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    vlc not opening any windows after setting as a default application

    12.04 64bit.

    I set vlc as a default application for mkv files using Nautilus.

    Now vlc does not work at all. If I open any video file, simply nothing happens. If I run it from the terminal, a vlc icon appears on the taskbar, and vlc menu is visible at the top of the screen. However, none of the options do anything - I can click e.g. "open file" and just nothing happens.
    Even quitting does not work - I have to kill the process.

    What's more, I already reinstalled vlc (removed it using the software center and reinstalled using "sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc"). The problem persists.

    I'd really appreciate any pointers!

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    Re: vlc not opening any windows after setting as a default application

    Let me just add that doing "aptitude purge vlc" and reinstalling vlc did not help at all!

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    Re: vlc not opening any windows after setting as a default application

    Doing the purge, and then deleting the hidden $HOME/.config/vlc directory did the trick at least partially: the program now works, but sound is garbled.

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