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

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VLC play video stream without X?

Is it possible to play video stream (from another pc) on Ubuntu minimal server via, in example, directfb using 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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VLC media player sound problem

When I skip forward or backward while playing movies the audio goes off while the video still plays. How do I solve it?
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VLC sounds problems after seek

When VLC Media player is used for playing 720p+ videos, it starts out fine. But when we seek, it stops producing any sound at all (like the player is in mute) and when we seek for couple of times more ...
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DLNA server with playback progress control

I'm relatively new to using Linux on desktop and there are just a few things that I miss from Windows. One of them is Samsung AllShare. This is a DLNA server wich provides "play to", progress bar and ...
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can't play wmv files - Failed to initialize the VAAPI device

I'm trying to run wmv files, and tryed some advices from here, but without any success. I have vlc and ubuntu-restricted-extras. I also did a purge, autoremove and re-installthem. This is what I ...
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VLC color problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've got this color issue on my VLC player in Ubuntu 14.04. Unlike other reported color problems on VLC, colors are unevenly messed up on the screen. The attached pictures show how the lower left of ...
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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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How to add album art to mp3 using vlc media player in ubuntu?

I want to add Album art to any mp3 song. But I don't know how to do it.My system has VLC media player, UMPlayer, Bashee media player, Movie player. How can I add Album art to mp3 file using at ...
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VLC player mutes when seeking

In my Ubuntu 14.10, I have VLC 2.2.0 installed. I encounter this annoying problem that VLC mutes when I seek forward or backward through a video. I have to do few seeks backward and forward again to ...
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Recording a youtube live stream using vlc

I'm trying to set vlc to record a live stream on youtube using cron. Vlc records videos that aren't live streaming just fine, but when the stream is live vlc records at most only 24 seconds. Why ...
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VLC unable to play mp4 files downloaded from youtube

Regarding the above, not sure what happen since previously I could play any files I download from youtube, be it avi or mp4. Now I cannot play any mp4 file downloaded from youtube but no issue to ...
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How do I add more visualizations into VLC?

Am using VLC 2.0.8 and I was wondering if its possible to add more visualizations to show when playing audio? EDIT VLC has two waves in its scope visualization. Is there a way I can remove one? Am ...
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VLC Media Player 2.1.4 not working properly in ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have recently upgraded my vlc player to v2.1.4 on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. But I am having problem playing videos on it. Also the mp3 files being played on it are cracking. Pls suggest a fix.
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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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VLC does not recognize camcorder firewire input

Install ubuntu 14.10 and I need to make a video streaming but VLC does not recognize the camcorder input by the IEEE1394 port. KINO and install this program if you display the IEEE1394 port. I can ...
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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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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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No sound on VLC and default movie player

I don't get any sound on both VLC and the default movie player on Ubuntu 14.04 while playing both video & audio. But I do get sound when playing audio files via RhythmBox, while browsing on the ...
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Qt4 interface not working for VLC

This is what happens if I try to run VLC: main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface. main interface error: option qt-volume-complete does not exist ...
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Miro Video Problem

I had a situation about subtitles on VLC. I wasn't able to solve it, then I decided to find another video player on Linux. I googled "Best Media players for Linux". I actually found several options, ...
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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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WMV files crash VLC and totem

please don't consider my question a dublicated as searched this website for every single solution but no use ! WMV files crash VLC and totem but smplayer works fine please help ! here is some answers ...
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VLC 2.2.0 crashes

I have problem with VLC 2.2.0 on my Ubuntu 14.10, every time I play video it crash itself. This is error: VLC media player 2.2.0-pre2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.0-pre1-15-g5178b24) [0000000001018118] ...
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cannot install vlc

I got this error when trying to install vlc: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that ...
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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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Disable auto sleep and monitor turning off from C++ code

I develop [cross-platform C++ Qt-based] application which plays video using libVLC. When i watch video for a long time, my monitor is going to turn off according with power management settings. I want ...
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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a nagging problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing of DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's on Ubuntu 14.04. DVD's cannot even be opened as they ...
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VLC doesn't start, says bus error (core dumped)

This is what happens: ~ $ vlc VLC media player 2.2.0-pre2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.0-pre1-15-g5178b24) [00000000017db118] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc ...
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How to install VLC 2.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04.2?

