X-Git-Url: http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=blobdiff_plain;f=doc%2Fvlc-howto.sgml;h=7746ead79b254eec1b70c0cb99e77edf824b4a68;hp=7afb27e21c1941ef851238195aff9121deaa0b28;hb=b7529857e7411546c14d3513b74be4b5b109f4d8;hpb=c1df815923570bf13060baff0a7480597719b1eb diff --git a/doc/vlc-howto.sgml b/doc/vlc-howto.sgml index 7afb27e21c..7746ead79b 100644 --- a/doc/vlc-howto.sgml +++ b/doc/vlc-howto.sgml @@ -2,11 +2,11 @@
VLC HOWTO - by the Videolan Team - v0.0.4, 12 may 2001 + Originally written by Henri Fallon, maintained by Johan Bilien + v0.0.9, 16 april 2002 - This document describes how to use the vlc (VideoLAN client) to read DVDs and mpeg files and DVDs. + This document describes how to use the vlc (VideoLAN client) to read DVDs and mpeg files, locally or from a network. @@ -19,10 +19,11 @@ What is VideoLAN ?

VideoLAN is a project of sudents of the École Centrale Paris which aims - to broadcast video on the campus, and provide the students with a MPEG2 + at broadcasting video on the campus, and providing the students with an MPEG-2 software-only decoder. VideoLAN is an OpenSource project which will thus - allow anyone to watch DVD movies under Linux, BeOS, MacOS and most Unix - systems + allow anyone to watch DVD movies under Linux, BeOS, MacOS X, Windows + and most UNIX systems. Recent additions allow to read .avi files, + and MPEG-4/DivX-encoded movies.

You may want to look at the port section on our website : @@ -31,14 +32,64 @@ - What is the vlc + What is the VideoLAN project ?

- Vlc stands for VideoLAN client. It is the name of the program which is - capable of decoding MPEG streams, and displaying them onto your screen, - so you can watch you favourite movies, confortably sit in your armchair - :-). + + 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 + \ --- + File --->-- -------- / \ -------- + |->-| Server |=====>====| LAN |---->-----| Client | + Satellite ->-- | (VLS) | \ / | (VLC) | + / -------- --- -------- + MPEG2 -->- ^ + encoder | + v + ---------------- + | Channel Server | + | (VLCS) | + ---------------- + + + More details about the project can be found on the + . +

+ + The documentation of the project +

+ There are four main documents : + +the , +the , +the , +this VideoLAN Client Howto. + + +The up-to-date version of these documents can be found on the . Translated versions of this document @@ -48,12 +99,63 @@

The English version is maintained by Henri Fallon, - and the VideoLAN team. It can be found at: - . + Johan Bilien, and the VideoLAN team. It can be found at: + .

+ + Requirements + + Operating system +

+ VLC works under the following systems : +

+

+ + Linux (all distributions, including iPAQ Familiar Linux) + Windows (all 32bit versions) + Mac OS X + FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS + BeOS + QNX RTOS + Solaris + +

+

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

+
+ + Software requirements +

+ Depending on the outputs and inputs you are using, you may need + additional libraries. Please see . +

+

+ For playing encrypted DVDs, you will need libdvdcss, which you can find + on this page : + . +

+
+ + Hardware requirements +

+ The hardware power needed depends a lot of the type of stream. + For reading a DVD, a CPU working at around 450 MHz is required. +

+

+ VLC can benefits from hardware acceleration from modern video cards + for YUV transformation and window rescaling. it also uses MMX, MMX EXT, + SSE, 3Dnow! optimizations if available. +

+
+
+ + Disclaimer

@@ -62,42 +164,51 @@

- 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 . +

Legal

- Copyright (©) 2001 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 . +

- Installing the vlc : the packages -

- This is certainly the simplest way to intsall the vlc on your system, - especially if you're using a packaged OS. + Quick start + +

This section will help you get, install and use vlc without giving you + much details.

+ + Get and install vlc from binary packages

The first thing to do is to get an archive, on our web site

- - Linux/Unix users Which package to chose ?

