When trying to play a video, I get a black screen. It’s the same with VLC and mplayer.
alias mplayer='mplayer -vo x11'
Go to Tools -> Preferences -> Video. At the Output, choose “X11 video output (XCB)” from the dropdown list. If it doesn’t work, untick the option “Accelerated video output (Overlay)”.
On my Linux box, VLC gets stuck sometimes and only the good old “
kill -9” can shoot it out. Is there a single command to kill it?
alias killvlc='kill -9 `ps ux | grep vlc | grep -v grep | tr -s " " | cut -d" " -f2`'
Did you know that VLC media player can play Youtube videos? Neither did I. Try this:
Does Flash break all the time? Use VLC :)
Tip from here.
Mplayer has an option for that :) Try this:
mplayer -vf pp=lb interlaced_video.iso
This procedure is called deinterlacing.
VLC can do this too. Available under Video -> Deinterlace. You can also choose the deinterlacing method under Video -> Deinterlace mode.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc
Under Ubuntu, when playing a movie with
VLC, I hear some crackling. The audio output is distorted. With
mplayer everything works fine.
I found the solution here. This problem is caused by pulseaudio. Start VLC, then go to Tools -> Preferences -> Audio, and change the Output module from the default to ALSA. The distortion went away.
Note that I have Ubuntu on several machines and I had this problem on one machine only.
You use Midnight Commander (mc) for all your file operations. So far it’s not a problem :) However, when you hit Enter on a file, you would like to set what application mc should use for opening the given file.
For instance, you want to open an
.avi file with VLC instead of X player, etc.
Steps to follow:
cd ~/.mc cp /etc/mc/mc.ext . ln -s mc.ext bindings
That is, copy the global
mc.ext to your local
.mc directory and put a symbolic link on it called
bindings. Now you can start customizing your local
Don’t forget to restart mc after editing
(1) You want to open all your video files with VLC. You also want to add support for
# add these lines regex/\.([wW][mM][vV])$ Include=video # modify the include/video section include/video #Open=(mplayer %f >/dev/null 2>&1 &) # for mplayer Open=(vlc %f >/dev/null 2>&1 &) # for VLC
.docx files with OpenOffice.org.
# add these lines regex/\.([Dd][oO][cC][xX])$ Open=(ooffice %f &)
(Thanks for the mc mailing list for their help).