Zika and mc4man: I will keep eye on this issue. I'll come back if I find what's going on with this VLC and Raring installation. Especially porque the DBus was not activated by default.
Just for info and later review. The installed VLC-packages are:
$ dpkg -l | grep -i vlc
Code:ii libvlc5 2.0.5-1 i386 multimedia player and streamer library ii libvlccore5 2.0.5-1 i386 base library for VLC and its modules ii vlc 2.0.5-1 i386 multimedia player and streamer ii vlc-data 2.0.5-1 all Common data for VLC ii vlc-nox 2.0.5-1 i386 multimedia player and streamer (without X support) ii vlc-plugin-notify 2.0.5-1 i386 LibNotify plugin for VLC ii vlc-plugin-pulse 2.0.5-1 i386 PulseAudio plugin for VLC