There are different packages because vlc has "plugins" which provide - features but also enlarge the executable and require external libs. + features but also enlarge the executable and require external libraries.

SDL is a lib which allows you to have an accelerated video output. @@ -113,22 +224,6 @@

- - Binary archive -

- Untar it typing - - tar xvzf vlc-x.x.x.tar.gz - - Go in the vlc directory and get to the 'How to play movies' section If - you wish not to keep vlc in this single directory but install it fully - on your system, you may, as root, type - - make install - -

-
- Debian package

@@ -139,214 +234,464 @@

Depending on the package you have downloaded, you may have dependency - problems. You have to solve them, by installing the required libs. + problems. You have to solve them, by installing the required libraries.

RPM package

- Install vlc just as you would install any rpm package : + Install vlc just as you would install any RPM package : rpm -i vlc-x.x.x.rpm

- You may have to install external libs to meet dependencies, depending on + You may have to install external libraries to meet dependencies, depending on the package you downloaded (gnome, gtk, esd, ...).

-
+ + BeOS users +

+ Double-click on the archive. It should open your favorite archive extracter. + You can then execute the vlc from there, or extract the archive to a + directory and run it from there. +

+
+ + + Mac OS X users +

+ Double-click on the archive, and copy the vlc file to your Applications + folder. +

+
+ + Windows users +

+ Launch the installer by double-clicking on it, and follow the installation + instructions. Please note that in most cases you will need administrator + rights to install it under Windows NT, 2000 and XP. +

+
+
+ - BeOS users + Get libdvdcss

- Double-click on the archive. It should open your favorite archive extracter. - You can then execute the vlc from there, or extract the archive to a - diretory and run it from there. + In order to read CSSsrambled DVDs, you will need libdvdcss. + You can find binary + packages for your distribution here : +

+

+ For Windows, BeOS and Mac OS X users, libdvdcss is statically linked in the + Windows binary, so you don't have to install it.

- MacOS X users + Use the vlc for DVD reading

- To be completed + Launch the application simply by typing vlc in a terminal (or by + double-clicking on its icon in a graphical shell). You should see + the graphical interface appear.

-
-
- - - Using the vlc -

- Good job, you have installed the vlc on your system. Now, it's time to - use it. Don't worry, it's not that difficult. -

- - Lauching - - The graphical interface -

- Basically, double clicking on the vlc icon, or typing 'vlc' in a - console should launch a graphical interface On Linux/Unix, you may want - to specify gnome or gtk interface, with the "--intf" option. -

-
- - In case it doesn't work -

- In case this does not work, you'll have to use command line options. - Usually, to play a file, you'll use : - - vlc [file name] - - To play a dvd, if your dvd device is "/dev/dvd", you'll type : - - vlc dvd:/dev/dvd - - +

+ For reading a DVD (or a VCD), click on the "Disc" button. The new window + you must then enter the path to your DVD or VCD drive : + + + Linux users +

+ Usually, your dvd device is /dev/hd? (if you have an ide drive). + For instance, if you DVD player is master on the second IDE device, + it will be /dev/hdc. +

+

+ It is very useful to create a symlink to this file, called /dev/dvd. + To do this, as root, type (if your dvd device is /dev/hdc for example) : + + ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd + + Also make sure you have read AND write permission to the device + (otherwise dvd decryption won't work). +

+
+ + Windows users +

+ The path to your DVD drive usually is D:\ or E:\. You may have a look + in "My Computer" and look to which letter your DVD drive is assigned. +

+
- What is this DVD device you keep talking about + BeOS users

- This is a file which is "linked" somehow to your dvd device. + Under BeOS, the dvd device looks like + "/dev/disk/ide/atapi/1/slave/0/raw" for example, if your dvd device is + slave on your first (not sure) ide device.

