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

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Troubleshooting Firefox and VLC Mozilla plugin

I may be reaching here, but I figured this form would be worth a shot. I'm working with our new HP "ThinPro" thin clients based on Ubuntu 10.04, but a very stripped down version of it. Its running ...
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Why can't VLC see my webcam's microphone?

My goal is to stream my webcam over https. Any recommendations beyond webcam-server and cvlc are welcome. From VLC, I can say Media -> Open Capture Device and leave the video 4 linux 2 capture ...
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VLC Media Player and Youtube Playback jerky

I installed VLC Media Player 2.0.8 on my Ubuntu and I tried to play videos on youtube and VLC Media player they were jerky. The video stops and sound repeats again and again like a scratched VCD is ...
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Stream Webcam via command line to vlc

I've spent the morning doing searches and can't find any tutorials on how to stream my webcam(with sound) so I can watch it remotely on VLC. I have avconv installed, and can stream to twitch just ...
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Video colors wrong 12.04 LTS using VLC or Movie Player

Does anyone have a fix for misrepresented video colors? Have searched askubuntu.com, have not found a solution that works. 12.04 LTS displays video colors incorrectly using VLC or Movie Player. ...
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Recent media not updated in VLC when opening file from Nautilus

When I use Ctrl+O from within VLC to play a file, it will save the file to the list displayed in the Open Recent Media menu. But when adding file to VLC via Nautilus it does not get added to Open ...
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Lightdm crashes at seemingly random intervals

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS around a month ago, and it's a great experience. Except for one thing: Lightdm crashes at seemingly random times, on average 2 times on a normal working day. I have no ...
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How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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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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Suddenly got weird colors in mkv movies

Suddenly I got weird colors in mkv movies in both VLC and Totem on Ubuntu 11.10. The sound is ok. Anybody know what is the problem and how to fix it.
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How can I make vlc bind to all interfaces for streaming, but only loopback for the telnet interface?

The example from the documentation is: vlc --ttl 12 -vvv --color -I telnet --telnet-password videolan --rtsp-host 0.0.0.0:5554 This, however, binds to all interfaces. I would prefer not to ...
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What is Causing my Graphics to Fail?

Occasionally when I'm viewing a program through VLC and I maximize it to full screen it will distort the video so I can only hear audio. Then when I minimize again it will only work at some ...
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VLC 2.0.3.. can't enable http interface

I'm new to linux world, and happy with my ubuntu 12.04 64-bit server. I am working in a re-streaming project and got stuck around access the stream in the server. Already fixed quite issues, except ...
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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, 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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When I install Xubuntu 12.04, the Qt-applications font is horrible

What is the proper way to set up fonts in Skype, VLC, and so on?
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Lubuntu 13.10, VLC 2.1.2 + Matrox G200ew = Laggy and unusable playback

I will try and be as descriptive as possible. I switched to a Supermicro MBD-X7SPA-HF-O motherboard for a commercial video slideshow. It uses the Matrox G200ew graphics driver. I switched after ...
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UI Problem in Ubuntu after give update and run VLC player

I have Ubuntu 12.10 in my Lenovo G580 machin.I have given update to my system two days before VLC player and other applications are working fine till that date.After that update i can't run VLC player ...
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Get Workrave to treat video watching as “work”, not rest

I use workrave not just to avoid RSI, but also as a tool to save my eyes. I only have the rest break set up every 70 minutes. The problem is that it treats events like video-watching as inactivity ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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Streaming video with VLC from windows machine is suddenly slow , but why?

I have a DELL Latitude D420 running Ubuntu 12.04 and a DELL Latitude E6400 Running Windows 7. Normally I stream video from my windows machine to my Linux machine while gaming. Up until yesterday this ...
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How to get VLC working with my remote?

Ubuntu 12.04, StreamZap remote. I have lirc installed, and it can see buttons being pushed. I went to VLC, Tools, Preferences, Show settings:All, Interface, Control interfaces an selected "Infrared ...
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prevent my screen from either dimming or the screen-lock when watching movies in 12.10

i watch movies in VLC or some time movie player.my screen gets off ( stand by) frequently.. can i do any thing.I an using LXDE on Ubuntu 12.10.pls answer....
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cannot update software after instaling kubuntu 13.10

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my friends laptop, linovo, and when tried to update it said unable to download packages. and the system never got updated.. Internet connections to system is fine and I am ...
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Specify shared library location for VLC

I built (from source) a newer version of libavcodec.so, libavformat.so, etc. than provided by the Ubuntu repositories. (My newer versions are installed in /usr/local/lib). Using ldd /usr/bin/vlc to ...
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Blu-rays don't work on vlc

I have a Panasonic UJ-120 BD-ROM Drive and I also have KEYDB.cfg in ~/.config/aacs. However when I try to play the bluray in vlc it says Bluray Error: AACS: MMC Failed. What do I do?
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Unable to play DVD movies

