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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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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Video playlists with start and end times

Is there a good GUI-application (for example an mplayer GUI or something like banshee) for linux which allows to make and edit playlists (for video files) with different starting and stopping times ...
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Trouble getting VLC to record from the webcam via command line

my ~/.bashrc contains the following function webcamrecord () { vlc v4l2:// :v4l-vdev="/dev/video0" :v4l-adev="/dev/audio2" :v4l-norm=3 :v4l-frequency=-1 :v4l-caching=300 :v4l-chroma="" :v4l-fps=-1....
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Suppress desktop notifications in fullscreen VLC

How to prevent desktop notifications from showing up when VLC is in fullscreen mode? Some of my scripts display desktop notifications using notify-send. The best solution would be to configure that ...
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Transcoding MJPEG Stream to FLV or MP4

I want to transcode MJPEG stream that comes from IP camera (http://xx.yy.zz.tt:8080/video.cgi) to FLV or MP4 stream under Linux OS so that users can play the file using a web based Flash player such ...
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How to play a G2M4 encoded .wmv file (Ubuntu)?

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 (end of life) - now using 13.10. I have this .wmv video file. When I try to play it on vlc, it shows the error below, there is no video but the audio is working properly: No ...
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Enable RTSP in iptables

I'd like to receive a RTSP stream via VLC, but when I try to run sudo -u non_root_user cvlc -vvv -I dummy rtsp://ip:port/x.sdp I get: Unable to determine our source address: This computer has an ...
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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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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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Alsa - how can i tell my default audio output is card 2 and device 0, not hdmi?

how can i tell my system default sound output is card 2 and device 0 not card 2 device 3 or 7 or 1? I did this but no sound. $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Device [C-...
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How to forward a window (display) to another computer on the network

I'm setting up a media server for my movies. The server is networked and so are a couple laptops/desktops. The server is running the latest Ubuntu (desktop edition, not server). This is the scenario ...
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How to make VLC play an iso file directly?

Running vlc /path/to/dvd-video.iso, I'm getting: [0x8787ccc] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `undf'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format. notes: 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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Speed up playback rate of online videos in web browser on Debian Linux

Windows and Mac users have Enounce MySpeed to assist with increasing playback speed of online videos. What options do I have for increasing playback rate of online videos in Google Chrome on Debian (...
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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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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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Why is vlc not syncing audio and video correctly?

max@linux-vwzy:~> vlc --version VLC media player 1.1.11 The Luggage (revision exported) VLC version 1.1.11 The Luggage (exported) Compiled by abuild on messiah (Aug 17 2011 15:23:16) Compiler: gcc ...
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Gnome 3 notification doesn't appear While vlc is runnig

I am using Gnome3 on Fedora 15. One of the good features of Gnome3 is Notifications from empathy will appear while you are watching a movie in the movie player and you can reply without changing the ...
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How to resume YouTube videos in VLC?

Whenever I pause a YouTube video which is playing in VLC for a few minutes and resume it, it simply plays a few seconds (presumably until the end of some cache) and then stops playback. Is there some ...
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How can I add action to Nemo (Linux Mint) for playing multiple mp3 files in vlc playlist?

I have been trying to find a solution, Which I did, I want to share because I am sure someone else would need it.
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Running VLC from a cronjob: How to get a DBUS connection?

I'm trying to run VLC headless from a cron job. The idea is to grab single images from a RTSP stream every two minutes and (later, and in another script) ftp them to a distant machine. The command ...
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Stream Video using Netcat and VLC

I'm trying to use netcat on Linux server to stream video to my windows client using VLC I started running netcat on Linux: cat /media/HD1/myMovie.mkv | nc -l 8668 In VLC Windows Client I tried to:...
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Using RAW video encoding with gstreamer & VLC

I'm streaming RAW video with gstreamer like so: gst-launch-1.0 -v videotestsrc ! rtpvrawpay ! udpsink host="127.0.0.1" port="5000" This outputs the following caps: caps = application/x-rtp, media=(...
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broken filesets after install VLC via RPMFusion

Needed a media player, followed the link on this site Here is the last part of the YUM output; After following the link above, VLC installed and executed fine, but I was left with broken filesets ...
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How do I re-stream a filtered video stream using VLC?

