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Can I set default VLC args when double clicking a video file?

I'm trying to get VLC to start with certain args, and I've already edited the Start Menu entry, to "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --intf rc --rc-host localhost:1234 --rc-quiet, which ...
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Changing colour of VLC Volume Slider?

By going to Preferences > All > Interface > Main Interface > QT I found that we can change the colour of the volume slider. Since I never use volume above 100%, I changed the max volume ...
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How to change volume while using “duplicate” to “display” in VLC?

While using VLC on Windows, I want to listen to online OGG audio stream in real time and simultaneously save the stream to file. After some research and experiments, I came up with the following ...
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Creating labels on video segments

I'm currently finding that segments of a video can be labeled. For example: In VLC's "seek bar", you'll notice 5 markers. And when you hover your mouse pointer in between these markers, the segment ...
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Open a video in VLC from browser (not plugin)

I'm hoping to find a way in which I can automatically open a video into VLC from a browser (likely Firefox). For example I have a video at http://ip/video.mp4. And I'd like to be able to click on the ...
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What is the command line syntax to use chromecast in VLC 3.0?

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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Stream audio/video over RTSP with VLC?

I have a camera module (noIR) and USB mic attached to my raspberry pi. I'm trying to setup a RTSP streaming video/audio so I can observe the feed from another system on my network. So far, I've been ...
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How Do I stop VLC from automatically playing a previous vid, when another has ended? - not a playlist

I'm running Win 7 64bit. I'm using VLC 2.2.1 If I finish watching a vid in VLC, it will automatically play the last vid I played. These are not vids that I've put in any kind of playlist. I could ...
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Play stream with VLC on Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu desktop 14.04 with two NIC, eth0 and eth1. One is just for internet and the other one is on local subnet where multicast UDP stream is coming. Default route is on eth0, and multicast ...
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Streaming audio and video to VLC with ffmpeg and ffserver

I'm trying to set up a webcam with a raspberry pi 2 that I can view from VLC media player on another computer. I followed the tutorial here to get video only working, but his other tutorial that ...
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Audio quality issues with mkv playback under el capitan

I'm having issues with the audio quality when playing mkv files with vlc. When I play movies from iTunes I have no problems at all. The sound is somewhat distorted never noticed this behavior with ...
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VLC video playback is trimmed and blacked out

I am using Kubuntu 15.10 and recently I have updated the version to the latest backport version. But soon after the update VLC has started making weird output. VLC is cropping out the video and the ...
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Open a movie with VLC from command line via SSH

I have a linux machine connected to the tv and being the lazy person I am, I would like to sit on my laptop, SSH into the linux machine and play a movie in full screen. I've tried running the command: ...
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Why does Google Chrome automatically play MP4 videos (and is that a good thing?)

I am working on a home media server running nginx. I navigated to one of the .mp4 files I have to test it and it started streaming just by clicking on it. Is this... performance-wise... the best ...
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Play SRTP streams in VLC player

There are SRTP.c and .h files in VLC player's github. It seems that they support SRTP streams. Is there a way to play SRTP streams from VLC player's GUI or command line interface?
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How can I tell VLC that a source video stream has non-continuous frame rate?

I'm streaming my Android device screen to my PC on which VLC should display it. The android device pushes screens as they are generated. So the framerate that VLC gets is dynamic. Sometimes there's ...
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Show current subtitle after toggling them off and back on

Is there a way to make current subtitle appear when I'm toggling subtitles on (or cycling subtitle tracks)? Currently I have to skip back to the moment it appeared to have it back which is really ...
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Cut and Compress 4K Video?

I have a 20 second video which size in 4K which size is 125 MB. It is only about a defective electronic component so accuracy is not important. I want it much smaller. I have these options in VLC ...
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How do I transcode/compress mp4 source files on the Linux command line?

I have some rather large mp4s produced by my phone. They aren't very long, so they're probably not very compressed. What's an example of using a command line Linux tool to transcode one of these to ...
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VLC player cannot play a specific video only when its matching srt file is present

I have a video (mp4) and its subtitles in a separate file (srt). The two can be played together in MPC-HC and Kodi, but not VLC. Trying to play it in VLC causes nothing to happen, as if I didn't pick ...
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VLC's Anaglyph has focal length issues

I have a Red-Cyan glass to watch 3D. My glass is ok as I can see 3D pictures perfectly. When I try to use VLC player to watch movie in 3D by VLC's Anaglyph feature, it seems the distance of the ...
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convert mp4 video file to any video file, playable in windows media player by VLC media player

I have some mp4 video files that are created by KAZAM. But I need to play those files on Microsoft Windows only by Windows Media Player (I can not install for example VLC media player). Also I can not ...
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VLC player to rewind within the track

How to teach the VLC player to rewind within the track via bluetooth headset? A long press changes the playback speed. Windows 7 version player 2.2.1
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How to make Windows autoplay DVDs with VLC's “no disc menus” option?

I'd like Windows to autoplay DVDs using VLC. I have this working, but I'd like it to use VLC's "no disc menus" option. How can I make that happen?
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VLC media player select audio track for conversion

When using VLC media player to convert a video with multiple audio tracks into another format (that may support only one audio track) using only one audio track, how do I select the audio track that ...
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How to get current timestamp in VLC player without using gui?

