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Questions tagged [vlc]

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

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VLC 3.0.4 fullscreen bug (Ubuntu 18.04)

Ever since the last VLC update, I have this problem. I am using Ubuntu 18.04. In fullscreen, besides the video, VLC also shows Unity launcher (side bar) and the Ubuntu top bar (see the screenshot). ...
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Problems in installing VLC [duplicate]

While installing VLC player this error occurs. sudo apt install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package vlc ...
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VLC Player - Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so

I have been struggling to resolve this issue with VLC not using my 1030's hardware decoding with VLC using VDPAU. Hope someone here can help me solve this issue. Same problem for H264 and H265. VLC ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 can't play any video or audio in any browser?

Suddenly, my Ubuntu 18.04 is not capable of streaming any media online through a browser (any browser). But I still can play any kind of video through VLC if I download them. I can also stream videos ...
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Several programs can't access files on NTFS volume (VLC, Discord) [duplicate]

I recently set up a new dual-boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 10. The computer has an internal 256gb SSD, which contains the operating system partitions, and a 2tb HDD, formatted NTFS, which ...
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Can't play DVDs with Ubuntu 18.04

After upgrading to 18.04 my external DVD player no longer plays dvd. I checked that the usual suspects of packages were installed: libdvdnav4 is already the newest version (6.0.0-1). libdvdread4 is ...
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VLC cuts off the last 50'' of every audio track

Strandard VLC Media Player straight out of the repositories. Beeing using this for years. In the last few days, I've noticed a strange behaviour : the last 50 seconds or so of every audio track are ...
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Choppy video under Ubuntu but not Windows

This video is not playing smoothly with totem or VLC under Ubuntu: http://thomas-guettler.de/tmp/20181011_113036-0.MP4 It works with Windows. What I mean with "is not playing smoothly" is: I see ...
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Change DVD-region from 1 to 2

regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives Current Region Code settings: RPC Phase: II type: SET vendor resets available: 4 user controlled changes resets available: 4 drive plays ...
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Multicast stream cannot be accessed by server even it's reaching the interface

My ISP offer me IPTV via multicast MPEG-TS that I want to stream via unicast to some devices (like tablets). I have Ubuntu 18.04 with two interfaces eth0 and eth1. I want to stream multicast with ...
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VLC crash troubleshooting on 16.04

VLC has been working however it now crashes when tasked to play a video. .mp3 .m4a files (not associated to VLC) do NOT crash and play on VLC .mkv .mp4 files crash VLC VLC was removed and ...
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Full-screen Applications increase screen brightness to maximum

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad (LED screen) and can adjust the screen brightness without any issues. However, when watching videos, e.g. on VLC media player or Totem Movie Player, I ...
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VLC Indexerror only over Lan

Ubuntu Desktop 18.10 I can't play any avi videofiles over LAN (smb). VLC shows an Indexerror. Repairing doesn't work. I can copy the same file to the local HDD and VLC plays it. Wifi or Cable = it ...
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VLC crashes on file opening [18.04.2]

When i try t open .mkv file it crashes. Log below: [000055faecee7f40] main audio output error: too low audio sample frequency (0) [00007faf9cd01170] main decoder error: failed to create audio output [...
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VLC displaying issue via HDMI

I have switched to 18.04 and I am facing problem when it comes to playing movies on external screen (connected via HDMI). My movies played on VLC look like on attached screen - screenshot from both ...
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Video freezes when VLC player is in full screen mode

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04. Everything went fine and the upgrade was successful. But, after a few days, I played a .mp4 video with VLC player. The video played in full screen mode for 3 ...
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Make VLC default to open video DVD?

When inserting a video DVD, I used to be able to click on the DVD an have it open in VLC. When I installed Handbrake, it took ownership of opening video DVDs. I know how to assign "open with" to a ...
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How to install H.265 / HEVC codec on Ubuntu Linux v17 +

I would like to be able to play HEVC files in Ubuntu v18 but I know since version 17 the following plugin is not installable: hutber@hutber ~ $ sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265 Reading ...
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high-pitched sound when recording

Ubuntu 16.04 Thinkpad T420 Here's what happens when I try to record video through my webcam. It happens when I use Cheese and also VLC. I've tried turning down the speaker volume (muting) to kill ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 configure vlc always on top

Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon desktop. VLC option View / Always on top doesn't work. Right click on window title + Always on Top does work, but only for the current video The first item is likely due ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Dock won't appear when moused over when VLC is in fullscreen

After upgrading Ubuntu to 18.04, I noticed that I could no longer mouse over the dock and have it appear if I was playing a video in VLC in full-screen. Any thoughts?
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VLC PVR question

This is in regards to the link below: Recording a video podcast at a certain time / using vlc or another program like a DVR / PVR How do I insert the current date in the output file name?
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H264 Hi10P Playback

I cannot get Hi10P H264 videos to properly render in VLC or Kodi on my XU4. If the MKV has subtitles they will show up but the video is just a grey wall with slight pixelization at the top, same issue ...
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Fresh ubuntu 18.04 won't play videos

I cannot reproduce videos in browser or in vlc. I can see a screenshot of the video, and I can forward and preview the video but it won't play. I have installed following packages: sudo apt install ...
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Possible bug: Playing root owned *.flv files in VLC on Ubuntu 16.04/18.04

I have some flv files and I'm trying to play them in VLC. I keep them in a separate directory owned by root (both directory and the files) to prevent accidentally deletion. Now the interesting part: ...
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vlc fonts too small

