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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Regarding TS format video stream

How video stream of TS format total duration can be calculated from TS packet parser. I have already tried one way that is parsing to the EOS and reading time stamps but this is not efficient for ...
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VLC plays nothing in Awesome WM

On Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, running the window manager Awesome, the only thing that vlc does is print VLC media player 3.0.8 Vetinari (revision 3.0.8-0-gf350b6b5a7) and then immediately return an error ...
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Add current date to a file via task scheduler

I need to automate some CCTV stuff, since the software of the manufacturer doesn't work properly. I found this: Automate VLC schedule recording I scheduled it daily and it works fine, but it ...
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Video playback problems in Virtualbox. Watching on web works fine

I am running Windows 10 inside Virtual Box. Videos in a web browser can play fine. But when I download a video and try to play it, there are issues such as choppiness, no audio, audio out of sync, ...
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Playing video from USB freezes entire system after hours

I'm trying to have an Intel Compute Stick play a playlist of videos non-stop from a USB stick. Tested with Windows 8 and PowerDVD - runs fine for a week in a row, no problem at all. Exact same ...
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Using playlist playback in VLC

BACKGROUND I'm using VLC to listen to an audio book on win10, which have hundred .mp3. So, I put all of the .mp3 file into a playlist in VLC. Obviously, I can not have enough time to play all of ...
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How do I play a video using skinless vlc player on kali linux boot?

I want to be able to play a video using vlc in skinless made on boot or login. I have tried adding @reboot startx vlc --intf dummy --video-wallpaper --no-video-title-show "/home/gome/Videos/beep.mp4"...
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vlc media player how do I get the menubar back?

How do I get the menubar back in vlc media player? its gone and I cannot find the setting Here is what happens on rightclick
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Multipoint not working well with PC & Android

So recently i got Jabra 75T, and it is great, but the multipoint is kinda whacked. It works well if i pause and switch, but god forbid if i receive a notification on Android, while on being PC, it ...
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Variety of issues unless I restart

I'm sorry if this turns out to be the wrong place to ask this question, but I'm at a loss as to where the issue might lie. Immediately after starting my computer, I have to restart it. Otherwise I ...
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How to stream subfile of torrent using command line vlc?

I am trying to stream subfile of torrent using magnet links. Here is my magnet link which contains multiple videos of star trek ds season 9: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:...
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Limited screen recording time in VLC media player

I'm using the screen recording feature in VLC, but every time it gets to about 13 minutes, or 56 MB, it just stops recording: I've been letting the video I want saved run in the player whilst ...
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How to keep the VLC for Mac “playback” menu item from disappearing?

When I open a video in VLC for Mac and then go to the playback dropdown menu to speed it up, it obliges. But if I want to open the playback dropdown menu again, it looks like it moves up beyond the ...
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Video stops playing after few minutes over network on smart tv

I have a Toshiba smart tv with Android installed. I have a shared folder on a Windows 10 computer shared over SMB (I think it's SMB2?) My videos were playing fine over the network on VLC for ages. A ...
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PotPlayer Crashes when changing Audio Stream

I am trying to change the audio stream when watching a video in Daum PotPlayer. Only, as soon as I change the audio stream from the default to the alternative audio, the entire application becomes ...
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mp3 save timestamps of elapsed time

I'm looking for a way to save the elapsed time of an audio file while I'm listening to it. My idea is to press a key and to have the elapsed time logged to a file for subsequent use (for example to ...
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keyboard in some programs & some keys in keyboard won't work until restart

I am facing this weird keyboard issue lately. keyboard works only for first 10-15 mins in firefox, vlc etc but works in notepad always. (except some keys wont work but works only after restart) I ...
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How to setup VLC's stereo audio mode to left as default

I'm using Mac and can't find how to setup VLC's stereo audio mode to left as default. Can someone help?
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VLC mediaplayer : Fast forward/backward are not working with the shortcut keys

I use the 3.0.10 latest VLC Media player. I am not able to skip forward or backward using the shortcut keys(Alt+Right or Alt+Left). If I try the shortcut keys, this make the video to start from the ...
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How to shuffle my songs in VLC for Android version 3.2.12? [migrated]

How do I shuffle the various music files in my cellphone using VLC for Android version 3.2.12? They're all in one unique folder. I can't find a play-all button or a shuffle button.
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MPC-HC and VLC lags/stutters but Chrome local video player works fine.How to fix it?

System Model:HP Mini 110-4100 Processor:Intel(R) Atom(TM)CPU N2600 @1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) Installed Physical Memory (RAM):2.00 GB OS Name:Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise ...
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How can I quit VLC from Mac terminal?

Anybody knows how to quit VLC app (VLC v3.0.10) from Mac Terminal? already tried "killall VLC" and "vlc://quit" to no avail. If I quit the already open instance from MacOS GUI, a new instance start ...
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Frame Dropping issue on playback of 4k videos

I am running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon on a laptop with i5 and Intel Integrated Graphics with dedicated graphics : AMD R5 M330. I seem unable to play any 4k video without frame drops using vlc or mpv. ...
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VLC plays full video with stream but only saves audio

I'm trying to back up a video from a set-top box i got my hands on, it supports streaming over LAN, and I got VLC to play the stream on my computer without using any special setting or else, but when ...
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Is there a way to make VLC time sync a video on separate computers, each having a local copy of the video?

My friends and I are trying to watch a video that we all have on our machines, and would love to all have it timed together without the hassle of manually doing it. Is there a VLC plugin or tool that ...
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VLC subtitles displaying time rather than text

I have created an .SRT file from TextEdit on MAC, formatting everything to the letter HH:MM:SS,MLS --> HH:MM:SS,MLS (e.g. comma before milliseconds, each subtitle numbered, etc.) However, very ...
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Will pausing HD videos for multiple hours cause any damage to the hard disk?

