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    VLC opens 6 windows

    Hi All, I'm using VLC 0.9.4 installed on a Gnome desktop in Intrepid Ubuntu. When I open any video file it gets opened 6 times each window playing at the same time. One window is the normal VLC window headed VLC media player the rest are headed VLC XVideo output. I installed using synaptic and have checked all the settings including "open only one instance" and have even resorted to re installing this no luck, can anyone help?

    Martin
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    Re: VLC opens 6 windows

    While i can think of a way 2 or 3 may pop up, 6 seems unlikely. Anyway why don't you delete vlc's config files totally and try again. They'll be found in home folder (view -> show hidden files) -> .config
    Delete the complete vlc folder inside.

    Maybe try opening vlc from the terminal
    vlc -vv


    If still an issue copy and paste this, if no file is found, no problem, it doesn't exist by default

    Code:
    cat ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

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    Re: VLC opens 6 windows

    Hi mc4man

    Thanks for your reply, the out put is;

    Code:
    martin@laptop:~$ cat ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    
    [Added Associations]
    application/x-shellscript=gedit.desktop;ooo-writer.desktop;geany.desktop;
    application/octet-stream=gedit.desktop;
    I deleted the VLC Dir in .config as you suggested but this made not difference, i still have 6 windows palying my wmv files but plays mp4's correctly!
    Sony Vaio VGN-NS11J Laptop 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320GB HD. My Linux Blog and My Folding@Home Stats

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    Re: VLC opens 6 windows

    Hi mc4man

    Thanks for your reply, the out put is;

    Code:
    martin@laptop:~$ cat ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    
    [Added Associations]
    application/x-shellscript=gedit.desktop;ooo-writer.desktop;geany.desktop;
    application/octet-stream=gedit.desktop;
    I deleted the VLC Dir in .config as you suggested but this made not difference, i still have 6 windows playing my wmv files but plays mp4's correctly!

    attached resulting output from using vlc -vv option
    Attached Files Attached Files
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    Re: VLC opens 6 windows

    It looks like vlc is finding 6 active video streams in your wmv and so it opens them all in separate windows.
    Would have to search out and see what that's about. Is there any apparent way to just pick one?
    I would think (s)mplayer may be a better alternative

    http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/downloads.php (ck. under 'new' listing

    Edit:
    This is from a windows user, same idea

    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=54517
    Last edited by mc4man; January 25th, 2009 at 01:32 AM.

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    Re: VLC opens 6 windows

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    It looks like vlc is finding 6 active video streams in your wmv and so it opens them all in separate windows.
    Would have to search out and see what that's about. Is there any apparent way to just pick one?
    I would think (s)mplayer may be a better alternative

    http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/downloads.php (ck. under 'new' listing

    Edit:
    This is from a windows user, same idea

    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=54517
    no way to just pick 1, the wmv's play ok in mplayer and gxine, but I prefer vlc, will have to try them out on my PC and see if it's just something on this laptop that's causing the problem.
    Sony Vaio VGN-NS11J Laptop 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320GB HD. My Linux Blog and My Folding@Home Stats

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