Questions tagged [vlc-media-player]

A cross-platform, open source media player & streaming media server. Use this tag when having issues with playing, streaming, transcoding or otherwise using VLC's features. Consider pairing it with an OS or platorm tag (windows, linux, osx etc) if the problem is platform-specific

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VLC - How to display filename (again) on screen (OSD) when clicking Pause

I have VLC Media Player 3.0.16 on a Windows 10 pc. I've followed several google leads. I was able to get full file name with path ($F) instead of the now playing artist/title ($Z) in the VLC Window ...
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How to make VLC (or gerbera) stop renaming video files to file.mkv (or .mp4)

I have vlc 3.3.4 installed on a Sony Bravia TV XBR-55X900F (the About says Version 9). I have gerbera 1.1.0 (from gerbera -version) installed on a media server that is accessed by that TV. If I make ...
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How to merge videos together use VLC command line(some video have one audio track, some video not have audio track)

vlc *.mp4 --sout "#gather:std{access=file,dst=all.mp4}" --no-sout-all --sout-keep I have tried the above command, but it doesn't work. Except for the number of audio tracks, these videos ...
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VLC - Show time remaining after speeding up? (Show real-world time remaining)

Not much of an issue, but as someone who watches long videos at x2 (or more) speed, the time remaining that the software normally displays (i.e. time remaining in file) is kind of meaningless since '...
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how do I disable random play order on the windows version?

my playback options is in the screenshot below. On my mac, I have the same settings and vlc plays my playlist in order. On windows, the app does it in random order. Thanks EDIT1: I tried the to ...
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ffmpeg: convert dv Movie File to mp4

I have an old file called 'faces' (no extension) and although quicktime cannot open it, VLC can open the video file no problem. When viewing a folder in list view containing this file, it is listed ...
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Why is there no unrar program to unpack a stream, when a video packed with rar can be unpacked with VLC?

I can unpack a rar stream with VLC, and writing its content to STDOUT. cvlc "https://example.com/rared-video.rar" --sout="file/mkv://-" vlc://quit|pv > /dev/null Unfortunately ...
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How to switch between playlists in VLC Media Player?

I have 5 folders of songs (each one a playlist) that I want to play, but the catch is they should be played independently of others. Right now in VLC when I drag a folder into the playlist dock, it ...
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How can I configure the time increment for the jump buttons in VLC's web control interface?

I'm running VLC on my laptop and controlling it via its web interface on my phone. There is a button in the UI that I can click to jump backwards by 30 seconds, which I've circled in red: 30 seconds ...
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Show fullscreen like playback control in PiP mode VLC

I am using PiP mode VLC and there is no seek bar available. Here is what I did, turn of window decoration in video menu Enabled float on top Above works but it also hides control options. Is there ...
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How to start vlc with playlist view?

I want to open vlc through command line with a directory and have the playlist visible upon launch. What im talking about can be found under View -> Playlist in the menu or by hitting CRTL+L. Here ...
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Playing a mp3 file from the web using VLC in a batch file

for context im making a USB that rickrolls you in the background (which is why I need cmd) so far the .bat file is : @echo off vlc --into dummy (the shortened URL is supposed to be here) But I don't ...
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How to log in to Windows SMB folder using VLC on Android

I did the same as this person, except at the end instead of not asking for a user and password, it does... but it won't take it. It won't accept neither the admin user and password nor the ones of the ...
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How do i force vlc when buffering occurs to play live content instead of continuing where it stopped

I'm playing MPEG-TS stream over http, sometimes buffering occurs due to connection problems, in order not to get live delay, how do i force vlc to play the stream at the same timestamp if it did not ...
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Add logo to vlc video Raspberry

I try to set the crop function Raspberry Pi OS 11 (bullseye) vlc 3.VLC media player 3.0.16 Vetinari (revision 1.0.6-1682-g88158c836) Raspberry PI 3b+ cvlc -f --crop=16:9 --video-filter=croppadd{...
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VLC creates blank video when converting with crop filter

I have an MP4 video I'm trying to crop using VLC media player. I've followed the directions here, but the result is a file with only audio and no video. What's going on and how do I fix it? UPDATE I ...
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Pause and play VLC in background

Is it possible to pause and play a video in the VLC media player using any keyboard shortcut (w/o using any mouse) when I am working in another window? For example, say I am reading a PDF while a ...
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How To Get VLC Multiple Playlists With A Single Instance?

