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How can I stop VLC from lagging when playing mp4 files?

VLC tends to have a video lag playback when playing mp4 videos, specifically the ones from railscasts.com. The video will be playing just fine but then the video will freeze, the audio will continue ...
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Is there an App for Browsing on iOS and watching on OS X?

I would like to browse video website on my iPhone and start watching videos on my Mac. I don't want to use Airplay as my Wifi connection is not good. I would like to just send an URL to a video player ...
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VLC Stuck in playlist mode. I hear audio but no video!

My VLC player is stuck in playlist mode, and I can not get it to play the video but I can hear Audio. It doesn't work on any of my videos. But all my quick time files work. My VLC is up to date. It ...
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VLC 2.2.2 and OS X El Capitan Issue

I have been using VLC Player for 7 years and after update to 2.2.2 It is really painful to use it with El Capitan. It is very slow to forward or backward, It constantly freezes and lots of time the ...
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How to make VLC remember which display to pen on?

iMac 2011 running Mavericks 10.9.5. The other day my boot drive died, so I did a complete fresh reinstall of the OS and all my applications. That included downloading VLC again and installing it ...
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VLC keeps freezing on Mac OS X El Capitan

I have the latest versions for both El Capitan and VLC, however, ever since I've upgraded to El Capitan, VLC keeps freezing during playback. Generally to solve this: I have to pause, exit fullscreen, ...
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VLC Media Player Skips First Part of a Track If It Has Been Idle

I'm running a VLC Media Player on an old Mac Mini under OS X 10.11.13. When I click on an audio file the first time, the first second gets cut off. If I click on it again right away, the full file ...
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VLC Player on Apple TV cannot browse shared folder on Windows 7 x64

I have VLC player installed on Apple TV. I can see my Windows 7 x64 machine (with SMB suffix after its name) when I'm browsing local network in VLC Player. But when I'm trying to open it I can see ...
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iPad not playing compressed High Res videos?

I have an iPad 3 and use Infuse and VLC to play videos on my iPad. Now I am having a weird issue. I am trying to play a TV series that a friend gave to me. The files are mkv. The resolution is ...
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browsing music in cover art in vlc

Is it possible to activate a cover art view for the music library in vlc? I mean something like you can see in iTunes. I am running vlc under osX and I can't find the appropriate preference.
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How to stream audio from VLC to AirPlay speakers?

My configuration looks like this: MacBook with EL Capitan AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) speakers connected to AirPort's audio port using mini-jack On my MacBook I switched audio output ...
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How can I Playback video files with no stop?

I like to playback a lot of different videos for a theatrical play without having to pause or having a dead time in between the videos. Do I need a specific software? Can I do it with Quick Time ...
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Stream from Mac to Samsung UN32J5205AFXZA

Environment MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OS X 10.10.5 Samsung TV UN32J5205AFXZA Both devices working on a 1,000 Mbps home network Problem I am trying to stream video from the Mac to the TV ...
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Why is VLC verified every time I open a file that is supposed to open with it?

I have downloaded VLC for Mac, and I installed it. Now every time I open a video that is supposed to be opened by VLC, it starts verifying again, like it is the first time and it will install it. I ...
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VLC shows up in all desktops

I have VLC media player installed in my MBP (EL Capitan). Recently when I play a video file in the VLC media player it shows up in all the desktops. I mean I have multiple desktops in the display and ...
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Any way to edit metadata of MKV files (without re-encoding)?

When watching a MKV file from the web in VLC, the title bar (see "#1" in image below) seems to be pulled from metadata, not the filename. If you open the “Get Info” panel in VLC, you can change the ...
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Trigger an action when a specific video file plays? (VLC)

Objective: I have a VLC playlist. Whenever a new video begins, I'd want it to trigger my Philips Hue lamps to change lighting settings. The lighting settings are pre-made, with specific names, and ...
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Finder Connect to Server Opens into VLC [duplicate]

I wanted to connect to an FTP Server using Finder's Go > Connect to Server option. So I try to do so like this: But, when I try to do so, it opens in VLC and then VLC crashes. Anyone facing ...
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How to trash VLC

When I try to trash VLC it says it can't be deleted. Does anyone know how to do this. Also I can no longer see any of my other things on finder.
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How to download Avi and VLC [closed]

I downloaded VLC to enable me to open an AVI file. It didn't work. So, I have two questions. Is there another way to open AVI on my mac and how do I trash VLC from my computer? Please keep it ...
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VLC command works in Terminal but not Automator

If I run this in terminal it works fine /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC -I rc http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_fourfm/format/pls.pls ...
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VLC issues on macbook and photos app on OSX El Capitan

I have a problem with Vlc player on my macbook pro, it keeps 'not responding' every time I tried to play a video. The weird thing is also my photo app doesnt show anything when I open the app. It's ...
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Desktop Hyperlink to Specific time in a video

Using a Spreadsheet, I pasted this URL in: file://localhost/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/username/Tutorials/Photoshop/Using Layers.mp4 When I click on it, it opens up the video in VLC and it starts ...
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how to play RTSP video in OSX

Hi is there anyway to play RTSP on OSX El Capitan ? the link in windows play fine in Windows Media Player & Real Player. on OSX , I tried VLC , Quicktime , MplayerX and I can't get it to work I ...
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User notification when VLC reaches end of playlist

Does anyone know how I can display a notification (native OS X or growl) when VLC has reached the end of the currently playing playlist?
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Why does Spotlight display an app icon with a strike through warning?

