Open source media player from the VideoLAN project

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Is there a way to browse a media server (MediaTomb) with a media player (VLC)?

I currently have an EEE PC set up with LinuxMint as my media server using MediaTomb. I use VLC as my media player on another Windows computer to watch videos off the media server. It works fine, but ...
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Playlist playing order in VLC

When marking several music files in finder, and openning them in VLC, then the player starts playing the last file and stops. What's the trick to make it play the files in the selected order? Or at ...
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720p videos get choppy and freeze constantly when played on my netbook

I am running ubuntu on my netbook and use vlc media player, for some reason when I play 720p videos they get choppy and freeze constantly, is there a way around this or the videocard that comes with ...
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FFMPEG command to stream video to a Multicast address

I need to stream a video to a Multicast address. I heard using FFMPEG we can stream the content. I used the following command to stream to the multicast address ffmpeg.exe -i input -vcodec copy ...
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How to use A-B repeat feature of VLC?

Apparently VLC has an A-B repeat feature, but how do I use it? There's even a related feature request. I can't find any GUI controls for it (Windows VLC version 1.1.9) I am aware there is a possible ...
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What is VLC's 'building font cache' doing everytime I update the version?

What is VLC's 'building font cache' doing everytime I update the version? It takes forever on my otherwise reasonably fast system. What is it doing?
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batch file for full screen mode in VLC player

I would like to write a batch file that will open VLC in full screen mode on booting. By full screen I mean clicking 'f' s.t VLC appears on all the screen. I am novice and I would appreciate if ...
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Using VLC to stream secondary monitor and webcam?

Is there anyway to stream the secondary monitor (extended monitor only) and also stream the correct webcam in my PC? Also , the stream should output it as a JPEG files or other standard image files at ...
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How to make VLC act as a Kiosk

I'm thinking of using VLC in a Kiosk type application I'm designing, and I have a couple questions. I need VLC to start in fullscreen mode (easily done) but not allow the users to open new files or ...
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How to stop VLC from blanking screens when in full screen mode?

I'm on a Mac OS X multi display setup watching movies using VLC. Whenever I enter full screen mode, the other monitors fade to black. Is there any way to prevent this?
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VLC streaming convert error message

I'm trying to convert a video from youtube using vlc. This used to work well, but lately, I've been getting this error message-- Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL ...
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How to play Streaming videos on VLC player?

I have got some http://.sdp, http://.3gp and http://*.mp4 files which can connect to internet and streams videos. Now I want to stream the videos using VLC player. How to do this ?
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Motion and VLC together

I'm using Motion http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome with a v4l2 webcam on /dev/video0 for motion detection. I'd like to also use vlc for rtp streaming. Let's say, Motion detects a ...
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How to play MMS stream with VLC via command-line?

I try to wake up in the morning with VLC and Cron (Mac OS X). the command Cron should run is : /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC mms://213.8.138.13/glz-stream but VLC gives me the following ...
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How to know what AVI files are “broken” in VLC?

I know how to repair "broken" AVI files in VLC: How can I repair a broken AVI file? But how can I detect that an AVI file is broken if I have thousands of AVI files, and I don't want to open them 1 ...
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How can you change the default audio output in VLC to 5.1?

Is there a setting in VLC to change default audio output to 5.1?
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jtvlc didn't generate the vlc.sdp file

Hi I'm trying to stream the video from my computer to justin.tv but I don't know what is the exactly the problem I never success to get the vlc.sdp file at where I located in the xxx.bat file here is ...
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Upnp browse mediatomb content inside vlc?

Hey guys, I have a nice NAS box up running samba. The problem I'm running into is that my wireless network isn't fast enough to stream the blue ray rips I have, and I don't want to waste space saving ...
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A .m4v file playing in VLC comes out completely grey with only a few moving parts

I am trying to play a .m4v video file in VLC media player and it comes out grey, with only a few moving parts (only way I can explain it). Admittedly I am using an oldish version of VLC, since it's ...
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Watch TV without using Media Center

I have a DELL Studio XPS 1640 with an inbuilt TV Tuner. The only problem is I have to use Windows Media Center to watch TV. Is it possible to set up VLC Player or some other player that can allow me ...
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running options for VLC in terminal

I'm following a tutorial where the person does: vlc /Users/darren/Downloads/movie.mkv –video-filter=scene –scene-format=jpg –scene-prefix=movie –scene-ratio=150 –scene-height=1080 –scene-width=1920 ...
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Replacement video editor for VLC

Using VLC's frame-by-frame mode (hotkey "e") to manually generate snapshots works fine for a certain amount of time, and then causes VLC to hang completely. This is a known issue for VLC. Is there ...
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How to watch cell phone videos on Linux (3gp, mov)

I'm probably missing something obvious, but I have huge trouble watching .3gp videos (taken with my Android phone) or .mov videos (my friends send me from their iOS devices) on Linux. I'm running ...
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How to create a file that tells VLC to start recording a stream?

A PLS file can tell VLC and other players to start playing an online radio. VLC is also capable of recording an audio stream to a file. Currently I tell VLC to do this manually and it requires many ...
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Does VLC media player store the files or its history in a hidden location?

