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

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MiniDLNA and a localhost streaming

I would like to mount a very small dlna server in my home. At present I am using ps3mediaserver successfully but I would like to find something that covers all the functionality and it is lighter. I ...
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Changing Xscreensaver's Video Player from mpv to VLC

The official documentation for xscreensaver gives an example of how to play videos as a screensaver: Install mpv and add something like the following to the `programs' preference in your ...
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Audacious can't play some m4a files, but vlc can play it

I have some audio files with m4a format. But some of the file can't be played with Audacious but can be played with VLC. Why did it happen?
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VLC will not launch 15.10

As a relative noob to linux,I will need some detailed help on how to fix this issue. When I try to launch VLC in Terminal, it shows : yohji@htpc:~$ vlc VLC media player 2.2.1 Terry Pratchett ...
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How to make VLC visible

I started an mp3 file from Thunar, which must have triggered VLC in some way, but it is not visible, not even in the Menubar, where it often shined up as little icon and could be brought to the ...
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libdvdcss2 install-cs.sh not completing on PowerPC Mac

Did an install of Lubuntu 12.04 a few days ago, and managed to get libdvdcss2 installed - all good, then I mucked up the installation because I'm a noob, and could no longer install Libdvdcss2. So, ...
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How to fully remove VLC Player?

I installed VLC player, but now I want to be fully rid of it, so I typed in the following command in Terminal: sudo apt-get purge vlc And it told me that it had purged it, but then in Terminal when ...
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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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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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Problems with qt library after update to ubuntu 15.10 from 15.04

After updating the os, some programs like vlc and texmaker don't work anymore. texmaker gives me following error: texmaker: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpoppler-qt5.so.1: ...
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How to view 4K videos?

I'm trying to view some 4K resolution MP4 videos generated by a Galaxy Note 3 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 7, 1 running Ubuntu 13.10. Using any of the standard major video players (VLC, Totem, etc.), ...
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vlc 4k choppy while mplayer is smooth

I'm trying to run a 4k h264 MPEG4-AVC part 10, 4k 3840x2160 video. It's totally choppy on VLC (2.1.6 Rincewind) which seems to use only one CPU. The video is perfectly smooth on mplayer which seems to ...
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VLC has poor performance on Gigabyte BRIX-2807

I'm running 15.10 on a BRIX-2807 compact PC with a Samsung SSD and 8GB of RAM (half of which is reserved as a TMPFS drive). Audio files and short video clips seem to work fine on VLC media player, but ...
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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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VLC from menu or double-click starts in background, terminates

On most Ubunutus, VLC can be started from the gnome launcher(?) or by double-clicking on assiociated items in nemo or nautilus. I expect VLC to run; in the second case, I expect the file I clicked on ...
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Is it really possible to set up VLC to stream TV from TV tuner card ENCORE “ENLTV-FM3”?

After 2 weeks of searching for any solution, I could say that I didnt find any way to make this work. I'm on Xubuntu 12.04 from Work, and I saw that with VLC was possible to capture TV and then stream ...
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Issue while installing the VLC

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.2.1~trusty1) but it is not going to be installed Depends: libsdl-image1.2 (>= 1.2.10) but it is not installable ...
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VLC video playback is trimmed and blacked out

I am using Kubuntu 15.10 and recently I have updated the version to the latest backport version. But soon after the update VLC has started making weird output. VLC is cropping out the video and the ...
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Playing videos from terminal

I am trying to play videos from terminal using this command vlc my_video.avi The error that I am giving when i try to run this command-- VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision ...
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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's. DVD's cannot even be opened as they are not seen by Ubuntu. The ...
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Unable to play MP4 using VLC

Unable to open lesson files in mp4 format using VLC By clicking mp4 file, VLC will launch and show white screen Using videos 3.10.1 that is bundled with Ubuntu 14.04 it plays fine Anything I can ...
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VLC is causing Ubuntu 15.10 to crash

So when let's say I skip a movie, first sound dissapears, and when I rewind back (to return sound) Ubuntu randomly crashes (when you skip a few times) and brings me log in screen. What is causing this ...
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Latest VLC and “album art policy” in Xubuntu

I want VLC to display the art I want, not the art embedded into podcast's mp3 file. Previous versions of VLC had the “Album art download policy” which I could change, but version 2.2.1 doesn't have ...
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Videos scaling in Ubuntu 15.10

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 in my Dell Inspiron 13 7000. All the videos are displayed as a small square box at the center of the media player. Black or blue color covers the remaining area of the ...
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package dependencies cannot be resolved

I have this problem when I run my video player or when I install vlc, package dependencies cannot be resolved: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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My videos aren't working properly

I am complete noob at this, I installed it two days ago on my very old computer I use at home. Videos were all black when I started them only sound played, I used kmplayer and gnomeplayer. 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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pactl Loopback and Sink for mic + VLC with low CPU load? latency settings?

