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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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Why does speeding up audio files with VLC Player not match with RPG Maker VX Ace's Sound Testing? [migrated]

When I speed up 150% an audio file with VLC Player, why doesn't it match the higher-pitched version I get when I speed the same file 150% with RPG Maker VX Ace's Sound Test? Also, it's a 'wav' if ...
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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.
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How to make gPodder to remember my playback position?

gPodder for Windows can remember and sync playback positions in podcasts thanks to its Media Player D-Bus API implementation but it has no integrated player. No known player except one for a mobile OS ...
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Win7 - Batch convert script - mp3 to ogg?

Trying to convert some mp3 to ogg using VLC on Win7. I started by modifying what I found here, but couldn't get it to work: How to convert several files of one type (e.g. wav to mp3) using VLC or ...
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How to use VLC to watch a file (while it is being modified) on a SSH server (using sftp or smth else)?

I'm using my ssh server to record videos and I'd like to be able to watch them (on a PC using Windows 7 or 8) during the recording. I can of course transfer the file when I'm done and watch it, but I ...
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VLC UDP network stream does not work in Windows, but does in Linux

I've got a udp stream (not accesible to the outside world) that VLC has able to play under Linux, but isn't able in Windows. Windows Firewall is turned off. In order to test the udp stream in VLC, I ...
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How can I play old Final Cut Pro .mov files? (VLC only plays the audio.)

A few years ago, I exported some .mov files from Final Cut Pro on my old Mac Pro. I am positive that I made them self-contained files, so they didn't need to reference the original footage. I backed ...
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Unable to seek FLV video

I can not seek flv video downloaded by rtmpsuck. Tried MPlayer2 2.0-728-g2c378c7 and vlc (2.1.2-0-ga4c4876). $ mplayer2 video.flv MPlayer2 2.0-728-g2c378c7 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team Playing ...
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VLC: how to autostart streaming of audio from linein or mic in?

I'm able to configure VLC manually to stream my microphone or my line-in input via http as an mp3 streaming. It works Now I need to autostart this when windows starts, because my pc is here just for ...
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Configure ffmpeg and ffplay to PAL signal

I have a PAL camera and a stk1160 based video grabber, which is correctly recognised as a /dev/videoN under linux. I am able to watch the feed with vlc after setting up the video standard as a PAL: ...
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Getting VLC to output 5.1 audio

I have an Asus Xonar DG sound card in my computer, with a high end 5.1 speaker system. I would like to be able to play movies on this computer, and if they have 5.1 audio, play them using my surround ...
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script not running from remote machine

I have a shell script file in one machine(say jupiter.prashanta.com) which basically runs vlc as user. When I run this file ./runVLC.sh , it runs fine. The content of runVLC.sh is #!/bin/sh su user ...
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how to run a user command from a script

I have to run a vlc command, which cant be run as root. I am logged in as root. I want to put the command in a script ( shell script ) and run the command. How can I do this.My script is ...
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MKV file has no sound on Xbox One

I've got an MKV file that runs perfectly with VLC player on Windows 8.1. I want to play this file on my Xbox One. When I try to play it directly from a server, it can access the MKV fine, but there is ...
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What does the orange bouncing thing in the progress bar in VLC mean?

The user guide does not cover the default GUI so I thought I'd ask here. If I stream from an URL it seems quite clear that it has something to do with the buffer, but even when I play media that is ...
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How to synchronise duplicate RTP streaming with VLC?

I would like to use VLC in order to stream an audio file from a server to several clients over an IP network. Both the server and the clients are running Linux. Here is my try for two clients: Server ...
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ffmpeg does not work but VLC does

I am trying to read a streaming (http://150.161.93.174:8080/stream) using ffmpeg The streaming works perfectly when I try it in VLC. But in ffmpeg I get an error: http://150.161.93.174:8080/stream: ...
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how to stream media via vlc over the internet using rtp method

I am able to stream media using VLC over the LAN thanks to the youtube video "VLC streaming over the rtp protocol". But whenever I try to stream the media to the internet so that I can access it from ...
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How to install VLC 2.1 on Linux Mint 17?

I've tried this after running the following commands on my Linux Mint 17 box: sudo apt-get remove --purge vlc* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Streaming desktop with FFmpeg

I can stream in a file or to twitch.tv with stream2address() { INRES="1920x1080" # input resolution OUTRES="1920x1080" # output resolution FPS="15" # target FPS GOP="30" # i-frame ...