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How to stop VLC command line streaming without forcibly killing the process?

I'm using VLC on mac to stream my desktop and record the user interaction. I launch the process with the following command line: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC -I dummy -vvv screen:// ...
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How can I transcode “faster playback speed” videos? [duplicate]

I'd like to transcode a video to have faster playback speed, for use on mobile devices / chromecast. VLC has this capability, but it seems to only work during playback. For example, if I use the ...
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Streaming music across your local network with VLC: choosing which application I want to stream the music from?

I use Airfoil to send any audio to other computers: I can choose which application I want to stream the music from. I know that VLC has a streaming feature to play music/video simultaneously on ...
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VLC player went pink

I am using Alienware 17 laptop Graphics GTX780M NVidia driver 344.11 OS Windows 10 Preview. Problem I am having is that VLC player shows all the videos in pink. However they are displayed OK on Quick ...
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How do I find out if VLC is using hardware rendering/decoding at this moment?

Let's say I am currently playing a video in VLC. How do I find out if VLC is using hardware (GPU) rendering, or decoding, at this moment? This question is not about enabling using the GPU.
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Why video(webcam) delay in VoIP software is almost 0 compared to streaming with VLC media player through RTP, RTSP, HTTP, etc (>2s)?

The whole description above takes place on a LAN. I'm asking this way since I couldn't find any way to configure VLC in order to stream my webcam without delay to another computer. Because VoIP CAN ...
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Media Player Classic video size zoom incorrect

I am using latest version MPCHC latest version. As the screenshot below, the video in MPCHC seem goes outside of the screen. But VLC play properly. I just try download a new copy of MPCHC, unzip and ...
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Changing cache for files in VLC

I understand how to change cache for files in VLC but I can't find a way to save this new setting. Every time I restart VLC it goes to 500. I have a version 2.1.5 of VLC. Please help!
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streaming audio to another machine on demand (linux)

tl;dr how to reliably stream audio on demand between 2 linux machines over the network on demand? Hello, sometimes I want to play something from my laptop through the bigger speakers of home sound ...
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Debugging choppy video playback on LAN - Bandwidth measurement

I am using VLC to playback videos stored on a personal NAS. I sometimes experience choppy playback, which I would like to diagnose by measuring with precision what bandwidth is required by the video ...
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Preserve playback position in VLC between multiple computers

I'm storing my video files on a network server via Samba (network share) and playing them on multiple computers. Is there a way to preserve playback position in VLC in order to continue playing from ...
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Created A Custom Protocol For VLC, but VLC doesn't like it?

Trying to add a custom protocol vlc:/// to my Windows 8 system so that hyperlinks using it will open the file in VLC instead of my browser. It does try to open the file, but then VLC says it's ...
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Open VLC when clicking certain video links

Is it possible to open VLC to play certain video files when I click on specific links? For instance, is there a protocol I could use, like vlc://, which VLC would recognize? Specifically, I've got ...
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Associate extension to a Modern Windows 8 app

I'm trying to associate some file types (like flv) to new VLC for modern Windows app. They registered their app just for mkv,mp3 and mp4 extensions, while their app really can read flv files (It's ...
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Watching BlueRay with Laptop/hdmi and hd tv poor experience

I try to watch an BlueRay on my Sony HD TV which is delivered by my Dell Latitude e6430 with icore 7 and Nividia NV 5200 connected via hdmi, but the experience is very poor :-( The movie plays some ...
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System requirements for high definition videos [duplicate]

I am going for vacation soon, and I am carrying a hard disk full of movies and a projector with me. Our vacation home has an old AMD Athlon PC, running Windows XP. Average video memory. It's a ...
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VLC media file kind attribute differs from Mavericks to Yosemite

I have noticed since I started using OS X Yosemite beta 3 that any files that by default open with VLC now have the Kind attribute set to just VLC Document, except for MP4 which also opens with VLC by ...
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Play internet video in external players (cross-platform)?

I have created a similar question on this on the ubuntu page. While that question was directed to a certain problem with adobe flash player in Linux, the answer that I found in the end is ...
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VLC - Sort by multiple columns, e.g. Artist, then Year, then Album

A two part question, related to playing music in VLC: Can you sort by multiple columns? For example, Artist > Year > Album > Track Number. Is there a way to get VLC to show the year in the playlist? ...
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Strip motion events from file

I am working on a time lapse project currently have a couple long videos where there are parts where nothing is happening and I am wondering if there is a program that can strip out all those parts or ...
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Windows 8.1 - 64 bit (VLC errors)

I'm having some troubles with windows 8.1 (or my computer hardware, not exactly sure). EACH and EVERY TIME I close VLC 64 bit, I get an error. I didn't notice anything, since VLC player doesn't shut ...
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Hot Keys Not Working in VLC

In VLC while playing music or some videos, I the jump forward hotkeys are not working. Jump back work fine but even if I change the jump forward keys in the settings it will not work. Any ...
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Take a screenshot with VLC in debian CLI

I have a peerflix stream on my linux machine which I want to open with VLC, take several screenshots at pre defined sections and save them to disk. I managed to get this to work on windows using the ...
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How to stream MPEG video using RTP using VLC command line

I'm attempting to convert the following vlc command line which is streaming an MPEG video over UDP ( no RTP ): cvlc -vvv /vlc/attract.mpg :norm=ntsc :v4l2-width=320 :v4l2-height=240 ...
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How to avoid videos (made of images) look tilted in VLC?

