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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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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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QT applications indicator and appmenu don't work / ubuntu 14.04

I'm not sure when this happened,but form yesterday,I found my VLC player's indicator and appmenu dont work. there is no indicator icons and appmenu doenst appears on the top bar. Not only VLC but ...
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Problems updating and re-installing VLC in Ubuntu 11.10

I can't seem to fix or update, upgrade VLC at all; this is what I get when trying to install, I had VLC before, but was not working properly so I uninstalled it; then I tried to install it again to ...
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How to watch a video cropped and ratio resized/scaled?

Can I watch only a half region of a video with the ratio scaled? As with the illustration, I want to watch a perfect circle instead of an oval and I want the ads removed. Scaling the media player ...
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Computer automatic shutdown issue

I am using HP Pavilion G4 which has a 1 GB Radeon graphics along with Intel® Sandybridge Mobile. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I watch a HD movie using SMPlayer or VLC player, my laptop always ...
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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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VLC Player installation ubuntu 14.04

I Have searched for many options on internet to install VLC Player on ubuntu 14.04, but nothing is working for me. Please could you help me with this issue. Errors : ...
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How to implement middle click to spawn new VLC?

Using the firefox.desktop found in /usr/share/applications as an example I was able to make VLC have a new window option with ...other code Actions=NewWindow; [Desktop Action NewWindow] Name=New ...
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Can't play .TS format from a Samsung TV recording

I recored a movie by Samsung TV and It has a .TS format, and I can't play it. I tried VLC and Smplayer. None of them work. In VLC I get this Error: [0x7fbc40c018b8] ts demux error: libdvbpsi (misc ...
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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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“Unmet Dependencies” when trying to install vlc (via Software Center) [duplicate]

I am trying to install vlc media player (Ubuntu 14.04), but when I write in terminal "sudo apt-get install vlc", or trying to install via Software Center, this is what I get: The following packages ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - VLC Audio, Video Issues

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 12.04 to 14.04 (32-bit). Since then, VLC Media Player has not been working properly when playing live TV from Comcast. The TV signal goes from a Comcast STB, ...
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How can I stream my soundcard output?

I want to stream the output of my sound card to my iPod, via http server. The goal is to use my hifi as loud speakers for my computer, using my iPod, wireless. (NB. I want to stream everything to my ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved Ubuntu 14.04 vlc-audacius

vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6 is to be installed Depends: libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1) but ...
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Remove VLC player from sound menu in Unity bar

I don’t use VLC that much to have it there, so I would like to remove it from the sound menu in the top right. I found a small image to show what it looks like (the sound menu is open and shows VLC ...
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lubuntu-Can't watch videos/movies-choppy framerate

I am running lubuntu 14.04 on my acer aspire one za3 netbook. Although I have flash player installed, I cannot watch videos on youtube. I can only watch some frames and listen to certain parts of the ...
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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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My laptop can't play HD movies without stutter, via stream or VLC. Graphic Card problem?

I am on a Dell Latitude D430, Intel® Core™2 CPU U7600 @ 1.20GHz × 2, 2GB Ram, Graphics Intel® 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 and running Ubuntu 14.02 32bit. Whenever I play movies that are 1080p, VLC starts ...
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Can't Play DVDs on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

So I asked a friend to dual-boost ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1. But the USB stick he used to install ubuntu came out. He re-did the install but ubuntu didn't recognise windows and took over the ...
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Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine

I can play region 2 dvds perfectly and I thought I could play region 1 dvds as well but I just bought one on ebay and it won't play in vlc, totem, smplayer, mplayer, xine or handbrake. Apparently if ...
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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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Select which file to play on a VOD server

Okay so I setup a VOD server on VLC and it's working fine. I input more than one file into the server but on my stream only the first file is playing(*.mp3 file). I was wondering if it was possible ...
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Can't play wma, wmv or 3gp files

Since I installed ubuntu 14.04 I can no longer play wmv, wma or 3gp files with any player ( gxine - vlc - totem - etc.) I have installed ubuntu restricted extras and ffmpeg. Any solution please? ...
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VLC installation problem on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

http://imgur.com/5U0iy2K This is the error I am getting while installing VLC media player on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, kindly help me with it, because I want to run my videos and audios on Ubuntu as well
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VLC installation error [duplicate]

While installing VLC media player on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it states this problem: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore ...
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mp4s and jogs on micro sd that are black

I took a number of videos and photos with my Canon on a "generic" micro sd card. Many of them show up and work fine but there are some files that seem to be corrupt. They won't show in the finder ...
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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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Unable to install VLC

This is what happens: sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package vlc Please help. I would ...
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VLC - How to browse files without stopping playing music?

