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Offline Jason W

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vlc
« on: November 05, 2009, 07:17:28 AM »
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Title:          vlc.tczl
Description:    VLC is more than a media player.(TESTING)
Version:        0.9.10
Author:         VideoLAN Team
Original-site:  http://www.videolan.org
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size: 9M
Extension_by:   Arslan S.
Comments:       VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player supporting most audio
and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, ...)
from files, physical media (DVDs, VCD, Audio-CD), TV capture cards and many
network streaming protocols.

This is the latest version in Grischenko branch.

VLC has a huge dependency so it is built by disabling most of them and only
including most essential ones for playing most popular formats.

One of the things you have to do when you first run vlc is to show full path to a valid font
in Tools->Preferences->Subtitle menu. You can find one in /usr/local/share/vlc/skins2/fonts
You can also choose the proper character encoding here for your subtitles.

There are also some suggested options to increase performance while playing hd movies.
Go to Tools->Preferences, in bottom left corner click on "All" in "Show settings" then
expand Input/Codecs->Access modules->File, set "Caching value in ms" to 1000 (maybe more).

Again in Input/Codecs, expand "Other codecs"->FFmpeg->Decoding and configure
"Skip the loop filter for H.264" as "All"

Skins enabled so have a look at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/skins.php
and put the ones you like most in the directory ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2
Go to Tools->Preferences->Interface and choose Skins in Interface Type and restart vlc.
vlc will start in default skin. If you want to change skin right click on somewhere near
vlc buttons then Interface->Select skin, if you put your skin files in the directory above
your skins should appear.

Note: If you put your skin in a different directory you can show full path to it in
Tools->Preferences->Interface->Interface Type->Skins menu.

Note: This build does not depend on Xorg but I recommend it if you want to watch hd movies.

Note: You need OSS or ALSA for sound, both enabled.

        Note: I can rebuilt if any disabled feature is requested or vice versa.

Built without native language support(Gui is english only).

This extension is PPI compatible.
Change-log:     ---
Current:        2009/11/5 First Version

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Re: vlc
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 12:17:04 PM »
This works nicely, only ogg is not supported among the formats I use.

I hope you don't mind if I eventually produce a gtk2 version that installs into it's own self contained directory as to not clash with this or other ones.

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Re: vlc
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 01:35:57 PM »
This works nicely, only ogg is not supported among the formats I use.

I hope you don't mind if I eventually produce a gtk2 version that installs into it's own self contained directory as to not clash with this or other ones.

Sure no problem but new versions dont have gtk interface i think and building old version can be a little problem. As i said in info i can rebuilt since i still keep all the required libs built ready to install. I will rebuild with nearly all codecs and resubmit  ;)

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Re: vlc
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009, 01:56:26 PM »
Better yet, I won't take on a different build of vlc as this qt one is very nice.  With ogg support, it will fully support my uses as well. 

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Re: vlc
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 07:14:53 AM »
Can't get DVDs to play

I get the following errors:
[00000344] main interface error: option dvdnav-caching does not exist
[00000344] main interface error: option dvdnav-caching does not exist
[00000344] main interface error: option dvdnav-caching does not exist
[00000349] main access error: no access module matched "dvd"
[00000347] main input error: open of `dvd:///dev/dvd' failed: could not create access: no access module matched "dvd"

I suppose this version of VLC was build without DVD support?

Other features I would like:
-  OGG playback (already mentioned by other poster)
-  Amiga-style module (MOD, S3M, XM,...) playback

Except for this, VLC plays everything I throw at it......very nice work!

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Re: vlc
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 07:41:49 AM »
Can't get DVDs to play

I get the following errors:
[00000344] main interface error: option dvdnav-caching does not exist
[00000344] main interface error: option dvdnav-caching does not exist
[00000344] main interface error: option dvdnav-caching does not exist
[00000349] main access error: no access module matched "dvd"
[00000347] main input error: open of `dvd:///dev/dvd' failed: could not create access: no access module matched "dvd"

I suppose this version of VLC was build without DVD support?

