I have installed VLC but the extension vlsub is not working. the version 0.9.10 only opens when there is no video playing and stay still. the version 0.9.11 appears two times and none of them open. what to do?


Cache folder is missing. Create using the following command

mkdir ~/.cache/vlc

I hope this fixes the problem.

curl ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/videolan-apt.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list
sudo apt-get update

Install VLC and Mplayer, and their support elements

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-data vlc-plugin-pulse browser-plugin-vlc mplayer2

Install remaining Ubuntu 'restricted extras' (skip if space is critical)

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enable full DVD support (depending on which Ubuntu release, these three packages may already be installed)

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-bad-multiverse
  • thank you so much for your help. but it still did not work. some commands couldn't finish or be found. – TinaZa Mar 10 '16 at 18:15

I think there's some problem with old version of VLSub(0.9). You can download the latest version manually from the Official VLC site VLSub Download and install it yourself, and it works just fine! Steps:

  1. Download VLSub
  2. Copy to VLC Extensions Folder:

    cp vlsub.lua ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/

It will be added as a menu in View in VLC named VLsub.

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