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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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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?
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Install Media Player Classic on Ubuntu?

How can I install Media Player Classic on Ubuntu? I want to do this because VLC doesn't read high resolution videos.
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Disable autorun external devices with VLC in kde

In installed kubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 18.04 to use KDE Plasma. Whenever I select an external device in the left to open it in dolphin, it opens VLC instead and tries to play all files on that ...
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vlc gui problems worst case crashes whole desktop cinnamon

I'm running an Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon desktop. On 16.04 I used a ppa which delivered Cinnamon 3.8. After upgrading to 18.04 I first of used that further, until I had a themeing problem where my ...
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I can't install snaps

according to snapcraft website vlc , firefox are availabe as a snap format https://snapcraft.io/vlc https://snapcraft.io/firefox but when I try to install any of them via the command line they ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 performance issue playing high quality videos

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 18.04 in my Lenovo Thinkpad T510 with Intel i915 graphic card. Playing videos 1080p with both VLC and Totem has severe performance issues. I have tried the ...
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VLC keeps crashing immediately when opening a movie

Here is the logs that it does when I open it from the command line. It only crashes when I try to watch a movie Gtk-Message: 14:37:51.041: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is ...
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can't play MP4 AVI DVD

I am in process of converting from win10 to Ubuntu 18.04...tired of suffering. Have used Ubuntu in past but not recently, loved it then, love it now, but having problems with older desktop. load on ...
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Non techy person looking for advice on how to watch DVD on Ubuntu laptop [duplicate]

I've been directed here from another forum. Looking for help! First, I'm based in the UK. My boyfriend (who lives overseas) installed Ubuntu on my laptop a while back because he hates Windows and ...
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How can I fix choppiness in videos in my laptop?

Hi I have a Sony Vaio VPCYB35AN Processor: AMD E-450 APU GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6320 RAM:2 GB DDR3 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Well I was trying to play a HD video with VLC and I started experience stuttering ...
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Why am I having two /dev/video* devices?

I have searched that using v4l2-ctl --list-devices could list all the cameras and by default /dev/video0 is the integrated camera. However, when I remove my usb camera, I still get the output below ...
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Ubuntu 18.4 VLC error - Gdk-Message: vlc: Fatal IO error 2

VLC media player 3.0.2 on Ubuntu 18.4. VLC won't start, send the next message on terminal: akmmon@asus:~$ vlc VLC media player 3.0.2 Vetinari (revision 3.0.2-0-gd7b653cf14) [000055ee269cd570] main ...
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Webcam works with webrtc but not in vlc

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Here is the dmesg when I connect the camera. It doesn't look right. [ 4721.516013] input: UVC Camera (046d:0825) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-11/1-11.1/1-...
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Unable to run VLC in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. After installing VLC so many times still VLC does not open via GUI. It is working from the terminal, but I can not use any other VLC features with it. The error message is ...
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Videos are lagging in Ubuntu 18.04

Videos are lagging in Ubuntu 18.04. Chrome, VLC and media, videos are lagging. The problem is not in the refresh rate, and it's not a network problem either. I tried to change the refresh rate, but it ...
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Unable to get camera video with ubuntu

I am trying to display the camera video with VLC vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 but so far all my attempts failed. I tried different SO answers like here. But the error I am getting is still the same: ...
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VLC player is not starting

In my ubuntu 16.04 Visual studio code was not starting. So from this suggestion i have applied this command sudo sed -i 's/BIG-REQUESTS/_IG-REQUESTS/' /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxcb.so.1 But now ...
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Microsoft LifeCam VX3000 no longer works on 18.04

My Microsoft LifeCam VX3000 no longer works on 18.04 using Cheese. Worked before with 16.40 Microphone is fine but no video. No image on Skype either. I can see the camera on "lsusb". VLC error: "VLC ...
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I used a multimedia ppa and now vlc is broken

I used this ppa, https://launchpad.net/~mc3man/+archive/ubuntu/xerus-media and to be fair it said it may conflict, but I was trying to do something else, and thought it could help me, so I installed, ...
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VLC opens home folder when manually adding subtitles

