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

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Cannot get 4od video streaming to work

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 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 research into it and ...
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HEVC (x265) on Ubuntu 15.04 is not working (even after installing vlc-plugin-libde265)

I tried installing ppa from strukturag with the vlc plugin but every time I play a movie, I get a green layer over the video. On other players, such as smplayer, it only plays the audio without any ...
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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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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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When watching videos in VLC on Ubuntu 14.10, it flickers

I have Ubuntu 14.10. When watching videos full screen with VLC the video flickers. Only on full screen. And it's not happening on other players (the default player and smplayer). How to fix this? I ...
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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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Is it possible to toggle subtitles in VLC?

Scenario: imagine you're watching a movie which comes with an external srt file. That file contains subtitles in English for the movie, but the spoken language of the movie is English and you don't ...
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VLC unable to open any files

What has happened to VLC. I think it updated when the kernel did recently and now it can't open anything: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL The terminal gives: VLC media ...
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Why no alsa device for usb soundcard for vlc to use?

I have 14.04 nicely installed and running on an old mac mini. I want to wireless stream video around my home with a Kworld DVD Maker 2 USB video capture card and VLC, like I did nicely for years ...
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15.10 Problems :VLC strange screen blinking when going in fullscreen

Yesterday I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 15.10. And now I have problems in VLC. With Nouveau drivers I have image tearing and with Nvidia drivers I have green screen blinking when going in ...
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Unable to play MP4 files on Ubuntu 14.04

Because I could not find answer to my question, I am raising it here in the forum. I have Acer Aspire One 722 and installed on it Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I downloaded MP4 files from GoPro yesterday and ...
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VLC and Totem crushes playing .wmv files

VLC & Totem crushes every time trying open .wmv movie (Rhythmbox also cant play .m4a music) ubuntu-restricted-* installed Tried: reinstall ubuntu-restricted-* reinstall gstreamer0.10-plugins-* ...
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Puzzled about DVD playback problems

I recently moved house and have no broadband, so joined a DVD rental place and find myself using my DVD player for the first time in a long time. The DVD I rented seemed to be working alright, but was ...
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ubuntu 14.04 64bit and vlc 2.1.4 screensaver keeps coming on

Greets All I have ubuntu 14.04 64bit running vlc 2.1.4, using unity desktop and xscreensaver installed from the software center. (Gnome screen-saver is not installed.) Whenever I play a video in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use VLC as a screencast software?

As far as I am aware, VLC can record from the desktop source. This could make VLC a potential tool for screencast recording. However, I am failing to use it properly for this purpose. Remaining ...
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Video display problems Ubuntu on Asus UX305: Skype (and VLC and other programs)

I'd greatly appreciate any help with the following. I have problems with video display, occurring in VLC, SMPlayer and in Skype. For VLC and SMPlayer I have found a workaround, for Skype not. The ...
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Sound through HDMI is intermittent when playing MP4 or MKV video using VLC or Videos

I recently inherited a used Acer Aspire 6930g from a relative in the process of upgrading, and since it was almost worthless running Windows 7, I decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Performance is ...
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How to set vlc to be the default player for .avi files

I'm using ubuntu 15.04. I installed VLC and want it to be the default player for all video files including .avi files. I tried all the recommended methods but nothing works. Here is what I already ...
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Video player not working properly

I just installed the drivers for ati radeon hd and my games seem to work just fine, no problem at all. Something happen since then as the movies i try to watch wont work properly. i don't know if is ...
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VLC won't play video via HDMI to TV

When I connect TV and Laptop via HDMI cable and play a movie with VLC I only get to see the ubuntu desktop, not the VLC output. No video, no audio. Under Windows it worked like this. I've googled it, ...
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Why video played by VLC media player are blurred compared to MPV media player?

Image 1 is VLC media player image and Image 2 is MPV media player image respectively. Details as follows: Video Details: Format: x264 1080p .mkv File size: 10.5 GB VLC media player ...
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Player that can make image sequences?

I want to make a sequence of images from a video (like when I want to make a gif), but I can't find a media player that can do it. I tried some apps like QGifer or Gimp GAP plugin, but none of those ...
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Power button closes apps?

When I press the power button to suspend, vlc and qbittorrent exit. It's really annoying cause some times I accidentally hit it and everything closes. Anyone know why or how to fix it?
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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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not able to see video file content in disc

I am user of kubuntu 14.04 lts. Whenever I insert any video disc, in notification bar it shows you have 4 action for this device and if I choose vlc it start playing video, but when I open file ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - vlc starts extremely slow

I have a big issue with VLC player.. I love this player I do not want to use any other - but !! when I try to open a movie I have to wait about 10-30 sec before it starts. It is extremely annoying ...
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Silent audio in vlc, ubuntu 15.04

When skipping trough videos in vlc by clicking on the timeline the audio sometimes goes silent. I can sometimes bring it back by clicking around on the timelime, or restarting the audio track. I'm ...
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RTSP stream on ubuntu touch?

I am trying to run a RTSP video stream on nexus tablet having Ubuntu-touch running on it. using 3 players to make it happen: 1. VLC control 2. MPlayer 3. Gstreamer 1.0 a. VLC is not working on my ...
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Can you place a fullscreen YouTube video in one monitor and search in the other?

All right, I have two monitors and suddenly I feel the need to have a video playing (any kind but preferably YouTube videos) in one monitor while selecting what song is going to play next in other ...
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How can I use VLC, Mplayer or ffplay in Ubuntu Touch/Phone?

I've installed them on Ubuntu Touch/phone - but when I start them in an terminal, Vlc, Mplayer will only play the video in ascii-mode, and ffplay complains that it could not intialize SDL. I guess ...
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Ubuntu and VLC can't read disk

I have a CD with a movie I want to watch, but neither can I open the CD in Ubuntu, nor can I open it with VLC. I'm on a laptop, running 14.04. I have tried running the CD on another laptop running ...
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strange distortion of videos in VLC

I'm not sure how to describe this problem, but I have screenshots! I'm trying to watch a video on VLC (VLC 2.2.0 on Ubuntu 15.04). Fullscreen, the vertical resolution appears to be too low. In a ...