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Windows 7: Streamed URLs not playing in VLC

02 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Streamed URLs not playing in VLC

Having problems playing copy/pasted URLs from YouTube etc. after I've entered it into the VLC streaming "Network" box. I click on play but nothing happens which is strange as it's always worked before ?

Appreciate any help as my hearing isn't too good so really need the extra volume....

Thanks

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02 Dec 2013   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I cannot answer your question about why VLC is no longer streaming your Youtube videos, but I have a suggestion which might work for you:

Download and install the free XBMC (XB Media Center), then install the XBMC Youtube add-on. When watching videos or listening music on XBMC you can then adjust Volume Amplification in Audio Settings (click the volume button to open Audio Settings) to increase the volume beyond normal max level:
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Youtube add-on on XBMC:
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Search and browse Youtube:
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Right click a video to open the context menu, download it instead of playing if you want to:
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Stream videos:
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Kari


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02 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks a lot Kari good idea !

Very confusing layout but nearly there, however can't find the volume button to open Audio Settings ?

Also is there any way to open a second browser page as I keep having to log off to get back to your instructions ?
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02 Dec 2013   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arcadian View Post
Thanks a lot Kari good idea !

Very confusing layout but nearly there, however can't find the volume button to open Audio Settings ?
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arcadian View Post
Also is there any way to open a second browser page as I keep having to log off to get back to your instructions ?
Sorry but I do not understand what you mean with this? Every modern browser has the possibility to have several tabs open simultaneously.

If you mean you have to exit XBMC to get back to desktop, you can simply change XBMC settings to show it windowed instead of full screen, or alternatively when full screen press ALT + TAB to switch between desktop, browser and XBMC.

To change display mode:

Select System > Settings on XBMC Home Page:
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Select System:
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Change display mode to Windowed:
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02 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote:
If you mean you have to exit XBMC to get back to desktop, you can simply change XBMC settings to show it windowed instead of full screen, or alternatively when full screen press ALT + TAB to switch between desktop, browser and XBMC.
Got it thanks.

The problem basically is most videos on line have for me much too low sound levels, also I can never seem to find a decent website with sub-titles that even work or can be synchronised properly so why I was trying to stream them into VLC to turn up the volume.

Obviously you can download them (with the risk of a virus) but then have to register for several different websites sometimes being asked for payment details, debit card etc. which is obviously much too risky.

For example I've been trying in particular to watch "The French Connection" with sub-titles for ages which was a great film winning several Oscars, but I can only seem to watch it on-line (link below) which is a waste of time as I can hardly hear it. Would it be possible in XBMC somehow ?

THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) - Watch Online For Free on TubePlus

I just wish I could find a formula that will work all the time without all the hassle with each new film....

Thanks
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