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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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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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vlc media opens two instances everytime on my machine

I see that vlc media opens two instances every time I click on vlc media player, one for sound and the other for video. Another problem is that it is difficult to move out of vlc . I end using pkill -...
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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?
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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 fixes ...
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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: ...