ...
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How to downgrade VLC 2.0.1 to 1.1.x?

I haven't added any VLC PPA's and I have no clue how to solve this problem. If it's not possible to downgrade VLC, Running VLC in a portable mode is sufficient for me. I need the older version only ...
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VLC playback issue [closed]

SO I am playing an mp4 video with H.264 encoding. When I run it ubuntu with Vlc exactly at one point the playback quality becomes really bad, and I can see squares, and the picture is very unclear. ...
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Ubuntu restart while starting video files [closed]

Ubuntu (X) restarts to login screen while starting video files in VLC or Banshee. Totem works well (I mean videos run, but still they are choppy)
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VLC stops playing at 3:30am [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and VLC 1.1.12 Luggage. And my problem is that I am listening internet radio for example from sky.fm VLC stops playing at 3:30am and after VLC starts playing after 2 hours maybe. ...
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How do I get my USB microphone to work with VLC? [closed]

I am trying to get my USB microphone working with VLC. It works if I only load my microphone with vlc alsa://hw:2,0 but for vlc v4l2:// :v4l-vdev="/dev/video0" :v4l-adev="alsa://hw:2,0" ...
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How can I play .bin file with VLC?

For two days I have tried to get vlc play this .bin file. I played it fine in windows xp using vlc. So I decided to install same vlc thats on my xp partition and it plays through Wine the file no ...
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When I play a video full screen after about ten minutes the screen goes black, and the sound repeats a loop

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I had to reinstall the OS on this computer. I didn't have this problem before. This happens in VLC, and youtube. If I'll play a video in full screen, the screen will go black ...
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Problem with installing Some Packages and Updating my Ubuntu

I am somewhat new to this operating system. I have been using it since 6 months. Initially there was no problem with my operating system but since the day I messed up with some wine software whenever ...
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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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How to copy A VCD

I am trying to copy a CD containing mpeg, .dat videos. now I want to transfer it to my notebook through pendrive as there is no CD-rom there.And normally copying the files isnt working,. so how do I ...
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How to remove VLC Nightly Build?

I would like to remove the VLC nightly build and go back to the default VLC player. I tried sudo apt-get remove vlc which removed it, then I deleted the Nightly PPA and tried to install VLC sudo ...
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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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How to install VLC? When i get this error?

How to install VLC? (with error showing such). root@sun-desktop:/var/tmp# apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done vlc is ...
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How can I get the full screen space in a video?

I am watching quite often DVDs in VLC on Ubuntu while surfing. As my screen isn't very big, I don't want to waste screen space. But I can't resize the window exactly to the size of the video. Changing ...
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VLC won't download [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and I'm using version 13.10. I tried to install VLC, but every time I click the download icon it tells me that I need an application to open this link, then invites me to choose one ...
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Will VLC from the Software Center receive the same updates as the stable PPA?

VLC 2.1.0 has been released. My computer runs 12.04 and the lastet VLC version is currently 2.0.8. Will the VLC 2.1.0 update be availabe for me as well (with a slight delay maybe), or is it ...
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I/O error while reading a certain VCDs that plays well in windows in the same system

This is an annoying problem in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04 that I can't play a certain VCDs. This is not a missing codec or encrypted content issue - It raises an I/O error. Well, I suspected the VCD ...
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Can't open .wmv video files [duplicate]

I installed 12.04 and installed all plug-ins related to video drive. I installed VLC player and tried to start a .wmv file but I get this error: No suitable decoder module: VLC does not ...
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Merging multiple (more than two) videos on Ubuntu

I want to merge videos in batch size of twenty (20) each. I'm running a Linux machine. The videos are in mp4 format and moderate quality. Some even have the audio stream missing. So far I've tried ...
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VLC unable to play wmv

I recently installed ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04 to do some video editing because avconv didn't have some options that I wanted or knew about. After installing ffmpeg, VLC seems to be unable to play wmv ...
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migrating from windows to ubuntu

my primary concerns are, 1. Dota 2 (steam game) - Will i need to reinstall "steam client and game" once i change os from win 7 to ubuntu 14.1 ?(Ubuntu supports Steam client) ...
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VLC installation problem on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

http://imgur.com/5U0iy2K This is the error I am getting while installing VLC media player on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, kindly help me with it, because I want to run my videos and audios on Ubuntu as well
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Rhythmbox required plugin could not be found

Ubuntu 12.04 contains Rhythmbox and a video player. These tend to give me an error when I try to play, say, an .mp3 file. Required plugin not found: Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play ...
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Skins for VLC Media Player don't work in Lubuntu 14.04

I have installed VLC Media Player in a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, meaning that my installation uses the new Linux kernel 3.13. I have installed VLC Media Player using Synaptic, ...
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Open Ports on LAN [closed]

I am trying to use VLC remote for Android and Clementine remote for Android. VLC is configured properly with hosts allowed. My laptop IP is also DMZ in the router. I am still getting an error when ...