Ubuntu – Where is the VLC logfile for errors


I tried to open a blu ray with VLC, but I got this error message:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.

For further information I have to read a log from VLC, but I can not find any log, I only found with which vlc where vlc is located, namely


I went there, but found no log file.

Best Answer

You can set the VLC log file location directly in the client by going into the options Tools -> Preferences -> Select "ALL" -> Advanced -> Logging. You can also set the verbosity 0: silent, 1: error/info, 2: warning, 3: debug depending on the level of information you would like in the log file. Then restart the VLC client for the changes to take effect.