My sound menu integration of VLC seems to be broken (see screenshot), also the multimedia keys do not work any more. Is there a package I am missing?! The back forward buttons in the sound menu do not work either. I'm running VLC version 2.1.4
Other players work as expected (such as gnome-mplayer)
I'm running 14.04, before everything worked fine...
dpkg -l vlc*
ii vlc 2.1.4-0ubunt amd64 multimedia player and streamer ii vlc-data 2.1.4-0ubunt all Common data for VLC ii vlc-nox 2.1.4-0ubunt amd64 multimedia player and streamer (w ii vlc-plugin-not 2.1.4-0ubunt amd64 LibNotify plugin for VLC ii vlc-plugin-pul 2.1.4-0ubunt amd64 PulseAudio plugin for VLC
Since there seems to be no obvious solution to that problem, I submitted a bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-sound/+bug/1331460