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

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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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VLC won't launch after upgrade to 15.10

Every time a new Ubuntu release comes out something bad happens to VLC (at lest for me). Last upgrade VLC just wouldn't install, now it installs but when I launch it nothing happens. I would like to ...
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Unity Dock Appears When Viewing Movies On Dual Screen System

I have a dual screen setup and I often will have a movie playing in VLC while surfing the Web on the other monitor. I place the movie in full-screen mode with no Unity Dock showing. However, when I ...
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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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How to download vlc in ubuntu? [duplicate]

i don't know how to download vlc in Ubuntu please help me I want to download vlc code for downloading vlc.
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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player, just the sound is enabled

When I move the VLC player window, I can see the video but when I stop moving it, then it gets back to black. This happens not only in VLC but with my webcam too, when I use camorama webcam.
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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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vlc wont play multiple instances

I read these instructions: https://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_play_multiple_instances_of_VLC/ and my settings are already that which are recommended. But when I go to open multiple windows, in vlc, ...
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VLC not playing aac files and a webm file

I have a few music files in aac format which I want to play through VLC. But VLC ain't playing any of them. It's not showing any error or any other message, it simply stops as soon as I play them. I ...
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Vlc not finding any UPnP devices

I have a minidlna server running in my home and everything worked fine when i updated to ubuntu 16.04 my vlc stopped finding my server. I ran VLC via terminal and got this error when clicking on the ...
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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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Can linux play blu-rays?

So I recently bought a blu-ray drive since I started accumulating a bunch of movies and shows on the format, and I was wondering if linux/ubuntu can actually play them? If not it's fine I can just ...
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Unable to launch applications via GUI

I have downloaded, installed - Sublime Text 3, RStudio, VLC, etc using the official procedures mentioned. If i access these programs via Terminal, by running their respective binaries, it works. ...
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Unable to get HAL working

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 and want to watch programs on 4od, but I am just met with a never ending spinning loading thing when trying to play a video there. I did some further ...
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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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Unable to hear audio while playing .mkv file

I want to play a video encodded with .mkv. But the vlc media player plays it without any sound with error message showing "No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "...
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How to make a new playlist in VLC player and assign songs?

How can I make a new playlist in VLC player(2.1.6 Rincewind), give it a name and assign songs to it. There is no menu called 'playlist' and menu item 'new playlist'.
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distorted video playback with vlc in kubuntu 16.04

I recently installed kubuntu 16.04 on my laptop. Everything works fine except that i can't play videos with vlc player! the default player(Dragon) has no problem but when i open videos with vlc the ...
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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 to force command line VLC to stream youtube videos of specific quality?

I want to stream youtube videos from command line using VLC media player. I was able to stream youtube videos using this command cvlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Oo4kBHBNU The problem is that ...
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Applications won't run after reinstallation of 16.04 (64 bit)

I have just reinstalled 16.04 on a new machine after running it a few days. Oddly, most of the applications I have since downloaded from Ubuntu Software have not run properly. Evolution installs but ...
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Can't watch HD-quality videos in VLC Media Player (Ubuntu Mate)

The playback is very choppy plus every time I try to rewind the video using the arrow keys on my keyboard, it feels like everything is just slow and there's a noticeable delay between the audio and ...
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Cannot connect from VLC nor KODI to minidlna server [closed]

I've one Lubuntu with MiniDLNA server installed and running properly: I can perfectly access to that server via minidlna from both Tablet and Android phone in the same WiFi network using MediaHouse ...
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Turning stereo sound into mono output to normalize unbalanced channels?

For example in this video the right channel is much louder and that's really annoying when using headphones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOAgplgTxfc I'd like to either output only one channel ...
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When playing mkv movie by vlc media player, sometimes I only get the video not the audio

I have VLC media player installed on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. The problem is when I play movies that are in .mkv format using VLC it sometimes cannot play the sound of the movie and I only see the video. ...
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VLC, SKYPE, Anything related Video issues on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. at first, the wifi wasn't working so I posted a question 2 months back and got the solution. But after that, I started to suffer from such issues as 1: When I call on ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

I was trying to upgrade VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04. Below are the commands I've executed. (How to update VLC to the latest version?) But facing issues like Wrong sources.list entry or malformed ...
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hevc/h265 mkv videos are not playing using vlc plugin in ubuntu 14.04

even after installing gstreamer0.10-libde265 and vlc-plugin-libde265.after updating vlc,when i am trying to play H265.mkv or H265.mp4 files,vlc automatically stopped.
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Can't play media (video) file inside a ISO archive

