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black screen with VLC and mplayer

Problem

When trying to play a video, I get a black screen. It’s the same with VLC and mplayer.

Solution

mplayer:

alias mplayer='mplayer -vo x11'

VLC:

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)”.

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