Hello AskUbuntu community! I've looked up a lot of Q&A here about loopbacks and sinks, but I'm new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to get things working the way that I need them to. It seems like I ...
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Transcode to aac on Ubuntu 14.04 using vlc

I am trying to stream a dvb stream in VLC but transcoding the audio to aac format however it can't find the encoder. How do I install it? VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision 2.1.4-0-g2a072be) ...
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How can I change the folder where VLC stores its streams?

Stream records of VLC (by pressing the red "record" button) are stored in ~/Downloads/. Can this be canged, and how? I couldn't find this option in settings.
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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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VLC won't play DVD movies

I installed VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. DVD movies won't play (no sound or picture) even though the computer tries to start the movie. What's wrong? Is the version wrong for Ubuntu 14.04?
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Video file not opening in VLC

When I opened a video file, I got this error: VLC does not support the audio or video format "undf". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this. The video file was downloaded from torrentz ...
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Unable to locate package on 14.04 LTS

I am not able to install any software through terminal. When I run following commands, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-* I ...
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RhythmBox , VLC , ubuntu's default video player Crashing [closed]

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 . After upgrading I am facing following problems : RhythmBox crashes when trying to play songs. When trying to play videos via VLC, I am getting No suitable ...
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Strange problem with VLC

I don't know what has happened to VLC, suddenly one day it started playing videos in full-screen mode with a the bottom part of video black! while it works fine in normal mode. also the mouse pointer ...
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My cat stepped on keyboard, now VLC has no sound

As described in the title... my dumb ass cat stepped on my keyboard, and now VLC has no sound. I have determined that it is not a problem with the speakers or connection by playing youtube videos with ...
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Playing BluRay discs

Things i Have tried. Playing Blu-Ray and HD DVD Video MakeMKV and DumpHD do not work. Playing Blu-ray using VLC Can linux play blu-rays VLC error. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to ...
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Is There any Problems with installing vlc in laptop causing damage for laptop speakers [closed]

Is there any problem with installing vlc in laptops there is a hipe that installing vlc in laptops will cause a severe damage to speakers of laptop
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VLC installation problem - taking a long time

I am trying to install the VLC media player from the software centre. It says it is installing, but has been "hanging" for over an hour. If I click on the "progress" icon it says "VLC media player ...
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Trying to play .mp3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5LTS through VLC media player

I am trying to run .mp3 files via VLC media player and receiver the following after opening a file. Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module" Segmentation fault (core dumped) I've tried ...
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How to make the keyboard media keys to work with VLC globally?

My keyboard has media keys and they work globally on Unity with Banshee but don't with VLC when another app is focused. How would I fix that?
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How can I make Rhythmbox display the correct time length of a concatenated .mp3 file?

I used the tool mp3wrap to concatenate multiple .mp3 files into one. When playing the resulting file in VLC, the time length is shown correctly. Rhythmbox, however, only displays the time length of ...
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I do I know whether hardware acceleration is working on VLC?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and I've installed packages related to vaapi shown on this link How do I enable hardware accelerated video in VLC with Intel HD 4000 GPU? I've tried playing a 1080p vid ...
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How can VLC be made to stretch a video such that it fills a display?

I have a video of dimensions 960 x 720 (aspect ratio 4:3) and I have a display of 1920 x 1080 (aspect ratio 16:9). I want the video stretched -- with no respect given to its original aspect ratio -- ...
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Playing any kind of media on Ubuntu stucks

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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video players don't give sound

In Ubuntu 14.04, I don't get sound in any of the video players but I am getting it while streaming and in audio players. I tried out restricted extras and changing audio preference in VLC player as ...
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Why wine VLC application is repeating many times on right click menu of any video?

After installing VLC media player in wine whenever I right click any video VLC media player 2.1.5 is appearing 3 times as shown in picture: How can I solve this problem?
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Not able to install VLC program from .tar.xz file

I successfully uncompressed the .tar.xz file and then I also ran the ./configure command and I think it also worked. But the problem comes when I try to execute make command. The given INSTALL file ...