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

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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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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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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 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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Lost vlc after a partial upgrade - cannot reinstall due to unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and run a partial upgrade via Update Manager. This resulted in removing VLC. I've tried reinstalling using sudo apt-get install vlc but got this error: Some packages ...
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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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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 ...
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how to use ffmepg codecs on ubuntu

I want to play .wmv files on Ubuntu, but it seems these files are proprietary and are not playable under Windows. So downloaded the ffmpeg source code and compiled it. Now, ffmplay is able to play ...
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configure: error: You need 32-bits luac when using using lua from contrib

I installed ubuntu 13.10 64 bits on virtualbox. I am trying to compile vlc using these steps: https://wiki.videolan.org/Win32Compile/ When I reached this step: ../extras/package/win32/configure.sh ...
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Updated 13.04 to 13.10 to bet VLC 2.1.0 but I'm stuck on 2.0.9

I updated 13.04 to 13.10 only to get VLC 2.1.0 but now when I do this... sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc it still won't update to ...
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Transferring installed applications from one computer to another in ubuntu

I'm sorry, this is obviously a duplicate. But other posts were not helpful. I have Ubuntu 13.04 running on my laptop. My friend has VLC in his Ubuntu 12.04. And I want to copy VLC to my laptop. I ...
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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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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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VLC install error?

Tried to reinstall VLC but I keep getting the fellowing message:
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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 ...
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Is it possible to install (have ready for use) different versions of VLC?

I want (and use) VLC 2.2 because I like one addon that does not work with previous versions. But my 2.2 version has a bug, losing sound sometimes when scrolling, so it would be useful to have at hand ...
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Is it necessary to donate to be able to download vlc media player for ubuntu 14.04?

I am unable to download vlc media player. I use Ubuntu 14.04. Is it because I haven't made a donation yet?
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VLC, Totem etc very slow frame rate/choppy but Firefox VLC plugin works fine

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire V7 (i7 Haswell CPU). Playing any kind of movie file mkv, mp4 etc on VLC or Totem is horribly choppy with very slow frame rate like the computer can't handle ...
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keeping audio visualizations on in vlc

Every time I select an audio visualization in vlc for audio files, it is forgotten after restarting vlc and no visualization is shown. Is there a way to keep audio visualizations on in vlc?
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VLC player displaying a file with tilde

I am using a VLC player for playing music and when I open the music directory in it, it shows all my directories in the music folder on my disk plus one additional file called song~. This file is not ...
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Why there is no need to give path as in windows to reffer other application from one package

I connected mysql with c++ in ubuntu , used GCC compiler from terminal that time i didn't give any path for mysql.h. and i wanted to play video using vlcj in java swings. In the program we need to ...
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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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Will not play DVD with VLC missing drivers

Last year I put Ubuntu 13.10 in this laptop with VLC to play DVDs had problem with drivers called Samsung and they told me to install drivers,but now I put Ubuntu 14.04 in and no longer have drivers. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD playback stuttering

Running into a problem playing DVD's on 14.04 LTS. I have installed all libs in various sections and do get the menus and initial menu videos to play however when the main movie plays the video become ...
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Script to open vlc with local ip and port

I am trying to create a script to open vlc with my local ip and port 8888. My current script: #!/bin/bash vlc http://10.0.0.1:8888/ This works fine, but when I go to another network the local ip ...
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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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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 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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DVD Audio Playback Silent - how to find codec

I'm utterly baffled by this but I'm sure the fix must be simple - I can play DVDs fine on my ubuntu machine but I have just bought a new DVD and there is no sound. The sound works on all other DVDs ...
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Is it possible to get deb packages of older VLC versions?

I need to use v. 2.0.8 for a VLC extension that does not work with the latest releases of the player. I would like to keep the deb of this version for further use, and also to learn how is it ...
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VLC Black Screen with NVIDIA driver

After installing the NVIDIA-304 display driver, whenever I play a video with VLC and scale the window any higher than the native resolution of the video (or full screen), the VLC window goes black. ...
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VLC media player problem [duplicate]

So the controls of VLC are gone and so is the menu in the upper corner of the screen. I already reinstalled it two times: once with the Ubuntu Software Center and it didn't work, so I tried with ...
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Recording a video podcast at a certain time / using vlc or another program like a DVR / PVR

I have several video podcast I would like to record and watch them when I get home. Is there a program that will allow me to record podcast at a certain time in vlc or some other video program. I'm ...
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VLC Remote Access Hide

How can I configure VLC so that the host doesn't appear when searching for hosts from app like Remote VLC? Unfortunately I can't get a static IP for my Android phone so I can't restrict the access to ...
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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-2.0.4 installation error(lua)

i upgraded ubuntu 10.0 to 12.04,install vlc2.0.3 via software center,but HD videos not plays perfectly..so i downloaded VLC-2.0.4 & installed through below command,but gives lua error, ...
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VLC Ati Radeon 6870 Ubuntu 12.04 image skewed flicker

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI Radeon 6870 connected to my 40' Sharp TV. The video image is slightly jigged, like breaking a bit and slightly delayed. It just isn't smooth. The computer is very ...
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How to install VLC's nightly builds? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to update VLC to the latest version? Hello guys, I have already installed stable version of VLC from Ubuntu Software center. But i would like to try the latest beta ...
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how to install vlc player from tar file

After getting vlc-2.0.3tar.gz I extracted it and then tried the ./install, but it gave me an error. Then i did ./configure and got this.. configure: error: No package 'dbus-1' found. Then tried ...
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VLC as standard for AVI files

How can I make VLC Player the default player for AVI files. So if I double click on an AVI file, it will open with VLC instead of the Movie Player. I've tried by going to: System Settings - Details ...
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Is there a skin for VLC that would allow the same access and options as the native style?

I mean a skin that would just improve appearance but without removing the options of the native style, like the main toolbar and the playlist options (access to my music folder, freebox tv list and ...
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Unmet dependencies for Media Players

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 while it was in beta2 stage. Since then I have been receiving regular as well as partial upgrade (I don't understand why I am provided this option though I am on the latest ...
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g.726 ADPCM codec stopped working in VLC

After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 vlc can't work with codec g.726. [0x7fbdc80009c8] avcodec generic error: cannot open codec (G.726 ADPCM Audio) But avplay works fine with this codec. How can I ...