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VLC h265 failure to display

In VLC 2.2.1, an MKV file fails to show video, playing audio OK. Error message: Codec `hevc' (MPEG-H Part2/HEVC (H.265)) is not supported. http://pastebin.com/7duQbH6S has the verbose debug ...
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open an rtmp link with rtmpdumb

I am trying to open the following rtmp link : rtmp://$OPT:rtmp-raw=rtmp://178.18.31.60:443/liverepeater playpath=195092 swfUrl=http://bernardotv.club/player6.swf live=1 ...
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Sound stops if I use a long audio delay

In VLC 2.2.1 on Vista, I'm trying to play a video track along with an audio track from a separate file. I followed these instructions, but the audio was out of sync, so I tried to give it a 21 second ...
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vlc or wmp - how to add a pause between tracks in playlist

I use VLC Media Player or Windows Media Player to playback some music titles. These tracks contain no silence at the beginning or end, so there is no transition-silence between the tracks in the ...
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VLC audio equalizer has no effect on recorded video

I'm trying to capture a video from Logitech c920 webcam and modify the audio that is recorded. I'm using the command cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0:chroma=h264:width=640:height=480 ...
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How to install VLC in Fedora 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 or 21?

I want to install the VLC player in my Fedora 20. In https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html they mention how to do it just up to the version 14. What steps do I have to follow for bigger ...
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Making VLC start with a pre-set size and position

I haven't found that in the settings, so I'm hoping for a hacky way to get it working. When I start VLC, sometimes the window is tiny-tiny and sometimes almost full screen. When the latter occurs, it ...
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VLC Media Player has stopped working [closed]

VLC player stops working as soon as I try to open a Video file. I have tried many types of video files and there was no chance... As soon as I try to open a video file, VLC crashes and windows pops ...
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Start VLC command line but not successful stream

Hi i used this code worked with my old tv-tuner (it connected direct with my PC and i used tv digital for streaming. Start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc" ...
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I'm trying to extract frames from an MP4 using VLC; it is only extracting frame one

I'm trying to extract frames from an MP4 generated by a Swann security camera using VLC. I'm using the following command line string: vlc C:\video\01.mp4 --video-filter=scene --vout=dummy ...
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Why do all sounds work except DVD playback?

I've come across a strange issue and can't seem to fix it myself or find an answer online. I have an HP tower running Windows 7. Absolutely every sound works on it except for when a DVD is inserted ...
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stream to upnp renderer with vlc

In my local network, I have a device that support upnp av and act as an upnp renderer. When I do a right click over some mp3 files I can stream them to this upnp renderer, but it use Windows Media, ...
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How to change the default folder that opens when I add subtitles in VLC mediaplayer?

Whenever I click on the add subtitles option, it always opens up in C drive. The file that I require is buried deep inside another drive and I do not wish to move them from there. Can I change the ...
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Why are h264/ac3/mkv videos showing up as “motion jpeg” with ffmpeg?

I use xmedia recode, which uses ffmpeg, to convert these videos using "copy" video and "convert" ac3 -> aac, with an mp4 container. For most videos this works fine, and is really fast. However some ...
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Can VLC deinterlace 405-line video from a DVD?

I have some DVDs containing television programmes originally broadcast using the interlaced 405-line system. When I watch them with VLC, there are clear interlacing artefacts even with interlacing ...
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Why is VLC slower than MPV/MPlayer?

Every time I try to seek a local video with VLC, there is a noticable lag, as opposed to MPlayer/MPV, no matter what "ultrafast" x264 presets or loop filter skipping is used. What's the fundamental ...
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How does VLC play youtube videos?

How does VLC open and play youtube videos? If you press Ctrl+N and enter the url of a youtube video, it loads for a few seconds and then plays the video. How does it parse the HTML code?
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VLC Only Using Up One Core

I'm using Debian Wheezy with KDE 4.8. It comes with VLC 2.0.3 Twoflower and Dragon Player 4.8.4. Most 1080p videos (especially those with WMV3 video stream or MKV) stutter heavily and are not ...
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Windows file association based on file type and then size

I have many videos stored on my harddrive. The ones which are of dvd or lower quality (480p, max size 7GB), I would like to open using vlc. The ones which are HD quality (720p, 1080p, size greater ...
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Microsot Visual C++ Runtime Library Error upon Converting a File through VLC

I always used HandBrake for video conversion (compression) which works great, but today I found an answer on quora which explains how to convert videos through vlc, when I converted through VLC, the ...
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Stop VLC playback when Windows is idle

I listen to internet radio at work on Windows 7, but it uses quite a bit of bandwidth. So I want VLC to stop playback when I'm not using my PC, and resume when I return. How do I make VLC stop ...
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How to record streams with Ace Player HD?

Need help to record an audio/video stream from Ace Player HD program. Uses Ace Stream. It's based on VLC Media Player but seems the record option was removed. Any ideas?
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VLC Batch file playback

I'd like to be able to run a batch file from my computer that does the following: Open VLC Play a video file until it said file ends. Stream webcam (dshow://) whilst playing a sound file only after ...
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Using computer (VLC) as an alarm clock

I found a tutorial for using Task Scheduler to use VLC on my computer as an alarm clock. Essentially, it works as follows: Computer boots automatically in the morning 5 minutes before alarm time Use ...
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What do I need for VLC to play mp4 video?