- - Linux users +
+ + Other OS +

+ To do ... +

+
+ + Use the vlc for network streaming +

+ This is the vlc original usage. +

+ +

+ Launch the vlc as you would have for DVD reading. Then click on the + "Network" button. +

+ + If using a VideoLAN Channel Server

- Usually, you dvd device is /dev/hd? (if you have an ide drive). - For instance, if you DVD player is master on the second IDE device, - it will be /dev/hdc. + The only thing you have to do is to check the "Channel server" box + and to enter the IP address and port + of this channel + server. Ask your administrator if you don't have it. Then click on OK.

- It is very useful to create a symlink to this file, called /dev/dvd. - To do this, as root, type (if your dvd device is /dev/hdc for example) : - - ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd - - Also make sure you have read AND write permission to the device - (otherwise dvd decryption won't work). + You will see a new "Channel" field in the interface. You may now + enter the selected channel and click on OK. After a few seconds, + if a program is being sent in this channel, you should see the program + start.

- - - BeOS users

- Under BeOS, the dvd device looks like - "/dev/disk/ide/atapi/1/slave/0/raw" for example, if your dvd device is - slave on your first (not sure) ide device. + If nothing appears and you are sure that a program is streamed in + this channel, you may try once again, because a problem of communication + with the channel server could have occurred (if you launched vlc from + a terminal, you should see "Network error: no answer from vlcs").

-
- - Other OS +
+ + Without VideoLAN Channel Server

- To do ... + Simply clicking on the network button, then on ok should be + sufficient in most cases.

- -
-
- +

+ After clicking on OK, and if a program is being sent, you should see + a window open with your program. +

+ +
+ + + The graphical interface +

+ Please note that the gnome, gtk and win32 interfaces are currently the most + advanced. The following descriptions refer to them. +

- Using the interface + Opening a stream

- By now you should see a beautiful interface, with buttons and menus. - The text should be quite self-explaining : "Open file", "Open Disc", ... + For opening streams through the graphical interface, click on either + "File" for opening a file stored on your hard drive, "Disc" for + opening a DVD or a VCD, "Network" for reading a stream from a vls + or through http input, or "Satellite" for reading directly + from a satellite card.

+ + Basic stream control

- For Dvd's you can choose directly from the "open" box the title & chapter - you want to play. + You have at your disposal all the classical control of a video player. + For example when playing local streams, you can do pauses, speed up or + slow down the stream ... Just use the corresponding buttons.

-
- Fullscreen - chapters - features + DVD and VCD navigation

- Some of the following features don't work yet on some platforms. - We're doing our best to get the ports in sync. + When reading a DVD or a VCD, you can change chapter and title either + by using the + right-click menu or by using the dedicated bar that appears when reading + from a disc.

+
+ + + Programs, audio and subtitles

- At any time you can change the audio/subtitles channel using either the - "setting" menu from the interface or using the "right click" menu from - the video output window. + When reading a multiprogram stream, you can change the current program + by selecting it in the "View/Programs" submenu, or using the "right click" + menu from the video output window.

- To change chapter, you can use the right-click menu or the interface. - Please note that the gnome interface is more advanced than the gtk or - qt ones. + In DVDs, if different angles are availables, they will be treated as + different programs.

- Using the 'f' key when using SDL or XVideo output toggles the - fullscreen mode. Be warned that "right click" menus are a bit - unstable. + At any time you can change the audio/subtitles channel using either the + "setting" menu from the interface or using the "right click" menu from + the video output window.

-
- User help -

- First of all, it something seems to go wrong, read and try try to - understand the error messages. If you are a confirmed user, you - may try the "-vvv" option which makes the vlc very verbose. -

+ Preferences window

- There is a FAQ page on our website : - . - If you think one question should be in the FAQ, please contact - + By choosing "Preferences" in the "Settings" menu, you will open + the preferences window. This window is generated dynamically according + to the modules that were compiled.

- Finally, there's a users mailing list (English speaking). To subscribe, send a mail to - containing - "subscribe vlc" as message body. + In every tab, you may click on "Save" to store your settings in your + ~/.videolan/vlcrc file.