Other features I would like:
-  OGG playback (already mentioned by other poster)
-  Amiga-style module (MOD, S3M, XM,...) playback

Except for this, VLC plays everything I throw at it......very nice work!


i have sent update with new version OGG support enabled with some other codecs just not posted yet

i will keep adding features dvdread / dvdnav next then :)

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Re: vlc
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 11:54:12 AM »
Thanks to Arslan S. for an update:

Code: [Select]
Title:          vlc.tczl
Description:    VLC is more than a media player.(TESTING)
Version:        1.0.3
Author:         VideoLAN Team
Original-site:  http://www.videolan.org
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size: 9.6M
Extension_by:   Arslan S.
Comments:       VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player supporting most audio
and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, ...)
from files, physical media (DVDs, VCD, Audio-CD), TV capture cards and many
network streaming protocols.

This is the latest stable release in Goldeneye branch.

VLC has a huge dependency so it is built by disabling most of them and only
including most essential ones for playing most popular formats.

Almost all audio and video codecs, and support for matroska,
ogg formats available with this build.

Reading from dvd,vcd,audio-cd, TV capture cards are disabled.

You can have OSS or ALSA for sound, both enabled.

This build does not depend on Xorg but I recommend it if you want to watch movies
in full screen.

You can switch to and from full screen mode by hotkey "f" or double clicking on the video.
Important thing to note about full screen mode is that a gray window named as "VLC(X11 out)"
covers whole screen when you switch to full screen mode. You can manually drag and drop it
out of screen by your mouse. I have no idea why it happens. You can get used to live with that. 

Native language support is disabled.

One of the things you have to do when you first run vlc is to show full path to a valid font
in Tools->Preferences->Subtitle menu. You can find one in /usr/local/share/vlc/skins2/fonts
You can also choose the proper character encoding here for your subtitles.

There are also some suggested options to increase performance while playing hd movies.
Go to Tools->Preferences, in bottom left corner click on "All" in "Show settings" then
expand Input/Codecs->Access modules->File, set "Caching value in ms" to 800 (maybe more).

Again in Input/Codecs, expand "Other codecs"->FFmpeg->Decoding-> 
"Skip the loop filter for H.264" , select "All" .

Skins enabled so have a look at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/skins.php
and put the ones you like most in the directory ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2
Go to Tools->Preferences->Interface and choose Skins in Interface Type and restart vlc.
vlc will start in default skin. If you want to change skin right click on somewhere near
vlc buttons then Interface->Select skin (if you put your skin files in the directory given
above, your skin files should appear here). If you put your skin file in a different directory you can show full path to it in
Tools->Preferences->Interface->Interface Type->Skins menu.

        Note: I can rebuilt if any disabled feature is requested or vice versa.

This extension is PPI compatible.

Change-log:     2009/11/5 First Version
Current:        2009/11/6 Updated to 1.0.3
Added support for the following:
-ogg format support
-vorbis audio codec
-theora video codec
-speex audio codec


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Re: vlc
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 03:38:41 AM »
GREAT!!! thanks thanks thanks thanks!  ;D

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Re: vlc
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009, 07:16:17 PM »
Thanks to Arslan S. for an update:

Code: [Select]
Title:          vlc.tczl
Description:    VLC is more than a media player.(TESTING)
Version:        1.0.4
Author:         VideoLAN Team
Original-site:  http://www.videolan.org
Copying-policy: GPLv2
Size: 11.6M
Extension_by:   Arslan S.
Comments:       VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player supporting most audio
and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, ...)
from files, physical media (DVDs, VCD, Audio-CD), TV capture cards and many
network streaming protocols.

This is the latest stable release in Goldeneye branch.

Almost all audio and video codecs (except rare ones), support for matroska,
ogg formats available with this build.

Reading from dvd(with menu support),vcd,audio-cd, bd, TV capture cards are enabled.

You can have OSS or ALSA for sound, both enabled.

This build does not depend on Xorg but I recommend it if you want to watch movies
in full screen (especially hd movies).