The latest VLC media player has a feature to resume from where I had to stop. But I had to pause the HD video, which is more than 1 GB, to go to work for a couple hours. Will this cause any damage to ...
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How can I reduce video blockiness when streaming YouTube videos with VLC media player?

I often stream YouTube videos using VLC Media Player, for convenience when wanting to watch often-slow videos. I have noticed that said streamed videos are often lacking in video quality, having large ...
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VLC VP9 Support?

I am using the VLC Version 3.0.8 on Windows 10 Home 64-bit with an Intel Core i7-9700K CPU @3.60 GHz and 16 GB of RAM, GTX 1070 Ti with a Z390X Gaming X Motherboard So, I have made/encoded a video in ...
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Can't Get Subtitles to Format Correctly

I currently have a video file (MKV) and a subtitle file (WebVTT). The subtitles are not formatted well as they don't move to appropriate locations and the text is much too big. I converted the ...
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Is it safe to check hard drives for SMART errors while playing HD video on VLC?

Is it safe to check hard drives for SMART errors while playing HD video on VLC? I know it takes hours to scan a hard-disk of whatever size it is, I don't want to wait until its done.
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what actually happened to my PC

If I open a webpage while downloading going in IDM, then downloading gets pause till that webpage open. videos in chrome, vlc media player stops for few seconds, in turn, computer hangs and then ...
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How to fix VLC sorting playlist wrongly?

Scenario: VLC 3.08, the playlist have more than 20 tracks and is sorted as follow 1. VideoA 2. VideoB (...) 11.VideoX 12.VideoY (...) 20.Video Z (...) Problem: The sorting by title ends up like this ...
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How to Clear VLC Playlist with Apple Scripts

By default, VLC will keep the songs that were played in the last session as part of the playlist. I have an AppleScript that plays music that is stored as MP3 files in a folder. tell application "VLC"...
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Why is the speed and quality of streaming (over LAN) so different?

Can someone explain why is the quality and speed of streaming over LAN (for example with VLC Streaming) less better than apps like DroidCam where it's the same principal? I tried many times to stream ...
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Difference between Windows GUI red cross and taskkill command (need proper process exit)

I started VLC (with NDI plugin) in the command line using this Python code: vlc = sp.Popen(["vlc", "-", "--aout", "NDI", "--vout", "NDI", url], shell=True) (NDI is a video streaming network ...
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Turn on Windows 10 monitor when VLC launches

I have a desktop computer I'm using to play videos over an HDMI cable connected to a TV. I use VLC to play video files on that computer and using the android program Remote for VLC (Stream Fork) to ...
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Is there a way to load a live video with this code

So I have this code that I run and it plays the vlc file. Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.AppActivate "VLC Media Player" WScript.sleep(200) WshShell.SendKeys " " How ...
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Subtitle sync while transcoding and streaming

I am using VLC to embed an .srt file into an .mp4 file. In most cases I am successful and the subtitle is in perfect sync with the video. However I have one episode that the subtitle starts about 8 ...
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VLC stuttering playing h264/h265 mkv, fixed with selecting OpenGL for WIndows, why?

I'm in the process of ripping a bunch of movies I have and one thing I noticed was the play back in either VLC or Windows 10 Movies & TV player was extremely choppy and stutters every few frames ...
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Why does my private server always fail to connect when I attempt to stream?

I'm confused on a number of fronts here. I just want to stream the output of my blackmagic card, or at least one of my computer monitors, to one other person via the internet in order to conduct a ...
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VLC for Windows won't play MP4A audio on live stream

I'm attempting to play back a live H.264 feed in VLC for Windows (latest version). The feed comes from a HDMI to IPTV encoder. In OBS, the feed plays fine, and streams to youtube etc, audio and video ...
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Cannot play video stream from FFMPEG to VLC

I'm trying to stream my local webcam using FFMPEG. For test purposes, I'm doing this locally and try to open the stream using VLC (3.0.8, Windows 10). This is how I stream from FFMPEG: ffmpeg -f ...
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VLC audio stopped working, no idea why

Audio simply stopped working for VLC (& other video players). MacOS 10.14.6, VLC 3.0.8. Audio is fine otherwise; YouTube has audio, games in Steam do too, my music player works fine. I've ...
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Split MKV in chunks smaller than 4 GB?

I need to use a device formatted in FAT32 to store/share movies (Using my routers filesharing feature. Unfortunately, my router doesn't support ExFat, only FAT32.). FAT32 has a limit for how big files ...
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FFMPEG reduce dynamic range (VLC port ask)

Is there a way to do the exactly same thing as the image below (VLC) but using FFMPEG? I want it with FFMPEG to automate some jobs with batch files. In VLC, alongside the settings in the above image, ...
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I want to auto switch the playlist in VLC

i need to play 6 channels, then switch them. Channels can be played for 1 second. Switch to channel X (defined by SAT-IP Stream parameters) Stream channel X Take a screenshot of channel X and save in ...
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Make square video in VLC or other app [duplicate]

I want to add black borders to the sides of a video taken in portrait on my iphone 8 (regular) to make it square. Is this possible in VLC on a mac? There are lots of apps that do this but they ...
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Is there a way to use subtitle files (srt/ass) with twitch for pre recorded videos

I have a pre-recorded video that I want to stream to Twitch. with this file, I also have 2 subtitle files that I have prepared to be used as closed captions for the hearing impaired viewers. But I can'...
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How to show file names instead of metadata title in VLC?

Metadata from various artists and music websites is a gigantic inconsistent mess and much harder to edit than filenames. To actually know which file is currently playing, I would like to see it in the ...

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