X-Git-Url: http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=blobdiff_plain;f=doc%2Fvlc-howto.sgml;h=7746ead79b254eec1b70c0cb99e77edf824b4a68;hp=4a34da20b2658fcafcf82c1dce2f95a9a31e1292;hb=b7529857e7411546c14d3513b74be4b5b109f4d8;hpb=032b437adf520484d705de9be59e69eb60414cde diff --git a/doc/vlc-howto.sgml b/doc/vlc-howto.sgml index 4a34da20b2..7746ead79b 100644 --- a/doc/vlc-howto.sgml +++ b/doc/vlc-howto.sgml @@ -34,20 +34,24 @@ What is the VideoLAN project ?

- VideoLAN is a complete software solution for video streaming, developed - by students at the and contributors from all over the world, under the General - Public License (GPL). It has been designed for streaming MPEG 1 and MPEG - 2 videos on local area networks (LAN), but it can be extended to - metropolitan or wide area networks (MAN, WAN), - thanks to the multicast technology. - The VideoLAN solution includes a server, which can stream video from - various sources (file, DVD, satellite, camera, ...), a client, which can - receive, decode and display MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 streams and, if necessary, - a channel server which tells automatically to the client the parameters - needed to receive the stream. - + VideoLAN is a complete software solution for video streaming, developed + by students at the and contributors from all over the world, under the . It has been designed for streaming MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 videos on + local area networks (LAN), but it can be extended to metropolitan or + wide area networks (MAN, WAN), thanks to the multicast technology. + + The VideoLAN solution includes a server, which can stream video from + various sources (file, DVD, satellite and MPEG 2 encoder), a client, which can + receive, decode and display MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 streams and, if necessary, + a channel server which tells automatically to the client the parameters + needed to receive the stream. + + Here is an illustration of the complete VideoLAN solution : + + DVD --->- Unicast/Broadcast/Multicast \ --- @@ -62,9 +66,10 @@ | Channel Server | | (VLCS) | ---------------- - - More details about the project can be found on the - . + + + More details about the project can be found on the + .

@@ -111,7 +116,7 @@ url="http://www.videolan.org/doc" name="VideoLAN Web Site">. Linux (all distributions, including iPAQ Familiar Linux) Windows (all 32bit versions) - Mas OS X + Mac OS X FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS BeOS QNX RTOS @@ -119,8 +124,8 @@ url="http://www.videolan.org/doc" name="VideoLAN Web Site">.

- Please note that the Linux, Windows and MacOS X are generally the most - up-to-date versions. + Please note that the Linux, Windows and MacOS X versions are generally the most + up-to-date ones.

@@ -159,19 +164,28 @@ url="http://www.videolan.org/doc" name="VideoLAN Web Site">.

- In this HOWTO, we consider you already have a little knowledge about - Linux, and you know how to use a DVD. If not, good howtos can be - found on the Linux Documentation Projet. + + In this HOWTO, we consider you already have a little knowledge + about Linux, and you know how to use a DVD. If not, good howtos + can be found on the . +

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- Copyright (©) 2001-2002 by the VideoLAN project. This document may be - distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in - . + + Copyright (©) 2002 by the VideoLAN project. + + Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document + under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version + 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation ; + with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no + Back-Cover Texts. The text of the license can be found on . +