VLC can't play video streamed from youtube

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VLC can't play video streamed from youtube

Postby shogun1234 » 2020-02-17 20:33

I want to play a video. So I do

Media > Open Network Stream > Paste link to 'Please enter a network URL'

But console prints following error

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[00007f37ec03fe50] lua stream error: Couldn't extract youtube video URL, please check for updates to this script

How can I check for updates to this lua script? What command (e.g. apt-get) I need to execute for updating the script?

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Re: VLC can't play video streamed from youtube

Postby Sante » 2020-02-17 21:17

Check this out. Expect to be disappointed though. Best luck

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Re: VLC can't play video streamed from youtube

Postby stevepusser » 2020-02-19 00:53

I discovered this about a month ago, and posted a manual fix, plus to a link to a patched VLC I built that included the fix, here on these very forums.

So, how much searching of these forums have you done for "vlc + Youtube"?


VLC is also 3.0.8 upstream and back to Stretch, not 3.0.7.

https://packages.debian.org/search?keyw ... ection=all

What did you do to end up with that version?
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