Does VLC media player store the played files hidden somewhere? I share my computer with a fellow student and do not want him to see what I have been watching. Is the history or files of what's ...
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VLC isn't playing videos on Mac OS X

I'm trying to play an .mp4 video file in vlc through Terminal in Mac OS X 10.6.4. When I enter the command, VLC starts but doesn't do anything, and the file starts playing in QuickTime Player, the ...
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How can I open up VLC via command line (http) with the playlist paused by default?

I am using the following command to open up the stream with an audio cd in the playlist: vlc -I http cdda:// When run, it automatically starts playing. I need VLC to open up, populate the playlist, ...
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Can you live stream WebM to Chrome browser?

I know you can stream media by using stuff like VLC to browser that also with a VLC plugin. Chrome also supports WebM (VP8) encoding video format playback natively. BUT when I try to stream a WebM ...
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Selective Play/Pause VLC and iTunes with AppleScript

I have 5 button mouse, and i currently using one button for play/pause the music in iTunes (with USB Overdrive app). But sometimes i'm using VLC (i don't want scre up my music library with lot of ...
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VLC Stream Size

VLC can open my webcam using the Media → Open Capture Device menu. However, how do I control the webcam capture resolution? It seems to be stuck at 640x480.
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How do you resize DVD subs in VLC?

Situation: Recently I bought a DVD with subtitles. When I play the DVD using Windows Media Player and PowerDVD, the subtitles are just right but when I use VLC, the font becomes very large. So large ...
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Open an application in Linux at specific coördinates

Is there a way to open an application (like VLC or Totem) and tell it to be x pixels wide, y pixels high and start at a given location?
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VLC Pitch Control or accelerated playback?

Is there a method, using VLC, to make an audio track play faster than normal? If so how do I go about doing it? I'd like some audio books I have to play twice as fast (+100%).
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VideoLAN device addressing in VLC

How do I get the VideoLAN device information that corresponds with /dev/video, and /dev/video1 for vlc targetting? This command kind of does what I want: vlc v4l2:// -vvv input_stream ...
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Livestream desktop to Debian VPS via VLC

I want to stream my desktop to a VPS, where everyone can see it without additional software. My Computer runs on Win7, the VPS on Debian. I already set up VLC on the VPS, and the webinterface is ...
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How can I use Android as a remote control for streaming?

I would like to know if I can use Android to remote control streaming on my laptop? I would like to use my laptop as my streaming server and use my HDTV to view the stream. And I need some way to ...
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VLC turns down Sound volume when monitor is turned off

I have come to experience a pretty strange behavior. When I run VLC Player and I turn off my primary monitor to watch it on the secondary monitor, VLC Player turns down the volume. If I turn off my ...
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Screenshots with VLC are blue-ish. Why?

I'm using VLC to make some screenshot but, while playing the video the image is clear, when I take a screenshot (I'm using the snapshot tool inside VLC), here's the result: What am I doing wrong? ...
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How to Select Audio Output Device in VLC player?

On Mac OS, is there a way to select the audio output device? I want to change the audio output from internal speakers to my Sennheiser USB headset.
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Mozilla Firefox Plugin for VLC

I would like to use the extension chrome radio for Chrome but it says that I need to install the VLC Mozilla Firefox plugin. Does anyone know how to do that? (I looked for it, but couldn't find it)
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How do I capture a video of my Windows 7 desktop in VLC?

I used to be able to capture a video of my desktop in Windows 7 in an older version of VLC. But they've recently changed the UI and I can't seem to work out now how to record my desktop in the latest ...
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How do I play .bin and .cue files in VLC media player?

Can anyone tell how to play videos with .bin extension in VLC? The file came along with another file same name but with extension .cue.
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Invisible text editor… any ideas?

OK, you might think I'm crazy, but look: I like watching movies (on my computer) (and TV series). I also have some low importance stuff I have to write up sometimes. We all know that sometimes movies ...
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VLC do not generate the SDP-file

I'm trying to get VLC (and/or libvlc) to generate a SDP file without success. I've tried various combinations and all fail. Here is the latest attempt: vlc dshow:// --plugin-path="c:\Program ...
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What is the best way to make my own “TV station” (through computer)?

I want something which I'm not sure is possible. I would like to: Suppose I have 100 movies in one folder. I want to put all of them in playlist or in a loop, so that they keep running continuously ...
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How to trim/cut clips with VLC

I am running VLC 1.1.5 64-bit on Mac OS X 10.6.6. On the web I found instructions saying I should click on Video->Advanced Controls in the menu bar to reveal options that let me trim and cut video ...
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VLC read file from stdin

I've tried the following: cat Video_on_the_Web___Dive_Into_HTML5_pr6.webm | vlc -vvv /dev/stdin
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Send stream from VLC to ffserver

I want to send a stream from VLC on Windows to ffserver (as input stream for ffmpeg) on a CentOS virtual machine. How can I do this?
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ffmpeg, vlc - Unable to find input stream

Good day to all... I have some "little" problems with ffserver and ffmpeg... What I need to do is to broadcast a live video. So I got the cam... used vlc and used send stream option. I sent it to ...
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VLC VLM non-streaming output

I've been looking at VLM, and I really like the schedule feature. I just need the option for a non-streaming output: OpenGL, DX3D, X11, SDL... as long as it can go onto the local console, I'll be ...