You can switch to and from full screen mode by hotkey "f" or double clicking on the video.
Important thing to note about full screen mode is that a gray window covers whole screen
when you switch to full screen mode. You can manually drag and drop it out of screen by
your mouse. It is a problem between flwm and vlc. This does not happen with another window manager. 

Native language support is disabled.

One of the things you have to do when you first run vlc is to show full path to a valid font
in Tools->Preferences->Subtitle menu. You can find one in /usr/local/share/vlc/skins2/fonts
You can also choose the proper character encoding here for your subtitles.

There are also some suggested options to increase performance while playing hd movies.
Go to Tools->Preferences, in bottom left corner click on "All" in "Show settings" then
expand Input/Codecs->Access modules->File, set "Caching value in ms" to 800 ms.

Again in Input/Codecs, expand "Other codecs"->FFmpeg->Decoding-> 
"Skip the loop filter for H.264" , select "All" .

Skins enabled so have a look at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/skins.php
and put the ones you like most in the directory ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2
Go to Tools->Preferences->Interface and choose Skins in Interface Type and restart vlc.
vlc will start in default skin. If you want to change skin right click on somewhere near
vlc buttons then Interface->Select skin (if you put your skin files in the directory given
above, your skin files should appear here). If you put your skin file in a different directory you can show full path to it in
Tools->Preferences->Interface->Interface Type->Skins menu.

Note: For video4Linux2 support you need to load libv4l.tczl extension

This extension is PPI compatible.

Change-log:     2009/11/5 First Version
2009/11/6 Updated to 1.0.3
Added support for the following:
-ogg format support
-vorbis audio codec
-theora video codec
-speex audio codec
Current:        2009/12/12 Updated to 1.0.4
Added following plugins:
-CD,BD(Blu-Ray Disc),AUDIOCD,VCD,DVD(with menu support) input modules
-video4Linux2 access module
-twolame audio codec
-mpc audio codec
-dirac demux support through libschroedinger
-x264 video codec
-shout stream support
Other changes:
-removed libasound from dep list
-default icon changed from vlc32x32.png to vlc48x48.png
-desktop entry, dev files, doc and man pages included

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Re: vlc
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010, 02:08:30 AM »
vlc needs the libdvdcss2 library in order to play encrypted dvd along with gst-plugins; is it possible to mention it in the info file? - would the libdvdcss library of the xine extension be a replacement for libdvdcss2  - what is the corresponding version number of libdvdcss (i think that vlc requires 1.2.10)?

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Re: vlc
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2010, 03:12:34 AM »
i don't know if vlc uses gstreamer but i have added libdvdcss to my todo list for next update

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Re: vlc
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2010, 07:33:38 AM »
the gst-plugins are not compulsory, but give you more codecs (sometimes useful); libdvdcss2 is compulsory in order to play encrypted dvd (most of them are encrypted today); instead of recompiling vlc, can't we use the libdvdcss library from the xine extension? i don't know if it would enable to play encrypted dvd though, since usually you need the libdvdcss2

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Re: vlc
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2010, 10:16:45 AM »
i didn't say recompiling it ;D i will anyway build it again sometime probably when 1.0.5 is released

vlc uses libdvdread and libdvdnav for dvd access

libdvdread can be build with libdvdcss and then linked to vlc dvd access plugin

because it is static linked a rebuild is needed

some plugins don't require complete rebuilding maybe just building dvd access plugin and replacing it with the current one or taking it from another distro's package ;D may work
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010, 10:26:18 AM by Arslan S. »

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Re: vlc
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2010, 11:39:18 AM »
thanks Arslan

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Re: vlc
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2010, 07:56:55 PM »
Thanks to Arslan S. for an update:

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Title:          vlc-dev.tcz
Description:    VLC development files.
Version:        1.0.6
Author:         VideoLAN Team
Original-site:  http://www.videolan.org
Copying-policy: GPL-2
Size: 232K
Extension_by:   Arslan S.
Comments:       This extension is PPI compatible.
Change-log:     2009/11/05 First Version
2009/11/06 Updated to 1.0.3
2009/12/12 Updated to 1.0.4
Current:  2010/05/02 Updated to 1.0.6
 

