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 realtime Audio streaming to 3 friends online, can't get it to work?

For my roleplaying sessions, I need to live stream background ambient sounds in 320 kbps mp3 stereo, to my 3 players that are in another city on different computers in different local networks (at ...
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Streaming RTMP via nginx-rtmp-module requires several attempts to connect when viewing the stream

I'm using OBS to stream to an nginx-based RTMP server using the excellent nginx-rtmp-module. Viewers are connecting to view the stream via the MPC-HC player and the normal URL rtmp://example.com:...
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catching the URL from a streaming video/audio

I am trying to get the url of a live stream (from this German IPTV) in order to watch it using VLC and with Kodi, but instead of a .m3u8 file like usual, I am getting a .mpd file and its associated ....
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What dost the “at” (@) symbol + port numbers in VLC stream URI means?

I found a question about this but not fully explain my question on superuser (and its link to reference has dead...) so I opened this question. I need to stream video + audio in MPEG-TS container, ...
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Picture is hazy in VLC when playing .mkv file

Whenever I play .mkv files on VLC (v. 3.0.8) the picture is very hazy/blurry. I have tried a few of the settings commonly available on the internet, but they are hard to follow mainly due to be being ...
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While playing a video it resumes before the end with VLC, the original format is WMV

I can't play a video until the end, it closes when it reaches 26 sec, but the file has 05:59min. I use VLC and have the damaged or incplete AVI file on Always Fix. The original format of the video is ...
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How can I tell if a video has a variable frame rate?

How can I tell if a video has a variable frame rate? I don't need to be able to do it programmatically, I just don't want to have to install some program that's hundreds of megabytes; for example, if ...
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VLC difference between “OpenGL video output” and “OpenGL video output for Windows”?

at least in Windows, VLC has 2 different OpenGL video modes: what's the difference between the 2?
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How can I disable YouTube video streaming on VLC?

I want to disable VLC's feature of playing videos. Can I do that somehow? I tried doing what's described in the following forum post https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=86323 (moving/renaming ...
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How to stream a video to localhost using VLC on a MacBook?

I am unable to stream a video to localhost using VLC on Mac Mojave OS, a step by step link would be highly appreciated. Apologies if this is repeated question - however I didn't find any satisfactory ...
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vlc cmd start-paused script

for halloween I would like to make a digital frame with a computer. I use the software Contacam for motion detection with the camera, in this software there is the possibility to send CMD commands ...
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All Qt-based applications (softwares, such as VLC, Calibre, Krita, MalwareByte) on Windows 10 run in the background but their GUI aren't, why?

I have some bunch of Qt-based softwares (such us VLC, Calibre, Krita, Mendeley Desktop, MalwareByte, Free Download Manager) which run in the background but not show any GUI in a Windows 10 machine. ...
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“drift is too high” messages in VLC

Trying to pull an h264 stream and transcode via VLC, but video continues to cut out. When I tail the log for that stream I see a ton of messages stating "drift is too high, resetting master sync", ...
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ffmpeg stream test pattern to VLC via TCP?

I'm trying to find an incantation of ffmpeg that streams a test pattern I can see in VLC over TCP: ffmpeg \ -f lavfi \ -i testsrc=size=800x600:rate=24 \ -c:v libx264 \ -tune zerolatency \ -...
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VLC is not picking up FFMPEG UDP stream

I have FFMpeg streaming video via UDP to my desktop. I ran a wireshark analysis, and the data is reaching my desktop, you can see one of the packets below. However, when I look for a network stream ...
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Loop/repeat option won't work on cvlc command

I'm running the follow command: $ cvlc --loop -vvv video.mp4 --sout '#transcode{vcodec=theo,vb=800,acodec=vorb,ab=128,channels=2,samplerate=44100,scodec=none}:http{mux=ogg,dst=:8080/}' --sout-keep --...
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Trying to stream RTSP to Youtube via VLC

Kinda of a noob at ffmpeg but familiar enough with VLC. Trying to convert and stream RTSP to youtube live and having no luck. What am I missing? I know a lot of input in the empty fields and ...
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Run VLC with oldrc at startup on raspbian

The problem I'm facing is the following: we have a raspberry PI zero that we want to use as a media player with custom hardware buttons as controls for playback. For we need to lunch an instance of ...
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I need help figuring out if this task can be done by Auto Hot Key

I am new to AutoHotKey. I spend about twenty minutes setting up my computer each day and I am just doing things I think this program can automate, but there are a lot of steps and I am also unsure if ...
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Type of audio codec being played in VLC

Is there a way in VLC player to ascertain the audio codec being used while playing a live stream via URL ? I am able to see "Codec: MPEG AAC Audio" in Codec Info but I want to see what type of AAC is ...
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VLC Player got freeze when getting requested *.m3u8 playlist from HTTP Server

I use FFMPEG for HLSstreaming with a command : ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="GENERAL - UVC " -profile:v baseline -level 3.0 -c:v libx264 -crf 21 -preset veryfast -c:a aac -b:a 128k -ac 2 -f hls -...
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Audio and video from MKV file getting out of sync in multiple media players

I noticed an issue while playing MKV files on my HP laptop. After about an hour or so, the audio starts to get out of sync with the video, and the delay becomes greater and greater. If i restart the ...
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VLC Player - Play video 90deg to the right

My VLC Media player, plays all videos on 90 feg Clockwise..... Seems something happened on the VLC Setting - however, I do not find the right way to fix it Seems all video played OK in the past - now'...
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How can I display VTT or other subtitle formats used by youtube-dl in VLC?

For some reason, the subtitles don't work on VLC, is there something I need to be aware about, like converting them?
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RTP Streaming using VLC - Getting huge transmit UDP packet loss on my PC - why?

