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Why does multicast streaming only work with 224.0.0.0/4 routed to network card/NIC in Linux?

a project of mine involves multicast streaming of DBV-S2 TV channels by using a networked SAT tuner. As there are no IGMP-capable network switches, the network is quite stressed and so I set up a ...
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How to setup PS3 Media Server to stream AceStream to playstation?

I've been hunting around in net for weeks and trying no end of different setups and I feel like im going in circles. I want to watch some live streams from AceStream on my Playstation 3. I have ...
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VLC - Stream audio into an audio player in a web-page offline-mode accessible

I maded a batch file for stream audio with VLC, it works fine and is accessible from all PC/smartphones: "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -I dummy dshow:// -vv --dshow-vdev=none ...
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How to move vlc temp folder to ramdisk?

How can i move vlc temp folder to ramdisk or any other location to increase performance? Or does vlc already keep temp files in ram? thanks.
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Conversion from MP4 to WAV results in desync with FFmpeg, but not when using VLC

Converstion to .wav from .mp4 video causes a desynchronization when the conversion is done with FFmpeg, but not when with VLC. I've been trying to figure this out for days now and any help is greatly ...
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VLC start up with playlist

What is the command line for vlc to start up playing a specific playlist? something like this: START /WAIT C:\"Program Files"\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe %1 playlist="c:\users\rendszergazda\desktop\p.xspf" ...
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Unable to smoothly stream video

I have an SSH server set up at home, which has a bunch of hdd's connected to it, storing a large collection of media. Before, it was just a media server for home, and the SSH was for configuration, ...
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Auto record stream in VLC

I need to record different http video streams. At this moment I manually open the stream en push the little record button when the extra toolbar is activated. It creates a stream automatically in the ...
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Joining videos using the command line

I've had a little mishap with the external harddisk and I've had to restore some files. Now I have a bunch of video fragments that I'd like to join up again. I can play the fragments using VLC just ...
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How to get back freebox tv in VLC 2.1.0 and above?

Since version 2.1.0 VLC is missing the option to view Freebox TV channels (for Freebox clients in France), which was visible in Playlist - Internet - Freebox TV. Is it possible to get that back?
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How to override keyconfig by editing vlcrc

I want to set some hot keys for VLC. I know how to do it with GUI setting, but I want to configure by text file config. I could change by adding this lines to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\vlc\vlcrc. ...
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Running vlc qt4 interface with Bumblebee on Debian

I am running Debian Jessie on a laptop with 2 video cards. I use Bumblebee to switch between cards. The optirun command initializes a new x server, that runs on the faster but more power consuming ...
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Pixelated MKV x264 playback

I have ~100 movies in x264 mkv with file sizes between 8-15GB. All of them display the grayish pixelation. They'll be ok for 5-15 minutes and then as scenes change they'll receive the pixelation. ...
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Why'd a 1080p video playing on 1366x768 resolution screen show black bars?

Above is a screenshot of the properties of the video I played in VLC. As you can see, it clearly shows that the video is 1080p. But when I am playing the video on my Windows laptop (with a 1366x768 ...
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errors exporting audio over ssh

i am attempting to forward audio (x11 video is already working) over my local lan from a source pc to a client pc. both machines are running ubuntu. i have followed these instructions but i'm getting ...
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Wowza Media Server: Do we really need it? [closed]

I have a dedicated server running a video website. All videos encoded to .mp4 format, and I use Jwplayer. MP4 format can be play on all browsers, andriod phones, windows phones, iPhones, iPads...etc ...
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How can I reduce latency on VLC

I 'm working on a video streaming application. Server is a Linux machine (ffmpeg-ffserver) and client is a Windows machine (vlc player). There is a latency of about 6 seconds. Despite the fact that ...
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VLC displays time instead of text

I have an issue with VLC when I try to add subtitles. This displays to me instead of proper text from *.SRT subtitle format.
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VIDIOC_STREAMON failed: Device or resource busy [VLC media player]

I 'm trying to achieve video recording from my UVC webcam, using VLC (Ubuntu 13.04). Both uvc-kernel-module and v4l2-utils are installed. I am able to detect /dev/video0 which is the only video device ...
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Can I record video using LIVE555 Streaming Media?

I 'm looking for recording and streaming real-time video between Linux server and Windows client (VLC player). For this reason, I want server to be able to trasmit over UDP. I tried with FFmpeg ...
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VLC bash transcoding script destination directory

Well, I have such transcoding script: #!/bin/bash acodec="vorb" arate="256" ext="ogg" vlc="/usr/bin/vlc" fmt="mp3" for a in *$fmt; do $vlc -I dummy -vvv "$a" --sout ...
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VLC bash transcoding script output to file

I'm running such script to transcode my audio files: #!/bin/bash acodec="vorb" arate="256" ext="ogg" vlc="/usr/bin/vlc" fmt="mp3" for a in *$fmt; do $vlc -I dummy -vvv "$a" --sout ...
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vlc player automatic capture recording ratio does not add up

I am trying to capture screen shots from a movie for my research and I tried it for every second. Both VLC and GSpot say that the fps is 25, so I set the recording ratio at 25. It is a 2 hour movie, ...
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How do I find the video stream URL of my security DVR by myself?

I have this 8 channel DVR with the brand "ELEC" that streams video over the network. However, I can only connect to it using iPhone apps called vMyEye, Asee+, and other similar names. I want to use ...
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Debian Jessie: VLC Media Player crashing Xorg when opening file/stream, only works for opening capture device

Every time I open a file using VLC through the GUI, or in a terminal, Xorg crashes leaving me to the console interface and I need to run xinit again. The only thing that won't crash is when a video or ...
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How to reduce latency on FFmpeg video streaming?