I have an input RTSP stream that I want to apply the "cartoon" gradient filter to before streaming on http. I've managed to stream and apply the filter to the local playback, but the http stream does ...
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How to route one video device to multiple programs

I'd like to direct the output of a single capture card (Hauppauge PVR-150) to two programs: VLC (for streaming on LAN) and MythTV for scheduled recording. I think it's possible to do this with the ...
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How can I install VLC 1.1.10 or 1.1.9 in CentOS 5.6 or CentOS 6.0?

On the VLC download site there is no CentOS 5.6 or 6.0 downloads rpm's. Which RPM can I use to have VLC 1.1.10? In case it's not available, can I simply use the same Fedora downloads? [root@www ~]# ...
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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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Use desktop speakers over SSH from laptop

I have VLC media player and media files on a desktop CentOS 6.3 set up (without a GUI). I can play the media files at the machine but when I issue the command via SSH it is silent. I'm guessing it's ...
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Video player that uses multiple CPU/GPU cores in Linux?

I've got a relative with a four-cour AMD Phenom II 3.0 gHz CPU (can't remember exact specs) and ATI 5750 1GB graphics card, running Ubuntu 10.04. Right now I am aware of VLC and Mplayer for playing ...
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How to disable VLC output in command-line mode?

When I play music on vlc or cvlc in terminal or console there is always this (shown below) non-stopping output that prevents me from issuing commands by pressing ENTER key. I want to disable it, I ...
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How do I stream to Chromecast using VLC?

I just downloaded VLC 3.0 Beta (using ubuntu ppa) and I wanted to know how to set it up to stream to chromecast. It's in the repo's NEWS that the feature has been added. Numerous news outlets are ...
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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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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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system volume is changed when vlc volume is increased over 100%

When I increase my vlc sound more than 100% and after stoping or pausing vlc if I use clementine to play music the volume is same as vlc, i.e, more than 100% but in the indicator it shows whatever the ...
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Why does VLC superimpose an additional “shadow” image?

This "effect" has been regularly occuring on my Fedora 20 desktop the past few days. It seems strictly confined to VLC and does not affect any other video players I have installed. I have played with ...
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Using a Unix Domain Socket to Control VLC

I am interested in using a UNIX-Domain Socket to control VLC playback. This functionality is outlined in the VideoLan documentation for using oldrc. So what I need to is startup vlc with a command ...
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Setting up multiple video streams with publishing points for clients

Can anyone suggest if this is viable on Linux? I have searched and found many many results using VLC but nothing that matches previous Windows Media Services on Windows Server 2008 that we were using. ...
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View song's title on terminal

How to view currently playing song's title on terminal using vlc media player?
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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 can ...
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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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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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Oracle Linux 6.5: Unable to install VLC 2.0.10 from rpmfusion-free-updates

I want to install VLC in my linux box. When I execute yum install vlc, it displays following message:- Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --...
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Why do we have to wait for a Video (over samba share) in VLC?

So.. We have a router that has an HDD on it and I share videos through samba. Our problem is, when we want to watch videos like these: file NOTX264AVI.avi NOTX264AVI.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data,...
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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 ...
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How to display audio visualization in VLC while playing video?

I've tried enabling all of the entries in Audio → Visualizations, but they don't show up. Disabling the video track didn't help either. Running VLC 2.1.5 Rincewind on Awesome WM.
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Open a program (VLC) and move it to the foreground

On a Mac, specifically, when I use the VLC command line to open a video file, it opens in the background by default. How can I instead move it to the foreground whenever I run the command to open a ...
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Extremely loud crack and mangled sound over S/PDIF using ALSA

Sometimes it seems ALSA on my machine goes completely haywire: Flash audio on Spotify doesn't produce any sound. SMplayer plays audio just fine, or doesn't play at all (I've observed the latter ...
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Can't access to miniDLNA

I wanted to install a dlna server on my asus eeepc, and tried minidlna. My eeepc runs Wheezy, so I just had to run apt-get install to install minidlna on it. The first time I ran it, everything worked ...