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VLC Media Player is a cross-platform, open-source media player.

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Raspberry pi 5 video performance

Can pi 5 run decent 4K video on vlc without dropping frames. Have raspberry pi 3 and can run 720 on vlc with only a few dropped frames but not 4K. Is the pi 5 any better
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Sound: can test it but no sound on browser or VLC

Looking for a solution for long time and did not find any one that solved my problem. Most of them refer to absolutely no sound from RPi, no sound on VLC or no sound in Chrome. Neither one works for ...
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Not able to connect to a simple stream from CSI camera to network

I have been battling with motioneye in all manner of configurations, and wanted a simple solution until the python3 branch becomes stable (hopefully with support for the pi CSI module). I was ...
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Graphics Problem on Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB RAM) on Browsers and VLC

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) that works fine graphically when I remote desktop into it, as soon below However, when I open Firefox or Chromium, I get distorted graphics. Additionally, when I use my ...
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multiple (?vlc?) videos on the one screen

I would like to display (say 4) videos on the one screen. I have planned to use vlc running in an xterm. This would have given me access to the geometry X operations to put the xterm windows where I ...
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VLC - main decoder error: failed to create audio output

Just installed Raspberry Pi OS Lite 64 bits (no desktop) thanks to "Raspberry Pi Imager" I did sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc I want to play a random mp4 ...
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Raspberry Pi Bullseye Splash Video

I'm trying to setup a custom video splash screen before an app loads up. It used to be really easy using omxplayer but it's now depreciated and I can't get it to install. All the posts I've found have ...
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gstreamer problem

I want to try gstreamer to do live video streaming with VLC player. Raspberry pi 4 model B. Bookworm OS, 32 Bit Linux raspberrypi 6.1.0-rpi4-rpi-v8 #1 SMP PREEMPT Debian 1:6.1.54-1+rpt2 (2023-10-05)...
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start "cvlc" in background on booting without user login

I have a command I want to start a webcam to start to stream using vlc /cvlc on/after boot. The command is: cvlc -vvv v4l2:///dev/video0:chroma=mp2v :input-slave=alsa://hw:CARD=U0x46d0x825,DEV=0 :live-...
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Raspberry Pi 4B - VLC player - Pir Sensor - Camera

I'm starting to know Python, so you can say I'm a newby. For Halloween I'm working with a Python script for a Scare. The idea is to show a nice picture (a paused video) on a tv screen and when motion ...
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vlc shows black screen on zero 2w running Bullseye

If I use the vlc GUI or call a python script from the local command line: import vlc media = vlc.MediaPlayer("myfile.mp4") media.play() I get a black screen instead of a video. ...
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Cannot run PulseAudio as root (sudo)

I have developed a console application in .net 6 which uses a library that needs direct access to the gpio-pins of the Pi. The Pi is running the latest Pi OS Lite x64. Edit: This is the library ...
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Can't play song on startup using Python and rc.local

I have a python app called main.py, that runs upon startup using rc.local. During this app's runtime, it runs an external bash script 'play.sh' that runs vlc to play a song. The code in the 'play.sh' ...
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VideoPlayer using python, tkinter and pythong-vlc

I have created a video (with audio) player using vlc on Raspberry pi 4 board. Code and other details below. I have an HDMI screen attached on HDMI-1. I am hiding the desktop using this approach. This ...
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VLC Video Player Not Working Correctly on Raspberry Pi Bullseye

I have been using VLC on Buster from the CLI with no problems. Switching to Bullseye results in either the video not working or being very slow to start and chopping off the first few seconds. ...
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Help! cec-ctl and vlc fullscreen seems to be mutually exclusive

Is it possible for cec-ctl (NOT cec-client) to work with VLC fullscreen (vlc --fullscreen) from the CLI? NOTE: I am not interested in running VLC from the Desktop. In my case, VLC is started by ...
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Looping video on startup