On a video streaming application between Linux server (FFmpeg) and Windows client (VLC player), there is a noticeable latency of about 10 seconds. FFmpeg command: ffmpeg -re -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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What video codec over RTP protocol?

I 'm trying to achieve video streaming from a Linux server (ffserver) to a Windows client (VLC player). Although I made it over HTTP protocol, I want the multimedia to be transferred over RTP ...
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Pause VLC with batch file

I have a database which contains file paths to .mp3 files in Filemaker. I managed to open these files in VLC with a Send Event command. I also want to create a pause button, which has to tell VLC to ...
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How to let VLC Media Library show the contents of an added folder?

Here is what I did: Enabled Media Library in Tools|Preferences|All|Playlist Added a Videos folder to the Media Library However, the folder is not clickable. So the Media Library seems to contain ...
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Video streaming fails over rtp protocol

Video streaming between Unix Server (ffmpeg) and Windows client (vlc) completed without errors. Server side: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -r 25 -i /dev/video0 http://192.168.1.114:27018/feed1.ffm Client side: ...
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Unable to open a .img file in mac OSx 10.9

I was recently in a car accident on private property and was given a CD-R with what I thought was a video from one of the surveillance cameras. When I insert the disk into my macbook pro running 10.9 ...
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VLC won't connect to local stream

I followed the instructions on this page: https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Streaming_HowTo_New/, which said: The most common way is via HTTP. To stream via HTTP, click on "Destinations", ...
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Show Contents of X Display in Window

I have an X display :1. I would like to show the content of this display in another window. I can take a still by doing this: import -display :1 -window root screenie.png but I would like to be able ...
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Why can I play ogg file but not convert to mkv or mp4 with FFMPEG?

I want to convert a ogg video to mp4 or mkv, but different errors appear. I have two streams (from the same source) that I captured. They are in an ogg container. If I try to convert them to mkv ...
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Flux Disabling it for specific Windows/Monitors (VLC hardware overlay?)

F.lux is some color management application. My problem, with multiple monitors, is that I multitask. There are not distinct movie watching times, and coding/working/browser times; It is just all at ...
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How do I get vlc via X11-over-ssh to display the right font, instead of black rectangles only?

I'm running vlc on my Arch Linux box, forwarded via X11/ssh to my Mac. All characters in the application have been replaced by a black rectangle, so I can't read any labels. I would guess that vlc ...
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How can I display the ID3 version of a mp3 in VLC?

I would like to display the ID3 version of an mp3 in VLC. Is that possible? I use VLC 2.1.3 on Win7.
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How to download a mms stream with G2M4 video?

I have found that Gotomeeting recorded webinars are streamed as MMS streams. It is well known that MMS streams can be downloaded/saved. For instance VLC has a corresponding option in the Open Network ...
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vlc plays only grey screen with some moving parts

I have got some problem with vlc media player after some updates on ubuntu 12.04. Audio and subtitles works fine, but the picture is just grey. I have tried some other output settings x11 video ...
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How to sample `audio/video bit rate and fps ` every second on VLC command line

Now I can dump the video by the command vlc -I dummy --rtsp-tcp rtsp://172.19.1.67/live.sdp --sout "#standard{access=file,vcodec=h264,dst=c0_s0_h264_1920x1080_30_cbr_1000_16000000_framerate.mp4}" ...
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VLC: How to delete file on disk

I download videos from Youtube to watch later. I use VLC to watch the videos and when I am done watching a video I would like to remove the file on disk directly from VLC. I have found several guides ...
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stream vlc playlist trhough rtmp live streaming

i am just tried to stream my playlist mp4 file to my live stream. i am using play my playlist via vlc and also stream via vlc. i am using the following code vlc --playlist-autostart --loop ...
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Linux On-Demand Streaming Server

I'm looking for a server software for Linux, with which I can stream Video files via the network. I'd prefer a Software with a (web) GUI or one where you only have to point your media player to a ...
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How to make VLC server that can communicate with clients

I have VLC 2.0.8 in and I have recently discovered that I can stream movies by using it. So my plan is: - at home I have a computer with a list of 3 movies (for example). - when I am traveling, I ...
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Can VLC be set to show external subtitles when playing a DVD movie?

I was looking for ways to use external subtitles with DVD movies and have found several solutions (amongst others, MPC-HC). But I was surprised that VLC was not a solution here - and I imagine some ...
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Opening a H264 stream from DVR using VLC/FFmpeg

I've been tinkering with ITX's DVR for the past few days, trying to connect to its RTSP stream using the SDK that manufacturer provides. The official syntax goes like this: PLAY ...
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how to dump video streaming without distorted view , green screen , and noise

I have to dump video streaming from hundreds of network cameras (IP cameras), via RTSP protocol (h264, mp4) or http protocol (for motion jpeg). so I should run the VLC in command line interface to ...
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Possible to black out/dim second screen while using multiple displays in VLC 2.1.3 fullscreen mode?

Pardon if this is a duplicate, but I searched and could only find the reverse of my question. I remember VLC used to have an option to "not" black out the second screen when playing a video in ...
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Play youtube videos in vlc with monaural audio

Youtube videos in VLC are playing sound only in my left ear. http://www.videolan.org/doc/play-howto/en/ch04.html says that vlc --mono is a valid command. But when I run the daily stable VLC from the ...
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Speech volume of videos on VLC media player is too low on Windows 7

I just noticed that when I updated to Windows 7, almost all my movies are unwatchable because the speech volume is too low. All was fine with Windows XP SP3. I have latest updates for Windows 7. I ...