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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Command line syntax for VLC GUI video convert?

I'm trying to write a script to convert lots of video files. Using the GUI, I was able get VLC to perform the kind of conversion I wanted. However, I can't see a way to generate an equivalent ...
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VLC interface problem in 16.04

In VLC if I enter into full screen mode by double clicking, then after auto screen turn off time(The time of inactivity after which the screen turns off in idle mode) the mouse pointer and the control ...
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Installing vlc 3.0 on Trusty through ppa still gives version 2.1.6

How do I install vlc 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.04? I have tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc But it says: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Vlc stream problem

Ubutnu 16.04 when I play video with Vlc it looks like this: I reinstalled it but no change. Other players work fine. What's wrong ?
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VLC not showing entire screen

When I switch to full screen mode, the bottom quarter of the screen becomes black. Any idea on how I could fix this? Thanks in advance. Im using ubuntu 15.10. EDIT: Strange problem with VLC The ...
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Can't generate thumbnails from some mkv files

I've been using Ubuntu for a time but still not that professional one. My problem -that I've been stuck with last two days- is I downloaded an MKV video with HEVC stream which is unknown to VLC, but ...
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I upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 last night and now I can't view any videos on Facebook..

What do I need to do (use) to view the videos. I tried to install VLC but that's not working either. I don't know how to insert code, so is there a clickable site for doing this? Thanks
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How do I change my phonon backed to phonon-vlc?

I have the Tomahawk music player installed on Xubuntu 14.04 The application allows me to play tracks from Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. However, Spotify tracks are not working and I was told, after ...
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VLC pixelated after installing NVIDIA driver

I don't know what to do. I installed the NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu and after that it's just pixelated, but with the Videos default program I don't have that problem. I tried to select another output ...
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How disassociate VLC from video/audio files

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 and I have VLC & mplayer and audious. I want to keep VLC but use mplayer & audious as default players. While I change default player for video & audio player from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Skipping while playing music

I have problem with playing music, doesnt matters what kind of file (mp3, wma, flac). When I listen to music at the specif times in song it just skips. Every time on the same spot, so i was thinking ...
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Ubuntu get stuck on a daily basis

I'm using Trusty 14.04 and my computer gets frozen on a daily basis. My machine is a laptop, Dell Latitude 3340. This usually happens when I watch videos on VLC, or when I exit full screen videos ...
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Unable to install Vlc in Ubuntu 15.04 64bit [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. When I try to install vlc, I get this error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Cannot play Blu-Ray discs with VLC, Getting the error 'BD+ decoding library does not work'

When I put the disc in the tray and try to play with VLC I get this error, "Blu-ray error: Your system BD+ decoding library does not work. Missing configuration? Your input can't be opened: VLC is ...
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VLC can't open UDP stream in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu desktop 14.04 with two NIC, eth0 and eth1. One is just for internet and the other one is on local subnet where multicast UDP stream is coming. Default route is on eth0, and multicast ...
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Force a window to be displayed on every workspace

I like to have VLC media player running in the top corner of the screen while I am working. I have already configured it to always be 'on top'. Now I am trying to figure out how to have it ...
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Unable to install VLC on Ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded to 15.10 from 14 a month or so ago and ended up losing VLC in the process. Now when I attempt to install VLC $ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Amarok doesn't play any songs

I've recently installed Kubuntu 15.10. After adding my local library to amarok, it doesn't play anything. Double click on a song does nothing. No errors etc. Playing songs/video in VLC is working ...
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Playing any kind of media on Ubuntu stucks [closed]

When ever I play any kind of media (audio or video) on Ubuntu, It struck in middle. I don't know how to explain this. This happens every where i.e, On You tube, On VLC, on Rhythmbox or any where else. ...
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Graphics acceleration (overlay) not working - cannot resize video

I am following up on my question regarding missing i915 module. On my Dell XPS 13 (9350), if I enable the graphics acceleration in VLC (overlay), I cannot resize the video at all, it stays at native ...
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How to use VLC as a screencast software?

As far as I am aware, VLC can record from the desktop source. This could make VLC a potential tool for screencast recording. However, I am failing to use it properly for this purpose. Remaining ...
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Vlc images aquisition

someone knows what's this on VLC? When I click on appears snapshots of ubuntu.
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VLC and Totem crashes immediately while playing H265/HEVC

I was trying to play a video of H265 mkv format on ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to play the video on totem,the video goes on for a few seconds and then totem crashes. In VLC,the window crashes ...
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Green flashes when playing video with VLC and Compiz enabled [Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu MATE 15.10]

When I play video in VLC and Compiz enabled the screen will flash green ( for few seconds ) when I move the mouse, or turn up the volume with the media keys . The problem started with Ubuntu 15.10 and ...
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Problems with sound after running a video file (mp4, avi)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have been experiencing issues with my audio. Everything was working fine until I opened a mp4-file with VLC and chose an audio device. I'm new at Ubuntu, and though I ...
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Laptop sort of freezes during overnight playback using VLC

I'm not sure if this is a VLC or Ubuntu issue. I generally leave VLC playing overnight with a long playlist of files playing from my local NAS. More often than not, I'll wake up in the morning and ...
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Can't open vlc on Ubuntu 15.04

I've just installed VLC on my Ubuntu PC, but when I try to run the application it just doesn't start. I've tried a lot of things like re-installing it, but nothing seems to work. If I try to start it ...
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Sound through HDMI is intermittent when playing MP4 or MKV video using VLC or Videos

I recently inherited a used Acer Aspire 6930g from a relative in the process of upgrading, and since it was almost worthless running Windows 7, I decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Performance is ...