Commit d47d7d33 authored by Alexis de Lattre's avatar Alexis de Lattre

Enhancements on the VLC user guide

parent ae8b6b88
......@@ -28,6 +28,7 @@ E: alexis@videolan.org
C: alexis
D: VideoLAN Quickstart
D: VideoLAN HOWTO
D: VLC user guide
S: France
N: Bill Eldridge
......@@ -38,6 +39,7 @@ N: Cl
E: zorglub@via.ecp.fr
C: zorglub
D: VideoLAN Quickstart
D: VLC user guide
S: France
<para>The VideoLAN Client (VLC) is a multi-OS software. There are binaries
versions available for the main ones, but for some other OS, you will
have to compile the source code by yourself. Anyway, you can compilate
the VLC for every OS, if you want to change the default settings, for
exemple</para>
<para>There are VLC binaries available for the many OSes, but not for
all supported OSes. If there are no binaries for your OS or if you want
to change the default settings, you can compile VLC from sources.</para>
<sect2><title>Under Windows</title>
......
<para>The VideoLAN Client is a multi-OS software. There are binaries
versions available for the main ones, but for some other OS, you will
have to compile the source code by yourself. Anyway, you can compilate
the VLC for every OS, if you want to change the default settings, for
exemple</para>
<sect2><title>Under Windows</title>
<para>Simply click on the <command>Uninstall VLC</command> icon that was
<para>Click on the <command>Uninstall VLC</command> icon that was
created during installation.</para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Under BeOS</title>
<para>Just trash the vlc-&lt;version&gt; directory. You can also remove
the configuration file in /boot/home/config/settings/ ('VideoLAN Client'
in 0.4.x, 'vlcrc' in 0.5+).</para>
<para>Delete the <filename>vlc-version</filename>
directory. You can also remove the configuration file
<filename>/boot/home/config/settings/vlcrc</filename>.</para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Under Mac OS X</title>
<para>Simply drag the VLC application to your trash can.</para>
<para>Drag the VLC application to your trash can.</para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Under Linux Debian</title>
<para>Simply remove the packages that you installed</para>
<para> As root, type</para>
<para>Remove the packages that you installed :</para>
<screen>
<prompt># </prompt><userinput>apt-get remove --purge vlc-gnome vlc-mad libdvdcss2 libdvbpsi1</userinput>
......@@ -38,22 +31,24 @@ in 0.4.x, 'vlcrc' in 0.5+).</para>
<sect2><title>Under Linux Redhat, Mandrake and SuSE</title>
<para>
Uninstall the RPM packages you had previously installed :
Uninstall the RPM packages that you installed :
</para>
<screen>
<prompt># </prompt><userinput>[FIXME]rpm -Uhv vlc-version.i586.rpm vlc-mad-version.i586.rpm vlc-gnome-version.i586.rpm
libdvdcss2-version.i586.rpm libdvdpsi1-version.i586.rpm</userinput>
<prompt># </prompt><userinput>rpm -e vlc-version vlc-mad-version vlc-gnome-version
libdvdcss2-version libdvdpsi1-version</userinput>
</screen>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>If you compiled the sources by yourself</title>
<sect2><title>If you compiled VLC from sources</title>
<para>To uninstall the VLC, you can execute <command>make
uninstall</command>, <command>make clean</command> or <command>make
distclean</command> as needed, from where you compiled the VLC.
</para>
<para>Go to the directory containing VLC sources and execute :</para>
<screen>
<prompt># </prompt><userinput>make uninstall</userinput>
</screen>
<para>Then you can remove the VLC sources.</para>
</sect2>
......@@ -2,75 +2,87 @@
<sect1><title>Introduction</title>
<para>Many options are only available through command line. They are detailed here.</para>
<para>Many options are only available through command line. They are
detailed here.</para>
</sect1>
<sect1><title>Opening streams</title>
<para>The following commands start VLC and add a first element to the playlist.</para>
<para>The following commands start VLC and add the first element to the
playlist.</para>
<sect2><title>Opening a file</title>
<para>Simply start VLC with</para>
<screen><prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc my_file.mpg</userinput></screen>
<para>Start VLC with :</para>
<para>Although the VideoLAN Client should be able to recognize the file
<screen>
<prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc my_file.mpg</userinput>
</screen>
<para>Although VLC should be able to recognize the file
type, you may tell VLC what codec to use with the
<emphasis>-codec</emphasis> option. For example to play
my_file.mpg using ffmpeg audo/video decoder do
</para>
<emphasis>--codec</emphasis> option. For example to play
my_file.mpg using ffmpeg audo/video decoder do :</para>
<screen>
<prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc --codec ffmpeg my_file.mpg</userinput>
</screen>
<para> A list of all video and audio codecs supported by
VLC is available <ulink
url="http://www.videolan.org/vlc/feature.html">here</ulink></para>
<para>A list of all video and audio codecs supported by VLC is available
on the <ulink url="http://www.videolan.org/vlc/feature.html">VLC
features list</ulink></para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Opening a DVD or VCD</title>
<para>Simply start VLC with</para>
<para>Start VLC with :<para>
<screen>
<prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc dvd:[device][@raw_device][@[title][,[chapter][,angle]]]</userinput>
</screen>
<screen><prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc dvd:[device][@raw_device][@[title][,[chapter][,angle]]]</userinput></screen>
<para>or</para>
<screen><prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc vcd:[device][@[title][,[chapter]</userinput></screen>
<screen>
<prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc vcd:[device][@[title][,[chapter]</userinput>
</screen>
<para>where device is the complete path to your dvd/cdrom drive.