Requirments: I need to get VLC to have the ability to: Add many playlists. Deal with each playlist separately. Have the player remember every playlist play position when moving between them. I need ...
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VLC: Switching Audio Tracks Causes Sound to Go Silent for a Few Seconds

When playing a video file with multiple audio tracks, I sometimes like to switch between the tracks while the video is playing. However, when I do so, there's a period of 2 - 3 seconds of silence ...
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VLC: Playing Two Video Tracks Simultaneously in the Same Window

I have several videos with two video tracks: one of a speaker and the other of the speaker's slides. I'd like to play both tracks side by side simultaneously. I've discovered that if I open the video ...
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Temporarily synchronization of audio from one file and video from another file in VLC Player

I've two an audio file and a video file. Is it possible to play both simultaneously and synchronize them in VLC Player? By "temporarily" I meant that I prefer to avoid to create a new file ...
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VLC only plays fullscreen video on main screen with AMD Eyefinity monitor [duplicate]

I'm using VLC version 3.0.16 x64 in a Windows 10 machine fully updated. My PC Setup combines three projectors and an small 7" touch screen. Through AMD Eyefinity I've defined a virtual monitor ...
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VLC Media Player: edit short jump forward based on total video time, not current position

I am looking to use VLC Media Player in a very specific way. I know I can edit jump sizes for very short jump, short jump, etc. Instead, I would like short jump to reflect the total video time, not ...
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How can .m3u8 and .ts streams or videos properly be saved, without any pixelated or corrupted frames? VLC or FFMPEG, or anything else

I was wondering how to save contents of .m3u8, generally any that works, using VLC at "Open Network Stream". I saw that these files often contain .ts files, that are named "playlist&...
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Keyboard media shortcut work first for the browser than the VLC Player

I have a computer with Windows 11 where are installed VLC Player and Opera GX (I see Youtube by Opera GX Browser). I have already configured the media shortcuts in VLC Player Application. Media ...
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Playlist Creation for Media Servers?

I need some more help here. I have flac, 500 CD’s. and some HD audio Cd’s on my network NAS. I used VLC to build a Playlist .m3u file that is the standard for Playlist. I have an OPPO 105d, and a ...
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Access (working) nfs from VLC on Amazon Fire TV

I have successfully set up /etc/exports on my host pc /media/film *(ro,no_subtree_check) on the client pc I can mkdir /tmp/film sudo mount hostpc:/media/film /tmp/film ls /tmp/film However if I go ...
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How to convert old videos to a new format that is playable in most modern browsers?

I found a stash of old video clips I'd like to share online with a HTML5-video player. But none of them opens in Chrome. I guess the codecs are not supported. What format should I convert to? What is ...
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What is caching in video playback?

This screenshot is from the VLC preferences menu. I initially had some stuttering issues while playing videos at 2x. Then I changed the File Caching to 10000ms, and the issue is likely gone. How does ...
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VLC converting MKV to MP4 audio not working?

Firstly, I tried going to Convert->Disc, then changing the Audio track to 0 and subtitle track to 0. The subtitles work, the audio track does not. When playing the MP4 through the default video ...
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How to compile vlc codebase(modules) with my local code changes?

I've tried to modify the below file from vlc codebase, but its not affecting on the final executable binary.(I didnt see my newly introduced prints & changes if i invoke the vlc binary. But this ...
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VLC Subtitles are cut off/looping around?

I have a .mkv file with .srt subtitles. For some reason, sometimes the last letter of the top row of subtitles gets cut in half, and the half that gets cut off appears at the front of the sentence? ...
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VLC shuts down immediately after startup

Ever since I started using Manjaro, I've been having this problem with VLC (which I hadn't encountered on Windows) that it shuts down immediately when I start it. The only way I got VLC to work is ...
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Can I make VLC to show English subtitles if the language is not English except when it is Russian?

