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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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VLC: undefined symbol

Whenever I try to run VLC, I get the following error: vlc: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libvlc.so.5: undefined symbol: vlc_object_hold I've tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it (as well as ...
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VLC - Cannot connect to UDP stream

I try to connect to an existing UDP stream on udp://IP:1234, but this does not work on my Ubuntu 20.04, it just keeps loading. I know that the stream works because I've tested using a Windows VM. ...
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V4L2 Webcam has weird colours in Motion stream, normal on VLC

I've set up a webcam stream with Motion to use with Octoprint on my Raspberry Pi 4 (Raspbian 10). With my main webcam (Logitech C270) it works well as expected. I was testing to see if I could use a ...
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Video glitches when files are played in fullscreen (screen tearing in VLC & MPV in Debian11/KDE)

When playing videos like movies with the Kodi media center, the videos often have lots of glitches. I tried it with the VLC player, MPV and DragonPlayer on Debian11/KDE and it occurs with all of these ...
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How to use clipboard-cli on Wayland?

I am using this module gtts-cli for text to speech conversion. more info here-> https://gtts.readthedocs.io/en/latest/cli.html Basic syntax is $ gtts-cli 'hello' --output /tmp/hello.mp3 && ...
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Redirect an application's sound to a VLC stream in Linux

I'd like to stream the sound in my computer (ideally of a specific app such as rhythmbox, firefox or spotify) through a VLC stream. Do you know how this can be achieved? I need this to create some ...
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VLC doesn't open through terminal or GUI

I installed VLC through terminal but it shows: bash: /snap/bin/vlc: No such file or directory I also tried: which vlc and it showed: /usr/bin/vlc When I try to run it through sudo su, it shows this ...
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Cannot Play m2ts Files with VLC

I am trying to play and edit some m2ts files. MPV plays them fine, but VLC only play audio. Same thing with Davinci Resolve. M2TS is audio only. I think I am probably missing some dependencies or ...
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Changing which program responds to media keys

When I start a VLC instance, I can control it with media keys (Fn, BT headphones, etc.). But if I then start a second VLC instance simultaneously, I cannot control that one with media keys. That's ...
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Why is the string format for VLC not working for my snapshots?

EDIT: Nevermind, I just switched to celluloid with a mpv conf for what I wanted. I wanted the snapshots to have the $t prefix (video file title) but I get no prefix at all, all I get is _2021-08-16-...
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Can not install VLC Media Player on Fedora 34

when i try to install VLC # dnf install vlc , i get these Errors: Error: Problem: package vlc-1:3.0.16-1.fc34.x86_64 requires vlc-core(x86-64) = 1:3.0.16-1.fc34, but none of the providers can be ...
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Preventing bluetooth buttons from affecting application that doesn't have focus

OS is Debian 10. Using blueman-applet for bluetooth control. Bluetooth works great, the buttons can start and stop playback for mpv out of the box, which is a nice touch. However, there are a few ...
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How to play a playlist continously?

I have a video file which is 20 seconds long. I cut this video file into segments like video_file_0 -> starts at 0:00, ends at 0:02 video_file_1 -> starts at 0:02, ends at 0:04 video_file_2 ->...
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How to record a video stream VLCJ

I want to record an rtp stream which is coming to my vlcj Java project to the local disk as mp4. I have done many research on the internet but the solutions are all about saving the whole stream to a ...
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Why can't receive rtp stream on Ubuntu?

I am streaming the desktop over rtp using ffmpeg from computer A. Here is my ffmpeg code: ffmpeg -f x11grab -framerate 25 -video_size 1920x1080 -i :1.0 -c:v libx264 -preset fast -pix_fmt bgr0 -b:v 3M -...
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Best way of playing a m3u8 stream?

How can one play a m3u8 stream smoothly and reliably? Here is what I've tried: vlc "$link" startup is long playback is jittery sometimes it doesn't play a valid link ffplay "$link&...
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usb capture device

im using a raspberry pi with a usb capture device (dmesg -w below) [ 3825.105250] cx231xx 1-1.4:1.1: New device Geniatech Inc. Video Capture @ 480 Mbps (1f4d:0102) with 6 interfaces [ 3825.105571] ...
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Script with Crontab runs VLC Video Without Sound

I have set up a testing script to play videos on VLC-3.0.12 (Manjaro) using crontab (cronie-1.5.7). The file in question looks like this: #!/bin/bash ## YES, I'M RICKROLLING MYSELF FOR TESTING [[ &...
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Capturing all frames with VLC scene-filter

I'm attempting to use VLC's scene-filter to extract all frames from an mp4 video. The video in question runs at 25fps, and is precisely 38s long. In the command line, I ran with options: --video-...
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python3 script runs on startup using (crontab -e ) for sometime and after that it automatically stops. why?

i am using Raspberry Pi 3 to run a python3 script which runs VLC player to display images and videos, it run smoothly and continuousl when i run manually in the terminal like sudo python3 /home/pi/...
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What causes a bad quality image in VLC?

The video in VLC has like blurry horizontal lines that are mostly visible with writings. This doesn't affect the subtitles, only the video. I tested the same video with VLC (left) and the default ...
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How to get data from VLC player

I need a command or a python code to get all data like the name of the file which is playing in VLC and hour:minute:second of the video. Sample Output: pc@system: $ TheCommandLine File : /home/rev/...
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H265 - a codec only for powerfull computers?

I have converted a video of mine with ffmpeg into H265 codec. Great: Much smaller at the same quality. But then I noticed the video is blocky. I thought there was an error during re-coding. But no: I ...
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Codec Issue with OpenSuse (Tumbleweed)

I just installed OpenSuse for the first time in my life. I am trying to run some videos on it. But VLC throws an error VLC could not decode the format "h264" (H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10)) I ...
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How to detect if user is watching a full screen video?

