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What does the at symbol (@) with IPs mean in ffmpeg and vlc?

In vlc, ffmpeg, and mplayer, I see some docs and forum posts that start an IP with an at symbol, e.g., udp://@239.192.1.31:1234. Other times, I see it used to replace localhost, e.g. rtp://@:8005. ...
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Subtitles for multilingual DVD audio tracks in VLC

I've been using VLC to watch DVDs for a while, but many of them have portions in different languages to the main audio-track. For example, there are numerous Spanish-language scenes in Breaking Bad, ...
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how to join ts files together into mp4 with ffmpeg?

I download a lot of streams since the internet speed is too slow to watch high definition. When I download a stream I find the .m3u8 file which points to the TS files. Then I use the following ...
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Total playlist duration in VLC

I know where the total duration is shown, but I just loaded around a thousand tracks into the playlist and its not even trying to load the tracks until they are played. How do I get the total duration ...
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Does a graphics card affect video playback?

I'm looking at buying a new laptop, primarily for playing movies with VLC, browsing, using Microsoft Office, and a bit of coding. The trouble I had with my old laptop, (a dual core celeron running ...
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How do I broadcast webcam footage with a 1 hour delay in VLC?

For an art project I am looking for a way to continuously view the footage from my webcam with a delay of at least 1 hour. I am no expert at all, but I thought maybe it would be possible to record a ...
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Play video on Atom Netbook

I have choppy effect during play video on Atom Assus EEE PC flare series 1025 with Ubuntu Linux. I was trying to play with default player and VLC one. The same net book plays the same video under ...
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How to get the streaming wizard option in VLC - Windows?

In MAC-OSX, the streaming wizard option is enabled by default in VLC. However, in windows, I dont' see that option. As I googled, I got to know that the VLC uses QT in Linux and Windows. Thus, it ...
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Hot to play SAP network streams on Android devices

My Internet provider provides us free TV utilizing SAP network protocol. Support for this protocol is integrated into VLC player (playlist -> Network Streams (SAP)). However, I now need to watch this ...
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How can I make a video “seekable” using ffmpeg when played in VLC player?

I have a .mkv video with the following properties: Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'DEMO.mkv': Metadata: ENCODER : Lavf56.4.101 Duration: 00:00:56.37, start: 2.333000, bitrate: 2032 ...
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How do I get FluidSynth support in VLC on Mac OS X?

I'm trying to play a MIDI file on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I just downloaded the latest version of VLC from the VideoLAN website, and followed these MIDI instructions to look at audio codecs, but ...
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my own tv news channel - using vlc streaming

I want to create my own tv channel (using vlc streaming). And for now - it works great: cvlc --sout-keep --loop --sout '#standard{access=http,mux=ts,dst=:2000}' file.avi But i have two problems: ...
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What parameters for lightweight HTML5 video with avconv? [duplicate]

I have this: avconv version 0.8.16-6:0.8.16-1, Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the Libav developers built on Sep 16 2014 23:10:48 with gcc 4.7.2 Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'film.mp4': ...
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Pipe a list of files into vlc and mpc

I'm trying to pipe a list of all my files that start with "m" in my music folder. This line grabs all of my filenames correctly. I'm using windows 7 command line. dir /s /b | findstr -i -r ...
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VLC player codecs

I got a tablet for X-mas (windows 8) and tried to play some video with VLC on it and most won't play mp4 mkv etc, on my laptop the same files will play in VLC, so I assume it to be a codec problem I ...
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VLC is looking for plugins in the wrong directory after Reinstall

I had vlc 2.1.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 installed by "apt-get install vlc" in /usr/bin/vlc, it worked fine Then I compiled and installed another version of vlc (don't remember exact version number) from ...
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Do i lose quality when checking “always fit to window”?

I am using vlc to watch the second season of Game of Thrones and i'm wondering if i can set/check the resolution i am running. Also my image which seems like 1080p is a lot smaller than my window ...
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VLC is not installing the content menu

I tried twice installing VLC including the content menu (right click) option However it is not appearing at the right click. What can I do to include it?
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H264 encoded MKV videos freeze whole computer/Windows 7 with VLC and Media Player Classic

I have some videos encoded as H264 in MKV containers. When skipping too much in VLC or Media Player Classic the media players will either crash outright or the whole system will lock up, on occasion a ...
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What causes frames to be dropped/lost when playing videos with higher resolution on VLC?

I noticed on this Battlefield Hardline Trailer at 60fps, about half the frames are dropped on my laptop playing it at 1920x1080 60fps. If play it 1280x720 60fps, no frames are dropped. What causes the ...
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VLC MMS video via network - stutters

I'm using VLC to play a MMS video (1.5X speed) that is streamed from a "members only" website. The video works great except that it hangs/stutters every few seconds. So I increased the following ...
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Play UDP stream in VLC?

I receive an UDP video stream of which I know both the IP adresses and the incoming and outgoing ports of both computers. How can I plat his in vlc? udp:@:1234 Doesnt work for me. How to fix this?
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VLC Media Player displays still from previous video

I am using VLC Media Player V2.1.5 Rincewind. It displays a still from a previous video at the start of opening up a video file and the still remains on audio files. I uninstalled VLC and deleted the ...
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One VLC instance for different file types

Is it possible to have two instances of VLC Media Player, one that plays WAV files exclusively and the other that plays MP3 files exclusively? I have to often listen to some WAV sound effects files to ...
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VLC plays only part of avi file

Downloaded avi movies play only 8 minutes of a longer movie, whatever the overall length (usually between 18 and 25 mins). When opening the movie, the following message comes up: Is the problem ...
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Change VLC stream source without stopping

I have been starting an HTTP stream in VLC using the following command, cvlc http://www.example.com/stream --sout \ #transcode{acodec=vorb,ab=128,access=udp}:http{mux=ogg,dst=:8080}' Is there a way ...
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Multiple playlists on VLC?