-
- + + Interface tab +

+ In that tab, you can select which interface you would like to use on next + start. Click on the choosen interface, click on "Select" then on "Save". +

+
+ + Audio tab +

+ In this tab, you can select the audio output you would like to use on + next start. You may also specify some other settings such as the output + level, the audio frequency, ... +

+
+ + Video tab +

+ In this tab, you can select which video output will be used on next start, + and add a video filter module. You may also specify some video settings, + such as the window size or if you would like fullscreen display. +

+
+ + Input tab +

+ In this tab, you can enter the input method with options (for example + udp:@239.255.255.42) that will be used on next start. You can + also add some settings, such as the channel server address ... +

+
+ + Decoders tab +

+ In this tab, you can select which decoder you want to use for MPEG audio + and AC3 streams. +

+
+ + CPU tab +

+ In this tab, you may disable the use of some CPU extensions such as + MMX or SSE. +

+
+ + Playlist tab +

+ In this tab, you can select some playlist options, such as looping the + playlist. +

+
+ + Miscellanous tab +

+ In this tab, you can select which memcpy version you want to use. Some + of them uses MMX 3Dnow! extensions. +

+
+ + - Advanced use of the vlc + Command line options +

+ Many options are only available through command line. They are detailed here. +

- Command line options + Opening streams +

+ The following commands start vlc and add a first element to the playlist. +

- Choosing the video output + Opening a file

- You have to use the "-V" otpion. For example : - - vlc -V xvideo - + Simply start vlc with vlc my_file.mpg. +

+

+ You may tell vlc what input to use, for example add --input ts + when playing a ts MPEG, although vlc should be able to recognize the type + of MPEG.

- - Choosing the audio output + Opening a DVD or VCD

- Use the "-A" option. For example : - - vlc -A alsa - + Simply start vlc with vlc dvd:DVDDRIVE or vlc vcd:CDROMDRIVE + , where DVDDRIVE/CDROMDRIVE is the complete + path to your dvd/cdrom drive. +

+

+ You may add -t X -T Y to start directly from the Xth chapter, Yth + title.

- - Specifying a file + Start a network stream

- Simply put the file name at the end of the command line, you won't need then - to click "open" when the interface launches : - - vlc myfile.mpeg - + To receive an UDP stream (being sent from a VLS), start vlc with + vlc udpstream:[@<bind address>[:<server port>]] . +

+

+ Please note that bind address refers to the destination address, for + example your broadcast address. If the stream is being broadcasted, + vlc udpstream: should be sufficient. If the stream + is multicasted, you must specify the multicast address, for example + vlc udpstream:@239.255.255.42 +

+ To receive a http stream, start vlc with vlc <your URL>. + +

+
+ + + Modules selection +

+ The vlc tries to select the most appropriate interface, input and output + modules, among the ones available on the system, according to + the stream he is given to read. However, you may wish to force + the use of a specific module with the following options: + +

--intf <interface module> + allows you to select the interface module

+ +

--vout <video output module> + allows you to select the video output.

+ +

--aout <audio output module> + allows you to select the audio output.

+ +

--filter <video filter module> + allows you to add a video filter module.

+ +

--mpeg-adec <MPEG audio decoder module> + allows you to select the audio MPEG decoder.

+ +

--ac3-adec <AC3 audio decoder module> + allows you to select the audio AC3 decoder.

+
+ + Other options - Specifying the title and chapter where to start -

- Use the "-t" and "-T" to specify title and chapter. For example, to go to the 12th - chapter of the 2nd title, you'll type : - - vlc -t 2 -T 12 - -

+ Help options: + +

--help + gives you all the available options.

+

--longhelp + gives you a more detailled version of the available options.

+

--version + gives you information about the current version.

+

--list + gives you the list of all available plugins.

+

-vvvv (X times) + set the level of warning messages.

+

--stats + gives statistic outputs.

+
+ + + Audio options: + + +

--noaudio + disables the audio output

+

--mono + forces the vlc to treat the stream in mono audio.

