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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Is there a way to open all the youtube videos with VLC?

I am trying to restrict the YouTube videos as much as possible, including the search bar of the YouTube. However, there are many important videos for me on the Youtube. Therefore, I want to be able to ...
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Extract Video content from temporary extension-less files (obtained from Screen recorder extension of Google chrome)

I have used the screen recording extension available on the Google Chrome web browser on 6th May to record an examination video of 3 hours' duration. But, when the recording was stopped, the extension ...
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Why does VLC depend on Visual Studio Code?

I am trying to install VLC on Centos 7. However when I go to install via these instructions it thinks Visual Studio Code Insiders is a dependency and wants to install it. I do use Visual Studio Code ...
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Why does this VLC CLI code block my Prompt only at some times?

So I have a Python script that runs a system call that fetches some inputs and does some calculations before it loads up a playlist. I run this script first to load up VLC media player start vlc --...
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How to stop VideoLAN to switch to VideoLAN window when in playlist [duplicate]

I am using VideoLAN on Windows to play a list of videos (Ctrl + L) in the background - I am only interested in listening the sounds of those videos. But VideoLAN will switch to the VideoLAN window ...
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Video works but not the sound

I have downloaded from YouTube this video but VLC can only replay the video without the sound. How can I fix it ? curl "https://r3---sn-2gb7sn7r.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?expire=1619829069&...
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mpeg file cannot be replayed

I have problems replaying some mpeg file with SMPlayer. Below is the log. The other UMP just quickly counts the time but nothing can be heared. Some other WMP opens a dialog with error. So nowhere I ...
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Why does streaming an MP4 video file from a WordPress site work fine in the browser yet fail when I'm trying to save it to a file?

I am trying to learn more about streaming and why a video that plays fine in the browser is so tricky to download to a local hard drive for offline playing. It's hosted on WordPress and the full URL ...
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Rip all video clips from a DVD using VLC Windows 10

I have some old DVDs with family videos on them. When I play one of the DVDs, I get a menu where I can play one of many video clips. However when I use VLC’s ‘Convert/Save’ tool to rip the DVD ...
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GoPro Hero 8 HEVC convert to x264

I made a video with my GoPro Hero 8. When I play it with VLC player, the audio is OK but the screen is just black. I found that this may be caused by HEVC, so I downloaded FFMPEG from here: https://...
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Shifting ultrasounds to audible range in VLC

Say I've recorded a dog whistle (signal in 20-50 kHz band) with a recorder with a sampling frequency of 128 kHz. I'd like to shift frequencies down by a factor of 4 or so, so that it falls within ...
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What makes a valid .mp4 video?

I am downloading back to back some .ts video chunks from a website and saving them on the same file. When I try to upload this file to sites like twitter and facebook it doesn't accept it as a valid ...
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How to set “My Music” and “My Video” location in VLC 3

When I open VLC, in Playlist View and click "My Music" or "My Video" it shows me my $HOME directory. I want it to display $HOME/Music and $HOME/Video respectively. How can I do ...
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Has VLC permanently stopped supporting Twitch?

I used to be able to play Twitch streams in VLC. A few months ago, this started breaking. Then they updated VLC and since then (I have the latest version), it just does nothing when you enter a Twitch ...
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Unable to stream video over VLC in the local network

I am attempting to get VLC streaming working, I want to do movie nights with a friend of mine living in another country, but before I stream to the internet, I ought to be able to stream locally - ...
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m3u8 to mp4 lossless conversion with VLC or any other free software on Windows

I have read this and several other posts on this site; however, none has answered my question: I'm aware, that I can convert m3u8 streaming file to the mp4, and I only do this with VLC player on ...
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How to share Medialibrary between desktop and mobile (Windows, Android)

How could I share or import/export the VLC medialibrary between platforms Windows and Android? The important issue is: sharing between the platforms. I am saving URLs to internetradio streams and ...
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How to use --width and --height CLI parameters in VLC Media Player?

I want to play YouTube videos in a small area of my screen. This is my current VLC command. "/c/Program Files/VideoLAN/VLC/vlc" \ --no-video-deco \ --no-embedded-video \ --video-on-top \ --...
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VLC Command Line: --clone-vout-list not working as expected - Open 2 OpenGL Windows

i would like to play a video with VLC on 2 monitors simultaneously. In the command line help the following is described about cloning: Clone video filter (clone) Duplicate your video to multiple ...
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VLC media player (PC) select audio track for conversion

When using VLC media player for Win, to convert a video with multiple audio tracks into another format, outputing using only one audio track, how do I select the audio track that is converted? VLC ...
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MS Teams calls suspends my RTSP stream open in VLC — How can I resolve this?

I have a Reolink IP cam on my front door that I keep open on a small window so I can see when I have visitors (I can't hear my doorbell from my office). I'm not interested in recording, only being ...
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Record outgoing audio stream in VLC through the command line?

I recently made a live-streaming audio through a Raspberry Pi 4 over my local wifi network. It streams live from a microphone to the local network. I followed this tutorial: https://hobbylad.wordpress....
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What are the error messages that are meaningless when you compile gcc with a configure file generared using GNU Autoconf 2.69?

The question is in the title. For example, as explained here gcc unrecognized command line options '-V' and '-qversion' with autoconf, the error message gcc: error: unrecognized ...
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using vlc to concatenate videos

I tried this command to join two videos that are of the same resolution and fps "C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" 1.mp4 2.mp4 --sout "#gather​:std{access=file,dst=src.mp4}" --...
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VLC - How to reload preferences without restarting?

VLC: v3.0.12 OS: Windows 10 Every time after saving preferences, they won't take effect immediately, I have to restart the player, is there a way to reload the preferences without restarting? Or is it ...
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VLC - How to assign multiple hotkeys to the same action?

