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Playing random videos on one's system; minor improvement to include DVDs

Playing random videos on one's system; minor improvement to include DVDs In my .bashrc I have a function which I use to play random videos (not written below, just fyi), and another one for all media files, e.g.: createmediafiles() { find ~+ -type f -iregex ‘.*.(mp3|wav|ogg|flac|mp4|mov|avi)’ > ~/mediafiles.txt find ~+ -type d -name VIDEO_TS >> …

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VLC and MPV cannot play video files from samba share

VLC and MPV cannot play video files from samba share This involves a Freebox Pop server but (see NOTE at the end) is not limited to the Freebox server, as all samba shares are affected. The Freebox has a USB entry where I have put an external 2 GB drive containing mostly videos that I …

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How to get the destinations of two instances of VLC

How to get the destinations of two instances of VLC If you have only one instance of VLC running, you can talk to VLC with dbus-send using org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.vlc as destination: $ dbus-send –dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.vlc … If you have two instances of VLC running, they have different destinations xxxx and yyyy. If you want to talk to …

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How do I kill cvlc while watching a stream?

How do I kill cvlc while watching a stream? I am watching a stream by using the command cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 on an Ubuntu device with a webcam. How do I exit? I’ve tried Ctrl+C, q, :q, etc, and the stream does not quit. Currently I’ve just been closing the terminal session and reconnecting. All of …

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Why the process still can be listed after killing them?

Why the process still can be listed after killing them? List all process running vlc: debian@debian:~$ ps aux |grep vl[c] debian 14482 0.1 2.2 2882968 136428 ? Sl 10:19 0:02 vlc -I telnet –telnet-host 192.168.31.167 –telnet-port 4212 –telnet-password admin debian 15174 0.2 2.4 2881576 145368 ? Ssl 10:32 0:03 vlc -d -I telnet –telnet-host 192.168.31.167 …

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Some apps crash before opening on Xubuntu

Some apps crash before opening on Xubuntu For example, if I try to open a video with VLC, I can see it appear on the System monitor but it’s quickly listed with red and disappears. It could be RAM related. I have 4GB and it’s shown as 70% used. But I have a 4GB swap …

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How to create a virtual ISO file from /dev/sr0

How to create a virtual ISO file from /dev/sr0 I want to create a virtual ISO file from /dev/sr0, without having to create an actual ISO file. The purpose is to share it to an Android device running VLC. Android/VLC is only able to open discs (with menu support, etc) as an ISO file. Asked …

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How do I fix VLC sound stuttering after pause/resume?

How do I fix VLC sound stuttering after pause/resume? On most (maybe all) videos, when played with VLC, pause and resume works fine as long it is only a second or two. When I pause the video for longer, after unpausing, the video plays fine but the audio cuts in and out a few times …

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VLC media player: hotkeys to change size of subtitle font

VLC media player: hotkeys to change size of subtitle font VLC media player 3.0.18 Vetinari (revision 3.0.13-8-g41878ff4f2) Linux 6.1.3-arch1-1 I want to increase/decrease the size of the subtitle font using keys. The default setting requires the mouse wheel which with my settings is impossible to adjust with sufficiently fine increments. With the smallest adjustment I …

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VLC takes up 600 MB RAM. Why?

VLC takes up 600 MB RAM. Why? I have 2 instances of vlc running. One is playing. One is paused (and mostly swapped out). top – 14:25:01 up 23 days, 19:19, 69 users, load average: 2.36, 2.61, 4.19 Tasks: 905 total, 3 running, 894 sleeping, 2 stopped, 6 zombie %Cpu(s): 11.9 us, 6.5 sy, 0.1 …

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VLC is not working on Ubuntu 22.04

VLC is not working on Ubuntu 22.04 I just upgraded my system from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04, however, the VLC media player is not working at all, I tried to uninstall it and re-install it (vlc 3.0.18) again using sudo snap install vlc but it’s still not launching I tried the solutions from this thread, …

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why does VLC no longer work as well after I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS?

why does VLC no longer work as well after I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS? VLC no longer handles high resolution 4k videos very well compared to before I upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04. Other software programs were also upgraded to newer versions without my knowledge until after the upgrade when I went to use them. …

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Linux Service vlcpulse access denied

Linux Service vlcpulse access denied I have a service running on Raspbian OS 11 lite on a Raspberry 3, which should play audio for me. [Unit] Description=My script to monitor the shutdown button After=multi-user.target [Service] ExecStart=/usr/bin/python /home/pi/Radio/Radio/main.py User=root Group=root [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target The service is running and interacting with the user by reading his input. But …

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Play Movie On Boot

Play Movie On Boot I’m wanting to automate a cinema with Linux. I would like to Play an MP4 on repeat directly after boot. I currently I have a solution with Windows using a batch file that runs on startup and issues a VLC command. Windows is obviously very problematic, but when it does work …

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VLC Crashing when loading any video

VLC Crashing when loading any video When trying to open any video in my Linux distro, be it an mp4 file or movie ISO, VLC would immediately crash. None of the current resources online helped my case. Does anyone have any fixes? Asked By: marksmansnakeeyes || Source I fixed this myself by checking which window …

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What software to cast a .mp4 with subtitles?

What software to cast a .mp4 with subtitles? I have a .mp4 and a .srt for English subtitles. I would like to play my video and cast it to Chromecast. What software should I use? On Google Chrome, I am able to Chromecast it but the subtitles are not displayed. On VLC the subtitles are …

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VLC doesn't open through terminal or GUI

VLC doesn't open through terminal or GUI I installed VLC through terminal but it shows: bash: /snap/bin/vlc: No such file or directory I also tried: which vlc and it showed: /usr/bin/vlc When I try to run it through sudo su, it shows this error: VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry. If …

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VLC crashes on startup: Qt: Session management error: Could not open network socket

VLC crashes on startup: Qt: Session management error: Could not open network socket I using Ubuntu 20.10. All of a sudden, VLC cannot be started. When trying to run it through the command line, I get: $ vlc VLC media player 3.0.12.1 Vetinari (revision 3.0.12.1-0-g170157402b) [00005573fa81cb40] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use …

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vlc doesn't work after `sudo snap install vlc`

vlc doesn't work after `sudo snap install vlc` When installing via snap, vlc doesn’t start. If I try from the commandline I get the following error. $ vlc VLC media player 3.0.11 Vetinari (revision 3.0.11-0-gdc0c5ced72) [000055762720bb40] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use ‘cvlc’ to use vlc without interface. Qt: Session management error: …

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HDMI audio passthrough missing (Ubuntu 20, VLC 3)

HDMI audio passthrough missing (Ubuntu 20, VLC 3) I am trying to passthrough Dolby Atmos content to an AV receiver from an older Acer laptop, but the audio passthrough option is not present in VLC. Source: 7.1 channel TrueHD Atmos 1080p content (Dolby Atmos demo video, codec verified). A/V receiver: Denon (supports TrueHD, Atmos) OS …

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