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Thread: Unable to play video in JPanel using vlcj in ubuntu 13.04

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    Default Unable to play video in JPanel using vlcj in ubuntu 13.04

    I am trying to play video in JPanel using vlcj in ubuntu, there is no error. My project builts successfully. but do not plays video. when i run code JFrame comes for a while. when i use same code in windows. it plays video and works successfully, but not in ubuntu.

    In output window , it show following

    A fatal error has occured in java runtime enviournment.
    (and so many things.)

    Following is my code : (i am using vlcj-3.0.1)

    import com.sun.jna.NativeLibrary;
    import java.awt.BorderLayout;
    import java.io.File;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JPanel;
    import uk.co.caprica.vlcj.component.EmbeddedMediaPlayerComponent;
    import uk.co.caprica.vlcj.player.embedded.EmbeddedMediaPlayer;
         class PlayerPanel extends JPanel {
         private File vlcInstallPath = new File("---------------Path of vlc player (installed) --------------");
         private EmbeddedMediaPlayer player;
         public PlayerPanel() {
            NativeLibrary.addSearchPath("libvlc", vlcInstallPath.getAbsolutePath()); 
             EmbeddedMediaPlayerComponent videoCanvas = new EmbeddedMediaPlayerComponent();
             this.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
             this.add(videoCanvas, BorderLayout.CENTER);
             this.player = videoCanvas.getMediaPlayer();
         public void play(String media) {
     class VideoPlayer extends JFrame {
         public VideoPlayer() {
              PlayerPanel player = new PlayerPanel();
              this.setTitle("Swing Video Player");
              this.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
              this.setSize(640, 480);
              this.add(player, BorderLayout.CENTER);
             player.play("---------------Path of video we want to play ----------------------");
          public static void main(String[] args) {
              new VideoPlayer();

    And plz tell me which path to give for vlc player in ubuntu. there are more than 5 folders with name vlc. one is in /usr/share/ and other is in /etc/ and so on.

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    Default Re: Unable to play video in JPanel using vlcj in ubuntu 13.04

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