Ubuntu – Vlc won’t start

16.04vlc

Here's the output I get:

$ vlc
VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80)

No error message, no nothing.
After forking at least I can see that it crashed:

[1]  + 25287 exit 1     vlc

Where should I begin investigating? Purging and reinstalling didn't help.

EDIT: I tried purging, reinstalling, deleting configs etc. and no solution to be found on stack exchange/vlc forums/other sites helped. Hence I do not expect here any solution suggestions – I'd be glad if I could see some output from vlc telling me this and that library is missing or cannot open some file because it is read-only.

Best Answer

I had a similar problem. I don't know why but using the vlc-wrapper instead of cvlc or vlc running the program as root through gksudo helped. As so:

gksudo vlc-wrapper

also make sure ffmpeg and other related packages are installed:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg*
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