My system: AMD A8-7650K Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G memory: 15338MB System Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 3840x2160 pixels AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-33-generic, LLVM 6.0.0) I am using a 4k tv ...
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VLC player doesn't play 4K webm format files image, only audio

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS (64 bit) into an HP 250 G5 notebook, with Pentium N3710 (4 cores) processor, 8 GB RAM. When I use VLC 3.0.3 multimedia player, I can not to see the image of 4K webm ...
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amdgpu segfault amdgpu_dri.so

I'm in latest 18.04.1, amd64, AMD rx550GPU. kernel 4.18.0-041800-generic I have the amdgpu-pro 18.30 drivers installed. I have restricted codecs etc all installed. Anytime I try to play a h264 or ...
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Gnome desktop entry not working?

when I select two video files and open them through the Files manager, it opens two vlc instances, even though I have /usr/bin/vlc --started-from-file %U in /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop (see ...
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VLC (snap installation) - allow access to custom path (custom interface)

I installed VLC Media Player from snap and I'd like to access videos in custom path. I have a directory in root (/mydirectory) with a few mounted NFS shares (/mydirectory/nfs0, /mydirectory/nfs0, and ...
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Cannot install VLC on Ubuntu 18.04 - missing dependencies

tio@tio:~$ sudo apt install vlc [sudo] password for tio: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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VLC cannot see data drive

VLC returns filesystem error: cannot open file /mnt/f9645e38-8086-48a1-9fcb-55548ea1ff3b/Videos II/3913103.mp4 (No such file or directory) when trying to access files from my data drive since the ...
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18.04 vlc opening multiple files

I want vlc to open multiple instances if I open the app myself, but I want it to only open one instance if I select multiple files from the file explorer. Previously (16.04) I think I had it working ...
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codecs: why keeping useless codecs?

After having updated from Ubuntu TLS 16.2 to Ubuntu 18.4.1 I experienced some problems by reading videos stored on my hard disk, the formats of which are mpeg or mp4. Effects are intermittent ...
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vlc media player will not work tried everything ubuntu 18

ive tried everything for 4 days. vlc media player looks funny with no menu buttons ive tried to install with snap, ppa, version 3.0 version 4.0 nothing works. i want to play dvd the matrix with ...
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How can one have a little music track listing that can drop down from an indicator applet?

I wanna play my sweet sweet slow jams but I ain't got no track listing in my VLC indicator applet drop-down in Unity on 16.04! Friendos, in all of this green and blue planet, how might this me done? ...
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Video problem in Ubuntu 18.04 with VLC

I installed 18.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. According to the specs (http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/latit/en/latitude-e6520-specsheet.pdf) this machine has 2 video cards, an Intel® HD ...
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Why does Ubuntu 18.04.1 completely freeze when watching a video

I tried streaming a movie from online to VLC, the computer froze after a while. I tried playing a local movie in VLC, the computer froze after a while. I tried playing a local movie in SMPlayer, the ...
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How to remove duplicate (different version) application?

I'm on 16.04 , and recently installed VLC 3.x . The problem is that this install did not remove an older 2.x version. They both show up in the "Search your computer" tool, but they do not both appear ...
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When I skip to a different time in VLC, there's lag and visual distortions

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 using the latest stable version of VLC from the repository. My gpu is a GTX 950 with the binary driver if that's relevant. When I'm watching a video in VLC and I skip to a ...
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Genius Eye 312 webcam cannot start streaming: Broken pipe

What can I do to make the webcam work? (Even with default app like cheese) I have been searching, but no found solution works. Using Video4Linux control panel, the webcam is detected ( device USB ...
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Stop output messages from cvlc

cvlc --play-and-exit /usr/share/sounds/My_Sounds/Alarm-sound-buzzer.mp3 2> /dev/null When I use this, I get these irritating messages like Simple mixer control 'Master',0 Capabilities: pvolume ...
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Anaglyph 3D in Ubuntu

How to watch Anaglyph 3D in Ubuntu 18.04 budgie? VLC's Anaglyph 3D setting is not working. Even ticking the advanced setting is no use.
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How to fix damaged avi video

I have a video camera that records video. When I collected the files off the camera the video files that were recorded first play normally. The files that were recorded later give errors. With VLC I ...
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vlc crashes on open file, core dumped, segmentation fault, radeon failed to allocate a buffer

Hello I'm running Ubuntu Xenial. My sys = AMD A4-3305M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2 graphics = AMD SUMO2 (DRM 2.43.0 / 4.4.0-101-generic, LLVM 6.0.0) For some reason I appear to have ...
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VLC Unmet dependencies

I upgrade from LTS 16.04 to 18.04 from software updater VLC has been removed and now installing VLC giving the following errors The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: ...
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screen distortion in kubuntu while playing videos

i have gtx 760 graphic card. While playing movie in VLC. the videos kind of gets distorted. this happens when using chrome too. when i scroll down in web page there is a similar distortion. i googled ...
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Increasing CPU usage while streaming

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS on a Dell Latitude E4310. While playing a stream with Firefox or Chrome/Chromium the CPU usage increases until all cores run at 100%. This takes some minutes and ...
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VLC doesn't add subtitles automatically

Like in the topic, I don't why. The same name in the same folder, nothing helps. I have to add them manually every time I open new video. Ubuntu 18.04.
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Is VLC in 18.04 repository insecure?

VLC website offers v. 3.0.3 download to fix previous version 3.0.2 security problem. Will 18.04 repositories be updated soon?