When I try to manually add subtitles to a video on VLC using the Add subtitle file option, VLC opens my home folder to load the subtitles from, instead of opening the folder where the video is located:...
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Quicktime video not working

When I try to play Quicktime videos the picture freeze and only sound plays. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and VLC player. What shall I do?
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Gnome issues - freezing and screenshots

In past week I notice a serious problem on my Ubuntu system, and I don't know how to find out a reason for it (I guess that it is caused by some update, but how to find out"?) Two issues show up: ...
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VLC UI Scaling Issue in Lubuntu 18.04

In Lubuntu 18.04, I installed VLC via apt install vlc, but for some reason, the scaling of the interface is way off: The menus as well as the system tray icon are super pixelated and stretched too. ...
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How do I download a package from a specific repository?

I want to download the nightly builds of vlc from here. I tried sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update and then when I try agnishom@agnishomPC ~ $ apt-cache show ...
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can not play avi file on ubuntu 18.04 lts

Can not play avi file from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (64 bit OS) vlc just showing black screen
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Make video player to keep playing when lid is closed

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I want my pc to stay on and allow music or movie in my players (either Ubuntu's default player or VLC media player) to keep playing when the lid is closed. I want this to occur ...
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VLC shows very big icons and is unusable

After the update to Ubuntu 18.04, the vlc player can't be used anymore on my second screen(Main screen is 1366x768 and second screen is 1920x1080). When it is dragged from the main screen (where it ...
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Video capture with EasyCap shows double height in VLC

After switching from Linux Mint Cinnamon to Ubuntu I have a problem with my EasyCap USBTV007, which I have succesfully used for transferring a bunch of old VHS tapes. The method I used was to stream ...
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No sound in saved VLC stream

I'm tried to save stream using URL and it shows that there is audio track, but I don't hear anything. I used this: vlc your_input_file_or_stream_here --sout=file/ps:go.mpg
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How can install vlc 2.1.6 on ubuntu 16.04lts

I want to install vlc 2.1.6 on Ubuntu16.04.Can you help me ? The reason is explained in unsupported codec: mp3 . I dont have this problem When I used vlc2.1.6 on ubuntu 14.04.
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Why can't I open the music player?

I want to open netease-cloud-music(a music player).But some errors happened. Downloads> sudo apt-get install libvlc5 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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unsupported codec: mp3

I've created a network with the mininet simulator on ubuntu 16.04lts. In this network, I want to transfer video between two hosts. I used vlc in my Sender host and I used ffmpeg in my Receiver host. ...
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Lubuntu 18.04LTS 32bit on Lenovo M81 will display VLC in zoomed vga resolution

same is happening with calibre i use a 32 inch screen via dvi to hdmi abapter with resolution 1920x1080 the vlc pogramm launches with a zoomed vga640x480 resolution. It is best to see by changing size....
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how vlc recognize file type

I would like to know how vlc recognize which is a file; on linux (I'm using an ubuntu 16.04 currently), I know that extension don't mean what is a file. But in the case of VLC, I don't know how it ...
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VLC doesn't display while streaming webcam output to file

I'm using instructions from here to record webcam output to mp4 file on my Xubuntu 16.04 machine. It saves the output to file perfectly, but only problem is that I'm unable to view webcam output on ...
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Setting the recording folder for VLC

Is there any way to set the recorded video/audio in the current folder in VNC? I would like to avoid having to manually set the recording folder.
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IPTV streaming stopped working (e. g. in VLC, smplayer)

recently I encountered that on my system our german IPTV RTP streams don't work anymore. It still works on other systems in the same network. VLC error: Ihre Eingabe konnte nicht geöffnet werden: ...
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vlc cannot add this stream (unsupported codec: mp3 ) [closed]

When I run the VLC, I get the following error: [b0405250] stream_out_rtp stream out error: cannot add this stream (unsupported codec: mp3 ) [b04085a0] main decoder error: cannot continue streaming ...
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“E: Unable to locate package vlc-plugin-libde265” while installing VLC [duplicate]

I tried installing VLC using the following commands: sudo apt-get install vlc sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265 and it is showing this error: E: Unable to locate package vlc-plugin-libde265