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did not found the tool menu in macOS with vlc

When I open the vlc(Version 3.0.20 Vetinari (Apple Silicon)) in macOS 13.3.1, I did not found the tools menu, does the vlc did not contains tools menu in macOS? how to found the tools menu? should I ...
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Difficulty with VLC playing video files on Apple TV

Files are shared on LAN from MacOS 10.15.7 Catalina, using Home Sharing. Apple TV is model A1625 (Gen 4 I think), TvOS 17.2. VLC is ver. 3.4.9. It's weird: I can view exactly one video file (.m4v or ....
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Automator workflow to use VLC to turn ogg to mp3

I tried using these scripts posted before but they didn't work for me. cd ~/Downloads/Van Halen - Jamie's Cryin'/step for f in *.ogg; do ffmpeg -i "$f" "${f%.*}.mp3"; done or ...
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libaacs for Apple Silicon

I have the key.cfg file installed but the libaacs dynamic library appears to not be working. I'm assuming this is because it is Intel and not ARM. I got the file here: https://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy....
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Setting up file sharing with Mac for VLC streaming

I am trying to set up streaming from my Mac running on Ventura on the VLC app on a Google TV stick. I followed the instructions to set up smb file sharing from here from the user iPatch: Streaming ...
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How to "Save to Files" on iphone?

From time to time, I may airdrop a video file to one of my iphones. Then I use the following procedure to get the video file viewable with the VLC app. Navigate to the video file I have just ...
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Is there a way to rotate a video in VLC (with or without saving) on Mac?

If I ask Google, I get a solution for Windows (Tools > Effects > Transform). After some searching, I've found an equivalent on Mac: Preferences > Show all > Video > Filters > Rotate ...
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Trying to open .wmv file on ipad with VLC or Azul

I have some .wmv video files I want to play on my ipad. I had installed VLC player and it was playing them earlier. Recently, it seems to have stopped working. I even paid for and installed Azul ...
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Play VLC as Wallpaper / enable DirectX / My Preferences do NOT match the many hits on Google [duplicate]

I'm trying to play videos as wallpaper with VLC. Countless hits on Google show preferences dialog boxes that don't match what I have. Thinking of marking this as Duplicate? Please be very careful, ...
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VLC for macOS shows playlist title/name that is nowhere to be found

When I open a renamed voice memo file (macOS or iOS generated) in VLC, the playlist name shown is the one generated by Voice Memos (usually the last know location of the machine on which the memo was ...
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Find video files across drives and pass to VLC

Over 8 or so external hard drives, I have ~40,000 video files, acquired over the course of 15 years of video production. On our screen in the lobby of our studio, we want all of these files to shuffle ...
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VLC suddenly not working correctly in Catalina

I dont know what happened but all of a sudden, VLC no longer properly works properly for me. While videos do play, they take anywhere from 60seconds to 5 minutes to load and freeze the entire app to ...
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Playing media opens Apple Music icon on Menu Bar and small controller panel in menu bar

Playing media files such as videos in, for example, VLC player triggers a music.app icon to appear on the Menu Bar, with a small control panel (play and skip controls). Apple Music itself does not ...
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How can I copy an MP4 to my Apple TV and play it locally without the Apple TV Mac app?

I want to play an MP4 clip on loop on my Apple TV (4th gen). But I want to do this in an area where the Wi-Fi signal is spotty (ruling out AirPlay). Apparently the Apple TV Mac app supports copying of ...
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How do I enable 4K/2160p YouTube video playback in VLC on my iMac?

I watch YouTube videos on VLC media player for the convenience of avoiding ads. However, the best resolution that the VLC media player plays, even for videos that play in 4K/2160p on Safari, is 1080p. ...
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Launching a video via VLC directly from MacOS command line without any playlist interaction

I posted this originally in Super User, and it was suggested that I post this question here, instead ... I'm using VLC media player 3.0.16 Vetinari under MacOS 11.6. I want to run VLC from the command ...
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vlc: convert multiple files

I want to convert multiple files from .mov to .mp4. I have used vlc for converting single files. Can I batch convert using vlc? I know it is possible on windows, and I have found many tutorials.
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Decode MGVC blu-ray

I downloaded iso of Studio Ghibli animation blu-ray. It contains a "KDM" folder (60 GB, while the m2ts files combined is 30GB), which indicates that it's a MGVC blu-ray disk. It's alleged ...
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VLC Player iPad Pro playback glitch

On VLC Player iPad Pro, when I pause and re-play, for a second the video has no sound. I have the last beta version of iPadOS, but this problem was there even before that. How do I fix this? VLC seems ...
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How do I move mp4 files from fotos to files on an ipad

I airdropped 3 movies from my laptop to the ipad. Since they were mp4's they ended up in fotos, but I'd rather watch them with VLC. How do I get these files "moved" from fotos to files so ...
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vlc on mac, how to just play videos/songs without the main menu with media library/playlist coming up

I just want to click videos and have them play, not have to close this annoying main menu screen everytime, I googled, checked settings, is it not possible?
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Control Video Speed on VLC conveniently

I prefer changing the video speed on VLC on my MacOS but pressing them once increases/decreases the speed by 0.5x which is quite troublesome. Also, I know the keyboard shortcuts to increase/decrease ...
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Using the touch bar control strip to play/pause VLC?

The play/pause button on the touch bar control strip doesn't seem to have any affect on VLC. Each time it is clicked iTunes ends up getting launched. I'm assuming that there must be a way to control ...
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VLC command line volume control

I use VLC in command line mode on macOS and would like to set the volume from the command line as well. On a Linux system this can be achieved by using the option --alsa-gain= float value Note that ...
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Open .webm files with VLC automatically on Safari

Currently on Safari I can copy the address of a .webm video file and play it in VLC by opening it with the "Open Network" option. If I open a .webm file on a page alone it defaults to downloading the ...
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Prevent a key from turning keyboard backlight back on

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro running 10.15.3, and I'd like to be able to turn the keyboard backlight off (without simply turning it all the way down) when watching a full-screen video, but allow it to ...
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How to prevent VLC from setting as default player?

