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<chapter id="other"><title id="tother">
Other interfaces


</title>

<para>
To select an interface: if you want it to be
your main interface, either start VLC from the command line with
<emphasis>--intf Myinterface</emphasis>, or use the Preferences
Panel to set the <emphasis>Interface Module</emphasis> option. For
Graphical User Interfaces, you might also have shortcuts created by
the install program. If you want the interface to be an additionnal
one, use the preferences window of your GUI to set the <emphasis>extra
interface modules</emphasis> option. Alternatively, you can use the
<emphasis>--extraintf</emphasis> command line option.


</para>


<sect1><title>Graphical user interfaces</title>

<para>
VLC includes several graphical user interfaces
(GUI), according to your operating system


</para>

<itemizedlist>

<listitem><para><emphasis>Windows</emphasis></para>

<para>
There are two different graphical user interfaces
for Windows. Shortcuts are created for both of them in the Start
menu


.</para>

<para><emphasis>wxWindows</emphasis></para>

<para>
This interface works both for Linux and Windows. It
is currently the most complete and fully-featured interface


.</para>

<para><emphasis>Skins</emphasis></para>

<para>
 This interface also works both for Linux and
Windows. It allows dramatic modifications of the look and feel of your
VLC. This is still under development.


</para>

</listitem>

<listitem><para><emphasis>GNU/Linux</emphasis></para>

<para>
Many graphical user interfaces are available for
GNU/Linux (GTK+, Gnome, QT, KDE), but only two of them are currently
maintained: the wxWindows and the Skins interface. You should probably
use one of these.


</para>

</listitem>

<listitem><para><emphasis>Mac OS X</emphasis></para>

<para>
Only one native GUI exists for this OS


.</para>

</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect1>

<sect1><title>Control Interfaces</title>

<para>
Control interfaces are here to provide alternative
ways to control your VLC.


</para>

<sect2><title>http</title>

<para>
This interface was discussed in the previous
chapter. It allows to remotely or locally control VLC through a
webpage

 
.</para>

</sect2>

<sect2><title>gestures</title>

<para>
This allows you to control your VLC by doing
mouse gestures in the video output window. By default, it is used by
right-clicking and doing the gestures. Gestures are : left (previous),
right (next), up-right (fullscreen), down-right (stop).


</para>

</sect2>

<sect2><title>corba</title>

<para>
This allows you to control VLC using CORBA


.</para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>dummy</title>
 <para>
 Use this interface when you want
 <emphasis>no</emphasis> interface! That is you just want to give a
 self-contained command-line string
 </para>
 <para>
 For example :</para>

 <screen>
 <prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc --intf dummy vcd://</userinput>
 </screen>
</sect2>

<sect2><title>rc</title>

<para>
This allows you to control VLC by typing commands in
its terminal window.
</para>
</sect2>



<sect2><title>lirc</title>

<para>
Under GNU/Linux, this allows you to control VLC
through an infrared remote control.


</para>
</sect2>

<sect2><title>joystick</title>

<para>
Under GNU/Linux, this allows you to control VLC
using a joystick


.</para>

</sect2>

</sect1>

</chapter>