The title says it all. Can I make VLC to show English subtitles if the language is not English except when it is Russian? I like foreign TV series, e.g. French, German, Spanish and Portuguese (sorry, ...
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VLC Time v3.2 How can I display Frames instead of ms?

I took a look at Time v3.2 and it is really nice. What I would like to have is a different output of the "Timecode". It should be hh:mm:ss:ff as in the EBU Timecodeformat How can I change ...
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VLC mousewheel wrong direction

When I use VLC on this computer, scrolling up does not increase the volume, but decreases it. Now I am looking for a way to fix this for VLC. Is there a setting that might have caused this on this ...
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How can I save VLC snapshots in the video's path?

I know you can set the path where snapshots are saved in VLC Player's preferences. What I want is to save the snapshots not all in one fixed directory, but in the video's directory, provided of course ...
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Realtime custom downmix 5.1 to stereo with VLC to optimize dialogs

The regular stereo downmix of 5.1 sound with VLC stereo mix option currently is not ideal, since the dialogs are too quiet compared to effects and background music. Is it possible to adjust this ...
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How can I fix a (possibly corrupt?) mp4 file?

I'm afraid I don't know (can someone help me diagnose?) whether this file is corrupt or not. I'm just guessing. I'm using Linux, Lubuntu 20.04LTS, and VLC v 3.0.9.2. Unlike the other mp4 files in ...
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VLC: Play audio even above 4x speed

When going above 4x speed, VLC automatically mutes audio. Is there any way to allow audio to be played anyway even above 4x speed?
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how to play ascreen recording with codec error created due to computer shut down midway into the reccording., not able to play in vlc

how to play ascreen recording with codec error created due to computer shut down midway into the reccording., not able to play in vlc but contents are present in recording in the form of GB data
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How do media centers like Emby achieve video streaming to HTML video players with FFMPEG?

I've been messing around with Emby and Plex media managers recently and one cool feature that I found interesting is that both of them are able to stream media to other devices with the help of FFMPEG....
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VLC Audio Won't Increase Beyond 100

I have windows 10 version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1415). I have VLC version 3.0.15 In VLC: I set the audio gain to 8. I set the interface to show audio maximum as 300 instead of default 100. The problem ...
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How to fix these warning messages when running VLC player from command-line?

I installed VLC player on macOS using Homebrew, then when running it from command-line, I got many messages/warnings: % which vlc /usr/local/bin/vlc % vlc VLC media player 3.0.16 Vetinari (revision 3....
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Quicktime Player Resizing Window

How can I resize the window while a video is opened with Quicktime Player freely? For instance resizing the width resizes the length along with it, vice versa. I wouldn't mind to have black bars on ...
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VLC PLAYLISTS. How do I delete individual tracks/songs from the Playlist

How do I delete individual tracks/songs from a VLC playlist? If I right-click the unwanted track the "remove from list" option is there....If I click it the track disappears...... but re-...
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Is there a way to configure VLC to remember which video I was on when I open a folder?

Basically every time I open VLC, I manually open the folder which contains the videos (episodes from a show) that I am watching and then manually select the video I was watching the last time I closed ...
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Automatically pause media when switching virtual desktops in Windows 10

I've been searching for a way to get this functionality with no luck so far. Basically, all I'm trying to do is have a script in AutoHotKey or another program that will pause whatever media I happen ...
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Add Keyboard Shortcuts to Windows Movies & TV App

I really like the design of the native Windows Movies & TV app. However, it laks of some essential keyboard shortcuts. Is it possible to achieve the following behaviour for the app: Keyboard ...
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Kill Linux of Chromebook installed via Linux

Some aplications I need (like VLC player, Office, etc) I instaled via linux beta on my Chromebooks. It works fine most of the time but when one of those processes crashes I can't kill it or restart it ...
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