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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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Backing up the VLC Media Library

I am using VLC on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I wanted to save the media library to a file and import it to other players I use. This is the only relevant result I found. I searched my entire file system with ...
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How to use VLC to convert MKV files to MP4 files without the video being shortened

I'm attempting to use VLC to convert an MKV file (containing 1920 x 1080 video) to an MP4 file but I'm not having a great deal of success. The MKV file is a 6 minute video where most of the time, just ...
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Can I warm up a DVD while paused if it spins down

When I pause a DVD in VLC, and walk away for a while (say, an hour or more), the DVD stops spinning. However, when I come back and hit play, VLC does not wait for the DVD to start spinning again. ...
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How to add, edit, show and save bookmarks within a video?

I created some videos by using OBS and now I'm watching them. I want to bookmark some relevant parts to watch them later directly (without being forced to watch the entire video). I'm looking at the ...
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How do I convert an MKV file to MP4 that has two audio streams and I only need one of them with ffmpeg?

The command I usually use in case of single audio stream mkv files to convert them to mp4 is: ffmpeg -i location of mkv file\movie.mkv -c copy location of my usb stick\blablabla.mp4` But when I did ...
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VLC, is there a way to turn the 1 click to play into 1 click to select and 2 clicks to play?

So, as the title says, I'm having trouble with VLC after switching from Windows 10 to Linux Manjaro XFCE 18.0 Illyria (Arch). I was using Plex on Windows, and although I know VLC quite well, I never ...
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VLC output to stdout instead of opening a new window

I am trying to get VLC to play an on-the-fly generated stream (MJPEG, just a bunch of JPGs written to the stdout of the generator program one after the other) which is piped to vlc - where the dash ...
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VLC - How to show multiple lines of a subtitle

I'm doing some e-learning courses by watching videos on VLC, it would help me a lot if I'm able to do what I describe below. What I want to do is how can I set-up VLC to show multiple lines of a ...
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Can VLC play unfinished MP4 files?

In this thread, a VLC developer says that VLC cannot play partially downloaded mp4 files because the info is stored at the end of the file. But recently when I tested the same, adding a mp4 task in ...
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QT scaling in ubuntu gnome creates big fonts

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with gnome, and I'm having scaling problems with some QT applications (VLC, TexStudio). I use a HiDPi external screen and when I disconnect my laptop from the external screen, ...
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VLC lowers volume when window loses focus (playing always on top)

Is there a setting that causes VLC to lower the volume when the playing window loses focus (while playing always-on-top)? This happens on my laptop and I cannot find a setting to keep the volume ...
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How to change ID3 tags using VLC via a script?

I have a number of mp3 files that require to have their ID3 tags to be changed (my car only orders songs by alphabetical order of the title, so I need to prepend the track number to their names). I ...
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Audio file: m4a channel volume getting messed up by different players

On a Mac, I've been using QuickTime to record .m4a audio files from Hangouts conversations via iShowU Audio Capture. If I open the file in Adobe Audition CC 2017 on Windows 10, it plays correctly: ...
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Wrong frame rate and metadata when saving RTSP stream to file

I use VLC to save a RTSP stream from IP camera to mp4 file. In Convert/Save dialog, I choose + Encapsulation: MP4/MOV + Video codec: Keep original video track (not using transcode) VLC has saved ...
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VLC not playing a group of files in order selected

I tried everything, I changed the titles, I put only numbers in sequence of desired play order, read all sorts of input from people with problems like mine. Ultimately, the answer to my problem was ...

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