When I search Spotlight for an app (see screenshot) it displays the app icon with a white strike through or unavailable icon. In this case the app in question is VLC. When I initially installed VLC, ...
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How to run VLC on El Capitan? El Capitan claims “VLC.app will damage your computer.”

When trying to run VLC, El Captain reports this message: “VLC.app” will damage your computer. You should move it to the Trash. I tried downloading a fresh copy of VLC, but this didn't fix the issue. ...
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Cannot set VLC as default through Get Info [duplicate]

I cannot set VLC as default. I know about right-click → 'Get Info' but there is no drop-down to change the default so it's not possible to change it. I'm not sure why this is but I know from ...
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How to set the narrator option for an audiobook in iTunes

I have imported an m4b file as an audiobook in iTunes and found its metadata lacking, so via the info window I try and edit the metadata, but I cannot edit the 'Narrator' field. Does anyone know a ...
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How can you transfer movies from vlc to cinexplayer

I have some movies on my ipad which I downloaded using vlc from my local PC. I would like to play them with cinexplayer (or any other player anyone can recommend) as vlc isn't as good as I was hoping ...
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WebM Mac OS X and iOS integration (not only play)

This question was asked in 2012 at SuperUser. The Perian project is now gone. I found on MacUpdate a QuickTime plugin for WebM. But this site looks like malware. Howto integrate WebM in Mac OS X ...
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Deleting srt files from vlc app in iPad Mini

I have installed VLC app in my iPad Mini and have been enjoying movies. But the srt files I have transferred to my iPad cannot be removed even after I have deleted the movies from my iPad. Before ...
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How to fix 1080p Blu-ray ISO playback issues?

I used to be able to watch 1080p Blu-ray ISOs on this mac (Late 2011 17inch 2.4GHz MacBook Pro) but at some point (dunno when) it's become virtually impossible. It's taking like 20-30 seconds to play ...
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Problem moving application from DMG file

I downloaded vlc-2.2.1.dmg to my computer and it opens ok. When I try to copy the app to the Application folder I get this error message. When I try to open VLC from the DMG file it runs fine. I ...
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How to play or pause multiple instances of VLC simultaneously?

I have 3 open VLC windows and whenever I see movement in one I need to pause all of them at once. Ideally I'd like a keyboard shortcut to do this. I tried AppleScript but I'm not familiar with the ...
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Is there a video player for OS X that will float to top and avoid the cursor?

Is there a video app that can float on top and avoid the cursor? The problem with VLC is that I use the "Float on Top" feature while VLC takes up 1/4 of the screen. However sometimes I would like the ...
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Recorded on Photo Booth 14GB - 140 hours - but cannot watch the file on VLC or other players

I recorded and saved the file on an external drive - capacity >2 terra - but now i cannot open the file with VLC or quick time as I used to do with other videos in the past. VLC tries to open the ...
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I want to make VLC my default player on Mac OS X 10.10.3

I have seen people say to click get info then do something with the 'open with' but when I go to get info there is NO open with option, no options to change at all. I cannot drag the files into VLC ...
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VLC video doesn't play in main window

After upgrading to 2.2.1, VLC videos plays in a separate window, but I want the controls to be in the same window as the video (just the way it was before I upgraded). Am I missing something?
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What's the shortcut for Show/Hide Playlist in VLC?

I checked VLC's preferences but it seems that Show/Hide Playlist is the only player's button that doesn't have any keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X version. Is there any way to control that?
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VLC won't work after update max OS X 10.10.3

Just update OS X 10.10.3 on my macbook pro VLC 'not responding' when I try to watch a video. I tried to use different media player, same thing happened. Someone help please.
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How to schedule running vlc on MacBook?

I have created a m3u list file for some mp3 files. How could I schedule the macbook to play it, e.g. tomorrow 6am?
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VLC Player Staying On Top Of The Opened Applications On Desktop

I want my VLC player not to minimize while I am on the windows of other applications. Whenever I click another window the VLC player window will go behind the my currently clicked window but I want it ...
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VLC player does not remember last played position

I have been using MplayerX and recently thought of trying out VLC for watching movies. I noticed that the VLC player does not remember the last played position of the video. If I quit VLC and play the ...
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How to Multicast audio stream on my laptop - MAC-OSX - Mavericks - the source and destination is same here?

I am using VLC to multicast an audio stream - song on my OS-X mavericks. I need multicasting streaming only here. However, I cannot hear the audio. The volume level of my machine is fine. Looks, like ...
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VLC 2.1.5 (all versions and 2.2.0) plays only audio not video

My 27" iMac on Yosemite, presents the same symptoms described in 'VLC in Mac does not show video window 2'. I tried all the actions available ie reinstalling, trashing preferences, the solutions ...
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Playing fullscreen in the same window

I have Vlc version 2.1.4 operating on Mac OSx Yosemite. When I open any VLC video to fullscreen, it opens into a separate window, or desktop. What i want to do is to be able to fullscreen the video ...
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Playing AVI file with XviD codec crashes my VLC and doesn't play on quick time

I got a video file with an avi extension, and this is its technical description: VIDEO: 1300 kbps XviD RESOLUTiON: 720x304 AUDIO: 256 CBR AC-3 ...
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VLC in Mac does not show video window

I have just installed VLC for Mac, after I added a video file to my play list all I can see is this window + the audio played. Please let me know how can I show the video playback?
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Is there a video app which can position subtitles over black bars?

I've been happily using VLC for all video playback but now realised it's missing a feature I think is quite essential – having subtitles placed on the black bar below a movie instead of in the actual ...