I have keyboard and screen connected to my raspberry pi. I want to try running a video on a loop on startup (I do not want to install desktop environment to do so). In the past I have successfully ...
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raspberrypi 4 and pulseaudio issue when restarting lightdm

i been searching for solution for few days but cannot find any. i have an issue with the pulseaudio. i have raspberry pi4b(64bit) with kodi installed and vlc running simultaneously. -Linux ...
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Black screen when running VLC from systemd

I want to display a video on a monitor via systemd. my systemd script looks like this: [Unit] Description=example script [Service] TimeoutStartSec=0 ExecStart=bash /home/pi/script.sh Type=simple User=...
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Why Raspberry Pi 4b is slower when boot up from USB flash drive than boot up from microSD card?

Providing that what I've read in this article is true I'm wondering why it's faster to run Raspberry Pi 4b from microSD, than it is to run it from a decent speed (200MB/s read) USB Flash Drive? Is the ...
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Analog audio out when starting from /etc/rc.local

I am working on a python program that I am having some issues with. When the user presses a button a video starts playing. I need the audio to come from the analog jack. It works perfectly when I run ...
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Unable to play HD video using vlc

I buid an image for Raspberry pi 3b+ using yocto project. While building it I have used VLC instead of OMXplayer for playing videos, and enabled the hardware acceleration using --enable-omxil --...
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Custom Boot Animation/Video

Is it possible to make a custom boot animation with VLC player like you used to be able to with omxplayer? I've tried omxplayer as I did years ago but it looks like it's now being phased out and isn't ...
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VLC doesn't show video when opened from SSH

My VLC isn't displaying the video stream when I open it in an SSH session. The audio works fine, but video doesn't. The video does work under the following circumstances: Opening vlc using the mouse ...
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VLC not hardware accelerated on Raspberry Pi 400

I am using Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye. The VLC was preinstalled on the OS. When I tried playing videos, the quality turned out to be poor. I checked by launching VLC from the terminal, but it gives out ...
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VLC video streaming on raspberry pi generates stream_out_standard error

I am trying to stream video using raspberry pi 4. I attached a raspberry pi camera to the board and enabled the camera in the config. I have also installed vlc to the rspi and created a rtsp-stream.sh ...
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VLC cannot read videos on Pi-4 with RPi-OS

I just bought a RPi-4, installed the official Raspberry pi OS, and discovered that VLC cannot read .mp4 videos encoded with H264. VLC can play the sound but not the video. I can only play the videos ...
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Auto-play directory of music videos

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3B as a car stereo head unit. It works great with a Hi-Fi audio hat and touchscreen. I'd like to make it automatically play the directory of music videos on any attached ...
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Running python GUI application with PyQt and python-vlc as a service

I'm trying to run a python GUI application as a service. The application is using PyQt5 and python-vlc packages. I have the following service file: [Unit] Description="Python VLC Service Test&...
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Problem using vlc without X

After having used OMXPlayer for many years, I am now trying to install vlc for command line on a Raspberry Pi B+ (Buster Lite) without X: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install ...
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Play an audio stream (internet radio) and start again automatically after Wi-Fi reconnects

I have a working Python script that streams an internet radio station with Omxplayer. The script restarts Omxplayer if Omxplayer stops, such as when the internet signal is lost and reconnects. ...
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Raspbian Lite not playing vlc audio through HDMI

I have an RPi 3 running Raspbian Lite with vlc installed, I'm trying to get this setup for a TV, to play some branding from a directory on loop. Currently there's an issue with playing the audio from ...
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Vlc only outputs audio to bluetooth

I've got a weird problem right now. I updated everything a couple of weeks ago (sudo apt update, upgrade etc.) and after that I had issues with the sound output to my tv via hdmi. I managed to fix it ...
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Problem with VLC video player on my Raspberry Pi 4

I have captured video from a Raspberry Pi camera and saved to desktop as video.h264. VLC player opens with huge window. I cannot navigate the window to get to any settings. It worked fine for a few ...
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Raspberry pi 4 crashes when opening VLC, Openshot, or RPI-Imager

