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I am trying to play videos from terminal using this command

vlc my_video.avi

The error that I am getting when I try to run the command--

VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision 2.1.4-0-g2a072be)
[0x8663910] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use    vlc without interface.
[0xaafddf80] filesystem access error:cannot open file the_file_path (no such file or directory)
[0xb040a990] main input error:open of 'file://the_file_path' failed

Then I tried to use 'cvlc' but again same error!

  • Quick test using "VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28)" on 14.04 release has no problem when running vlc file.mp4 in Terminal. Probably something wrong with the file path? – clearkimura Feb 6 '16 at 9:03
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Try install mplayer

sudo apt-get install mplayer

and run

mplayer -vo caca <movie_file

and check whether you are able to play the video

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There must be something wrong with your filename. I tried two things.

  1. vlc wrongfileName.mp4 and it gave me the error you described.
  2. vlc correctFileName.mp4 this one gave different error output, but the file did open, so I suspect you made a typo or need to quote the path if it has spaces or special characters

second error for reference:

navjeet@navjeet-Lenovo-G50-80:~/Videos/Game Of Thrones GOT/Season 2$
vlc Game.of.Thrones.S02E08.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4 VLC media player 2.2.2
Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80) [000000000141a148] core libvlc:
Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface. 
Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_va_gl.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_va_gl.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory [00007f6b74000ee8] http access error: error:
HTTP/1.1 522 Origin Connection Time-out [00007f6b840019d8] http access error: error: HTTP/1.1 522 Origin Connection Time-out [00007f6b74000ee8] core access error: connection failed: Network is unreachable [00007f6b74000ee8] core access error: connection failed:
Network is unreachable [00007f6b74000ee8] http access error: cannot connect to services.tvrage.com:80
  • @Zanna thanks for formatting :) . You have made it very presentable. – EetSandhu Dec 17 '16 at 15:37
  • Any time :) thanks for contributing to the site – Zanna Dec 17 '16 at 16:10
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why did no one suggest totem, which is preinstalled? ^^

cd /path/to/location/of/video
totem video.mp4
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This is easy :

playername video_or_audio_file_name

And you should not be under root.

  • -1 because OP has already mentioned that vlc my_video.avi (playername filename) doesn't work. – clearkimura Feb 6 '16 at 9:01

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