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Old 11-10-2017, 01:08 PM   #1
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VLC media player not playing video, but playing sound


I have a computer running Ubuntu 17.10 with the latest updates(which may be the cause of this issue). I am trying to play a video through vlc media player 3.0. For some reason since I installed the updates last night sound will play on vlc but not video.

I have tried going in and reseting my configuration to the factory defaults to no avail.

I also tried

sudo apt-get remove --purge vlc

sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo apt-get install vlc

I still get the same results, no video but will play sound on videos

-Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Old 11-10-2017, 03:13 PM   #2
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When you start VLC from console, what output do you get?
Old 11-10-2017, 03:43 PM   #3
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I googled the cmd

output is as follows

steve@steve-desktop:~$ vlc
VLC media player 2.2.6 Umbrella (revision 2.2.6-0-g1aae78981c)
[000055716ee469d8] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.

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