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get avi file with codec UMSV to play in vlc, or convert with ffmpeg

I have some video from security cameras. The program outputs in avi file extension. I can play the file in Kaffeine (openSUSE 12.3) but the file doesn't play in vlc--says it does not play files with ...
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How to configure VLC auto-resizing for low-resolution files

I play a mix of 320p/480p/720p content via VLC, and each time I open one of the smaller resolutions for playing, VLC makes the window small - can I configure it such that if the content is less than ...
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How to change installation directory path with command line of NSIS installer of new VLC player?

I want to silently install NSIS in D:\VLC. I can do that with old VLC version i.e. VLC 1.1.9. But I cannot do the same for VLC 2.0.5. Here is the command line I am using vlc-1.1.9-win32.exe ...
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How do I associate my keyboard's media keys with VLC?

I've got an ASUS K50AF series notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I'm using VLC, and I want to use media keys (play, pause, rewind, forward, stop) with it. Currently, it's associated with ...
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Controlling Multiple Instances of VLC etc. by a “Unified” Hotkey Command

I wish to invite suggestions regarding if and how is the following achievable: controlling multiple instances of a media player (say VLC) by one "unified" hot-key command. eg. Pressing spacebar would ...
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How to capture screen video (with audio) using VLC media player?

I am pressing Media -> Stream -> Capture Device -> Capture Mode = Desktop -> Stream Then selecting destination File = test.mp4, leaving Profile = Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4) intact, ans ...
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How to filter running in VLC video stream on commandline?

I easily can broadcast my webcam with VLC using command lines like this (I use Windows): "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -vvv -I --dshow-vdev="Logitech QuickCam Express / Go" dshow:// ...
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How to delete a file after vlc finishes playing it?

I know you can have vlc shut down your pc after you finish playing something but I'm trying to figure out a way to delete the file, preferably with a confirmation dialog box after you finish playing ...
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Is there a way to tell VLC to buffer a file on a remote PC so as to play uninterrupted with the channel's average BW?

Is there a way to tell VLC to buffer a file on a remote PC so as to play uninterrupted with the channel's average bandwidth? I set network latency to high, but I wish there was more I could do.
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How to install the latest version of VLC media player in debian

Recently there was a news that VLC has been upgraded to version 2.1.0 and added support to many new formats and fixed some versions I am using debian and I want to upgrade my VLC on my box. I had the ...
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Python coding with VLC player (quite a basic query I expect)

I'm fairly new to the whole coding realm so my knowledge is fairly limited, and I can't seem to find any basic tutorials on how to use scripts with VLC player. More specifically, the reason I'm asking ...
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Audio from VLC will get quiet when focusing other applications

Note about above: It's not a duplicate of those. OS: Windows 8.1 I'm noticing that when playing something from VLC (though it happens when playing audio from Chrome) that my sound will ...
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VLC command line batch video conversion

I am trying to convert some .webm file to mp4. In the GUI I select the following settings for the conversion: Video: Codec: H-264 List item Bitrate: 512 kb/s Frame Rate: 23.97 fps Scale: 1 ...
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How VLC player achieves playing MOV files without any codecs installed?

What is the "magic" and why picasa or windows live galery, XnViewer can not play them in the same way?
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Stream multiple displays using one VLC instance

Trying to figure out a way to start an instance of VLC from the command line to stream 3 displays on a Win7 box. We can start an instance of each one individually, and connect to each (though not at ...
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How to download the A-B repeat part from a song in VLC?

I have been able to capture a particular section from a song using the A-B feature of VLC. But now I want to download/save that particular section/clip from it. Does VLC provide me a way to do it?
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VLC 2.1.5 - OSX Mavericks - Disable Media Library?

I'm wondering if it's possible to stop VLC 2.1.5 from automatically adding media played from the computer into the "Media Library". It's possible to delete each file after it's added, however it's ...
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Can VLC player schedule music playing

I would like to just be able to play music at a certain time, while my computer is on. Let's say I want to make a playlist start in 2 hours. I've seen that VLC can schedule certain stuff, but I have ...
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Videos in all applications unable to play past first frame

Whether I am watching a video on YouTube, watching a downloaded show in VLC, or streaming from Netflix, I have an intermittent problem where no videos will play past their first frame. For any ...
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VLC tv card streaming

I'm trying to stream the output of my desktop's tv card to my laptop using vlc without success. I have on both pcs ArchLinux installed. I'm stuck here: $ cvlc ...
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How to embed/hardcode SRT subtitles into mp4 videos with VLC?

I'm looking for a way to "burn in" or render/rembed/hardcode subtitles (from an SRT file) into an MP4 video with VLC. But no matter what options I use, it never works properly. I get a file that ...
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Which settings should I use on VLC to transcode a video to play on Xbox 360?

I tried to convert a video on VLC a few times to play on Xbox but I can't find the right settings. I used a few formats specified in this page but they didn't work. I also found this page that ...
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VLC Throws “could not blit surface error”

I am receiving UDP video Stream coming out from my embedded board... But when i change the resolution of output stream(Form NTSC to 720p)i don't receive any data on VLC and in debug messages of VLC i ...
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How to keep VLC subtitles in one place?

I playing a video file with a .srt subtitle file using VLC on OSX 10.8.5. The subtitles are displayed, however the location changes randomly every few sentences from low (the regular sub position) to ...
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Why are Hebrew vowels, in VLC's subtitles, shifted one character to the right?