+

--volume <integer> + set the level of audio output.

+

--rate <integer> + set the audio output frequency (Hz)

+

--desync <integer> + compensates desynchronization of audio (ms)

+
+ + + Video options: + +

--novideo + disables the video output

+

--width <integer> + --height <integer> + set the video window dimensions.

+

--grayscale + turns video output into grayscale mode.

+

--fullscreen + set fullscreen video.

+

--nooverlay + disables hardware acceleration for the video output

+

--spumargin <integer> + force subtitles position.

+ +
+ + Input options: + + +

--network-channel + Start with channel server enabled.

+

--channel-server <string> + Specify the channel server address.

+

--channel-port <integer> + Specify the channel server port.

+

--iface <string> + Select the network interface to use.

+

--input-program <integer> + Select the program to use (for streams with + several programs, as those coming from satellite).

+

--audio-type <integer> + Select the audio channel to use.

+

--subtitle-channel <integer> + Select the subtitle.

+

--audio_channel <integer> + Select the channel number.

+

--dvd <string> + Specify the default dvd device.

+

--vcd <string> + Specify the default vcd device.

+

-4, --ipv4 + Force IPv4.

+

-6, --ipv6 + Force IPv6.

+
+ + + CPU options +

--nommx + disable the use of mmx CPU extensions.

+

--no3dn + disable the use of 3D Now! CPU extensions.

+

--nommxext + disable the use of mmx ext CPU extensions.

+

--noaltivec + disable the use of AltiVec CPU extensions.

-
+ + + + + + - For real men : building your vlc :-) + Building the vlc from sources

You can choose either to take the latest release, or a CVS source. Note that CVS snapshots may be broken, although we do our best to prevent this from @@ -382,8 +727,8 @@ Directly from CVS -

- Firs log in as suer anonymous with an empty password : +

+ + libdvdcss +

+ To compile vlc with dvd support, you need to get and install libdvdcss. +

+

+ It is available for download here : + + + Decompress the tarball in a directory of your choice and build it : + + tar -xvzf libdvdcss-x.x.x.tar.gz + cd libdvdcss-x.x.x + ./configure + make + [as root] make install + + + You can also find binaries packages for many distributions. Building the program -

+

+

+ Also have a look on the . +

+

+ A very typical installation, on a XFree 4.1 system, recent video card, with + gnome, is : - ./configure --enable-xvideo --enable-esd --enable-gnome + ./configure --enable-esd --enable-gnome

@@ -427,15 +802,17 @@

If you build a feature as a plugin, it can lead to a little loss of performance. - It you build it inside the code, i'll enlarge a bit the size of the executable. + It you build it inside the code, it'll enlarge a bit the size of the executable.

- When you're done with Makefile.opts (which also works if you leave it untouched), just + When you're done with Makefile.opts (which also works if you leave it + untouched), just type: make - It should compile without any error. If there are, please check you have the required libs + It should compile without any error. If there are, please check you + have the required libraries installed on your system, as the configure script can't check them all.

@@ -443,41 +820,487 @@ make install - if you wish to have vlc fully installed on your system. If you prefer to keep in in the - current directory, you may skip the "make install". You'll then have to cd into the vlc + if you wish to have vlc fully installed on your system. If you prefer + to keep in in the + current directory, you may skip the "make install". You'll then have + to cd into the vlc directory and type "./vlc" instead of just typing vlc.

