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    VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Hello,

    I have the VLC Media player, version 2.0.5.
    When I open a video (.avi, .wmv, .mp3) the player just plays the music, but it doesn't show any pictures.
    What do I have to change in order to see the film?

    By the way, the videos aren't damaged.

    Thank you for your answer,
    cave 2596 form Germany
    Last edited by cave2596; March 3rd, 2013 at 04:48 PM.

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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    I suspect that you will have to experiment a little with the video out device that vlc is using. This section can be seen in: Tools --> Preferences --> Video --> Output.
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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Open a terminal:

    Code:
    vlc
    Post any error messages.
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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Thank you for your answers!

    When I type in vlc in the terminal, there is no error massage appearing:
    VLC media player 2.0.5 Twoflower (revision 2.0.5-0-g1661b7d)
    [0x88b1920] main libvlc: VLC wird mit dem Standard-Interface ausgeführt. Benutzen Sie 'cvlc', um VLC ohne Interface zu verwenden.


    in English:
    VLC media player 2.0.5 Twoflower (revision 2.0.5-0-g1661b7d)
    [0x88b1920] main libvlc: VLC runs with a Standard-Interface. Use 'cvlc', to run VLC without the interface.

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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    And using a different Video out device?
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Thank you very much for your answer!

    Now I have tested all video our devices.
    There are two, which are working:
    - ASCII-Video something - bad video quality
    - X11-Videoaoutdevice (XCB) - not that fluently, but it works

    Thank you!

    But why does it only work with this, and not with the standard one?

    Greetings from Germany
    cave2596

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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by cave2596 View Post
    But why does it only work with this, and not with the standard one?
    I am not entirely sure why some systems have a little trouble with video display and vlc / MPlayer, particularly when the rest of the system runs ok. But good to hear that you can at least see the video now . Hopefully somebody can solve the deeper issue as well!
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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Thank you for your answers!

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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    vlc is a best player but in smplayer sometimes is better

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    Re: VLC media player - no picture - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Try several applications that use video. Make a list of programs that work with video and ones that don't.

    cheese, gnome mplayer, movie player, skype, etc. It's possible that you don't have your video devices set up correctly.
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