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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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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 segmentation fault - XBMC core dumped

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 3.0.0~~git20141205+r58841+31~ubuntu14.10.1) Since yesterday when I try to watch videos VLC crashes and I get: ...
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How to have a video player resume from where I last left off?

I'd like to be able to launch a video player (VLC, SMPlayer) via Terminal, using some command like resume_media and then it will automatically find the most recently played media file (.mkv, mp4 etc.) ...
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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 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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Bangla subtitle(connected letter) problem in VLC and gnome-mplayer

I am trying to run a srt file written in unicode Bangla. I have changed the encoding settings to UTF-8 and select a Bangla unicode font in VLC subtitle settings. I can see normal letter but not ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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A 10 pixel wide bar shifted from right side to left side of screen in fullscreen video

In Ubuntu 14.10, in vlc and minecraft when they are displaying in either full screen or when maximized, a 10 pixel wide bar of the video is being shifted from the right side of my screen to the left ...
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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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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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VLC crashes on playing WMV after installing (and removing) FFmpeg

I have Xubuntu 14.04. I added the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg repo and then installed ffmpeg and frei0r-plugins. After doing that VLC started crashing on playing WMV files. All WMV files cause it to ...
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Pulseaudio-Streaming: Videos hang

I've got a problem with pulseaudio streaming and videos. The configuration: Server with soundsystem: Mini-PC with Intel Celeron J1900, 5.1 Audio and GBit Ethernet running Xubuntu 14.04. Client ...
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Sound drops out in MP4 video playback using Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with MP4 video playback (MP4 files recorded from my Android). With the "Videos" app., the sound drops out after about 2 seconds. Another 2 seconds of sound can be heard by ...
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Weird display issues when playing videos on Ubuntu 12.04

After about a year of running Ubuntu 12.04, we've suddenly developed a bug that affects video-playing. Everything in the display works fine, except when we try watching a video (in either VLC and ...
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How to use webcam with guvcview and vlc at same time?

I want use my webcam with both vlc and guvcview at same time. so i tried to create duplicate of /dev/video0 by using gst-launch -v v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ! v4l2sink device=/dev/video1< ...
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Vlc http interface keep asking password

I am trying to control vlc from browser or my android phone. I read wiki vlc. And I believe I did everthing right. Enabled Http interface, set a password. But when I go to localhost:8080 browser asks ...
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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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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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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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Ace Stream P2p Multimedia Plug-in Missing in chrome://plugins

Ace Stream P2P Multimedia Plug-in Missing in chrome://plugins Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/84Qk1Bh.png I have installed sudo apt-get install acestream-full I did everything like here: ...
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vlc broken after last update

Ubuntu Unity 14.04 LTS 64bit. I have been faithfully downloading and installing all updates. Last night everything was fine. I've downloaded two or three updates since then, and now when I try to run ...
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How can I change power settings automatically while running VLC in Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I usually play video using VLC media player. The problem I am having is, after 10 or 15 minutes computer turn off its display, even the video is running in the ...
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color adjusting in VLC

Does the VLC media player 2.0.8 have a control for separate adjusting R, G, B of its window? I have not found any; does a plugin exist for the purpose? Thanks!
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Drag and drop subrip-file (.srt) from file-roller (archive manager) to VLC?

When I drag a subtitle file straight from an open zip like so: It doesn't load the subtitle file. Dragging the subtitles works only if I extract the subtitle file first and then drag it. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...