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VLC Media Player is an open-source media player / transcoder / streaming server maintained by the VideoLAN organization.

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What software to cast a .mp4 with subtitles?

I have a .mp4 and a .srt for English subtitles. I would like to play my video and cast it to Chromecast. What software should I use? On Google Chrome, I am able to Chromecast it but the subtitles are ...
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Do you need to update VLC first before installation? [closed]

I am trying to use commands to update or install VLC on Linux. I am trying to use sudo apt install vlc or sudo apt update vlc but these commands seem like they are not working.
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VLC java not found reproduce blu-ray menus

I'm trying to reproduce a blu-ray disc on vlc. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.4 I installed java: java version "1.8.0_301" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_301-b09) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit ...
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Cannot play DVDs after installing Linux 22.04

I tried to play DVDs on the Videos package. I got the following error: Despite several attempts installing, removing and reinstalling restricted extras and vlc (both with apt and aptitude) I still ...
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All snap applications including software centre are not opening

After a system update yesterday, none of my snap applications are opening. I tried to run the application via the terminal but I'm getting this error /snap/firefox/1232/snap/command-chain/desktop-...
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VLC open mediafile issue in Lubuntu 22.04LTS

I've updated from 20.04 to 22.04 recently. When I double-click on a video file in the file manager, the vlc window shows up, but it closes immediately without playing anything. However, if I start vlc ...
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I have just installed Linux 22.04 and cannot play videos

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 and typed the following in the command terminal: sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras && sudo apt install vlc I accepted the t&cs and it seemed to install OK ...
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VLC - Why is there green stripe at the top

Is there any reason why this happens? when i'm not in vlc this green line doesn't appear
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Accidentally terminating installing restricted extras and vlc during installation

I tried to install restricted extras and vlc by entering the following code: sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras && sudo apt install vlc I then accidentally terminated the process and ...
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I can't play mp4 video with VLC

I'm running Kubuntu 21.10. I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, ffmpeg,and gstreamer1.0-libav, and I still can't play a video from an mp4 file using VLC. When I select the mp4 file, the select ...
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Is it possible to view videos with Amazon Fire Stick using a wireless connection? [closed]

Here goes my enquiry: I would like to watch videos on TV using a wireless network and the Amazon Fire TV Stick. I have the 20.04.1 LTS version of Ubuntu installed, and I use the VLC media player to ...
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VLC how to play all files that contain specific word

I would like to play all files in all subdirectories that contain specific term. I tried it using: find . -type f | grep Song | vlc I think I might be misunderstanding how | works, because it doesn't ...
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UI drawed twice in some apps

Some apps (as VLC and most other video players, VirtualBox "New machine" window as shown on the screenshot below) are drawn incorrectly - some elements are drawn multiple times, which makes ...
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In some application (LibreOffice , VLC etc) menu-bar are not showing in ubuntu 20.04

From 5-6 days menu bar is not showing in Libreoffice,vlc and some more application. [libreoffice menu not showing] vlc menu not showing [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/mvcjy.png
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VLC audio and video stutter at very regular intervals while playing back a network stream

(Ubuntu 20.04) I recently experienced a problem when trying to playback a network stream in VLC under Ubuntu 20.04. At regular intervals, the audio and and video would stutter briefly. The same ...
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Hw acceleration lost after upgrade to 21.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 21.10 I lost the hw acceleration. Now if I try to play a H264 video using vlc I get: $ vlc myvideo-h264.mkv VLC media player 3.0.16 Vetinari (revision 3.0.13-8-g41878ff4f2) [...
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Double notifications for media

I'm using Ubuntu 21.10. I tried playing music from Spotify (flatpak), Rhythmbox(deb) and VLC(deb). When playing music I get two notifications, one for info and control, one for just info. I've turned ...
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Video codecs strange behavior after suspend

After starting my computer back up from a suspend, playing video files in any player such as VLC or mpv shows a distorted picture like this: I can fix it only by logging out and back in, or ...
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Play the video will cause Z distortion after rotating on Ubuntu 20.04

On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, the screen display causes Z distortion when playing a video or switching photos quickly after the screen is rotated. see the recording video. I also tried several tests but still ...
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Can't Kill VLC until Restart

Sometimes, after I play some videos with VLC Media Player, it stops working and I can't use it or kill it. The icon still appears in the system tray. When I click it and press "Quit," ...
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No video on VLC when using 200% scaling on 4k screen

I have a built-in PC with NVIDIA Graphix and two 4K screens, Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. I need the scaling to be set to 200% because otherwise everything becomes tiny. Whenever I play a video on VLC, no ...
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VLC - Black screen after change in monitors

I've got a Dell XPS 9310 with 4k screen and Ubuntu 20.04 running. Today I got two new screens that are 4k as well and I have connected them via DP as I had the Full HD screens before. Since then video ...
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Why is ffmpeg and vlc able run RTSP stream but gstreamer is unable to?

When executing this command (gst-launch-1.0 rtspsrc location=rtsp://--- --gst-debug=3) I get this output: Image Not sure how to make sense of this because my RTSP stream is sending via TCP. Also, this ...
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software for detecting voices on audio recording

I record audio for hours on my smartphone for security purposes, personal safety in shared accommodations, and need to prepare evidence but it takes forever to listen to these recordings. VLC really ...
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When using VLC player 3.0.16 Vetinari, do I still need to separately instal video codecs, like H.265 / HEVC? [duplicate]

I'm using the latest Ubuntu Desktop 21.10, 64bit on Raspberry Pi 4B, 8Gb and I wander, if I need to separately install video codecs, like H.265 / HEVC, when using VLC player? I'm a newcomer to Ubuntu ...
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Raspberry 4b, 8GB of RAM, Youtube playback issue, video tearing, choppy, looks like 4 fps

I have this video playback issue with my Raspberry Pi 4b, 8GB of RAM. My operating system is UBUNTU Desktop, 64 bit version. spinn2046@UbuntuDesktop:~$ uname -a Linux UbuntuDesktop 5.11.0-1027-raspi #...
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Why my MP4 video does not play except with ffplay?

