Open source media player from the VideoLAN project

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How do I connect VLC to a known DLNA server?

I have VLC on my Mac and would like to connect to a DLNA server on my LAN but the server isn't showing up in VLC's UPnP auto-discovery UI. Given the IP address of the server how can I point VLC to it ...
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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 do I get VLC to open up a newly clicked file in a n-e-w instance of VLC and not an already opened one?

I always used to open a new VLC window; go to "open file"...etcetera when I wanted to watch something because when I click on a file in Windows Explorer and chose "open with" or just clicked on the ...
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How to convert media using VLC?

How can I use VLC to convert media? for instance WAV to MP3. I searched the internet and all the tutorials I found describe the process on older VLC versions (my version is 1.0.0)
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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 get VLC to play on the second monitor on windows?

How do I get VLC to play on the second monitor on Windows? On Mac OS, there is an option in the video menu "fullscreen video device". Windows doesn't seem to have that option. There are various ...
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Extracting “one of every 10 frames” in a video using VLC or FFmpeg

I am trying to extract "exactly 1 frame of every 10" frames of a video (i.e. extract 1 , leave 9 then repeat) for scientific purposes. The video is 105 frames, 3.5 seconds, 29.97fps (h.264, .mov, ...
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On the fly volume compression (waveform capping) for VLC or OS X

I'm looking to impose a hard limit on a movie. In particular when I have earbuds in and a reasonable volume set, loud or sudden sounds (gun shot, dramatic sound effects, gun fire, etc) are loud enough ...
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How can I re-sync the subtitle and the video using VLC player?

When I play a movie with subtitles (on VLC), the text is often displayed too soon or too late. I wonder if there is a way to delay the starting point of the subtitles ?
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Subtitles in VLC are displayed as question marks

I can't reproduce what made it happen, but since yesterday, for all the movies I play with VLC - their subtitles (Hebrew) are displayed as question marks. Any resolution? Way to find the source of ...
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Setting Global Hotkeys for VLC on Windows

Is there a way for setting global hotkeys on VLC working on Windows XP? I looked through the internet and found out that this feature has already been implemented. But I couldn't find exactly how to ...
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No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “undf”.

I'm playing a video in VLC which has dual audio tracks. It runs fine with one track (Language), but when I change to the second audio track, doesn't play the audio and gives the error below: "No ...
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Recovered video files won't play

I have an SD card with pictures and video which malfunctioned. I was able to recover the files with Photorec. The pictures are OK, but wen I try to open the vide files (*.mov extension) in get the ...
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Can anyone provide a list of VLC hot keys [closed]

Can anyone provide a list of keyboard / mouse shortcuts available for VLC ? Such as F for Fullscreen view.
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VLC stream with trickplay

The idea is to start a video stream from one computer and watch it on another with the ability to start/stop the stream. I think I could do this with VLC but i haven't been able to figure out how. ...
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DVD player Ubuntu 9.10

Hello everyone at SeverFault. I am new to this fourm. I have been using ubuntu since 8.04. Here is my problem. When I try to watch one of my cisco videos I get wmas error. I never had to use this ...
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Can you disable VLC's font cache?

I have many fonts installed and VLC's font cache rebuilding takes several minutes. What is it for? How can I disable it?
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Can VLC remember movie position?

Sometimes you kill Totem before the movie ends, and when you reopen the movie on a later stage, instead of starting from the beginning, Totem continues from where you left (it remembers the position). ...
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Synchronize VLC players on two machines

Is it possible to synchronize the playback of VLC on two different machines? I'd like to have two PCs in different parts of the house play the same video - so any other suggestions that would solve ...
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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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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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How can you rip a DVD using VLC media player on Mac OSX?

I want to be able to rip DVD's on my Mac using VLC media player.
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Blu-ray software options for Mac OS X?

Ok, so Apple has not official supported Blu-ray playback in Mac OS X yet. Has anyone developed any Blu-ray playback software for Mac OS X? I have seen Toast and a few others that are able to write ...
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How to disable subtitles by default (but keep them available)?

When I play a video in VLC it always starts with subtitles! I don't want this! I want subtitles OFF until I choose to turn them ON. I tried unchecking 'enable sub-pictures' in the preferences menu, ...
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VLC 2.0 - How to configure the Media Library?

