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Old 09-19-2012, 11:29 PM   #16
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I went ahead and installed the new Vlc Media Player; 2.0.3
I executed:
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apt-get -t squeeze-backports install vlc
And, it is not working on my system either. I don't have sound and I can't see the video; the screen is black.

Starting to get a little

I've never had this much trouble with free software.
If it is an Codec issue (I don't know how to tell)I'm not sure how to manipulate codex's to fix it-

Please advise
 
Old 09-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #17
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This link might help. Apparently, you need to pass an argument to VLC from the command line to play *.flv media:

http://wiki.videolan.org/Flash_Video
 
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:33 PM   #18
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Thanks for the link frankbell!

I read the page twice to be certain I understood the argument.

Iv'e never seen this (%) in an commandline argument before.

Code:
% ./vlc <input> --sout "#transcode{vcodec=FLV1,acodec=mp3}:std{access=http,dst=/stream.flv}"
Is this; (%)and ( " ") required to work properly in the terminal?
 
Old 09-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #19
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I doubt it is a codec issue. VLC has maybe the most there is in a single program choice.

It would be easy to test it on some other files or even dvd's.

Sorry the overlay deal wasn't it. I have only had this issue once and it was some setting, click and it worked.


From a different forum, try this.

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Open VLC Player, Go to Preferences -- Video -- highlight Output Modules.
Check Advanced Options at the bottom and select X11 video output from the drop-down list.

Restart VLC Player."

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/man...o-video-2.html

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #20
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The percent sign might be an attempt to illustrate the command prompt. It can't hurt to try the command with it; the worst that will happen is a "command not found" error.
 
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #21
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Jefro:

Great news!

I went to Preferences> Video and found X11 in the drop down menu. Selected it and saved the changes.
Closed VLC and than re-started it with a video it plays all my videos and movies.

It's so nice to have VLC working! Thank You!
 
Old 09-21-2012, 10:45 PM   #22
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Frankbell:

First I tried:


Going in under Preferences> Video> and selecting the X11 video output solved the problem.
I now have sound and video and it's nice to have a working media player!

I didn't run that command afterall; but I did write it and the link down just in case for the future.

Thanks for helping me.
 
Old 09-22-2012, 07:17 PM   #23
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Glad you got it working. Thanks for the update--it might help someone else who comes here with that issue.
 
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Thanks for the update.

I think you can mark this solved.
 
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