I see a strange phenomenon on VLC. I created a SRT subtitles file that contains Hebrew with vowels (nikud ניקוד). The vowels are placed correctly in the SRT file: [21:19 Administrator@DellIns14 tmp] ...
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How do you convert FLV file format to a format that Picasa recognizes (e.g. AVI, MPEG, WMV)?

I use one of the Firefox plugins for embedded video to download content from Youtube and other sites. The program downloads these videos in FLV format, and I have VLC Media Player to play them, which ...
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How to play multiple tiled videos (NOT multiple instance)?

I am trying to get multiple video files played as a mosaic in a tiled fashion. I have posted this question at the vlc forum under the features request section. That will obviously take some time. The ...
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Play two videos in sync as well as having seek in sync

I have two different videos. Now here's the thing, they have the same lengths, and they are related to each other. Is there a way that I can play these videos on at the same time using VLC and also ...
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.flv videos only play audio without image

I downloaded a pack of about 50 .flv videos, most work just fine on any software that plays .flv, but some only play audio without video. I use Ubuntu 10.04 as main OS but also tried on Windows and ...
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How to play a Vimeo video in VLC media player?

You are able to play Youtube videos in VLC media player by going to Media > Open Network Stream and pasting in the Youtube video URL in the "Please enter a network URL:" box and pressing Play. For ...
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“Always-on” video chat?

I would like to set up an "always-on" video chat between two locations displayed on a TV. The hosts that will do the work will be running Linux. Skype is too low quality and runs poorly on Linux. ...
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How to play a folders worth of music/video in VLC

In vlc I can use vlc -LZ <file 1> <file 2> <file 3> for example to play various files on repeat and shuffled. Is it possible to specify a whole directory and play all the music ...
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How to pass stream to Skype?

Is it possible to pass arbitrary video stream to or from Skype? For example, can VLC Player simulate video source or sink? Specifically, I would like to show my daughter some augmented reality ...
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How to optimize video streaming

I am using my server to stream video on my local computer with VLC. As usual, I'm putting the link on the network box and I'm waiting for the movie to stream (10K ms buffer). The problem is that I'm ...
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Why does the sound keep going out of sync in VLC?

There seems to be a problem with VLC that started some months ago. When watching a movie, the sound slowly starts going out of sync. If I close VLC and open the movie again to the spot it was at ...
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SRT Subtitles - issue with line breaks

I've manually created an SRT file through textEdit. I used all the right formatting and it played well on VLC. 20 00:04:23,020 --> 00:04:24,230 - Nah, I'm not hungry. 21 00:04:24,230 --> ...
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how to play a “undf” file in vlc media player?

i have a wave file. when i open it on vlc player it gives result "VLC does not support the audio or video format "undf". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this." how can i play this files? ...
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How to resize VLC window?

I'm running VLC 2.0.6 on Windows7. The application launches by running in full screen mode. I'm unable to resize. My (CTRL-P), Video Settings are as follows: Display,Fullscreen is unchecked. ...
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Honeywell HRGX81 RTSP URLs

We have a home security DVR and I've been futzing around with it. Noticed it had RTSP support and decided to try using it. So far it's been fruitless considering all the combinations I tried along ...
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youtube video playing without sound when downloaded?

I have been looking for this since a long long time. I have downloaded a few videos from you-tube using IDM(all mp4). When I opened the video in VLC media player,a black screen appeared and started ...
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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Permission denied when moving directory in VLC

I am trying to build VLC in Windows with Mingw and MSYS. When I run the following commands: ../bootstrap --build=i686-w64-mingw32 make prebuilt This error stops the build process: mv: cannot move ...
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Play mov file in existing vlc window using command line

I'm trying to play a mov file using vlc (2.1.4) command line, but I want it to join the existing vlc window each time. It seems like in older versions there was a command line option --one-instance ...
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Make VLC stream by default

I have a media center that is connected to my stereo and I've successfully set up VLC so that I can stream video files via rtp but play the audio locally. I've also set up a remote control in my ...
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Why is vlc systray icon in i3 status bar

Somehow VLC has put a little icon in my i3 status bar. I know that I can go into VLC preferences and uncheck the "Show systray icon" option to remove it, but my question is how is this happening in ...
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How can I set the default aspect ratio for videos in VLC?

When opening video files, sometimes the aspect ratio doesn't fit my TV and I see black bars either side: How can I set the default aspect ratio to 16:9, so that I don't have to right-click and ...
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VLC opening direct 3d output windows

As you can in this above image there are two windows of vlc player, I just want to get rid of the other vlc direct3d output window. VLC version is latest i.e. 2.0.1. If I change the video output ...
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Streaming / Transcoding failed

I installed VLC, and works well apparently, on Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3, but when I streamed some video (.flv format) I get this error.- Streaming / Transcoding failed VLC could not open ...
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120fps video playback issues

Unable to playback the 120FPS video downloaded from http://www.blurbusters.com/hfr-120fps-video-game-recording/ For VLC it moves at 20fps and is all pixelated (with lots of artefacts) and broken In ...
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How to hide bottom toolbar in VLC?

Is there any way to show the video, without the bottom toolbar in VLC, using windowed mode? I found a cvlc parameter/command but I think it just hides the whole VLC window including hiding the video ...