Code: [Select]
Title:          vlc-doc.tcz
Description:    VLC documentation files.
Version:        1.0.6
Author:         VideoLAN Team
Original-site:  http://www.videolan.org
Copying-policy: GPL-2
Size: 36K
Extension_by:   Arslan S.
Comments:       This extension is PPI compatible.
Change-log:     2009/11/05 First Version
2009/11/06 Updated to 1.0.3
2009/12/12 Updated to 1.0.4
Current:  2010/05/02 Updated to 1.0.6
 

Code: [Select]
Title:          vlc-locale.tcz
Description:    VLC locale files.
Version:        1.0.6
Author:         VideoLAN Team
Original-site:  http://www.videolan.org
Copying-policy: GPL-2
Size: 7.2M
Extension_by:   Arslan S.
Comments:       This extension is PPI compatible.
Change-log:     2009/11/05 First Version
2009/11/06 Updated to 1.0.3
2009/12/12 Updated to 1.0.4
Current:  2010/05/02 Updated to 1.0.6
 
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[code]
Title:          vlc.tcz
Description:    VLC is more than a media player.
Version:        1.0.6
Author:         VideoLAN Team
Original-site:  http://www.videolan.org
Copying-policy: GPL-2
Size: 12.8M
Extension_by:   Arslan S.
Comments:       VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player supporting most audio
and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, ...)
from files, physical media (DVDs, VCD, Audio-CD), TV capture cards and many
network streaming protocols.

This is the latest stable release in Goldeneye branch.

Almost all audio and video codecs (except rare ones), support for matroska,
ogg formats available with this build.

Reading from dvd(with menu support),vcd,audio-cd, bd, TV capture cards are enabled.

You can have OSS or ALSA for sound, both enabled.

This build does not depend on Xorg but I recommend it if you want to watch movies
in full screen (especially hd movies).

You can switch to and from full screen mode by hotkey "f" or by double clicking on the frame.
Important thing to note about full screen mode is that a gray window covers whole screen
when you switch to full screen mode. You can manually drag and drop it out of screen by
using your mouse. This cannot be reproduced with other window managers than flwm.

One of the things you have to do when you first run vlc is to show full path to a valid font
in Tools->Preferences->Subtitle menu. You can find one in /usr/local/share/vlc/skins2/fonts
You can also choose the proper character encoding here for your subtitles.

There are also some suggested options to increase performance while playing hd movies.
Go to Tools->Preferences, in bottom left corner click on "All" in "Show settings" then
expand Input/Codecs->Access modules->File, set "Caching value in ms" to 800 ms.

Again in Input/Codecs, expand "Other codecs"->FFmpeg->Decoding-> 
"Skip the loop filter for H.264" , select "All" .

Skins enabled so have a look at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/skins.php
and put the ones you like most in the directory ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2
Go to Tools->Preferences->Interface and choose Skins in Interface Type and restart vlc.
vlc will start in default skin. If you want to change skin right click on somewhere near
vlc buttons then Interface->Select skin (if you put your skin files in the directory given
above, your skin files should appear here). If you put your skin file in a different directory
you can show full path to it
Tools->Preferences->Interface->Interface Type->Skins menu.

Note: For video4Linux2 support you need to load libv4l extension
Note: For encrypted dvd support you need to install libdvdcss

Optional dependencies: Xorg, SDL(+graphics-libs-1), libmtp, libv4l

This extension is PPI compatible.

Change-log:     2009/11/05 First Version
2009/11/06 Updated to 1.0.3
Added support for the following:
-ogg format support
-vorbis audio codec
-theora video codec
-speex audio codec
2009/12/12 Updated to 1.0.4
Added following plugins:
-CD,BD(Blu-Ray Disc),AUDIOCD,VCD,DVD(with menu support) input modules
-video4Linux2 access module
-twolame audio codec
-mpc audio codec
-dirac demux support through libschroedinger
-x264 video codec
-shout stream support
Current:  2010/05/02 Updated to 1.0.6, added more plugins and splitted files
 
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