I have installed
-Raspbian Stretch with desktop and recommended software
-Release date: 2018-11-13
It includes VLC 3.0.3 Vetinari and all works well with the pi user. It can play mp3, mp4, mkv full screen no problem. I assume with HW acceleration? It also works when I plug a usb flash drive in and it play the files directly from the drive.
However I created a new user with
sudo adduser bob
and I wanted this to be a limited user and never made bob a sudoer. Now VLC does not work for this user. He can play mp3 from his home dirs but cannot play mp4 nor mkv from his dirs nor the usb flash drive. Vlc pops up and disappears
I have tried resetting VLC preferences and it makes no differnce.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.