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Questions tagged [vlc]

VLC media player is a free and open source video player and framework

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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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Mac to surround sound - every time

I use VLC to play my 'HTPC' content, from an old Mac Pro 3,1, via light-pipe to an external decoder. There are many online resources as to how to persuade your Mac to send the full encoded signal ...
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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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Start a video at a specific time using terminal

I want to be able to start a video, 30 seconds in, using the terminal. I'd prefer to use IINA because it's awesome, but VLC would work as well.
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How does one convert a dmg inside a DVD to individual videos or watch the dmg DVD file in an iphone?

Since DVDs are essentially becoming obsolete or at least the macbook laptops do not have accessibility to them anymore, I thought it would be good to back a backup for them before I get rid of the DVD ...
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Missing sound in videos recorded with iOS 11

iOS 11 finally has screen recording capabilities. It can record audio too (force tap on record button to enable). However, while the recorded videos play fine on the iPhone without any problems, when ...
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Casting to Chromecast from VLC on a macbook

I can cast from a video playing in Chrome on my Macbook without any problems. What I can't do is cast from a video playing in VLC. I've unsuccessfully tried a whole bunch of solutions I found on the ...
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How to use `adb shell screenrecord --output-format=h264` together with VLC

I am trying to set up a live stream showing the screen of my Android phone. When I tried adb shell screenrecord --output-format=h264 | /Applications/vlc.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC VLC will start but ...
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How to map media keys to “short jump” in vlc?

I am trying to edit the behavior of the media key "<<" on a macbook keyboard. There is a way to map the "rewind" button to the "short jump back" function in vlc? How does mac os deal with media ...
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Figuring out format of old video file

I have a home video that I must have ripped in the early 2000s. I'd like to view it, but it doesn't have an extension and shows up in the finder as a unix executable file. Opening with VLC gives me an ...
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VLC update download gives an error “while extracting the archive”

On a Mac Sierra, the VLC embedded update feature seems to work fine at first Downloading update ... 42.1MB and the download completes. However, just after, VLC gives an error Update Error! An error ...
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Getting keystrokes on VLC via AppleScript

I have an AppleScript file which works like a charm, except for the part where I use keystrokes to make VLC run fullscreen. The filename has been changed for privacy reasons, but the rest of the code ...
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applescript to play videos in vlc

Hello I am trying to run an applescript that will launch VLC media player and play all the files in a folder whenever a new file is added. It seemed to work fine initially then I restarted my computer ...
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upscaling videos on iMac 5k with VLC (or other player) - just enlarge the window?

I have lots of old videos with low resolution. For example: ID : 1 Format : MPEG-4 Visual Format profile ...
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Certain .MOV video file will not play audio in VLC for iOS (iPad)

I have tried 2 different iPads. Both have about 7 or 8 other .MOV files (from the same folder) that play just fine. However, this single .MOV file just will not output any audio. It plays fine on the ...
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How do I fix my video and audio on mac

I have just recently experienced a problem with my finder, iTunes and others applications on my mac, but I used the safe boot solution and it worked , the apps are now responding, but I have movies ...
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What is the current method to set a larger cache size for VLC player on a Mac?

What is the current way to set the cache size to 10 or 20 seconds so that the video over network won't lag? Details: I have an NAS, and use it as a file server. Sometimes when I stream some files ...
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VLC is dropping frames/stuttering when trying to play 1080p@60FPS video on rMBP w. 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7

When I try to play a video with 1920x1080 pixels and 60fps, in H.264 format using VLC player. It cannot keep up with this work and frequently drops frames (in other words, it's not playing it "...
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How to install VLC Player on the original iPad (iOS 5.1.1)? [duplicate]

My friend has the original iPad that runs iOS 5.1.1 and can't be updated any further. Very few apps these days are compatible with that version of iOS. The new version of VLC in the App Store requires ...
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How to schedule VLC recording with cron?

I've created the following crontab: 0/5 * * * * /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC -I rc rtp://@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:5050 --sout='#transcode{vcodec=h264,vb=2048,acodec=mp3,ab=192,deinterlace}:...
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How to record video stream with VLC on OSX?

The recommended Linux/Windows way is to use command line: cvlc --run-time=5 --sout file/ts:stream.mp4 htsp://@ip:5050 I would like to do the same on OSX, but it doesn't have command line. I tried ...
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How to load a subtitle file in VLC for Apple TV

I just got a 4th generation Apple TV and finally I can watch videos on my NAS from Apple TV after I installed VLC. But I have not found a way to load my own subtitle files. VLC for iPAD has this ...
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VLC Player, Apple TV and Time Capsule

I installed VLC app on my 4th generation apple TV. I also connected the VLC app to my time capsule. However the VLC app says "folder is empty". However there are 100s of mp4 files on the time ...
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How to see the current playback speed in VLC?

On Windows, VLC's playback speed can be discovered on status bar, but the Mac version doesn't have a status bar. Where should I go to see the current playback speed?
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batch convert audio files in vlc

I am trying to add some files to iTunes: some .wma files which it will not import, and some .m4a files which it will import but not play because it does not know bitrate or duration. I have tried the ...
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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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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 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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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 to ...
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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 ...