I have a ISO file , inside the ISO file there are bunch of video files all of them are in mp4 format . After mounting the ISO file if I want to play the video file (tried with vlc and default video ...
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How to Play Bulgarian/Cyrillic subtitles

Hello members I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 32 bit my only problem is that I'm from Bulgaria and when a download movie with Bulgarian subs VLC player is not showing them properly how can i fix that ?
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running vlc whitout it appearing in taskbar kubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to get a fancy background by playing a movie on my desktop. My current command that runs at startup is tmux new -n background-movie -d kstart --alldesktops cvlc --quiet --daemon --no-...
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Unable to play .mkv files using vlc player

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and using vlc media player 2.2.4. I'm unable to play .mkv files using vlc player. While opening .mkv files it is giving some error messages like this. No suitable decoder ...
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MPG videos scrambled in VLC

Trying to play MPG videos with VLC would only produce a black/scrambled picture. Since I couldn't find the solution anywhere on the web, I'm leaving it here as it may be useful to someone.
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How do I set a VLC instance to run as a Live Wallpaper

I've seen an article describing how to use VLC as a live wallpaper for the desktop, however the options mentioned there only refer to Windows. What would I need to do to achieve the same result?
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Most Efficient Way To Play HEVC / x265

For a while I have been using VLC for HEVC / x265 Playback but the problem is that the higher the bitrate is the less fluent the video becomes. This article claims VP9 is far more efficient in ...
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I can't use VLC anymore

After updating Ubuntu software 16.04 I couldn't use VLC player any more and then I removed VLC and tried to install it again and this showed: This error could be caused by required additional ...
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Prevent VLC from starting a new instance every time a media file is opened

I'm using VLC. Its great for all media requirements. But I find this behavior annoying. Every time I open a media file, a sepearte VLC window opens up instead of stopping the current playback and play ...
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keyboard shortcut for accessing notification area like sound/empathy

is there way to access notification area elements like calendar/Sound/Empathy/Keyboard/Network through keyboard shortcut?when i play songs using vlc, vlc icon will be added to notification area i ...
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Error installing VLC through Terminal GPG error [duplicate]

I tried Installing VLC media player in ubuntu 14.04 using information from page VLC Player installation ubuntu 14.04 Then, I ran: sudo apt-get update Terminal Returned: Reading package lists... ...
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How to update VLC to the latest version?

As VLC 2.0 is released, how do I get it in Ubuntu (XUbuntu actually, in my case) 11.10? Any PPAs or packages to download? The official page says "Ask your favorite packager..."
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Hard crash when playing media

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. Ever since the upgrade I am having problems playing video files in VLC and Kodi. Totem works fine. The video will start playing but fairly quickly ...
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install mrtg-2.17.4 ploblem?

I'm install mrtg-2.17.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 follow http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/doc/mrtg.en.html ,but can't install how should i do ,help? Thanks. ~/Downloads/mrtg-2.17.4$ ./configure --with-gd=/...
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How do I run VLC? [closed]

It's possible to open a file with VLC by first opening VLC and then opening the file "from within" VLC, but double clicking a file (to play in VLC) doesn't work ("VLC is not supposed to be run as root"...
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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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VLC media player 2.2.1 is choppy

Ubuntu version is 14.04.1. VLC is choppy depending on how it's started. From the console window this command works fine: /usr/bin/cvlc -vvv /home/matt/Hockey_Footage.m2t --sout udp:239.204.1.106:4000 ...
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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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VLC Pixelated Video When Skipping

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 I immediately noticed an issue whereby VLC now shows terrible video when you skip around, which only appears to fix itself after a few seconds, which I am ...
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Unable to locate package vlc-plugin-libde265 [duplicate]

For playing the videos with .mkv extension, I installed vlc player in ubuntu 14.04. Now, while installing the vlc plugins, it is giving the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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VLC Media Player Green Line

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 64bit and the latest version of VLC media player, when I play a video (MP4, MKV AVI etc... it doesn't matter) at the bottom of the screen there is a green line It isn't an ...
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Keyboard shortcut is not working in Fullscreen on VLC Media Player

Recently I made a clean install of ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop. After updating the OS I installed VLC Media Player. Whenever I go to fullscreen in VLC the keyboard shortcutss don't seems to work. For ...