Since upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12 and then to 13, I've got a problem with playing movies form DVD's. When I was using 10.10 version everything was fine, and I didn't have any problems with this ...
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Video on Lubuntu 13.10 Sony Vaio Pro 13 lags

I have dual-boot Win8 and Lubuntu 13.10 on Sony Vaio Pro 13 (Intel Core i5 4200 Haswell, Intel HD Graphics 4400). Everything works great, even Dota 2 runs on Linux with sufficient FPS. The problem is ...
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mp3 playback crackles/pops and sometimes squelches in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit

Same issue in Banshee, Rhythmbox, VLC, and even some (but not all) videos from YouTube, etc. in Chromium. It seems to be strongly related to how many other things are happening on my computer - the ...
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GNOME-MPlayer lags and/or plays audio only

I installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron Mini 1018. I used LUKS encryption and have a separate /home /swap and /root partition. All other applications run perfectly save GNOME-MPlayer. When I try ...
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global media keys

I've assigned keyboard media keys - play/pause, next, previous to VLC. Problem is, they only work if VLC window is in focus, which kind of looses the purpose, because I'd like to skip tracks while I'm ...
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Can't Play new Redbox BluRay Rentals

I can get my old blu rays to work. But all the new redbox stuff won't play in vlc. here is the error I'm getting. Blu-Ray error: Your system AACS decoding library does not work. Missing Keys? ...
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recording video stream using vlc

I'm trying to download a streaming video using VLC from a bash script. The problem is that the video that is getting recorded does not have any audio. When I directly try to use VLC and enter the url ...
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Error compiling VLC Players on Ubuntu 12.04.

When I issue this command for dependent libraries for VLC Player sudo apt-get build-dep vlc The error I get in return is: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libpulse-dev : Depends: ...
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How can I play media/video files via UPnP/DLNA from command line (DMC/DMP)

I am looking for something like gupnp-av-cp (or any other UPnP capable program/player/conntroller), but from the command line. I would like to pass it a renderer and the URI of the file/resource. It ...
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Accidentally deleted my packages

I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64 bit installed parallel to Windows 7 on my laptop. Installing skype on Ubuntu, I installed some dependencies of skype, and it removed almost all of my packages installed on ...
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VLC does not prevent backlight from turning off on battery

On Kubuntu 12.04 i have noticed that VLC does not prevent my backlight from dimming when watching a movie in fullscreen on battery. I have the following enabled in the advanced preferences: Inhibit ...
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OpenVPN and IPTV

My home computer (ubuntu 12.04) is behind router and has all TCP ports and some main UDP ports forwarded to it. I'm also able to watch iptv from it via VLC. Channels in vlc playlist got addresses ...
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VLC in Ubuntu: Display Video ALWAYS on Second Screen

I am using VLC to play media in a Live environment where my second (or better third) monitor is connected with an input of the video-mixer. I want to playback VLC Videos on that monitor with having ...
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Stream video to my home network

I would like stream a video on my home network so I can watch it on my android tablet. I attempt to do this using vlc 2.0.8 on ubuntu but it didn't work. Can anyone walk me through the exact steps you ...
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Playing video files with vlc from public folder

So me and my father each have computers, his ubuntu 12.04 and mine ubuntu 13.04, with shared folders containing videos. I can mount his public folder, view folder contents and copy to my machine but ...
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Video playback, choppy and black screen

I just noticed that it is impossible to playback videos anymore on my ubuntu 13.04. Everything was fine before, and I haven't done any installations lately, except updates and gstreamer-tools. When I ...
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Properly play mkv file with external mka audio

I have some mkv files with ordered chapters + segment linking and my own external subs and audio. When I load external subs mplayer2 async subs with video, with external audio it skip segment linking ...
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Updating the VLC YouTube parser

I tried to open a URL in VLC. But I am getting the error that "Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N7_EkrPJzqs'. ...
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Failed to download packages from software center

I tried to install many softwares from software center like VLC, Quickly etc but failed to download and install them on my Ubuntu. It gave this error. Failed to download package. Please help me.
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gnome 3 and unity not working after vlc crash

i'm pretty much a newbie to Ubuntu, and i'm stuck right now i'm running 12.04 on an HP with NVidia 8500gt (12.10 was giving me loads of problems with software center and update manager). small detail, ...
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Vlc Notification Bubble delay - Libnotify Problem

I have a problem with VLC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.I have activated libnotify on VLC Preferences but I noticed that the notification bubble delays when I change a few songs continuously.For a example lets ...
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How to stop a (video)stream in Totem?

I've found a stream which won't play on VLC (otherwise my standard player), but will do so in TOTEM (playing not in browser but externally). I'm a bit puzzled about the non-existant STOP-Button in ...
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Why is the rating tab in VLC not working?

I can't assign ratings! What is the rating tab for? It has always been blank and doesn't change. Edit: Sorry for omitting the details. Please don't criticize my choice of music. can't do anything to ...