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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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Installing VLC media player on android [migrated]

I want to install VLC media player on my Alcatel one touch 903 with android 2.3.9 GINGERBREAD smartphone. It can't be installed from Google store as as it says that my device doesn't support it. I ...
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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 open multiple instances of VLC? [duplicate]

I wanted to know how can I open multiple windows of VLC in my windows machine. Im quite a newbie so please help.
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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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I Can't Assign Default Programs /Win8

(Sorry for my bad english) My PC was infected in the past. I did a cleanup using Malware bytes but I still think the PC is infected. I am not able to set the default browser. I cannot change the ...
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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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Pixelated video (from scaling?) with video playback

I've noticed that when watching Netflix on my computer, the video seems pixelated. The video pixelation isn't limited to Netflix, it also happens with YouTube (both in Chrome). The problem also ...
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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 ...
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VLC freezes in fullscreen

I am running VLC media player 2.0.6 Twoflower under Linux Mint 17. I do not have a dedicated graphics card so the display output is set to X11. With certain .avi files (not all of them) the video ...
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How to bypass empty user for VLC 2.1.x HTTP Control

I am controlling four VLC simultaneously for demo purposes. To achieve that, I use a mix of AutoIt to launch four instances with the F9 key : C:\VLC\vlc.exe -Idummy --extraintf http --http-port 8080 ...
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Video color is different in different programs. Which one is correct?

Someone on Reddit made a gif. I decided to try remaking the gif. My gif is not the same color as their gif. I opened the video source of the gif in VLC and MPC-HC, took snapshots using the program ...
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Get Video Stream URL to play in VLC

How to get stream url of live programme from: http://in.yupptv.com/705/shalom_tv at 226kbps speed/quality to play in VLC Thanks in Advance.
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How to change playback speed steps in VLC Player?

I am using VLC player as my video and audio player on Ubuntu (14.04). In playback menu under speed item, I can choose Faster (fine) or Slower (fine) to speed up or down playback. But it changed speed ...
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Unable to remotely view IP camera's RTSP stream

I have recently completed a Zoneminder surveillance system installation at a remote location. The dedicated server is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and is currently connected to 4 IP Cameras (Hikvision ...
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I am unable to install vlc player on redhat linux 6

I saw different sites, but they didn't helped me. I want to install VLC on my redhat linux. Could someone please guide me here, step by step, including how to download and install supporting plugins ...
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Streaming pulseaudio to VLC via null sink

I'm attempting to create a HTTP audio stream via pulseaudio and VLC: cvlc -vvv pulse://alsa_output.pci-0000_00_05.0.analog-stereo.monitor --sout ...
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Arch Linux: Non-Root User has no sound suddenly

User 'schezuk' suddenly has no audio under Arch Linux. [OK] User 'schezuk' is in group audio. [OK] Alsa is installed. [OK] Master, Headphone and Speaker is unmuted and 100% loud. [OK] User ...
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Saving list of files and directories to vlc's playlist

VLC offers a way to save a playlist to a file. If one imported a directory however - this is processed by enumerating files and directories in that directory recursively and adding them to the ...
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VLC record button not saving subtitles from DVD

Very simple question regarding VLC. I researched and found nothing. I need to "record" a short clip from a DVD while the keeping the subtitles. So I start playing the segment and the subtitles show ...
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Shortcut key to hide/unhide VLC media player

Currently, I click on the taskbar icon of the VLC player to hide or unhide it. Is there an option in VLC media player (Windows) to set a keyboard shortcut to hide/unhide the player, preferably via ...
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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 ...