I created this video using the following FFmpeg command: ffmpeg -i in.ffconcat -c:v libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p -r 30 out.mp4 The content of the file in.ffconcat is: ffconcat version 1.0 file ...
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Set VLC for Windows 8 as the default 3gp player

How do I set VLC for windows 8 (store version) as the default 3gp video player in Windows 8.1, when right clicking on a file from Windows explorer and selecting "open with" it does not list VLC. When ...
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What is the difference between two different versions of VLC nightly builds?

This will soon be deprecated as far as the specific version numbers are concerned, but the general idea maybe will not: While the stable build of VLC is at a certain point 2.1.5, there is a VLC ...
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VLC proxy settings and .pac file

I'm behind a corporate proxy and i want to use the last.fm autoscrobbler in vlc. Our proxy configuration are in a .pac file and i can't figure out how to set it in vlc's settings... i tried to fill ...
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Access to IP camera stream

I'm trying to set up three IP cameras I got for using them in ZoneMinder. According to the webinterface of the camera, the stream can be viewed at: http://192.168.47.202:8090/live.asf But, since I'm ...
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VLC 2.1.5 - unable to find file caching values in preferences

I'm having some lag when playing videos over my network with VLC 2.1.5. I have plenty of bandwidth. I read that I should increase the caching values under Input/Codecs-Access modules-File, but the ...
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How to install vlc-srpod-plugin?

I'm trying to install vlc-srpos-plugin (a VLC plugin that remembers your video position) on Ubuntu 14.04. I've downloaded and extracted libsrpos_plugin-*.tar.gz (for Linux or Unix systems) The ...
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How can I control a remote streaming VLC player with a local VLC player?

I know VLC player can stream video and audio in several ways, and that it also has web interface along with some other ways to control it remotely. But can I make a local VLC player be able to control ...
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Why does VLC cut off the end of my video when transcoding?

I am trying to "bake in" a custom made subtitle file (Advanced SubStation Alpha) for a short (3:46) video. However, despite trying an assortment of commandline options, VLC seems to always cut off the ...
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How to watch video streaming from home PC with full control, like on a local player?

I'd like to watch (and listen to) all my media on home PC, from a netbook elsewhere. And I'd like it to appear as seamless as possible, as if I were playing media locally, but actually streaming from ...
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How to convert audio to video with VLC?

I'm familiar with the use of VLC to transcode videos, or to extract audio from video. What I'd like to do is the reverse of that. I have a very long MP3 and would like to generate a simple video ...
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How to configure VLC auto-resizing for low-resolution files

I play a mix of 320p/480p/720p content via VLC, and each time I open one of the smaller resolutions for playing, VLC makes the window small - can I configure it such that if the content is less than ...
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Controlling Multiple Instances of VLC etc. by a “Unified” Hotkey Command

I wish to invite suggestions regarding if and how is the following achievable: controlling multiple instances of a media player (say VLC) by one "unified" hot-key command. eg. Pressing spacebar would ...
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Python coding with VLC player (quite a basic query I expect)

I'm fairly new to the whole coding realm so my knowledge is fairly limited, and I can't seem to find any basic tutorials on how to use scripts with VLC player. More specifically, the reason I'm asking ...
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Audio from VLC will get quiet when focusing other applications

Note about above: It's not a duplicate of those. OS: Windows 8.1 I'm noticing that when playing something from VLC (though it happens when playing audio from Chrome) that my sound will ...
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How to delete a file after vlc finishes playing it?

I know you can have vlc shut down your pc after you finish playing something but I'm trying to figure out a way to delete the file, preferably with a confirmation dialog box after you finish playing ...
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How to download the A-B repeat part from a song in VLC?

I have been able to capture a particular section from a song using the A-B feature of VLC. But now I want to download/save that particular section/clip from it. Does VLC provide me a way to do it?
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Can VLC player schedule music playing

I would like to just be able to play music at a certain time, while my computer is on. Let's say I want to make a playlist start in 2 hours. I've seen that VLC can schedule certain stuff, but I have ...
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VLC 2.1.5 - OSX Mavericks - Disable Media Library?

I'm wondering if it's possible to stop VLC 2.1.5 from automatically adding media played from the computer into the "Media Library". It's possible to delete each file after it's added, however it's ...
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Which settings should I use on VLC to transcode a video to play on Xbox 360?

I tried to convert a video on VLC a few times to play on Xbox but I can't find the right settings. I used a few formats specified in this page but they didn't work. I also found this page that ...
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VLC Throws “could not blit surface error”

I am receiving UDP video Stream coming out from my embedded board... But when i change the resolution of output stream(Form NTSC to 720p)i don't receive any data on VLC and in debug messages of VLC i ...
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How to keep VLC subtitles in one place?

I playing a video file with a .srt subtitle file using VLC on OSX 10.8.5. The subtitles are displayed, however the location changes randomly every few sentences from low (the regular sub position) to ...
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Why are Hebrew vowels, in VLC's subtitles, shifted one character to the right?

I see a strange phenomenon on VLC. I created a SRT subtitles file that contains Hebrew with vowels (nikud ניקוד). The vowels are placed correctly in the SRT file: [21:19 Administrator@DellIns14 tmp] ...
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How to play multiple tiled videos (NOT multiple instance)?

I am trying to get multiple video files played as a mosaic in a tiled fashion. I have posted this question at the vlc forum under the features request section. That will obviously take some time. The ...
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Video and audio in all applications unable to play past first frame/second

Update: This same issue has appeared on another completely different system. It must be software related, something similar between the software on both machines must be causing the issue. The new ...
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“Always-on” video chat?

I would like to set up an "always-on" video chat between two locations displayed on a TV. The hosts that will do the work will be running Linux. Skype is too low quality and runs poorly on Linux. ...