Well, I'm using ubuntu 14.04.2 and I visited te vlc web http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ there say than vlc 2.2.0 is the newest, but in the ubuntu market say than vlc 2.1.4 is the newest... some way to ...
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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 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 are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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audio track not playing in VLC

I am using VLC 2.0.10 with Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to play a video file that has FLAC 2.0 format in the audio channel, but I am getting no sound. The sound plays fine in SMplayer.Is there a codec i ...
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EZ Grabber 2 - USB 2.0 Video Capture Card - Audio & Video together cause Ubuntu 14.04 freeze

I can not use correctly this video capture card. Audio OR Video work fine indipendently but not together. SOME AUDIO EXAMPLES (Cx231xx Audio is turned OFF in Pulse audio Volume Control): vlc ...
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How Can Solve VLC Installation [duplicate]

I am Using Ubuntu 14.10! VLC is My Default media player! But all on a sudden I found that the player has been This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or ...
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Screen turns off while VLC is playing movies in Kubuntu

When I play a movie on VLC the screen turns off after 10 minutes. I used to run Ubuntu and this didn't happen there.
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Way to manage media apps

I want to write a script(or maybe a server) that could be used to manage all media applications like vlc, rythmbox etc. I should be able to use play, pause, stop, close etc. options. I know Libvlc ...
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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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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 to fix that?
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VLC starts automatically but no visual elements

So, I got a good surprise today. I was playing VLC and I hide the GUI but I still had the indicator on top pannel while it was playing. So far everything is fine. Then I logout from my session without ...
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Can I switch the focus of programs running on Ubuntu from an Android device?

I have a computer monitor from which I can watch videos, using my Android tablet as a remote. I can watch local videos with VLC and use a VLC remote app, and I can also watch YouTube videos in Chrome ...
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VLC install error?

Tried to reinstall VLC but I keep getting the fellowing message:
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Busted subtitle synchronization

I have a strange issue with VLC media player. Every time I open a video with it the "Subtitle track synchronization" is automatically set to 11,000 seconds, as you can see from the picture below. . ...
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ubuntu 12.10 Cannot Play VCD

I cannot play VCDs in Ubuntu 12.10. But I can play DVDs. I have done a lot research and found a ton of question and regarding this but none of the solutions worked for me. Here is what i have tried ...
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vlc-qt libraries not working in Qt 5 in Ubuntu 14.04

At my end vlc-qt libraries working in Qt 4.8.6 but not working in Qt 5 in Ubuntu 14.04. In Qt5 vlc-qt libraries compiled successfully but getting crashed while run the project into Qt5 in Ubuntu ...
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Play all audio files in a directory from the command line ignoring non-audio files

If I do: vlc dir it also plays files like images for 10 seconds. Is there a way to prevent that and play only the music? I also have music files on arbitrary subfolders: dir/jazz, dir/classic, ...
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Listen to pulseaudio rtp stream using VLC

I want to listen to Pulseaudio's RTP multicast stream using VLC, but it's not working out. First, I try to determine where it's playing: tcpdump -n net 192.0.0.0/8 -c 10 Which gives me listening ...
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New to ubuntu and want to install vlc

I do not know why Ubuntu Software Center does not download VLC for me. when i click on VLC player it displays a pop-up and says **Package Dependencies can not be resolved** "This error could be ...
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play music from vlc on Ubuntu server

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Xfce desktop on top of it and I want it also to play music with VLC. However, no sound is coming out. There's also no sound from other media players I installed for ...