- Really advanced use + Modules description +

+

default :enabled

+

+ This is the basic x11 video output. It only requires a + working X11 server. You will need xlibs headers to compile it + (xlibs-dev package on Debian systems). +

+ + + + xvideo +

default : enabled

+

+ It requires an xvideo compliant graphic card (it is the case for + nearly all the modern card). It uses hardware acceleration for + yuv transformation and for rescaling. +

+
+ + + sdl +

default : enabled

+

+ This video output uses sdl libraries. You need at least version 1.1.6 of + this libraries. +

+

+ You may indicate the path to the sdl-config program with the + --with-sdl-config-path=PATH option given to the + configure script. +

+
+ + + directx +

default: enabled on win32

+

+ This video output uses Microsoft Direct X libraries. It is recommended + for the win32 port. +

+

+ You may indicate the path to directx libraries and headers with + the --with-directx=PATH option. + + + + fb +

default: enabled on Linux

+

+ This is the frame buffer video output. It requires that your kernel + was compiled with frame buffer support. +

+
+ + + glide +

default: disabled

+

+ This video output uses Glide libraries (hardware acceleration for + 3Dfx cards). +

+

+ You may indicate the path to the library with the + --with-glide=PATH compilation option. +

+
+ + + mga +

default: disabled

+

+ It provides hardware acceleration for Matrox cards on Linux. +

+
+ + + ggi +

default: disabled

+
+ + + aa +

default: disabled

+

+ This video output uses the aalib library to display video + through ASCII art. It requires aalib headers (aalib1-dev under Debian) + to compile. +

+
+ + + Video filters modules + + deinterlace +

default: enabled

+

+ This filter deinterlaces video. It is useful with streams coming + from a satellite broadcast. +

+
+ + + wall +

default: enabled

+

+ This filter allows you to have the video cut in pieces in several + windows, which you can order as you wish. It can be used to generate + image walls with several sources. Start it with + --filter wall:XxY in order to have the video cut in X rows + and Y columns +

+
+ + distort +

default: enable

+

+ This filter adds a distortion effect to the video. Who said it + was useless ;-) ? +

+
+ + + transform +

default: enable

+

+ This filter rotates the video window of 90 degrees. +

+
+ + + invert +

default: enabled

+

+ This filter inverses colors. +

+
+
+ + Sound outputs + + dsp +

default: enabled on Linux

+

+ This is the Linux /dev/dsp output. It requires that your kernel + was compiled with support for your sound card. +

+
+ + + alsa +

default: disabled

+

+ This is the sound output for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture. + It requires that you installed the alsa drivers and libraries. +

+
+ + + esd +

default: disabled

+

+ This sound output has Enlightened Sound Daemon support + (usually used with Gnome). + You must have the daemon and its libraries installed. +

+
+ + arts +

default: disabled

+

+ This sound output has aRts (KDE's sound server) support. + You must have the daemon and its libraries installed. +

+
+ + + waveout +

default: enabled on win32

+

+ This is the Wave output, which is used by the win32 port. +

+
+
+ + + Input modules + + dvd +

default: enabled

+

+ This is the DVD input module. It will need libdvdcss, which can + be found . +

+
+ + + dvdread +

default: disabled

+

+ This is an alternative to the previous one, it uses libdvdread + (which also needs libdvdcss). +

+
+ + vcd +

default: enabled

+

+ This is the VideoCD input. +

+
+ + http +

default: enabled

+

+ This is the http input. You can use it for Video On Demand. +

+
+ + satellite +

default: disabled

+

+ This is an input module that allows to read directly from a + Hauppauge WinTV Nova card under Linux. It requires drivers 0.9.4 + available from + . +

+
+ + avi +

default: enabled

+

+ This input module allows to read .avi files. +

+
+ +
+ + + Interface modules + + gtk +

default: enabled

+

+ This is the GTK+ interface. It needs gtk libraries (libgtk1.2 package + on Debian) and headers files if you are compiling it (libgtk1.2-dev + package on Debian). Note that it can be used under Windows. +

+
+ + gnome +

default: disabled

+

+ This is the Gnome interface. It needs gnome libraries (libgnome32 under + Debian) and headers (libgnome-dev) if you wish to compile it. +

+
+ + intfwin +

default: enabled on win32

+

+ This is the Windows native interface. It requires Borland C++ builder + to compile. You may use --with-bc-builder=PATH option + to specify the path to this application. +

+
+ + + qt +

default: disabled

+

+ This is the QT libraries interface module. You will need the libraries + (libqt2 package on Debian) and headers (libqt-dev) if you wish to + compile it. +

