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

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Is it possible to install VLC?

I would like to install VLC on my Raspberry Pi and wonder if it is possible? I can not find a distribution that supports it, but wonder if anyone has done this or knows a link to a site or group ...
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How to stream raspivid to Linux and OSX using GStreamer, VLC or Netcat?

How can I stream video stream to Linux or OS X using raspivid and either VLC, GStreamer or Netcat?
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VLC Hardware acceleration

I'm new to Raspberry Pi. I am trying to develop a media player that would use a library like libvlc to do the decoding. Now the problem is that I can't get the hardware acceleration going... I have ...
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How can I get Raspivid to skip h264 encoding? (getting rid of 5 second latency streaming video)

There are gazillions of forums and threads about getting rid of a 5 second latency when using a Pi together with a PI-Cam as a surveillance camera. Many tutorials show how to use vlc to encode and ...
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No sound output in VLC

I installed VLC, but I can't hear anything through the analog output (jack output) when I play a MP3 file or a video. I'm using Debian Wheezy. I already did some steps to test alsa sound, like this: ...
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Unable to start X after Cheese and VLC are installed

I installed Cheese and VLC from the Raspbian repositories. The programs worked perfectly until I tried to restart the computer. Now, after executing startx I get a black screen. After killing X I see ...
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Is it possibly to have my pi play videos stored on my external hard drive?

im very new to all this, and i want to know if its possibly to have my raspberry pi play movies and such that i have stored on a WD My passport 500GB External Hard Drive. ive mounted the hard drive i ...
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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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How do I delay video from the raspberry pi camera module and output it through hdmi?

I would like to have my camera module take video, delay that video for 15 seconds, and then have it sent through the HMDI cable to a monitor. I am new to Raspberry Pi's and figured the best way to ...
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VLC does not release webcam resource

I have bought the NoIr cam for the Raspberry Pi. I stream the video of that camera to my other Ubuntu server using VLC: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 --v4l2-width 1920 --v4l2-height 1080 --v4l2-chroma h264 ...
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Streaming from the camera only when required?

Although I don't know much about video encoding and such I know how to stream video from the camera board with vlc by piping the output of raspivid into cvlc. Despite the horrific lag, it works well. ...
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How Can I Stream Video from SD Card over Ethernet via RTSP?

Problem: I need to stream a video file from my RPi SD card over RTSP to display on a client computer. I'm new to RPi and Linux-based interfaces. I'm also new to RTSP and video streaming. My hardware:...
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Why can't OMXplayer display streamed movies well?

I am running a comparison on a 720p HD video of running it directly: omxplayer Shame.mkv and off of a vlc server configured like so: new channel1 broadcast enabled setup channel1 input /path/to/...
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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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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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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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How do I install VLC into raspbmc?

I've recently installed raspbmc into a Raspberry Pi v2, which has an external hard drive hooked up through a USB hub. When I boot the Raspberry PI, I can navigate to the hard drive and see couple of *....
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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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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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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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Stream using VLC and fifo file

I have a Rapberry Pi (model B), wired connected on network. I want to stream using raspistill and save loop jpeg picture into a fifo file. In the other side I want to read this fifo file with VLC, ...
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Picamera as streaming server

I am implementing a video streaming server with picamera (it is a requeriment), but i can't test it... I am executing this example for the server: import socket import time import picamera with ...
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Raspberry Pi to iPhone Audio Streaming

I am trying to figure out how to get as close to real time streaming as possible from Raspberry Pi to an iPhone (more particularly just an HTTP stream so iPhone or Android could use it). The Raspberry ...
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Output a fake TV Channel?

I recently went on a Disney cruise with my family and the TV had different channels that had films on a loop different channels were different categories. My wife and I REALLY liked this and wanted ...
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Playback over UPNP (provided by miniDLNA) stops when new file added

I'm using my raspberry pi successfully as UPNP server with miniDLNA (aka ReadyMedia) and VLC as player on my desktop computer. I also have a transmission client running on the RP that once in a while ...
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Unable to fetch some archives (503 Service Unavailable) [closed]

I recently got a Raspberry Pi and have been trying to install some apps on it. I tried installing gnash using: sudo apt-get install iceweasel browser-plugin-gnash but following error message ...
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Playing a video using VLC

I have a model B Pi and have installed the newest version of VLC. When I try to play a ten-second video file (.avi format) the VLC window opens with the orange logo then after few seconds it turns all ...
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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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Want to stream just captured audio using VLC media player as HTTP or RTSP

When I try to use the VLC media player GUI to start the stream, all the modes seem to include video, like v4l2. How do I tell it to only stream the audio card input? The Raspberry Pi is next to my TV,...
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Logitech c170 webcam not working

I've connected a Logitech c170 webcam to a Raspberry Pi via an externally powered USB hub. It's running Raspbian Wheezy. The camera is detected by the Pi when plugged in, and running VLC even causes ...
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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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Screen is blinking while playing video on vlc!

I am using PI4 with raspbian buster. While I am playing videos on VLC the screen sometimes blink. The blinking interval is random. Is it normal or is there a problem that is needed to be fixed?
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How to install VLC on Raspberry Pi? [duplicate]

Every time I try to install VLC on my Raspberry Pi I get this error $sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to ...
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Running Simultaneous Processes

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and am running Raspbian. I have a capture device (USB easycap) connected to the pi, and it is recognized and am able to open the video capture stream in VLC. I also ...
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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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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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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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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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Creating a "video black" gap between videos

Is it possible to play a series of video files without showing the desktop or console between each video? I would be fine with simply displaying a black screen for a split second. I do see that there ...
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PyGame for Jukebox without display

I want to great a small (local) jukebox without a display. Songs are stored on the SD card and every button is more or less hardwired to one song (always to the song called "1.mp3" on the sd card ...
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player with harware aceleration for tcp stream

I am trying to stream video from a pi to another.I have been success-full in that using gstreamer. Playing the video is another question. I can open the stream using VLC but its rather slow and 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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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 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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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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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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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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