I am using a Raspberry Pi 4 model B 4gb, and any time I open the apps stated above, the window opens, it doesn't display anything, the window is super huge and crashes. Multiple times has this ...
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pi4 crashes when running any QT apps like RPi imager, VLC, OBS

when opening for example VLC in stock rpiOS the window that asks for metadata network access opens, but its so large that the text in the menu bar takes almost all of my screen and after some time my ...
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Mimic omxplayer behavior with VLC

I'm trying to mimic the behavior of omxplayer file.mp4 --loop using VLC since omxplayer is going to be deprecated soon. The use case is a splash screen on an environment without X. The closest ...
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Problem with choppy audio with VLC when mixing to mono?

I'm running the most recentist version of RP OS with most recentist version of VLC on RPI 3 A+. (Dec 2 2020 Buster) (VLC 3.0.11 Vetinari) I'm finding that the audio is "chopped" when the &...
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Sound output unpredictable

I'm a bit at a loss to describe the issues I have because they don't really seem consistent to me. I use a raspberry pi 4 running raspbian. When I boot I have sound through 3,5 jack I can change ...
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How to reshape the output stream of the script to make it work for a cvlc stream using Python?

stream.py needs to be changed: import sys import cv2 from picamera.array import PiRGBArray from picamera import PiCamera import time RES_W = 640 RES_H = 480 camera = PiCamera() camera.resolution = (...
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Raspberry pi 4 vlc isn't giving out audio

The below is the terminal log when I ran vlc. Could any one help me whats the issue here. I'm able to hear audio from youtube in chrome but not through vlc when i play file. Video is fine. The ...
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VLC plays every other track silently and causes bizarre input problems?

I'm running a new Pi4 with Buster (desktop with recommended software) When I play media files off my old Mac hard drive, VLC works wonderfully for the first file. However, when I give it a whole ...
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No sound with VLC on raspbian

I just re-installed raspbian on a PI3: after a raspbian update (apt update/upgrade): . there was sound with VLC, but video freezed . there was video with OMXplayer, but no sound . KODI was working as ...
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How to prevent libvlc from opening a new window for every mp4 in playlist?

My requirement is that a list of mp4 files play sequentially in the same window. The aim is to produce a simple animated face, specific characteristics being added programmatically to the list. ...
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Is there a way to stream an online video to a Raspberry Pi with LCD Display?

So my setup is the following: I have an Raspberry Pi Zero W plus a Camera that Records my Garage 24/7. It is streams the video nonstop so I can access it via Webbrowser. The output is mjpeg. Is there ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B fast boot (buildroot) with support for hardware accelerated video playback

Dear community, since weeks I am trying to build my own buildroot linux image for the Raspberry Pi 4 (Model B with 2GB) that meets the following requirements... Requirements: Hardware accelerated ...
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VLC over VNC to iPhone VLC window ok with monitor connected but when headless VLC window clipped at top and bottom

rpi B+ latest raspbian and RealVNC iPhone 6 with latest With monitor attached works fine. Subsequent headless operation has all objects appearing larger and top and bottom of VLC window clipped
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Unable to configure pulseaudio/alsa to work with cvlc

I run an RTSP server on my Raspberry Pi 3 by using cvlc. I recently wanted to add audio as well but I can't the audio to work. Here's my current cvlc config: cvlc \ v4l2:///dev/video0:chroma=...
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Picam stream video to multiple devices with proxy

I am trying to stream live video from a Pi to multiple devices. Since the Pi is connected to a WiFi with very bad signal, I would like it to only stream to one device (proxy-server). This device ...
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VLC multiple screen video playback with Raspberry Pi 4

I have a simple script that play a video full screen on a non graphical Raspbian environment on a simple button press. I'm using the VLC's python binding to achieve this. Now I want to be able to ...
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