VLC's interface seems to imply that you can manage a collection of music without having to first open a playlist or folder. I assume my "Media Library" is empty, because the default root directory ...
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How to send VLC Player audio to headphones rather than PC speaker?

Similar to this question, except I'm on Windows 7. That question also has no accepted answer, and the answer doesn't work for me. I've tried all the different "Output Module" settings in the Audio ...
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Some songs in my music collection are quieter than others, what can I do?

In my collection of music I have some songs which seem to be compressed nicely. But in addition to those I have songs which are overly quiet compared to the louder compressed songs. So maybe the ...
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Is it possible to somehow hide Growl and Herald when VLC runs fullscreen?

It is annoying, when while watching film, I get growl notifications or mail notifications with Herald. I thought that one way to solve this is to set VLC's 'z-index' higher, than Growl's and Herald's ...
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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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How to get back freebox tv in VLC 2.1.0 and above?

Since version 2.1.0 VLC is missing the option to view Freebox TV channels (for Freebox clients in France), which was visible in Playlist - Internet - Freebox TV. Is it possible to get that back?
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Can VLC be set to show external subtitles when playing a DVD movie?

I was looking for ways to use external subtitles with DVD movies and have found several solutions (amongst others, MPC-HC). But I was surprised that VLC was not a solution here - and I imagine some ...
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How do I install vlc-srpos-plugin on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install vlc-srpos-plugin (a VLC plugin that remembers your video position) on Ubuntu. I've downloaded and extracted libsrpos_plugin-*.tar.gz (for Linux or Unix systems) The ...
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Extracting every frame from video file as image in OS X

What I want to do is extract every frame of a video file and output the images. I tried using VLC's commands through terminal, however it seems to be skipping frames, even though I turned off "skip ...
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VLC Media Player - Extremely long delays before some DVDs play / show any menu

With some DVDs there's a long delay before a movie begins. No menus, nothing. With a couple of movies it's an extremely long delay (For example Hollow Man finally shows a menu after about 7.5 minutes ...
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Is it possible to have a VLC skin with all the options of the native style?

The VLC native style has a lot of options, both in the main menus and in the playlist Most of these are lost when using a custom skin. After searching for a skin that would keep all the native ...
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Multiple VLC instances [duplicate]

how do I configure VLC 2.0.4 to open each file I open in a new instance, meaning not the already opened window (if it is opened) and by that repalcing the currently played file?
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VLC & AutoHotKey

Is there a way in AutoHotkey can findout if VLC is playing anything or not? my purpose is it only send FullScreen key F and Aspect Ratio key A if VLC is playing something if not wait for it to play ...
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How to stream the PC desktop to a phone with VLC?

I got this famous handy VLC player. I want to stream my PC screen over RTSP to my phone. Here are the details: My PC is connected to a DSL router via ethernet LAN cable, which has a built-in WiFi ...
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How to fix choppy video with VLC player?

When playing most movies in VLC player, the video feed is choppy while the sound is near perfect. Another catch is that this video issue wasn't always a problem. I used to play movies without problem ...
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How to disable all window borders from the VLC playback window

Is there a way to make the VLC playback window completely borderless (no title bar, no other borders)? Ideally, I would like the playback window to be completely borderless and then a separate window ...
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Stream Flash video into non-Flash-Player player

On the Mac, Flash Player is not GPU accelerated. On top of that it is horribly inefficient. This means that if I open 5 tabs with Flash video things slow down like crazy. Is there a way to stream ...
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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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Linux: set up media server to stream video via the Internet?

How do I set up a media server in Linux which streams video over the internet? Is it easy to do this? I want a server that will actually encode video in real time to allow it to stream over sometimes ...
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Stream microphone through PC over

I have a microphone hooked up to a Windows 7 PC. I need to broadcast this microphone live across my local network to Android/iPhone devices connected by wi-fi. I can't seem to find a method to get ...
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Using VLC's hot keys via the command line

vlc --help lists, among other content, command line options like the following: Hot keys --global-key-toggle-fullscreen <string> Fullscreen ...
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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 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: recommened video and audio streaming method and transcoding

VLC can stream using HTTP, MMS, UDP (udp doesn't work for me),RTP and Icecast. There are several transcoding profiles for TS,OGG,mp4,ASF what are the best methods to use for best compression and good ...