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    Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

    Audio doesn't work, it puts a little red circle in the top/right header and every time I open the VLC is adds a new icon in that same spot, the top/right header..

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    Last edited by Swan_DB; January 20th, 2021 at 08:05 AM.

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    Re: Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

    Did you solve this problem?
    If so please tell us what that solution was.
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    Re: Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

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    Angry VLC Player, Why am I having to kill process everytime I start a new video?

    The VLC icon shows up for every new video I open in the header (near the settings/power/shutdown bar). Is this due to snap install? Should I try .deb install? Is there a better mp4 video player?

    Am I not exiting the VLC program properly? Leaving it running in the background?

    [SOLVED] If you hit the X in the upper right corner to close the window (like you would in Windows 7), it leaves the process running; if you go to Media -> Quit (Ctrl + Q), it ends the process, seemingly, correctly.

    Is this a bug?
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    Re: Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

    I have solved this issue in another thread, should I delete this thread and maybe one more "useless" thread, and just leave the one with the actual solution? Or just copy/paste solution into all two/three threads and mark them all as SOLVED?

    Here is the [SOLVED] correctly thread: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2456926
    Last edited by Swan_DB; January 22nd, 2021 at 03:15 AM.

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    Re: Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

    Last edited by Swan_DB; January 22nd, 2021 at 03:17 AM. Reason: trying to delete this post

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    Re: Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

    Threads merged.
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    Re: Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

    Not sure where to post this, but I think the VLC Player (Media/Video Player) and the Snap Store don't work well together. I killed the Snap process, and VLC Player seems to work well now... i'm gonna try to find a .deb package for VLC Player.

    [SOLVED] sort of

    edit 2: maybe snap package does something with the VLC Player's cache? Just a hunch.
    Last edited by Swan_DB; January 22nd, 2021 at 03:43 AM. Reason: words; solved, sort of; edit 2: snap maybe messes with cache

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    Re: Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

    No, it isn't related with snap or not snap.
    The same problem of the hanging process has been noticed recently with both versions.

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    Re: Is VLC video player just trash, or am I doing something wrong?

    smplayer + mpv for the win
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