Questions tagged [vlc]

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

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viewing cctv footage

is out there soft to watch cctv footage from pc on LAN without internet access. it consists of 3 ip cams (hikvision), router & laptop w ubuntu on it. i can play live feed using vlc player but i ...
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Updated to 21.04, VLC stopped working but worked in 20.10. Mplayer does

Used to open a security camera (EZVIZ) with VLC in 20.10 with the command: rtsp://192.168.1.200:554 It fails and the log file says: satip error: Failed to setup RTSP session satip error: Failed to ...
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How to play udp local stream in vlc in ubutu 18.04?

I am unable to play local upd stream i.e udp://227.10.20.1:1234 in vlc but global links like youtube or others are playing.
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Screen Hangs or flickers violently when playing x264 videos on vlc. i915 [drm] GPU HANG in syslog

When playing videos 720p.WEB.H264 on VLC the screen starts flickering sometimes. And playback just shows 2-3 frames shuffling. Sound keeps coming normally. The icons on ubuntu sidebar also get ...
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VLC Freezing Ubuntu 20.04

I have a big problem with ubuntu 20.04 and vls. Unfortunately, this is the best player for Linux, and I use it for work (video analysis, etc.). After some time of viewing the video at 4x or 8x speed, ...
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20.10 => 21.04 update broke Gstreamer's plugins? (RTSP streams over VLC won't work, while i.e. mplayer plays them OK)

After updating to 21.04 (hirsute), my VLC broke as for the RTSP stream playback functionality. I suspect this to be related to my gstreamer plug-ins breaking down during the install. Running the RTSP ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 is showing problems

I switched from Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 using "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade". The Home folder icon on my desktop in 20.04, when I open it, it starts opening VLC instead, that too, the VLC ...
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VLC Media Player not respecting GNOME theme settings [duplicate]

Edit: Solved it following these instructions. I used to run Ubuntu MATE with the Dracula GTK theme, basically turned my entire OS into a dark theme environment. VLC Media Player respected the theme ...
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VLC doesn't start from command line

When trying to launch VLC from command line it only reports back its version number and quits: ~$ vlc VLC media player 3.0.9.2 Vetinari (revision 3.0.9.2-0-gd4c1aefe4d) ~$ Launching it via '...
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VLC keeps freezing my whole system

Whenever I try to watch multiple videos simultaneously using VLC, my whole system (Ubuntu 20.04) freezes and I have to restart to continue working.
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VLC HDR saturation

Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland ffprobe $IN 2>&1 | grep "Stream #0:0" Stream #0:0: Video: hevc (Main 10), yuv420p10le(tv, bt2020nc/bt2020/smpte2084), 3840x2160 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 23.98 fps, 23....
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System freeze on changing song (VLC, Clementine)

When a media player changes tracks in a playlist, my system freezes for a second or two. If I am typing, this means that characters stop appearing on the screen and are delayed for a second or two, no ...
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How do I play blu-ray discs in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS?

From search I can see that this question has arisen a few times in the past. But the answers are all old and/or out-of-date. The "official" documentation seems to have been written back in ...
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Win64 install with Discover bugged Ubuntu Studio 20.10, VLC playback & Discover: bug in VLC still present after uninstall

Searching a way to use VSTs from steinberg in Ubuntu Studio (20.10), there seemed no other than to install some version of Wine. Installed win64 from the Discover app, to find out the eLicenser would ...
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Missing AACS configuration file" error when playing blueray movies

I'm on ubuntu 20.10, and I keep getting this error code whenever I try to play a bluray movie in VLC media player Missing AACS configuration file I don't know what to do, and I was wondering if ...
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VLC 3.0.8 Top menu bar is missing on Xubuntu 18.04

Running Adapta theme, and a fresh 18.04 install the top menu bar seems to be missing. The "minimal view" in tools > preferences only removes the bottom bar. How do I add the top menu ...
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How do I turn off the touchpad gestures on VLC player in Ubuntu?

I looked under Tools, Preferences and mouse gestures are turned off but in reality they are not. Is there any command line command I can enter to turn these off for VLC player?
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Media player significantly quieter than browser

Whenever I use the default video player, or VLC media player my sound is always suspiciously quiet. I have to turn it all the way up in order to hear it. I thought this was an issue with my sound but ...
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(downgrade) apt install vlc 2.2.X on Ubuntu 16.04?

VLC 3 has broken --start-time= and I need this functionality, so would like to use 2.2.X I've tried several things, such as these, but none work: dpkg dpkg -i vlc_2.2.7-1~deb8u1_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -...
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Is the lack of good Intel drivers for Linux slowing down my video playback?

I recently bought a Chuwi Lark Box Pro and installed Ubuntu on it removing Windows 10 in the process. The computer advertises support for 4k video decoding, but when I try to play a 1080p video with ...
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Unable to play mkv file

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. When I tried to open an .mkv file, it showed an error message Unable to Play the file - application/x-rar decoder is required to play the file, but is not ...
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Unable to play videos (mp4) with VLC nor Parole

I'm rather new to Linux. Running Xubuntu, currently up-to-date. Opening the mp4s with Parole Media Player gives me a ("lined-out") image where you can't see anything.... kind of like a ...
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VLC Won't Open Files from NFS Share

I have an mkv file on a Synology DS220j mounted via NFS. If I right click the file and open with VLC it throws an error: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///nas I have to copy it locally to the ...
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When casting video to my Chromecast from VLC, for some files only audio plays, no video

I am trying to cast video from my Ubuntu 20 laptop, using VLC 4.0.0, to my Chromecast 3. For some but not all video files, my TV shows only a black screen, although the audio does play as normal. How ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) when opening vlc or celluloid over Ubuntu with i3wm