I have some mp4 videos that I cannot play on ubuntu. (in Windows, they play well) These videos when double clicked call the "Videos" application with a black screen When called by VLC Media ...
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VLC plays videos with audio dropouts

I have installed ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I use VLC to play DVDs and videos. Audio dropouts occur when playing DVDs and videos. Can someone tell me how to fix the problem.
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Keyboard lag when playing video

While VLC runs, I find that my keyboard becomes very erratic. It repeats letters, misses letters, changes up the order, puts several seconds worth of lag between input and display, varying the ...
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VLC with crontab

Ubuntu noob here using 20.04.3. I'm trying to schedule the opening of an RTSP stream in VLC using crontab, but I'm having a heck of a time getting it to work. My vlc command works fine in terminal and ...
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Media Players Eating Up All The RAM Upon Playing Video Files

Everytime I tries to open a local video file (e.g. mp4 and mkv format) with VLC, SM Player, MVP Player, or any other video players, it uses up all the RAM which leads to computer crash. I thought ...
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DVD play: I can't get a disk from "aimee mann live" to play, it is almost new

Tried every trick I new, using VLC, Handbrake, SMPlayer; all nicely updated but no cigar. Stupid thing is I can try it only on one PC since I don't have a drive anywhere else. I will not die without a ...
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Playing DVD movies on Ubuntu 21.10

I have installed Ubuntu version 21.10 on a friends 12-year-old Gateway laptop. I tried playing a DVD movie with the Videos software included with Ubuntu, it opens the movie but then it just gives a ...
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VLC won't work on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS with NVidia card

VLC will not work on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. It randomly freezes the image, but the audio keeps going. Or it randomly crashes. Or it randomly freezes the whole PC. I have first tried the snap version of ...
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vlc plays all videos in same window

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I want to play multiple videos at same time in VLC player, just like I used to do in Windows. But when I click to open new video it starts that video in the same video window ...
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VLC can't connect to MiniDLNA

I installed the minidlna on a device connected to the local network and set it up. I'm able to play media from that device using VLC on iOS but VLC on Ubuntu 20.04 is unable to find it. What I tried ...
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Cannot open network stream in VLC, and cannot delete/replace youtube.luac file

Tried to follow the instructions as written here under "Updating the VLC Youtube parser": VLC - YouTube videos won't play anymore The problem is I can't delete the youtube.luac file. ...
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How to fix an app appearing twice in my application list

I have VLC appearing twice on my app list using Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 20.04.I had VLC installed but the app wouldn't launch whenever I tried to. I decided to reinstall VLC,then VLC started appearing ...
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VLC plays an mp4 but mpv doesn't

I have videos that I have ripped off a streaming site, the vast majority play with mpv. One or two, I get the error: [ffmpeg/demuxer] mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2: Invalid sample size -3 [ffmpeg/demuxer] ...
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VLC with VDPAU does not display the video : hardware accelerator failed to decode picture

VLC with VDPAU does not display the video : hardware accelerator failed to decode picture. The audio works fine. The vdpau drivers are installed : $ dpkg -l | grep vdpau ii libvdpau1:amd64 ...
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VLC media player fails to install on Ubuntu 18.04

I have been trying for months to install the VLC media player on my Dell Optiplex 755 computer, with no success. I get an error message, "VLC media player failed to install", when I try to ...
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After installing dvd source for playing dvd's I got this!

I installed restricted extras, multiverse, other codecs over a week period periodically found out how to get libdvdcss2, and libdvdread4, both where not supplied by the terminal, bash or shell. ...
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How do I uninstall VLSub from VLC (Snap)?

I installed VLSub on my VLC install a while back but now I want to get rid of it. When I go to plugins and extensions and search for VLSub another version of the extension is there and it lets me ...
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Start vlc minimized from command line

This is what Im trying.. sleep 2700 && vlc --start-time=29 --stop-time=60 ~/Desktop/Interstellar.mp3 from my shell script(may randomize the target file in future) did use --qt-start-minimized ...
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Hardware acceleration chrome+youtube?

I am having an issue watching hd (720 or 1080) videos on Ubuntu 21.04 fresh install. I get really high cpu usage (50% on all cores) which is pretty high for a 720p vid. I tried watching the same video ...
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VLC takes long time to start DVDs

I use VLC to watch DVD's. Some DVD's start immediately, and some take as long as 5 minutes before the DVD menu shows up on the screen (the orange loading bar at the bottom just "bounces" ...
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How do monitor a folder and play that song or video via vlc if there is a new file present?

I saw a similar question asked about monitoring folders/directories. But his question was about moving the file and then running it. Monitor folder and run command if there is a file there? The answer ...
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How do i specify multiple non-standard header locations in "make"?

I'm compiling vlc from source. Unfortunately my qt include files are not in the standard include directories. How to add these directories into standard locations.Can I set an environmental variable ...
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Obs-studio is installing VLC without permission

My laptop is running on ubuntu 20.04. I installed obs studio with sudo apt install obs-studio. Now vlc app is installed with it.It don't even ask for any permission.Did i just installed anything bad ...
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VLC outputs garbled video for certain files when video output is set to automatic but XCB output works: is this a bug or normal?

I've got an old laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 where video output in VLC is broken for some files. This started happening some weeks ago. I was able to fix it by changing the video output (in Tools -> ...
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