I have VLC & Elmedia players. I want to use Elmedia as a default player, but VLC is set as default for all extensions, and I can't change it. If I choose "Always open with" for some media file, ...
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Why am I unable to direct the audio of a video to my internal speakers?

I have an iMac connected to a Cinema Display. I recorded a video on the secondary monitor (the Cinema Display) with OBS. To get the audio into OBS I used the plugin iShowU AudioCapture and I set up a ...
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Is there a way to where when my laptop lid is opened, to automatically press a key?

I recently started using VLC as my background engine, however, when I shut the lid, the video stops. Pressing the play/pause key on the keyboard fixes it. Is there a way to where it will automatically ...
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Critical VLC media player security flaw. Remove VLC from my Mac?

My brother rang me at work today to say I needed to remove VLC media player from my Mac because of some critical security flaw in the program that allows others to remotely run code on my computer. ...
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Starting VLC from command line always puts the window behind other windows

If I start VLC from Finder, the windows shows up on top. But if I start VLC from the command line using vlc command (using either Terminal or iTerm2), the VLC window is never shows up on top. I have ...
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Play mp4 with subtitle on iOS device

I added a subtitle to a mp4 file use ffmpeg, I can turn on/off the subtitle with quickplayer on MacOS. However, the native player on iOS Photos app no longer have subtitle control/support for mp4 ...
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AppleScript to Add Multiple Files to VLC From List Results

I have a FileMaker Pro database of music files which uses AppleScript to pass it's search results into an iTunes playlist. I would like to use VLC instead of iTunes to play the audio files since I ...
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iTunes automatically pauses when VLC plays a file

I noticed that if I have some background music on iTunes and I start playing a VLC video, iTunes automatically stops the music. Although this can be a very useful thing, I would prefer to have ...
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Convert m3u8 to mp4 on mac

I'm trying to convert m3u8 to mp4 on a Mac. I have followed the instructions of a person who does it using VLC in Windows, however I can not find the option in the mac version. Media -> Open Network ...
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VLC does not play all songs

I copied a couple dozen MP3s to an iPhone through iTunes. To play them I used VLC however VLC does not play the next song. How do I have VLC play all the music on the device without having to ...
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Cannot see JPEG files extracted from a .VOB video file by VLC on the Mac Finder or Terminal

I was hoping someone would be helpful with "ghost" files on an iMac. With the VLC media player app. I was extracting JPEG files from a .VOB video file and saving them on my iMac. When I looked for ...
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No audio for mp4 files in Quicktime and ITunes but works for VLC

I have some movies in mp4 format. They work perfectly on VLC (audio and video) but not with QuickTime and iTunes. I can only watch the video but without audio! I have a MacBook Air 2017.
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Is it possible to show the playlist and video for VLC at the same time?

This was asked and answered a number of years ago, but it seems the old option was removed. Is the option living somewhere else now that I just can't seem to find or has it been removed entirely? I ...
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Default video app keeps resetting from MPV

The Problem I use the mpv video player to play all videos on my mac, though I also have VLC installed. The problem is that after a while my default video application changes to VLC (and/or Quicktime, ...
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Mojave: Trimming video in Finder doesn't work

When I use the new and convenient trimming option for video files from Finder in macOS Mojave, the changes I made do show in QuickLook, QuickTime and iMovie, but VLC, for example, still plays the old ...
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Can't run VLC on 10.13.6

Here's how to reproduce this: Installed VLC via: brew cask install vlc* Open VLC (via Spotlight/Finder/open/something else using launchd**) Finder alert dialog pops up with message: The ...
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VLC 3: Adding file to existing playlist (enqueue)

VLC 2.x.x used to have the option --playlist-enqueue to add a file to the existing VLC Playlist. VLC 3.0.4 no longer has that option $ vlc --playlist-enqueue ~/Music/John_Mayer_Daughters.opus VLC ...
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Can't record audio on VLC (High Sierra)

I'm running VLC 3.0.3 on High Sierra and I'm trying to record video+audio. The video part seems to work just fine, but I get an error for the audio every time I try to record. The error reads: Your ...
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Get file path of movie playing in VLC

If VLC is running, playing a movie at file path X, is there any way I can know what file path X is from a Bash script? (For simplicity's sake we can assume that only one instance of VLC is running.) ...
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Playing AVI files in macOS using VLC

On Ubuntu, I use VLC to play all types of videos. Now I have a MacBook Air I bought in 2017 with macOS High Sierra. I tried to play an AVI file, but QuickTime does not recognize the format. There is ...
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Systems crashes sometimes with VLC media player

It has been 'bugging' me for a while now, sometimes when i open or put VLC media player on fullscreen on my MacBook Air, my screen freezes,audio keeps playing, cursor stops moving and I am not able to ...
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Customize toolbar of VLC

On Windows/Linux, it's really easy and straightforward to customize the VLC toolbar by using the menu "Tools">"Customize Interface..." (See this help page.) Somehow this menu doesn't seem to be ...
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Override and restore the normal functionality of Apple keyboard media keys in VLC?

We're all used to the media keys in the top row of an Apple keyboard to command iTunes, even when some other application is frontmost. If I have VLC frontmost, those media keys don't control iTunes ...
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Streaming media from Mac to VLC for Android

I have few media files in my Mac which I want to stream on my Android phone. I have enabled File Sharing and enabled both smb and afp protocol. When I check in VLC for Android app, I can see my Mac's ...
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