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VLC does not release webcam resource

rmmod bcm2835-v4l2 modprobe bcm2835-v4l2 Destroys and re-creates /dev/video0 Just ran into the same problem and that fixed it for me.
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Why is VLC player not working while fullscreen?

Tools->Preferences->Video: Output:=X11 videooutput XBC helped for me.
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VLC - Unable to open MRL 'v4l2:///dev/video0'

Your user doesn't have permissions to open /dev/video because that dev file is owned by root user and video group. You need to add your user to the video group. usermod -aG video ${USER} The a is ...
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Unable to configure pulseaudio/alsa to work with cvlc

Would it be possible to capture audio from the webcam and push it to the headphone jack so I can verify audio is being picked up? Yes. You can do that either by running raspi-config and selecting "...
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Vlc only outputs audio to bluetooth

Start by checking the PulseAudio settings (pavucontrol) and VLC audio output preferences. First, set everything as on the screenshots and see if that gets HDMI audio going. If that doesn't help, force ...
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Problem using vlc without X

I have found out that in addition to vlc-bin, installing vlc-plugin-base (~500 Mbyte) solves my problem. Writing cvlc /opt/vc/src/hello_pi/hello_video/test.h264 now displays the video. But isn't there ...
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How to install VLC on Raspberry Pi?

There could be a couple reasons why this is happening. First of all, update your repositories with the command sudo apt-get update. Then run sudo apt-get install vlc.
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Streaming video from the Pi to itself or over SSH

The 'standard' library for working with the Pi camera module in Python is picamera, described here by the Pi Foundation as: python-picamera is a pure Python interface to the Raspberry Pi camera ...
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Autostart program not working

You tried 3 possibilities to start qjackctl on boot up. Using /etc/rc.local: I cannot suggest to use it because it's deprecated and known that it has limitations due to Compatibility with SysV. We ...
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Picam stream video to multiple devices with proxy

Is there a reason why you want to stream via your Python script, as opposed to streaming to VLC directly? [socket] -> Python -> [pipe] -> VLC vs [socket] -> VLC You just add another ...
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Is there a way to stream an online video to a Raspberry Pi with LCD Display?

Assuming your stream isn't password protected and your second Pi with the LCD attached is a GUI distro, I think you can take the URL from the video and display it via ie. VLC (since you've tagged with ...
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Problem with VLC video player on my Raspberry Pi 4

Solved issue. I had to change the Pi's display options in raspi-config to 1024x768.
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Problem using vlc without X

You need to use the ncurses interface. vlc -I ncurses ...
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How to reshape the output stream of the script to make it work for a cvlc stream using Python?

It is not working as VLC (the way you have it configured) is expecting a h264 packaged stream whereas your python program is providing a raw stream of RGB frames. I suggest you have two options: a) do ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B fast boot (buildroot) with support for hardware accelerated video playback

Since I got no feedback at all, I have now ordered a Rock Pi 4A with an M.2 SSD. It should be able to boot much faster than the Raspberry Pi 4B. Also got some help from the community there.
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VLC multiple screen video playback with Raspberry Pi 4

Let me understand, you want to have multiple VLC instances playing at the same time? I have tried this using Qt framework. With Qt framework and VLC-Python, I've managed to have two widgets ...
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How Can I Stream Video from SD Card over Ethernet via RTSP?

Try using this command vlc "Humvee_Large.h264":sout=#rtp{sdp=rtsp://:8554/} :sout-keep If you can access GUI, try using VLC's GUI streaming setup.
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PyGame for Jukebox without display

To answer my own Question at least to a small extend: VLC seems to offer a something similar to pygame but with the advantage that (to my knowledge) no screen is needed and it plays pretty much every ...
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run vlc in command line

No reason why not - refer to the Linux reference for VLC here. As an example, this would stream using RTSP on port 8554 which you can view on any other device that can open network streams: ...
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VLC - Unable to open MRL 'v4l2:///dev/video0'

As per this answer from the archlinux forums, it seems that vlc may require the zvbi package to be able to open v4l2 devices. Indeed, installing it solved the problem for me.
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Autostart program not working

To start something on boot from cron, your contab file should read @reboot <command> where <command> is the command you want to run.
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Autostart program not working

Try adding @qjackctl to /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart and reboot. If that does not work, let me know.
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Video playback on Raspberry Pi 3

VLC is getting custom (downstream !) patches for the Raspberry Pi all the time. The foundation pays experienced developers to create and test them. Obviously, without running the latest software you ...
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VLC player logo stays at task bar even after closing!

To disable vlc from running in the background, do this: VLC --> Tools --> Preferences --> Deselect "Show systray icon".
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Screen is blinking while playing video on vlc!

I also use VLC on the latest Buster and RPi4. I remember getting some screen blinking when I used a crappy HDMI cable which I have since replaced. One easy test you can do is changing the screen ...
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Screen is blinking while playing video on vlc!

Sometimes, Screen flickering is attributed due to low power supply. Please check at the top right of your screen you will see a yellow thunder icon if that is the case.
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Creating a "video black" gap between videos

I found that using: setterm -blank force; cvlc -f /path/to/videos/ solves the problem when running cvlc from the console.
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Why is VLC player not working while fullscreen?

I've switched the HDMI output port on my Raspberry Pi 4 B and it was solved. Credit to this reddit comment - https://www.reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi/comments/g1vre1/need_help_rpi_4b_vlc_fullscreen/
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Weird behaviour of ALSA with both paplay and vlc

I was just running into this issue today. I had jackd, jackd2, and pulseaudio installed, and I couldn't get any decent playback of my sound files. I wasn't actually using any of those packages for ...
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