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi as a media box that can stream from torrents using Peerflix. To test, I've set up a local tracker and one torrent containing an mp4 video. Peerflix is working ...
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Determining root cause of strange colors in VLC

Recently I am getting strange colors when playing a video file in VLC. This does not occur all the time, but at random intervals. When I restart VLC the same video file plays fine. Screen of VLC: ...
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any one have a workaround in Linux for firefox's bogus “video can't be played because the file is corrupt” message

Systems are Xubuntu 14.04.2, 64-bit running (currently) Firefox 37.0.2 (provided by Canonical). attempts with firefox to open training videos by clicking on the website-provided links at (e.g.) ...
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Video Codec Problems

I have been having a problem with a file with the PRDY and undf video codecs. Is there any way to open them? thanks Brett 2010 iMac VLC version 2.2.1
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Issues streaming movies with VLC from my debian server

I am trying to stream movies from my linux server that I connect to via SSH. I go to VLC and networking and I use SFTP to get to my server and my file. ...
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MP4 file ignores subtitle settings in VLC

When playing an MKV movie (h264/aac) with a separate .SRT file, VLC lets me control the looks of subtitles perfectly from the menu. However, after losslessly converting the MKV/SRT to MP4 with ...
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How to preselect audio tracks in VLC when the language name is not in the track name?

I have a number of videos that have been provided to me in multiple languages. Unfortunately the first track is in Spanish and the second track is in English. These audio tracks simply named Track 1 ...
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How to play an original DVD (.VOB file) in VLC after copying it to my PC?

I have copied an entire DVD to my PC but when I try to play it in VLC it does not play perfectly and sticks every time. When it is played directly i.e. from the disc, it is played perfectly but in ...
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How to play an original dvd (.vob file) in VLC?

When I play an original DVD in VLC, it does not play properly. i.e. it sticks too much, while on the other hand it plays smoothly in Windows Media Player (though it doesn't allow seeking). The video ...
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Changing VLC playback speed to specific values at runtime

Although VLC supports increasing and decreasing the playback speed, it only lets you do this in steps. ie. ten percent faster, another ten percent fast, another ten percent, etc. I'd like to be ...
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How do I play video that can speed up, slow down, & play backwards?

I have the problem of needing to play a video while being able to arbitrarily increase or decrease the playback speed, as well as being able to have negative playback speeds (watching the video ...
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Video shows a short length but contains a hour of content based on the file size. Can FFMPEG see past the error?

I have a 3 hour file that I shot... the file size is consistent with that length (100 gigs)... but when i play the file it only plays the first 12 min. VLC player says the file is 3 hours but only ...
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How to play specific parts in a playlist with VLC

I have 33 videos in a playlist and would like to play each of them from 3:00 to 40:00. Is that possible with VLC? Or is there any other player that can work in this way in Ubuntu?
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How to change scan type / field order in video's metadata?

VLC plays my 50i H.264 MOV incorrectly when I try to do Deinterlace = on and Deinterlace mode = Yadif 2x. The video is jumpy like crazy. Looks like it's detecting the field order incorrectly. So what ...
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On Windows 7, how to fix VLC Media volume capped when Firefox plays sound?

Using Mixer, I have set the volume of VLC Media player to be even with the master volume, also, this is even with other applications such as Firefox. But when Firefox plays a sound, I can hear the ...
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Why do video players affect my GPU overclock?

I have a Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD7950 OC edition graphics card. It runs at 850 MHz using the regular BIOS and at 950 MHz using the Boost BIOS. I'm using the Boost BIOS. When computer boots, the ...
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How to stream from ProgDvb to an Android device?

I would like to stream a DVB-T channel using ProgDvb to an Android device (a mini android PC Rockchip, Mk908). I know ProgDVB has a plugin called Prog Media Server. I've used with VLC running on ...
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Linux — How can I run a script after a video has finished playing?

I want to add the default emblem to videos I've finished watching. Any straightforward, non-manual way to run a script if and exactly if a video has finished playing? Can be for any linux ...
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Streaming is much slower than Downloading

I have a media server at home that I use to distribute media to players in the house. I have recently set up a VPN so that I can access my media remotely, but I have noticed something odd. If I move ...
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VLC youtube addon convert/save

I am trying to figure out how to save playlists being streamed with the VLC Youtube Addon similar to this question, but different because I want to save them without having to watch them (Neither of ...
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How do I know if hardware acceleration of the GPU is enabled in VLC?

Under the new VLC interface (Linux) with video-Catalyst driver installed what option I can chose to enable GPU hardware acceleration? How can I be sure it is enabled? $ vainfo give me this ...
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How to play multiple instances of VLC on Mac?

It seems on Windows there is an option: 'Allow only one instance', but I can't find it on OS X. How do I force VLC to open new separate instance for new videos? Currently it's just replacing the ...
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How do I record in VLC media player on a schedule?

I have an IP stream coming through VLC media player in Window 7, and I would like to automate the process of opening the stream and start recording at a specified time, and stop VLC and the recording ...
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MP3 file seek is bugged

I face an issue with certain MP3 files downloaded from YouTube, which get somehow corrupted. When I try to seek using the seekbar of a Media Player before 30 seconds it just restarts the MP3, while ...
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How can I save a video with a seperate audio data in vcl?

Hey I've got a video and a seperate audio data. I can open them both and watch them together in VLC but I would like to have only one video with the audio included, so save them together as one video ...
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How do I set the “crop” (not aspect ratio) to 16:9?

Is it possible to set the default crop to 16:9 so I don't have to do it every time a movie starts on VLC playlist? Default aspect ratio 16:9 stretches the video to much to use it.