I am getting strange problems on my Windows 7 PC: I have tried to setup VLC media player to stream audio through RTP, however I am getting huge outbound UDP packet lost. After some debugging, I ...
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Video playback as minimalist overlay in corner of screen

I only have 1 monitor atm. I want to be able to playback video while I use the rest of the monitor to do work. Using the traditional method of windowskeyarrowkey does not leave enough space to work as ...
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Video disappearing from RTSP stream

I've been trying to stream a video using VLC on my computer (Ubuntu 19.04) and watch the stream on the VLC for FireTV app. Maddeningly, it worked a few times, but now VLC is consistently playing the ...
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Pixelated mkv on vm (vlc)

I have a simple installation of windows 10 pro on a vmware WS VM and I installed vlc on it. All video files play smoothly with normal picture except for mkv files which play with pixlated picture. ...
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VLC fullscreen progress bar is over subtitles

Since version 3.x (as I recall) VLC is packed with a nice colored overlay progress bar in full-screen. Progress bar which I would love to modify to avoid it being displayed OVER subtitles when I ...
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All downloaded videos does not play on all media players

I would like to help me on this problem....here it is.... I tried to play the movie on Windows Media Player but all I see is this: (Image 1) I tried to play the movie on Apple QuickTime video ...
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How to navigate DVD and BD menus in VLC with keyboard?

At least with blu-rays I'm experiencing mouse-offset, with some releases I can't select menu elements at all (rendering also may be partially broken). Being able to navigate using keyboard would solve ...
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Where does VLC store Keyboard hotkeys?

I just made an arduino sketch that listens for a physical foot pedal switch button that will send via serial port a string to a python script that thanks to pyautogui will emulate a keyboard keys ...
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How do I start to play a vlc playlist from command line in linux (RPi)

I have different playlists on my RPi saved on the desktop. I would like to start playing a playlist using command-line. (Then I would like to schedule it in Cron to autostart) Here is the string ...
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Unable to play DVD without admin rights - Win 10_1809 AD workstation

I'm running into an issue in VLC When I go to open disk in VLC (Ctrl D) > DVD > Play. I get this error "Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "F:". Your input can't be opened: VLC is ...
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VLC command line play MP3 in GUI with no cover art or video output?

['vlc', '--vout', 'none', 'buff.mp3'] Tried that... doesnt work. Still shows video section with cover art how to display just the seek area/volume controls/play/pause buttons?
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VLC Command line for extracting audio from a video?

I am using VLC for extracting/converting audio from a .mp4 video to a .mp3. The screenshot below shows the menu option I am choosing and then My question is, how do I do this using the command line?...
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Save synced mp4 video+audio to new file [duplicate]

I have an .mp4 file with an out of sync audio track. If I open VLC and add 0.5 sec to the audio it syncs perfectly. How can I save this synced version to a new .mp4 file? Either with VLC or with ...
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Is it possible to stream an IP camera's video feed to a local media player, e.g., VLC?

There are a lot of posts on this topic, and I've done my best to comb through all the ones I can find, but I haven't yet encountered (or may have unintentionally overlooked) how to do so for my ...
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Unable to run VLC, says DRM version is 1.6.0 but this driver is only compatible with 3.x.x."

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK Notebook, upon downloading VLC and installing [AMD Radeon™ Software AMDGPU-PRO Driver] I fail to run an mkv file on my system. Here ...
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Video taken on iPhone has different orientation in different media players

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but often when I take a video on my iPhone, it will open correctly in VLC, but will be rotated 90 degrees in Windows Media Player. I'd like to make ...
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Magnet not redirecting on uTorrent

On downloading VLC Torrent Streamer, the torrent magnets now get redirected to VLC, and I am unable to change it back to uTorrent. I tried deleting the magnet-redirect plugin that got installed in VLC,...
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VLC convert settings for dvd player

I've been doing it in ffmpeg and want an easy way to do it that I can show my younger brother so he can more easily follow the steps.
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Shortcut key to toggle “Enable On Screen Display (OSD)” in VLC

Right now in VLC, I can go to "Preferences" > "Subtitles / OSD", check or uncheck "Enable On Screen Display (OSD)", then click "Save": Is there a shortcut key for me to achieve the above? (And if ...
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Play the last x seconds of each video in a VLC playlist

Using the VLC CLI, is there any way to play the last x seconds of each video in a playlist? I am aware of: --start-time= Start time The stream will start at this position (in seconds). ...
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How can I make the Year/Date tag be displayed completely in media players?

I'm using Mp3Tag to tag some of my music files, and I like to use the YYYY.MM.dd format. I prefer that instead of just the year. However, I found that both in VLC Media Player and in Groove Music, ...
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Edited song info in VLC - now won't open in any other player

Basically what it says in the title. I have a CD ripped to WMA with Windows Media Player, which I opened with VLC Media Player in order to edit the track info. Apparently it uses an unusual file ...
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VLC command line: --start-time / --stop-time for DVD playback

On VLC command line (I'm running Linux, but the commands for other OSs are identical): is there any way to start a DVD and set a --start-time and/or a --stop-time? I have used this feature to play ...
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VLC loses playback location when streaming to Chromecast

I'm using VLC to stream local videos to Chromecast, which works great except for a couple things: If I pause for more than a few seconds, hitting play again appears to take awhile to reconnect and ...
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Is there a way to mute audio of a video played by vlc from command-line?

Is there a way to mute a video played by vlc from command line? I managed to only find a single other post on a similar subject, however, it is 8 years old and hasn't been answered in a clear yes or ...
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How to restream an HTTP stream over RTSP with VLC?

I want to use VLC 3.0.6 to take in an HTTP stream and restream it over RTSP, basically using it as an RTSP server. I tried using this command cvlc http://0.0.0.0:8080/stream?topic=/iris/camera1/...