I'm having this problem where I can't open any video inside ubuntu. To be honest I have no clue about where to look for a solution. But I'm pasting down here the info given by vlc when trying to open ...
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Can't install VLC throgh software center

Installed LTS20,04. Wanted to install VLC. Clicked on Ubuntu software center and searched for VLC. It spins and hangs. The network connection is OK. Please guide me.
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Unable to remove VLC Media Player [duplicate]

When I try to purge VLC using sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove vlc, I get this: But when I open apps list, that package is just right there. So far, I have tried following things: I used terminal ...
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Ubuntu freezes randomly and when playing H.264 videos

I have a Lenovo T430 on which I've been running Ubuntu on since 2016. Recently I've experienced an increasing number of apparently random crashes where everything freezes indefinitely and nothing ...
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programs can't use symlink folders

I have few symlink folders to my HDD hard drive (I have Hybrid hard drive and my home folder is on my SSD hard drive), and apps such as vlc media player and spotify can't open,use that folder, for ...
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Why Totem isn't showing subtitles?

Even when i select subtitles manually for a video they are just aren't showing. And would be helpful if anyone could know how to fix VLC player. I tried installing all the packages and codecs i could ...
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System Crash due to VLC in Ubuntu 20.04

04 and I opened a vedio from my google drive from files and opened it with vlc and I am not sure but I thought it was deleted , so vlc took so much time and doesn't played it also didn't gave me error ...
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Downloaded videos are not playing properly on Video and VLC

Recently I began having a problem playing downloaded videos on both Videos and VLC media player. The videos were downloaded with youtube-dl and previously I was able to play them. I don't have this ...
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Media players keep pausing and starting

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 20.10 and it was working great until yesterday evening. Suddenly, media players just pause and restart themselves every few seconds. Youtube in Firefox (but not Chromium), ...
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VLC gets closed on pressing power button on Ubuntu 20.04

I installed vlc using sudo apt install vlc What I noticed is that, If I press the Power button when VLC is playing a video, then it closes VLC and gives the prompt of saying "system will power ...
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VLC flashing multiple times, cannot resume videos

On Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.2 (all updates applied, 16GB ram, SSD, desktop, dual display), and VLC 3.0.9.2-1, when I watch a long video and then stop before the end, when I re-open the video VLC flashes ...
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Sound issue with Pulseeffects and VLC

I installed pulseeffects recently in order to use its equalizer. It works ok except for one thing. Sometimes, when I start an audio file (by pressing play on vlc for example) for the first time, the ...
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Folder navigation - VLC folder

Hi im a fairy new linux user Im trying to navigate to the lua folder in vlc. When i type whereis vlc It said: vlc: /usr/bin/vlc /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/vlc /usr/share/vlc /snap/bin/vlc /usr/share/...
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Getting errors while trying to update “vlc” from terminal or snap store

I am unable to either update or remove "vlc" from terminal or snap store. I get the following error while trying to run snap refresh vlc command from terminal. error: cannot perform the ...
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Ver 20.04 LTS trying to play MKV files in VLC

Ubuntu ver 20.04.2 LTS VLC ver is 3.0.12.1 Updates are current Using the below list of Preferences changes to VLC I have managed to get some MKV files to play but not all. Here is one video that ...
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watching videos with VLC the bottom of the screen always flicker on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS on my Laptop ASUS ZenBook UX433FN with NVIDIA MX150, when watching videos with VLC the bottom of the screen always flicker, how to fix this issue?
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New reccomended version of VLC and Make MKV Blu Ray work around?

So one of the reccommended solutions to get Ubuntu to play Blu Ray is to setup VLC to work with MakeMKV translating and streaming output in the background as described here. https://www.howtogeek....
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Autotune the audio output

Is there a way to manipulate the complete audio output on ubuntu. I have a few recorded video lectures, and the voice of the professor is very crackly and unpleasant to the ear. I want to make it ...
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vlc crashes on startup: Qt: Session management error: Could not open network socket

All of a sudden vlc cannot be stared. When trying through the command line: $ vlc VLC media player 3.0.12.1 Vetinari (revision 3.0.12.1-0-g170157402b) [00005573fa81cb40] main libvlc: Running vlc with ...
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Looking for a good media player to play videos at high speeds smoothly

I am currently using VLC and I am pretty satisfied with it, however, it stutters when I try to play videos at higher speeds such as x1.5 or x2.0. Especially, when I jump between various timestamps. ...
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VLC does not start after first video played

When playing videos using VLC, which I start from Nautilus, the first video always plays well. Subsequent videos (often the second video) do not play anymore, if I close the first video and open the ...
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How do i open videos with VLC with just double-clicking?

I know it's possible to open a file with Vlc by right clicking and then clicking "Open With Other Application" and then Vlc, but double clicking a file doesn't work and instead opens "...
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How do I change the default icon for video files in ubuntu like we have the default icon of vlc in windows

Can someone please tell me how can I change the default icon of video files in ubuntu to the icon of vlc( like in windows) or the icon can be a part of the video as a thumbnail. The default icon is a ...
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How to make VLC File Picker style using default system file picker style?

I'm using VLC Media Player version 3.0.11.1, i'm installing VLC With APT, the file picker did not use default system file picker, even i'm Force Window Style to System Default Style (VLC File Picker ...
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DVD video scrambled

I'm a long time Linux user and am quit used to recurring problems with DVD but I think I found something new. System: 10-years old computer running Ubuntu 20.04. libdvdcss2 is installed to the latest ...
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Stripey videos on all media players Ubuntu 20.04

Hi I did a clean install of Ubuntu for the first time yesterday. When I tried to watch a video with vlc the quality is very "stripey". I found this question VLC - much worse video quality ...

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