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Vlc alternatives
« on: August 04, 2015, 12:51:41 am »
Hi, when running vlc on Windows I have a group of mkv files that play perfectly. On Peppermint with vlc, there is no video only audio. A few mp4 files play, but the video is choppy, not smooth.

What do you recommend? Is there a setting in vlc I should look for? Or should I try a different video player?

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Re: Vlc alternatives
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 01:25:19 am »
Hi, when running vlc on Windows I have a group of mkv files that play perfectly. On Peppermint with vlc, there is no video only audio. A few mp4 files play, but the video is choppy, not smooth.

What do you recommend? Is there a setting in vlc I should look for? Or should I try a different video player?

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Hi 10i, I don't think there's any specific settings that will stop this.  Has VLC alway been behaving like this for you, or is this recent?  If it's recent, have you tried regressing your kernel to an earlier version?  That might help? 

I've always found VLC to be the best video player by a long shot.  I guess if all else fails, you could try the Gnome MPlayer.  That's a pretty good alternative player.
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Re: Vlc alternatives
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 06:38:55 am »
Thanks Andy, these are new files I am trying to play (haven't played them in Linux before), so I am not sure.

Will try mplayer :)

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Re: Vlc alternatives
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2015, 07:08:40 am »
Thanks Andy, these are new files I am trying to play (haven't played them in Linux before), so I am not sure.

Will try mplayer :)

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Re: Vlc alternatives
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2015, 09:49:56 pm »
Mkv is a container so you may need to inspect the contents to be sure you have all of the necessary codecs for the files inside. To get all the codecs in one fell swoop, run the following command in Terminal:
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Re: Vlc alternatives
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 12:47:45 pm »
Mkv is a container so you may need to inspect the contents to be sure you have all of the necessary codecs for the files inside. To get all the codecs in one fell swoop, run the following command in Terminal:
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sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras

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Re: Vlc alternatives
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 06:36:29 pm »
You're welcome, happy to help! :)