On Ubuntu 19.10 VLC causes freezing and eventual app crash when video paused for longer than 5 minutes

Whether I’m playing a long video playlist or just one video, when I pause VLC for longer than 5 minutes the system will keep freezing for several seconds and then unfreeze for several seconds, continuing this cycle until eventually the app crashes after about 10-15 minutes. When it’s frozen, I can’t use the mouse or…

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