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

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How to read ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way?

Is there anyway of any media player that I can view Arabic ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way without converting them to UTF-8 encoding ? I tried VLC, Gnome mplayer and the default Movie player ...
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VLC media player sound problems in 12.10

When I try playing .m4v files in VLC the sound track doesn't play correctly, and I get a kind of buzzing staticy distorted version of the actual sound, I'd really appreciate some help as I don't ...
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How do I make VLC completely disable xscreensaver?

There are some Internet hits for this query, but none has a satisfying answer. How can I make VLC and xscreensaver play nice together on Ubuntu 12.10 (using xmonad, not Unity or GNOME or anything)? ...
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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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unable to install VLC player through ubuntu software centre [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center? i am using ubuntu 12.04 version. i am trying to install VLC media player through software ...
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How to install VLC version 1.1.9?

I want to install older version of VLC (1.1.9) because of the sound bug in 2.* which makes it unusable (sound is distorted when the user sets the volume > 100% and then you can't fix it anymore). I've ...
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Audio playback: part of song is skipped

I am experiencing some problems with music playback after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10. Basically some of the songs stop playing after some time as if the song has ended. It's always the same songs and ...
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vlc player scrambled audio after skipping through a movie

When I watch a movie in vlc and I fast forward or backward the sound suddenly becomes very creaky, it sounds hollow and scrambled, after a few minutes it goes away. I just installed Ubuntu 12.10. and ...
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dvds not able to play in VLC nor Movie Player, 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras im trying to play a movie on my ubuntu machine using VLC or Movie Player. the source of the movie is a dvd. both ...
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How to revert vlc media player to its original state?

For the last few days, my vlc player is not responding at all, when i try to double click any file or even run vlc without any file, it just doesn't open up. I tried to open it through terminal and ...
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Is there any video player that plays Youtube playlists? [duplicate]

Flash support for Linux is still lacking. Older hardware often performs only poorly when trying to watch youtube videos. There are several external players (VLC, mplayer, minitube) that alleviate ...
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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 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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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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VLC - YouTube videos won't play anymore

I would like to play youtube videos on VLC. I am newbie (one of mac os re, but can fallow instructions :) when i enter address on network stream nothing happens it is on the playlist but nothing ...
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Can't reinstall VLC

I use VLC a lot. And when 2.0 came out Ubuntu did not update to that version, the REPO had the older version even months later, So I added the daily repo: ...
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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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I cannot play some WMA files

I did a backup of several music files from my older Windows XP system. Now I can play all the .MP3 files but not all the .WMA. There are some kinds of WMA files that can be reproduced without ...
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How to record “stereo mix” with VLC?

I would like to record a stereo mix (basically what I hear through the speakers connected to my sound card) from VLC. However, I haven't been able to figure out exactly how to do this. Under the ...
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Ubuntu Audio Pitch Shifting filter

I'm currently developing a video player software which intended to be an embeedded player. I'm using Java with VLCJ library for the video player. What i'm looking is a way, something to transform the ...
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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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How to disable sleep/screensaver Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC?

I watch VLC for a while, then about 15 min. later, it sleeps. Where can i find the how to disable the screen-saver or how to disable sleep?
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AVI files dont play in VLC from ISO mounted disk

I noticed this problem many times and I would like to know if there is any solution. So when I mount ISO files and try to watch some AVI files I got vlc errors. If I copy and paste the same files from ...
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Firewall settings for VLC (streaming)

I'm watching online TV with VLC and http://mafreebox.freebox.fr/freeboxtv/playlist.m3u. Does anybody know which ports and protocol must be enabled in my firewall settings? I've been searching on the ...
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Start VLC with Playback Speed Increased

I know that I can change the setting for playback in settings and this will affect vlc globally. However, I don't want EVERY file to be played faster, only mp4 files. Therefore, I figure I can setup a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Mozilla quicktime stream not working

I tried to watch some trailers from apple.com but suddenly it is asking for Quicktime instead of showing the movie. It used to work until last week, not sure if some update messed someting up. Any way ...
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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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How to install VLC in ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

Can anybody help me to install VLC media player in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?
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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 media player, conneting to IPTV

Background: I am trying to connect to my school's IPTV system. I can connect by using VLC player on a Windows machine. Currently I am trying to connect to IPTV with VLC on an Ubuntu machine. I keep ...
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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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Webcam detected but not showing up

I'm using Acer 4530 with Suyin webcam. The webcam can be detected but not showing anything. Before I start anything, I ran lsof /dev/video0 to make sure nothing is using the camera, and I started ...
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How to enable app menu in vlc?

Call it a minor annoiance, but I'd really like if vlc used the app menu instead of displaying it in the main window. Is there a way to correct this behavior? I don't really know if this would ...
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How to keep volume optimum irrespective of bitrate?

I am using VLC media player on Ubuntu 12.04. A few videos having high bit-rate play sound very loudly. To an extent I feel that it may affect my speakers. Some references: ...
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Disable VLC's MPRIS plugin

I'd like if possible to disable VLC from using the MPRIS interface. I use the Gnome-shell media player extension and it also includes VLC in it which i dont want to. Does anyone know how to do that? ...
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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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Where is the GUI for VideoLAN?

I installed the videolan player sudo apt-get install vlc-nox but now if from the terminal I type vlc, instead of a GUI appearing, I get this in the terminal: fdr@maggie:~$ vlc VLC media player ...
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Why does the videos played in ubuntu 12.04 show more colour?

When I play videos in VLC or movie player they show more colour which cannot be adjusted. Screen shot below. Please help me out.
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Why isn't VLC the default video player?

Why does Ubuntu come with Totem set as default? Is there a reason or am I just wrongly assuming everybody thinks Totem is actually inferior to VLC? Not to mention VLC is vastly known as perhaps the ...
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How do I get vlc in the context menu in Nautilus?

When right-clicking on a directory once I got an entry "open with vlc". Now with precise this entry is gone. How can I get it back? edit: Yes I have it in the submenu "open with". But how can I get ...
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How do I record the NASA HD TV feed?

I have been trying to figure out a way to record NASATV HD live feed/broadcast but it seems to be harder than I envisioned. Anybody with enlightened suggestions? I am in the dark...
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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 play embedded flash videos in external players?

As discussed in a separate question, embedded flash videos are abnormally heavy on GPU resources. The answer given by izx here (and namely in one comment) shows that ”Flash 11+ "attempts" ...
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Easiest way to stream videos from my server?

I'd like to download movie torrents from my Ubuntu server as its download speed is much higher than at home. However, it is pretty pointless if I then have to download the movie from my server to my ...
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Cannot play avi or mp4 file in both Movie Player and VLC

I downloaded some videos (both mp4 and avi) and I am unable to play them both in Movie Player and VLC. In Movie Player, it displays error message saying "Could not determine type of stream". When I ...
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How do I resume video play from the point it was stopped with VLC?

How can I play a video starting from the point it was stopped last time? This is useful for watching long videos. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC media player.
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VLC Icon in Tray Multiple Times

So, when I start watching a video or something of the like, VLC puts a nice little icon in the tray. The problem is, that when I open and close VLC it keeps adding another nice little icon in the ...
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Unable to re-install VLC after a partial upgrade (12.04) due to broken packages

I did a partial upgrade early this morning and followed all the steps trustingly because it usually doesn't cause problems after until now. VLC was unexpectedly removed without my knowing. I tried to ...
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Changing default software for opening video files not working - any ideas?

I used the answer to this question to change the default software for opening video files to VLC player on Ubuntu 12.04. The settings say that this is now the default player and yet whenever I play ...
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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?