+
+ + kde +

default: disabled

+

+ This is the KDE interface module. You will need the libraries + (kdelib package on Debian) and headers (kde-devel) if you wish to + compile it. +

+
+ + + rc +

default: enable

+

+ This is the Remote Control interface module. With this one, vlc + is controled by sending him commands, such as play, stop, ... so + that you may control vlc through a script. +

+
+ + + ncurses +

default: disabled

+

+ This is a text interface, using ncurses library. You will need + ncurses headers if you want to compile it (libncurses5-dev on Debian). +

+
+ + lirc +

default: disabled

+

+ This interface module allows you to control vlc through a remote. + A lircrc example is provided to help you configure it to your remote + (see doc/lirc/example.lircrc). +

+
+
+ + Codec modules +

The following modules add codec support.

+ + a52 +

default: disabled

+

+ This is a better AC3/A52 decoder than the built-in one, based on + liba52 : + . +

+
+ + ffmpeg +

default: disabled

+

+ This is a free MPEG-4/DivX/OpenDivX codec : + . +

+
+
+ + + OS support modules +

The following modules add support or different OSs.

+ + macosx +

default: enabled on MacOS X

+

+ This is the MacOS X support module, including a native interface. +

+
+ + + qnx +

default: enabled on qnx

+

+ This is the QNX RTOS support module. +

+
+
+ + + Specific use of the vlc - Using the videolan network solution + Use the vlc as a viever and decoder for the Hauppauge WinTV + Nova card + + What is required ? +

+ At the present time, the satellite input only works under Linux. + It requires that drivers version 0.9.4 of the card, drivers + that are being developped by the . +

+
+ + Building the vlc with satellite support +

+ Get the sources, either from our last .tar.gz release, + or best from the cvs (see ). +

+

+ Move to the vlc directory, then launch + + ./configure --enable-satellite + + You may add other compilation options, see . + Then launch the compilation with + + make + + You may install it with (as root) + + make install + + or run it from the current directory. +

+
+ + Running it from the command line +

+ Run the vlc with + + vlc satellite:<frequency(Hz)>,<polarization(0 for V, + 1 for H)<, + >FEC (1 for 1/2, 2 for 2/3 ...)>,<symbol rate (kbytes/sec)> + + You then have to select your program, either with the command line option + + --input_program + + or by choosing it in the view/programs menu. + + + Running it from the GTK/Gnome interface +

+ Click on the "Sat" icon. In the opening box, you may enter + your transponder settings, then click on "Ok". +

+

+ After a few seconds, the word satellite should appear under the command + buttons. You may now choose your program from the View/Programs menu. +

+
+
+ + Use the vlc to create image walls. +

+ The idea is to use several video sources, each one displaying a part + of the whole image, to get a bigger result. +

+

+ Vlc and the VideoLAN solution can provide a good way to create + such displays : a vls broadcasts a stream in several vlc each + display a part of image. +

+

+ For this, you should use the wall filter : start vlc with + + vlc udp: --filter wall:<number of rows>x<number of columns> + :<number of the part to diplay> + +

+
+ +
+ + Get more help

- I'll only speak about the vlc here. There will be a howto on the whole network solution. - You have to tell the vlc that it will receive network streams. This can be done either by - using the "network" button of the interface, or in the command line : - - vlc ts://server[:port] - + First of all, it something seems to go wrong, read and try to + understand the error messages. You can have detailed messages by + choosing messages in the view menu, in GTK, Gnome and Win32 interfaces.

- This works for unicast. If you are receiving a broadcasted stream, you have to specify the - broadcast address : - - vlc --broadcast broadcast_addr ts://server[:port] - + There is a FAQ page on our website : + . + If you think one question should be in the FAQ, please contact +

- - - - Developping the vlc

- Christophe Massiot has written a documentation for developpers. + Finally, there's a users mailing list (English-speaking). To subscribe, send a mail to + containing + "subscribe vlc" as message body.

-
-
-