vlc is a media player that comes with codecs for most of the audio and video compressions currently in use. Use this tag for question specific to vlc. For non-specific questions the generic [video] or [audio] might be more appropriate.

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D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up

`VLC media player 2.0.5 Twoflower (revision 2.0.5-0-g1661b7d) process 20124: D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up; failed to read machine uuid: Failed to open ...
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How to run VLC player in root

I have installed a vlc in centos 6.5. I want to run it as root. But I get the following error, "VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry. If you need to use real-time priorities and/or ...
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VLC script on ubuntu server

I need a small script which run three vlc command on the same time (on Ubuntu server 14.04) as stated below: #!/bin/sh cvlc -vvv v1 --sout ...
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Phonon VLC backend settings

I am testing video hardware acceleration and I would like to know, where are settings of VLC-backend for phonon. Are changes made in VLC itself actual changes that are applied to the backend itself ...
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Linux/Ubuntu unable to resize film in vlc and mplayer

Tested with Ubuntu 15.10 and BackBox 4.5. Graphics card i530 cpu i7 6700k motherboard used in shuttle xpc sh170r6 I have an issue to scale films to any size with programs like vlc and mplayer. I ...
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toggle vlc fullscreen using dbus and mpris

I am programming my keyboard shortcuts in awesome wm. At the moment I use qdbus to control media players and they all work except for full screen of vlc. The command I use is: qdbus ...
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Segmentation fault with VLC 2.2.1 on Debian

I know there are plenty of questions like this across the Internet but no fix for this seems to work for me. I'm having an issue where VLC segfaults on startup (NOT when opening a file). No other ...
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Unable to find or load Qt platform plugin “xcb” on debian strech

I've been having a problem loading software that use xcb, such as vlc and plasma desktop. Vlc gives the following error: [0000000000ddc148] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use ...
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socat/netcat UDP to TCP

I am trying to bridge a connection between UDP and TCP. The UDP - must listen on port. The TCP - must connect to a server. The purpose of the connection is to control VLC player. I tried netcat and ...
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What causes VLC to exit with 0 when I plug my laptop into an external display?

If I start VLC, then plug my laptop into an external monitor via VGA or HDMI, VLC exits normally. If I then start VLC again, and unplug my laptop from the display, VLC again exits normally. ...
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Can not play Audio CD in Arch Linux

I have two Audio CDs to prepare for my upcoming English test. I can play the first CD by execute vlc cdda:// in konsole (I use Arch Linux with KDE). I also note that the Audio CD appears in the ...
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How can I install latest VLC player in CentOS 6.4?

I have installed CentOS 6.4 in my laptop, I want to know the method of installing VLC in CentOS 6.4, Is it necessary to download the vlc package and compile or can I use yum install vlc to install the ...
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CLI command to start playing inserted DVD in VLC?

I want to add this command into a launcher on the panel or desktop so that I can start the inserted DVD with a single click. I would prefer this to selecting one of the many options my KDE panel ...
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How to setup VLC with gtk file dialog?

My long lasting previous installation somehow tied up VLC and gtk file dialog. I didn't even do anything special, except installing VLC. After update to VLC 2.2.1 the file dialog was replaced to Qt ...
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VLC won't install due to unmet dependencies

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 and I can't install VLC. When I type in sudo apt-get install vlc This is the result I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Consistent (physical) volume on set of files (volume normalization)

If I have, say, 20 music videos (.flv and .mp4), is there a way to play them in mplayer (mplayer2) without having to change the volume for each video, instead specifying a desired general volume, and ...
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play m3u with vlc on raspberry pi using ssh

I would like to play m3u with vlc on raspberry pi using ssh (I don't have any screen to connect to the pi). I tried the following answer: Program run in SSH accessing pulseaudio on the machine where ...
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Install VLC on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

I want to install VLC Media Player on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2. My system is subscribed to the Red Hat Network. I am following these steps and have run into dependency issues. I downloaded ...
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libmad - gcc: error: unrecognized command line option '-fforce-mem'

I am in the process of compiling VLC from source on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. When configuring VLC I get a message that states that I need 'libmad'. Downloaded the 'libmad' source code from ...
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How to get the title of the media playing in VLC or other media players using CLI?

I want to get the title of the media playing in VLC using the Command Line. The closest thing I currently have is this command. ps aux | grep vlc The output is pc 27636 2.1 2.3 1261964 ...
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VLC and DVB-C URIs

When using w_scan to scan for DVB-C channels, it produces a channels.xspf XML file with each channel being a ´<track>´ element. Because I'm trying to invoke VLC from a daemon, I'd like to avoid ...
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VLC multicast input stream does not play video but plays audio

I m trying to play input multicast streaming on my fedora 21 OS PC with VLC player. By using below command vlc -vvv rtp://@239.192.xx.xx:52xxx from terminal, it launches VLC player and plays ...
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Google Chrome and VLC do not open in Kali 2.0

I installed Google Chrome in Kali 2.0 but it does not open with no error messages. Also VLC does not open. Error message of VLC while opening through terminal is VLC is not supposed to be run as ...
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How can I make vlc play all videos at 50% volume?