Current Situation I'm suspending my laptop after a 30 minutes of idle state. I'm using this code inside this script to detect the idle duration. Original Problem VLC (and I'm pretty sure that any ...
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Systemd + Python Script that runs VLC doesn't allow dbus control access to VLC

OK, this is weird. I have been battling this all day & have been unsuccessful as of yet. I am working on a project that is Python based. The project is started via systemd scripts. Weird thing is ...
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How to setup VLC to use Infrared remote control using LIRC

How can I setup VLC to use Infrared remote controls using LIRC ?
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VLC: cannot open ALSA device "default": Connection refused

When starting VLC I get: [000055d167ad3e80] alsa audio output error: cannot open ALSA device "default": Connection refused [000055d167ad3e80] main audio output error: module not functional [...
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How to set VLC volume with qdbus?

Seems like this should be pretty simple. I can see the volume this way: #> qdbus org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.vlc /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Volume 0.600006103515625 I can ...
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VLC does not play some specific MKV file anymore from my sambashare folders

VLC 3.0.8 worked perfectly since last week, but lately it does not want to play files in a certain folder from a samba server installed on OMV on a raspberry pi. It is weird since it will play them ...
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VLC Activation Issue under Gnome 3.20

I am able to 'double click' on any Video File and it will open and play properly. If I click on the Icon (either under favorites or on my desktop) nothing happens. They both are using /usr/bin/vlc ...
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Usage of cvlc with coproc

I'm trying to feed to file descriptor .mp3 files the with the dummy interface of vlc, i.e., cvlc, in order to add to a playlist on the fly or override the entire file descriptor with new data (new ....
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Cannot install/upgrade packags in linux mint, both terminal and package manager

As mentioned, cannot install packages. I tried to install VLC in package manager and there's an error message installArchives() failed: Selecting previously unselected package libaribb24-0:amd64. (...
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How to increase DPI for VLC media player in Cinnamon on UHD display?

My laptop display has HiDPI, (282.42 PPI eXtra High density according to calculator), is of size 15.6 inches with resolution 3840 x 2160 and scaling set on Double (200%) DPI in my Linux Mint 19.2 "...
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passing a referrer link using a m3u playlist file

I can pass a referrer link in VLC using a Lua file by typing in vlc ipchannel.lua (see example of Lua file below). But how can I pass a referrer link using an m3u playlist file? Example of working ...
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xdotool not bringing active window in front while VLC is fullscreen

VLC media player has two options to show video in fullscreen. The first is called "fullscreen mode" F11 shortcut and the second is "fullscreen" with "f" shortcut. Both modes appear the same, but the ...
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Video playback not working/choppy in Linux Mint 19.2

I have a problem with Linux Mint and video playback. The issue is that opening any .mp4 from disk (don't have any other filestypes) results in video player crash. Tried many different players like ...
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Trans-coding hevc / x265 video file using VLC and viewing it on a chromecast

I've been successful at getting VLC to stream a x264 encoded file from a network file share to an old chromecast (which mine doesn't support hevc / x265 directly) using the commands below. vlc -vv --...
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RTP Reverse Proxy

I've been trying to make a prototype of a video streaming server before I actually write code for it. So I used VLC to make streaming happen on my server using the following command: cvlc video.mpg --...
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Why is VLC Media Player playing videos like this?

Please see the short GIF recorded screencast of the problem in action. This is how all videos open and play, I cannot see a darn thing, just these big colored bars where the color is taken from the ...
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VLC crashs, when watching one specific DVD?

I got some new-ish DVDs to watch. Unfortunately VLC keeps crashing. I set it to Debug mode and got some feedback: libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0 libdvdnav: DVD Title: LEGEND_OF_KORRA_VOL2 ...
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Use USB-Sound-Device with VLC on Headless RaspPi

I've got a headless Rasberry Pi with a USB Sound Device. I want to play mp3 files with VLC. aplay -l gives me card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA] Subdevices: 7/7 ...
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Combining youtube-dl and VLC without a pipe

youtube-dl -o - <webpage> | vlc - shows a video in VLC. However, the video is piped (through something like fd://0), which inhibits the possibility to jump forwards/backwards. However, youtube-...
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How do I fix vlc?: Lines in every video (elementary os)

every video is happening this : and in vlc there is no option to enable hardware acceleration Messages (vlc) : avcodec info: Using Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Haswell Desktop i have an amd gpu ...
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How can I set default application for unknown file on xdg-open / mimeopen?

On my Lubuntu (18.10), xdg-open launches VLC Player when the file is not associated to any applications. $ xdg-mime query filetype jquery.js application/javascript $ xdg-mime query default ...
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kscreenlocker_greet: Disable VLC controls

When locking my screen I get the VLC controls for the actively playing video on the lock screen. How can I disable these controls?
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Is there any video player which can seek with thumbnail like in YouTube?

When you watch a video in YouTube, you can seek it with the thumbnail preview. Many Windows' and MacOS' video players have this feature, but what about Linux's? I've already read this same question, ...
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display the file descriptors of a process using python [closed]

How can I display the open file descriptors of a process in linux using python script? I tried using readlink /proc/PID/fd/* in python script but I am getting error. /bin/sh: 2: /fd/*: not found ...
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Get the path of song playing in VLC using python script

I am trying to get the path of song playing in VLC using python script. I have already find out the Process ID of vlc using pgrep -x vlc And I can also display the all file descriptors of vlc ...
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Debian Stretch VLC has no GUI

I've been trying to install VLC for Debian Stretch and can get the command line to work fine, however I can't get the GUI to open. I've Googled this a bunch and came across multiple different ...
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