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Use aptitude, a sometimes more intelligent alternative to apt-get. If you run sudo aptitude remove vlc, it will detect possible conflicts that would result of removing vlc and suggests to remove all those other "hidden" dependencies which apt-get would have missed on the first run. If you haven't installed aptitude yet, that can be done using sudo apt-get ...


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I have had this problem too, perhaps at least some of the problem is that Amarok Diagnostics report KDE Version 4.14.15, Qt Version 4.8.6, but Wily shipped with Plasma 5.x KDE Applications 15.x and Qt 5.x (I've installed Plasma 5.5.3, KDE 5.18 and Qt 5.5.1 from the backports PPA but still Amarok reports the older 4.x versions of KDE and Qt). Nonetheless, I ...


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To remove a package and all its dependencies in one command, you can also directly pass the package name as argument to apt-get autoremove: sudo apt-get autoremove vlc If you prefer to purge the packages (to also clean up all configuration files), the way to go is this: sudo apt-get autoremove --purge vlc However, this will not work in your case, ...


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Also I found that in order to remove all files, you can download from Software Center synaptic package manager, which is very handy. I found about it here http://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/completely-remove-vlc-ubuntu-8152.html


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I'm having the same issue. Being using 15.10 since its release in October, did updates on Friday now VLC, Kdenlive and a few other apps wont load. "QT5 Platform Plugin XCB could not be found" Also not sure if related but since the Updates I now only see text for the FILE menu item in the menubar Of Several Apps (GIMP, Firefox,Nautilus). Other menus are there ...


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An easy way to view 4K videos is to use latest version of VLC, e.g. 2.2.1, which is now 4K-ready. For some Ubuntu distros, you can install latest VLC from this PPA: ppa:ed10vi86/video.


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From the VLC log it is clear that socket bind has failed: main debug: net: opening 225.224.2.2 datagram port 1002 main error: socket bind error (Permission denied) consider that ports below 1024 are privileged and can only be bound with the equally privileged user. So you can either run VLC with sudo or change the port number. Also make sure that no ...


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It's a Qt 5.5.x bug: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-48321 You'll have to disable the "Integrate video in interface" option in Tools -> Preferences -> Interface until it's fixed.


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It might be that your update changed VLC's choice of video output, or broke the one VLC was using. Luckily, there are few you can try: Go to Tools->Preferences (If the menus are hidden behind a video gone wild, stop playback, or start vlc from menu or terminal without specifying a file to be played back) In the bottom left of the Preferences windows, ...


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This is easy : playername video_or_audio_file_name And you should not be under root.


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VLC does not know which demultiplexer / decoder / etc. plugins to load in order to process the video. You can use hexdump to take a look inside the first bytes of the file. Maybe then you can find out if there is some multimedia content in it: hexdump -C video.exe | head -30 this will print first 30 lines of hexdump to the screen. Most multimedia ...


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In the PPA you list, there are no vlc-plugin- packages at all, so of course it is not found, all you need to do is sudo apt-get install vlc To make sure you install any plugins that are there too use sudo apt-get install vlc* This will get all packages that start with vlc.


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Even if you uninstall and then reinstall vlc the configuration file can linger. This often gives unpredictable results. To eliminate this as a problem run the following 2 commands: vlc --reset-config vlc --reset-plugins-cache This will reset you vlc configuration to the vlc defaults as well as resetting your plugins cache and may be enough to bring vlc ...


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Maybe this might be due to the fact that VLC actually allows you to "boost" the volume to 200%, although I don't think anybody actually pushes it to the limit as the quality decreases. Anyway, I think that might be the reason why VLC has been pointed out (same goes to GOM player anyway). I've used t for couple of years now, no problems at all even with ...


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It looks like this belief is due to stupid customer support using it as an excuse to make a laptop's warranty void, and charge the customer. You can safely install VLC, it won't harm your speakers. Aside from the fact that VLC developers are not fools, speakers' power output is set in the firmware, and can't be arbitrarily changed to an excessive value by ...


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You should try running (in Terminal - launch Terminal with CTRL + ALT + T: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade And then run: sudo apt-get install vlc


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If you have seen 'Applying changes' It means that the package have been downloaded and it was being installed. Some times it takes long time to install some packages. If at all you were seeing this problem even after 5 to 10 minutes. Try to shutdown the system and try it doing the same after switching it on.


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If you have the Google Music extension installed in Google Chrome, that will also intercept the media keys. I had to disable the Google Music extension, and then VLC noticed my media keys.


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The duration field is held locally in a file called rhythmdb.xml found in ~/.local/share/rhythmbox It is not updated if you just play a track. To force rhythmbox to re-read the track and update rhythmdb.xml you need to ensure rhythmbox is watching for new or changed files: Restart rhythmbox and rhythmbox should after a while update the track information ...


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Shortcuts You can cycle through the different aspect ratios with A. While you didn't want to crop the video this can be done with C, cycling through audio tracks is B and subtitles is… V. You can find the complete list of shortcuts in the VLC settings menu.


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I was comparing video quality of both native and wine vlc One is the wine version of VLC and the other is the native one. As for the third one... you may have duplicate .desktop files.


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I don't know about that version of vlc you have from git, I could not build that many many configuration errors, however I could build this one, from the vlc site. First we need to install these sudo apt-get install git libtool build-essential pkg-config autoconf sudo apt-get build-dep vlc Now get and build vlc wget ...


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VLC Aspect Ratio By selecting the correct aspect ratio, a video that would normally have black bars either at the sides or top&bottom may appear to be a video that can fit your screen. Most modern wide screen laptop computers have a 16:9 aspect ratio, this might not be the case for you. Original Aspect Ratio Instructions Open Video Pause Video ...


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I had the same problem - it might have to do with the video card acceleration. Go to Tools, Preferences and then Video. Uncheck the box about accelerated video output, under Display.


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Today it works! :) It's all right? :~$ xwininfo -all -root | grep 0x3800008 0x3800008 "unity-panel": () 1366x30+0+0 +0+0 :~$ xwininfo -all -root | grep 0x3800002 0x3800002 "XdndCollectionWindowImp": () 1366x768+0+0 +-1466+-868 :~$ xwininfo -all -root | grep 0x3800005 0x3800005 "unity-launcher": () 81x738+0+0 +0+30 :~$ ...


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Those are Xserver open windows. Every opened window will appear in this list. For example if you start nautilus this new window will also appear in the list. Those 5 windows without names are also opened windows. They belong to the Unity. If you click on one of them with the right mouse button and go to Information you will see the window ID: In order to ...



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