Winamp, QMMP, and even Rhythmbox can have multiple playlists pinned on there interface. The user can select any of those playlists and play their songs instantly, without the need to find where those ...
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How to disable VLC plugin for Firefox?

How do you completely remove and/or disable the VLC plugin for Firefox? Standalone VLC is great, but for some reason, it never works in Firefox. It takes forever to load and then it doesn't play ...
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Can I make vlc expand all given directories in its playlist on startup?

I have a script which runs a command of the form vlc music/foo/ music/bar/ It starts playing immediately on shuffle but only one of the directories foo/ or bar/ will be expanded in the playlist, ...
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How to add “Play with VLC” to folder context menu

I love the feature of Windows Media Player where you can right click a music folder and select Play With Windows Media Player because I organize all my music in individual folders (and subfolders for ...
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Working media player for VirtualBox [closed]

I use VirtualBox 4.18 and I'd like to play various video files (various codecs like Xvid and x264, various containers like AVI and MKV). Unfortunately, the following players cannot render Direct3D ...
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How is Windows Explorer calculating Data Rate?

When I add the "Data Rate" column in Windows Explorer and look at Windows Media Video files, it is showing a value that's much higher than expected. This is in Windows 7 64-bit. For example, the ...
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Is there software for improving the intelligibility of speech under fast playback?

There are several option for playing back audio and video, such as a podcast or lectures, at a high rate of speed without distorting the pitch. However, I find even with the correct pitch that ...
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Stream Multicast channel on a website

I have a simple website with JWPlayer. Right now it is receiving a stream from my camera (rtmp protocol). I'm looking for a simple way to do the same thing with a multicast channel. I guess that I'm ...
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Tool allowing to resume and bookmark specific location of video/playlist

I am going insane trying to watch a course of videos on a bunch of different folders. I aggregated all the folders into one huge playlist (in different Windows players) but each time i resume ...
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Play media from a computer to a TV wirelessly?

I want the same functionality one gets when connecting a TV and a laptop using a HDMI cable, but wirelessly. I have a Samsung Series 6, Smart TV and want to mirror my Windows 7 PC's video and audio ...
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Playing VLC while gaming

I've discovered that, for certain games (such as Assassin's Creed IV), in order to play video in VLC and game at the same time on a separate monitor you have to change the video mode of VLC. I ...
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playing sbs video on vlc having the video top and bottom

I have a 3d mp4 video having the right and left displayed in top and bottom format. Enabling anaglyph in vlc is not working. How to change the mode of anaglyph in vlc to work for top and bottom ...
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VLC command to output stream to /dev/video1

Looking to latch onto an http stream (specifically, a GoPro wireless stream, which I can view fine in VLC) and instantiate a fake video device, e.g. /dev/video1/ Is this possible with VLC alone? I've ...
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VLC Command Line Flag --loop from Batch File Not Working

I used to have a batch file that started a playlist in VLC, set to loop indefinitely. Now though, I'm not sure if I have messed it up at some point or a new version of VLC has rendered it obsolete, ...
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Live555 Server Stream to VLC

I am starting the live555MediaServer.exe on my computer, (no firewalls), it says use url: rtsp://192.168.1.200/ to refer to a file in VLC i am entering rtsp://192.168.1.200/space.mp4 or ...
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Playing VLC using 64bit bindings in C#

I have a 64bit C# desktop app. I am capturing a video from my digital camera using the nVLC binidings created here: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/109639/nVLC When I was using VLC 32bit and my ...
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How can I make VLC stream continuously?

I'am trying to watch a movie in VLC. The movie is in a local SMB share via wireless and I'm using a Mac 10.10. When I start the movie, it starts downloading at 7MB/s for a few seconds (which is good) ...
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VLC and MPC-HC struggle to play m2ts with srt subtitle. Any other ways to use m2ts with srt?

So, I've got a m2ts file with the following parameters: Format : BDAV at 34.2 Mbps Length : 12.0 GiB for 50mn 8s 10ms Video #0 : AVC Aspect : 1920 x 1080 ...
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Extract frames from HTTP streamed video without downloading entire file

I want to extract a frame from a specific location in a video file. The file is located on a remote server and I don't want to download the entire thing. How can I extract a frame from an http stream ...
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How can I save the currently playing video in VLC Media player?

I would like to save the current playing video in VLC to disk. I DO NOT want to open a video from disk to convert/save, there is no video on disk. So the convert/save function does not seem to be ...
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How to direct sound to one headphone ubuntu vlc? [duplicate]

My right earpiece is gone. So , I would like to send the sound only to left headphone . Is it possible ??the thing is , some sound is low in one earpiece and high in other , like the base is very low ...
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VLC Stream URL not working

When I try to open an URL on VLC it doesn't work. Here is the command I'm using: vlc youtube.com/watch?v=POCngEpkOLI VLC media player 2.0.3 Twoflower (revision 2.0.2-93-g77aa89e) [0x15960a8] main ...
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gnutls tls client error : a TLS packet with unexpected length was received while reading a url on vlc linux

I use Kali linux 64bit and when I type the vlc command with a youtube link as an argument it shows me the error : "gnutls tls client error : a TLS packet with unexpected length was received while ...
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None of my HD videos have sound on any player.. VLC or Windows media player..

Only my HD videos have lost the sound of the speech part whereas the part where music begins, it works just fine. These videos used to have sound a while back. This is happening in VLC media player as ...