Messed up picture with vlc?


Does your movie looks something like this on vlc?

The solution is simple.

1. In vlc go to settings -> preferences.

2. In that window there is a little box in the bottom right corner called “advanced options”, tag it.

3.  Go to video -> output modules.

4. Change from default to “x11 video output”.

The same video from the top picture will now look like this:


  1. That was a good instruction , and the movie I just watched before i read this had green at the bottom. ty..

    • NaN
    • January 3rd, 2012

    That’s a good workaround, thanks. That’s not a solution, so VLC people, please correct what needs to be corrected in the application, after linking this symptom to the problem that causes it.

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