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For livestreams I would recommend using livestreamer instead of VLC. Recording with livestreamer is a breeze, e.g.: livestreamer <livestream-url> best -o vod.mp4 livestreamer supports dozens of different streaming providers and works very reliably, even with spotty streams. For installation instructions check out this answer by @henry.


Install dependencies sudo apt-get install git cmake g++ libqt4-dev qtbase5-dev qttools5-dev \ qttools5-dev-tools qtquick1-5-dev qtscript5-dev libqt5xmlpatterns5-dev \ libqt5svg5-dev libqt5webkit5-dev libssl-dev UPDATE: Qt5.4 is now required. This is not in the default repositories.Check if you already have Qt 5.4 by typing qmake -version in a ...


Once you launch VLC press Ctrl+P. This should open the Preferences window for you. Now select the Video tab and under Display section disable/de-select "Accelerated video output (Overlay)", this should fix the problem for you. JFYI, this happens because you may not have the exact required driver for your graphics card which in some cases gets fixed with an ...

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