Here're my current hotkeys: Action Hotkey Short backward jump(10s) J Play / Pause K Short forward jump(10s) L Given this config, I'm losing Space for pausing/playing, so the question is, how to ...
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how to capture screen of the ubuntu server to a video file while connecting it over ssh?

I am trying to capture screen of the Ubuntu server to a video file while i am connecting it over ssh. Using xrandr, I can identify which video outputs are connected and which ones are not connected. ...
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Why VLC can't open my USB camera but zoom can? (In windows 10)

When trying to open my usb camera with VLC I get Capture failed: The device you selected cannot be used, because its type is not supported. Capture failed: VLC cannot open ANY capture device. Check ...
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What is the difference between .m4s and .ts media files?

From my understanding they can both contain media segments and are meant to be reconstructed at the client but what is the difference between the two? Edit: This is in the context of HLS
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VLC : ass subtitles not as big as default video player

At the moment, I'm working on the subtitling of an anime. I thought subtitles were fine and finished, but apparently that's not the case. I'm using Aegisub, and here's what the preview of the video ...
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When I play CD audio, VLC misses to playback the initial second of the audio track

I have VLC version 3.0.12 for Windows 64bit. I have Windows 7 on my PC. I go to play my cd audio doing the usual passages : Media > Open Disc > Audio CD, and this automatically adds all the cd ...
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VLC Samba SSHFS weird speeds over LAN

So I recently started hosting files over my network from the main PC, which runs Ubuntu 20.04 to other devices via Samba. On my phone everything runs fine, no problem, Samba and SSHFS. On my Macbook ...
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How to use a 5.1/7.1/Atmos video with headphones on VLC (macOS)?

So my question is about the use of 5.1 (mostly) /7.1 audio video with VLC and headphones. When I was a Windows user, I used to activate the Windows Sonic free option to apply some kind of ...
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vlc media player multiple files

I am new to working with VLC media player via the command line. I have been reviewing and implementing based on https://wiki.videolan.org/VLC_command-line_help/ I have scripted so that I have ...
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How to convert exe to video?

I have a video with .exe extension. I tried renaming to to mp4, avi, mkv, ts and many more, tried opening it with vlc, none of which worked. I got the exe when I downloaded a video from a site using ...
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How to associate software with a specific link in the browser

I have a certain website that includes movies on streaming, and always copies the link and infects the VLC. Is it possible for the browser to automatically offer me to open the link on VLC? As I open ...
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Watching MPEG-DASH streams with VLC

I'm able to watch HLS streams on VLC by pulling the m3u8 from the network tab on firefox off a webpage but MPEG-DASH I can't get .mpd files to work. Is there some type of encryption or DRM involved? ...
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VLC load subs when audio is not english

When using files with all streams baked in (almost exclusively mkv) and correctly assigned language metadata, I want VLC to either: Use English audio if available and no subs If not, use first audio ...
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How to make a playlist xspf from a directory with python for VLC?

I need to make with python a program that generate a playlist xspf taking a directory of local music for VLC, thanks for the help.
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VLC “Continue playback” - How to increase “limit”?

VLC has a nice "Continue playback" feature, where I can set it so that when I play a video, it automatically resumes from where I last left off. However, this seems to work only for maybe ...
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mpv doesn't play audio from mp4 file

Troubles with mp4 files captured from webcam. I capture video from my webcam with vlc. The captured file is played without issues in vlc, but mpv could not play audio stream.(ffmpeg also doesn't ...
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vlc on win 10 doesnt play rtsp streams

I have a IP network camera connected to a router, when I try to play rtsp stream through vlc I get these errors at the log file: main debug: processing request item: rstp://192.168.1.54:554/H264/ch1/...
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ffmpeg include timestamp in filname and screenshot

I'd like to extract a lot of frame-by-frame images from videos and include the specific video-time of the frame extracted a) in the filname egs. extracted-frame_00:30:21:89.png in the format hour:min:...
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Play protected stream on VLC?

When i try to play the streamed video on this link, it will NOT play on VLC. Using the inspection tool i was able to pull this link, but when I enter it in VLC, it wont play. I'm guessing there is ...
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How do i play 1 audio file and playback them to 2 different speakers? [duplicate]

I want to play a chill music beat, one for my default speaker and one for my mic input ( the devices are in the same computer ). How do I playback audio to 2 speakers on the same computer with VLC? I'...
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VNC rawfb input as VLC stream

I want to use x11vnc to stream games, but they get low FPS (as expected). I think it might be better to use the -rawfb option with -pipeinput UINPUT to make a stream that doesn't check the framebuffer,...
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Move .ass subtitles below the video

I am watching a show in 1920x960 format on my 1920x1080 screen in VLC player, with subtitles coming from an .ass file. This is what it looks like: I would like to move the subtitles into the black ...
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How to record a m3u8 stream into chunks under windows, with VLC, preferably headless?

Under Windows10 with last version of VLC 3.0.11 2/02/2021, I can record this stream franceinfo_hifi.m3u8?id=radiofrance using VLC's GUI with no option: (Media/Open Network stream/Convert) The ...
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Win 10: How can I make an window be always on top but non-interactive (clicks go through)?

I'm trying to set up a small window in my screen that is always on top but at the same time "ghosted" (not sure about the term), meaning I can't interact or activate it and any mouse click ...
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Videos that don't have thumbnails stutter while I play/move forward/move backward in VLC

I download tutorial videos and study them at my convenience. I noticed there are two types of videos in my case: Those that have a thumbnail preview after I have downloaded them. Those that just show ...

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