I need to automate vlc player and need to get current timestamp for that. Is there any way to do that?
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Unable to play mp3 file on some devices?

I have noticed a certain phenomenon over the last few years... Some mp3 files do not work with certain devices: Example: If I download a file file from the internet, I will be able to listen to it ...
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convert high -speed video to normal by subsampling frames

I've found any number of commercial apps that can convert, e.g., 120fps "slow motion" videos to 30 fps by writing every n-th frame to a new video file. I was hoping that the usual freeware tools such ...
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VLC recording only audio (.ogg) from video

For some reason, VLC Media Player 2.2.1 in Windows 10, when I click 'record' while playing a video, the output is .ogg format. How can I get it to record video content?
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browsing music in cover art in vlc

Is it possible to activate a cover art view for the music library in vlc? I mean something like you can see in iTunes. I am running vlc under osX and I can't find the appropriate preference.
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VLC Audio won't play unless it's a certain headphone (Windows 10)

I usually watch my videos using bluetooth headphones. When I try to play audio on VLC with any other audio device that is not the bluetooth headphones, it doesn't work. This only happens to VLC, I can ...
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Mapping a hotkey on VLC

I don't know if here is the right place to ask this question, so please refer me to the correct place in that case. I used to have a hotkey in VLC that makes the program minimize to the place with the ...
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Adding date stamp to vlc recorded streams

I have few bat files created to record my favorite audio streams but I would like to include the dates in the output file. Is there a way to include the date in the output file name with the code ...
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VLC on OS X showing dlna/upnp share in Local Network tab

The issue just took place since a day or two ago. Before that I was always able to just click the Local Network > Universal Plug 'n Play tab and select my DLNA server (miniDLNA on Raspberry Pi) to ...
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How to choose chapter with vlc streaming ISO from command line (MediaTomb)

I have played around with numerous methods to add Media Server functionality of all my .iso's. I settled on MediaTomb. Vlc by itself chooses the wrong audio (the one for the blind) while streaming. ...
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How to redirect video subtitles to pipe?

I am watching subtitled videos. I would like the subtitles to be sent to a pipe instead of being displayed on the video. The aim is to process the subtitle data with some other software, like sed, in ...
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VLC, El Capitan: Color extraction setting is stuck

Some background: Running VLC on a Macbook Pro with El Capitan, I set a color for "Color Extraction" in the video effects dialog (which you reach by hitting command-E). Now, I can't set it to any ...
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How to prevent VLC from opening a window that is too big? [duplicate]

Sometimes VLC may open a small window. But sometimes it will open a window that is like 90% of the entire screen making clicking the controls very hard. Is there a way to set a consistent size for ...
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How to make VLC going second desktop when going fullscreen?

Since the last Yosemite update (and by extension, El Capitan), VLC doesn't go on a second desktop anymore when I press the fullscreen button on the upper left of the window as it used to do :/ Thank ...
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Accessing remote VLC interface on home network via Safari browser on iPhone

I'm running a VLC on Mac OS X Yosemite and I want to control it over phone via home WiFi network. I configured remote interface on VLC following the instructions found on the net: The web interface ...
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Stream Desktop on demand with VLC

I have set successfully desktop broadcast stream through DLNA with Serviio and VLC. But problem is when VLC broadcast desktop, even if I don´t watch on TV and It take inconsiderable part of PC ...
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How to find the exact time in VLC?

I have recorded a class presentation and I am copying the teacher's speech. Sometimes I need to return just 2/3 seconds or a fraction to repeat what was just said. How can I do it with VLC?
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How to control mplayer/vlc (under Debian) via lirc from Android

I installed lirc, and stared it with systemctl lirc start. Edited the /etc/lirc/hardware.conf as follows, and added ~/.lircrc and ~/.lirc/mplayer as follows. Installed several LIRC clients for Android ...
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VLC shows distorted video when seeking

I have Fedora 23 installed with VLC 2.2.2-0.1.fc23. When I open any H.264 video in VLC, when seeking it does not seem to synchronize to I-Frame. The video is distorted for a few seconds. It works ...
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VLC Stream with fallback video track

I'm trying to use VLC for video-streaming, but I can't figure out how to add a fallback (external) video file. For example, I have a playlist consisting of both .avi and .mp3 files, when VLC starts ...
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Get VLC to Automatically Set Screen Resolution in Full Screen

My normal screen resolution is 1080 pixels tall. DVD content ranges, but I'm currently watching a 480-pixels-tall movie. When playing VLC in full screen, it scales the media to match the 1080-tall ...
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Call URL on metadata change from VLC

Is it possible to have VLC send "now playing" information via HTTP POST? I actually only need the path or URL of the track that is playing. Ideally, the HTTP POST would be made when the new track ...
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Output audio from VLC (or similar Mac desktop app) to a UPnP renderer

I've set up a Raspberry Pi to both host and play music, using an Android device as a controller. The music resides on a hard drive attached to the Pi, and the speakers are connected to it as well. The ...
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How to configure VLC to turn mono signal into stereo?

I've got some video files with just one (left only) audio channel in them. I'd like VLC to duplicate the channel to make it sound in both ears. Is this possible?
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VLC Causes Buzzing Sound When Video Is Muted

I have an MKV file that does a strange thing under VLC. If I try to mute the video or reduce the volume to 0%, a growing buzzing sound plays instead of its initial function: muting the video. The only ...