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

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Capture AV/HDMI and stream over the network? (+IR extender too, maybe?)

Is it possible to have the Pi take-in/capture footage then stream that footage over the network? Could I also attach an IR receiver to one Pi, and have it repeat from an IR receiver on another Pi? ...
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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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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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Stream audio and video to web browsers via HTTP?

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi in a way that will stream both audio and video together. Currently I'm running Pikrellcam to stream from RPi camera and USB microphone. It works great, you can ...
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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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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 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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Raspberry Streaming using VLC picamera python

I am trying to stream Raspberry Pi camera video using VLC. The code is as follows: import subprocess import picamera camera = picamera.PiCamera() camera.resolution = (640,480) cmdline = ['cvlc','-vvv'...
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Need some help with VLC

I am using VLC media player to play a .flac white noise sound that is about 10 minutes long. Every time it repeats I notice a very noticeable stop in the loop unlike windows media player where it ...
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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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Streaming from RPI over VLC

I realize this is a very commonly asked question but I haven't found anyone who's run into quite the problem that I'm running into. On my PI I run the following command: raspivid -o - -t 99999 -w 640 ...
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VLC --play-and-exit cannot close immediately after playing

VLC Version VLC media player 3.0.16 Vetinari (revision 1.0.6-1682-g88158c836) VLC version 3.0.16 Vetinari (1.0.6-1682-g88158c836) Compiled by pi on serge-testpi (Nov 10 2021 15:40:45) This VLC came ...
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cvlc started from command line is not showing subtitles when streaming video from HLS URL

I am trying to migrate from OMXplayer to vlc on a RPI3 without X. Playing local videos from command line with subtitles is successfully done as cvlc video.mp4 --sub-file=subtitles.srt Streaming a ...
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How can i read the actual time of the played Audio from VLC player?

i want to play a sound on my Raspberry over the VLC media player. I want to change between two songs, but dont want to restart the song from the beginning at 00:00.00. Instead i want to read the ...
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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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Weird behaviour of ALSA with both paplay and vlc

Jack sound works well on my headless Debian Raspberry with omxplayer and pretty much any file. However, alsa-based programs output a buggish sound and regularly fail. Here is a (maybe) interesting ...
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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 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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Stream Video From RPi Camera and Audio From USB Microphone toghether?

I have a system set up where I use a software called Motion that streams video from a Raspberry Pi camera over HTTP on port 8080. I got a USB microphone and am wondering how I can stream video and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Video streaming from OMV to Android?

Please bear with me, I am still not too familiar with my RaspberryPi. I am running an open media vault (OMV) on my Raspberry to which I connected a large hardrive. Using TotalCommander (TC) on my ...
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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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Why is VLC player not working while fullscreen?

While I am playing a video it is running smoothly in normal window. But when I am in fullscreen mode the video is not playing anymore. There are two things happening: The video is stopped There is no ...
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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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VLC - Unable to open MRL 'v4l2:///dev/video0'

I have been trying to stream live webcam footage from my PS3 eye toy (connected to RPI through USB). I downloaded VLC and ran: vlc 4l2:///dev/video0 But I keep running into the error VLC is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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VLC player logo stays at task bar even after closing!

Most of the time after watching a video while I am closing the VLC player, there always is a task stays in the task manager and task bar, I can't play any video until I manually kills it from task ...
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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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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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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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Autostart program not working

I want to start qjackctl and a vlc media player playlist file at boot. I’ve searched over the internet but all the options aren’t working. I've added @ qjackctl at /etc/rc.local file, this file ...
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VLC aspect ratio instable

On the same HDMI monitor, the screen aspect ratio of a movie changes when switching to full-screen. How to maintain the same aspect ration between full-screen or not? Raspbian, PI 3 B+ VLC media ...
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Video playback on Raspberry Pi 3

I have a raspberry pi 3 connected to one of my TV's HDMI inputs. I've installed VLC, but videos won't play. The image will hang and the audio will continue to play in the background. Regardless of ...
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"Couldn't find matching render driver" error [LIBVLC][LIBSDL2][RPi3 B]

I am trying the simple libvlc demo with libsdl2 from LibVLC Sample Code SDL but I am having issues when running the compiled binary. I get a "Couldn't find matching render driver" error from ...