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Sound cuts out after pausing, etc. Audio issues

I'm noticing some weird behavior on a 2020 model MBP running Catalina. The audio playback seems to be a bit on and off. Sometimes the way it is acting makes me feel like something is "warming up." For ...
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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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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 would iOS not be able to play audio of video VLC converted WMV to MP4?

I have a video on my computer that was originally produced into wmv. I used VLC to convert it to mp4. I used both the "H.264+MP3 (MP4)" and the "Video for iPod HD" options. The audio clearly plays on ...
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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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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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Port unreachable trying to stream UDP movie with VLC

I am trying to stream a movie with VLC from my MacBook (192.168.178.23) to my iPhone (192.168.178.26) within my local network with UDP on the port 1234. So I open the streaming window and enter the IP ...
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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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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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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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How to display the VLC playlist and the main window simultaneously

How can i handle to see the VLC playlist beside my main window? Example: I have a bunch of movies which i created a playlist for. But on my 27" iMac, i don't want to see every movie in fullscreen. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Play folder with right button with VLC

as a "switcher" I have discovered one functionally that I like in Windows and I don't see in Mac. I want to play all the media files in a folder with VLC with the right click and "Play all" but in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I vary the playback speed in VLC using keyboard shortcuts?

How do I vary the playback speed of media in VLC Media Player using keyboard shortcuts? I used to be able to do this by holding down Cmd-Alt-[Forward Arrow or Back Arrow] but this doesn't seem to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I stream video from iPhone to VLC?

Is there a solution/app available that will allow me to take video from iPhone/iPad camera and live-stream it to a VLC player running somewhere else in my WiFi network? Searching around for iPhone ...
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Stream iPad audio to other devices?

I used to stream a music from my desktop to wdtv using VLC. I would like to stream all the sound from my iPad to wdtv. I googled about it, but I only found how to stream music from other devices to ...
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VLC for iPad and iPhone is available, but how to install?

VLC for iPad and iPhone is available, but how to install it? (it is not an App Store app) http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ios.html
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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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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 ...