Is there a way I can make vlc play all videos at 50% volume by default? I looked at the online documentation but it didn't say if there is a configuration file I could tweak. Is there any way, by ...
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No sound output in Phonon on KDE

I'm running CentOS 7 on an Intel i7. No sound output in headphones in front jack or headphone jack on monitor while using HDMI cable. I do get sound output in audio hardware setup but not in device ...
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Iceweasel doesn't open downloads correctly

When I try to open a tarball from the downloads directory with iceweasel it opens it with the VLC-Player. Can I change this behavior?
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VLC always transparent when using Compton

In Manjaro Fluxbox 15.10 the compositing manager Compton makes VLC in default interface to be transparent when playing even if on-top or even in full-screen: If I kill Compton, VLC looks ...
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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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How do I find out which process is using my V4L2 webcam?

I tried to run the following: $ vlc -I dummy v4l2:///dev/video0 --video-filter scene --no-audio --scene-path webcam.png --scene-prefix image_prefix --scene-format png vlc://quit --run-time=1 ...
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Installing VLC cli on Synology NAS

I am trying to install VLC CLI on a Synology NAS (DS212j) so that I can record live events for later playback. If there is a better venue for this question, please point me in the right direction. ...
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Slow down mp3 audio

I love VLC's option of slowing down audio playback. Now I want to take my mp3-files to a portable player and play them there. Unfortunately the player does not have a slow down option. How can I ...
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Release for VLC 2.2.1

I'm running Debian 8 (Jessie), and I've been waiting for months and months for vlc 2.2.1 to come out. Is there a way I can track the package (in terms of what phase it's currently in) so I can get an ...
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Getting VLC and Remmina working together

I've installed Remmina on Linux Mint 17.2, which was working great. Then I wanted to use VLC, but it wasn't installed. After struggling a bit to install VLC, it was finally working. However, Remmina ...
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How can I view 10-bit H264 (hi10p) videos in GStreamer video players like Totem?

I have a 10-bit H264 video, but I can't play it in Totem or VLC. I tried recompiling libx264 with 10-bit support after removing libx264-116, but it doesn't seem to work. VLC does not use GStreamer, ...
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Green pixels on local video playback

I have installed VLC for linux without any errors all libraries are updated but the player (along with few others I tested like SMPlayer) shows green pixels moving at random across the screen. This ...
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How to stream webcam on linux vps with videolan and output to html

It used to be quite simple to stream my webcam facing out into the yard to the world on my website. However, telstra has changed things where can't find a way to point my webcam to anything but local ...
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How to view adobeconnect video offline?

I want to watch some lectures created with adobeconnect. I have the lectures downloaded to my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Each one consists of a stream that includes a video window of the professor ...
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TP Link USB Sharing VLC - password rejected

So I have a TP-LINK Archer C5 AC1200 and it has this nice feature where I can share a usb device across the router. So obviously I hooked my hard drive that has all my media files on it. I can play ...
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Random video files have bad audio output

Two weeks ago, I started having audio playback issues with video files of various formats (MKV, AVI, etc). When played in VLC, the audio output sounds like a bunch of static. When I switch to the ...
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How To Update VLC Player on Debian?

I want to upgrade VLC to 2.2.1 on my Debian machine, but the standard commands below are not doing it. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade If I do vlc --version, I see I'm running 2.2.0-rc2 ...
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VLC exporting video frames uncontrollably, can't figure out how to stop it (possibly related to ffmpeg)

I have a very peculiar problem. Every time I open a video in VLC, in any format, it immediately begins exporting frames to my Pictures folder I tried deleting VLC and reinstalled a newer version but ...
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What multimedia support should I use in centOS 7

I have recently installed Cent OS7. Its looks very nice at first. But soon realized it has a horrible multimedia support. Its own player cannot install the codecs it requires, which was much easier in ...
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CVLC: alsa name?

Someone know how to pass an alsa device name to cvlc? I did aplay -L null Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture) default:CARD=SB HDA ATI SB, VT1708S Analog ...
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VLC surround to stereo problem

I noticed a problem with certain video files where speech volume component is just too low. I googled a bit and it seems that the problem is that it tries to play surround sound on stereo speakers and ...
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How is it possible to run VLC when I just removed it?

After starting up my Linux Mint live session from hibernation, vlc would no longer start. When I tried running it from the terminal, I got a 'Bus error'. So I then tried to remove it. mint@mint ~ $ ...
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Getting Error in Dependency Resolution during installing vlc media player on centos7?

I was trying to install vlc on centos7 using yum install vlc as root user, But didn't succeed. I think previously I install wrong repository. I am getting following error. Following is only part ...
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How do I capture audio from interactive webpages using VLC?

I'm trying to capture an audio video feed (screen-cast) from my web browser and all screen-casting options I tried have the same issue: No sound is captured Platform I'm using a near default ...
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Failed to open vdpau backend - Nouveau

I'm using ArchLinux and when I run vlc or mplayer, I used to get the error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nouveau.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory This doesn't ...
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Why am I losing audio on VLC when playing HQ videos?

I am having a problem with VLC when I play HQ videos (720p and higher): when I try to look for a particular scene (say I am playing a movie and want to get to go to 30 minute mark) the sound goes off. ...
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VLC extensions disabled in KaOS KDE (Arch-Manjaro-based) - qt4 interface error

I use a couple of VLC addons that I re-install in each type of Linux I use (and I usually test new distros quite often). I have installed VLC in KaOS with the command $ sudo pacman -S vlc I have ...