Ubuntu – Vlc 1.1.9 not working properly


I have installed vlc 1.1.9 on wubi installed Ubuntu 11. 04 using Ubuntu Software Center.
Now when I tried playing videos in vlc (any format)

  • Full screen mode doesn't show controls
    and usually doesn't gets me out to
    window mode. It sometimes crashes to
    login screen.

I tried the video output to 'X11 output mode' and 'XVideo output (XCB)' but the above problem persists and also bring another problem.

  • Full screen mode doesn't responds
  • When it does, it shows the video over
    the desktop instead of inside the
    player. The only way to get Ubuntu to
    function normally is to restart the

I tried with not using the 'Embed video in interface' but still the same problem.
vlc runs perfectly well in Windows.
How can I make vlc function properly on my system or I need to install another player?

My system config is:

  • Graphics: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
    • Processor: AMD Sempron ™ Processor 2800+
    • RAM: 1. 5 GB
    • Motherboard Name: Microsoft-7181 (MSI)

Best Answer

I have faced same problem and then did this.

Go to VLC player Tools -> Preferences -> Audio -> Select "Keep Audio levels between Sessions". Then change Output Module from "Default" to "Pulse Audio Output" or "ALSA Audio output" whichever works for you.

It worked for me on Ubuntu 11.04 and VLC 1.1.9.

Also check the option configure ... Video -> Output "X11"