This morning, I tried my 14.04 Xubuntu install and VLC played correctly.
So, I thought maybe I don't have the latest VLC. I checked:
When I checked VLC under the Help Menu, it reported the version as being 2.1.4 Rincewind.sudo dpkg --list vlc
ii vlc 1:2.1.4-dmo3 amd64 multimedia player and streamer
apt-cache policy vlc
*** 1:2.1.4-dmo3 0
500 http://debian.solydxk.nl/production/multimedia/ testing/main amd64 Packages
500 http://debian.solydxk.nl/production/ testing/main amd64 Packages
Seems to be the latest version? Any ideas why VLC is stumbling on both versions of SolydK? Is there a later version?