As this can't be the default VLC behaviour, I think it is an Ubuntu question and not a VLC question: When I want to browse my music files, while there is a song playing, the music stops. I'm not able ...
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How do I streaming rtmp?

I want to stream with VLC or flvstreamer and the only method that accepts the site I need is SMTP, and the only information the server gives me is "rtmp://blablabla" and stream name. Help me, please. ...
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How can I edit video tags?

I'm trying to edit the tags (title, artist, year etc) of a .mkv file with VLC Player. I open the video and select Tools > Media information (or ctrl+i). Then I do the changes I want and click in Save ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD playback stuttering

Running into a problem playing DVD's on 14.04 LTS. I have installed all libs in various sections and do get the menus and initial menu videos to play however when the main movie plays the video become ...
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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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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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VLC media player won't recognize movies [duplicate]

I just loaded the VLC media player into my ubuntu 14.--. the VLC player does not recognize and won't play movies, either DVD or online. Do I need codec? If so, how do I obtain it and make it part ...
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VLC won't open - undefined symbol: pl_Get

Some time ago I had installed VLC and it played without a single problem. Then, seeing that it was a 2.1.x version, I decided to update it to 2.2.x so that I could use the VLSub plugin. So I followed ...
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How to download applications from Ubuntu Software Center [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10, my very first Linux desktop. I want to download and install an application (VLC media player) from the Software Center. When I clicked the download button, a pop-up ...
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VLC loses sound in Ubuntu 14.04 after update playing ogg-files

Updated to Ubuntu 13.10 Ubuntu 14.04 (by choosing to install over the current Ubuntu 13.10 DVD) Installed VLC (not reset update script) All the settings are saved (from 13.10) BUT ... When playing ...
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How to create accurately timed soft video sub titles?

I know how to create soft subtitles with a text editor and saving the text file as a srt file. But it's taking very long and and timing isn't the best as I am starting and stopping the video using ...
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How to show subtitles under the video?

Using VLC 1.1.12 on Ubuntu 11.10, I'd like to show subtitles under the video so that they don't disturb me. I tried to change it: Interface > Preferences > Subtitles & OSD > Force subtitle ...
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Sound doesn't work after running VLC

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now, after I ran VLC for the first time, the audio doesn't work anymore. Before, everything worked just fine, but as soon as I opened a mkv-Video in VLC, the ...
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VLC player automatically closed on suspend - Ubuntu 14.04

When my system is suspended, ubuntu 14.04 automatically closes all the open VLC players. I recently migrated to 14.04 from 12.04, and I was not facing this problem with 12.04. I normally have one or ...
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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Can I compute lenght of mkv/avi movie and jump to the middle via cli in vlc?

It is possible in headless MEDIATOMB/VLC streaming server to compute somehow lenght of movie and jump via command line to the middle of this movie? In mediatomb when I'm using transcode it is ...
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Cannot play DVDs on Ubuntu 14.04

I've got libdvdcss2 installed but still no joy. Tried VLC, mplayer and the default players and all give me errors. Rgionset does not even see the DVD. VLC ~$ vlc /dev/sr0 VLC media player 2.1.4 ...
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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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Fastest(low latency) way to mirror a screen over Gb eth

I have 2 computers directly connected via Ethernet 1k. Wondering what codec in vlc or program would achieve the lowest latency and/or quality. Because I'm going to use synergy to access the screen,I ...
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Is there a command to pause the native Ubuntu sound player?

So under my volume drop down menu, I have Spotify, Rhythmbox and VLC: Here I can pause and play the various different applications. My question is, is there a command to pause the one that is ...