Ubuntu – VLC doesn’t work properly on ubuntu 14.04


I've installed vlc but when I try to open it no window pops up, only the icon shows up on the taskbar. Furthermore when I open video files there is only sound and no picture.

Best Answer

I was getting a similar (possibly the same) error: when running from the console:

$ vlc
VLC media player 2.1.2 Rincewind (revision 2.1.2-0-ga4c4876)
[0x25f4978] main interface error: no suitable interface module
[0x25af058] main libvlc error: interface "globalhotkeys,none" initialization failed
[0x25af058] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.

Running Avinash's command fixed things for me:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall vlc