</para>
<para>where device is the complete path to your DVD or CD-ROM drive.</para>
<sect2><title>Start a network stream</title>
<para>To receive an UDP stream (being sent by a VideoLAN Server), start the VideoLAN Client with</para>
<para>To receive an unicast UDP stream (sent by VLS or VLC's stream
output), start VLC with :</para>
<screen><prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc udpstream:[@bind address[:server_port]]</userinput></screen>
<screen>
<prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc udp:[@:server_port]</userinput>
</screen>
<para>
Please note that bind address refers to the destination address, for
example your broadcast address. If the stream is being broadcasted
<emphasis>vlc udpstream:</emphasis> should be sufficient. If the stream is multicasted, you must specify the multicast address, for example: <emphasis>vlc udpstream:@239.255.255.42</emphasis>
</para>
<para>To receive a multicast UDP stream (sent by VLS or VLC's
stream output), start VLC with :</para>
<para>
To receive a http stream (VOD), start VLC with :
</para>
<screen>
<prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc udp:@multicast_address[:server_port]</userinput>
</screen>
<para>To receive a HTTP stream, start VLC with :</para>
<screen><prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc http://www.example.org/your_file.mpg</userinput></screen>
<screen>
<prompt>% </prompt><userinput>vlc http://www.example.org/your_file.mpg</userinput>
</screen>
</sect2>
</sect1>
<sect1><title>Modules selection</title>
<para>
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: (Available modules are
listed <ulink url="http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html">here</ulink>)
<para>VLC tries to select the most appropriate interface, input and
output modules, among the ones available on the system, according to the
stream it is given to read. However, you may wish to force the use of a
specific module with the following options (for the complete list of
modules, see the <xref linkend="modules" endterm="tmodules"> section) :
</para>
<itemizedlist>
......@@ -95,18 +107,37 @@ allows you to force the demux module.</para>
<sect1><title>Stream Output</title>
<para>Stream output is a new feature of VLC, which allows you to save
the video that you are watching to a file, or to stream it in UDP over
an IP network.</para>
the video that you are watching to a file, or to stream it in UDP.</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--sout &lt;string&gt;</emphasis> enables stream output to <emphasis>string</emphasis> (<emphasis>string</emphasis> can be either a file name or a ip adress).</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--no-sout-audio</emphasis> disables audio stream output</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--no-sout-video</emphasis> disables video stream output</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--sout-acodec [|mpeg1|mpeg2|mpeg4|vorbis]</emphasis> allows you to force audio encoding.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--sout-vcodec [|mpeg1|mpeg2|mpeg4]</emphasis> allows you to force video encoding.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--packetizer &lt;string&gt;</emphasis> allows you to select the order in which VLC will select its packetizers.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--mux &lt;string&gt;</emphasis> lets you configure mux modules.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--access_output &lt;string&gt;</emphasis> lets you configure access output modules.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--sout &lt;string&gt;</emphasis>
enables stream output to <emphasis>string</emphasis>
(<emphasis>string</emphasis> can be either a file name or a ip
adress).</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--no-sout-audio</emphasis> disables audio
stream output.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--no-sout-video</emphasis> disables video
stream output.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--sout-acodec
[|mpeg1|mpeg2|mpeg4|vorbis]</emphasis> allows you to force audio
encoding.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--sout-vcodec [|mpeg1|mpeg2|mpeg4]</emphasis>
allows you to force video encoding.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--packetizer &lt;string&gt;</emphasis> allows
you to select the order in which VLC will select its packetizers.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--mux &lt;string&gt;</emphasis> lets you
configure mux modules.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--access_output &lt;string&gt;</emphasis> lets
you configure access output modules.</para>
</itemizedlist>
</sect1>
......@@ -117,15 +148,15 @@ an IP network.</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--noaudio</emphasis> disables audio
output</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--mono</emphasis> forces the VLC to treat the
output.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--mono</emphasis> forces VLC to treat the
stream in mono audio.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--volume &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis> sets the
level of audio output.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--aout-rate &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis> sets
the audio output frequency (Hz)</para>
the audio output frequency (Hz).</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--desync &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis>
compensates desynchronization of audio (ms)</para>
compensates desynchronization of audio (ms).</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--headphone</emphasis> activates headphone
virtual spatialization effect.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--headphone-dim</emphasis> sets headphone
......@@ -137,18 +168,31 @@ characteristic dimension.</para>
<sect2><title>Video options</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--novideo</emphasis> disables video output.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--greyscale</emphasis> turns video output into greyscale mode</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--fullscreen</emphasis> sets fullscreen video</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--novideo</emphasis> disables video
output.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--greyscale</emphasis> turns video output into
greyscale mode.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--fullscreen</emphasis> sets fullscreen
video.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--nooverlay</emphasis> disables hardware
acceleration for the video output</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--width, --height &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis> sets the video window dimensions.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--zoom &lt;float&gt;</emphasis> adds a zoom
factor</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--aspect-ratio &lt;mode&gt;</emphasis> forces
source aspect ratio </para>
acceleration for the video output.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--width, --height &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis>
sets the video window dimensions.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--zoom &lt;float&gt;</emphasis> adds a zoom
factor.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--aspect-ratio &lt;mode&gt;</emphasis> forces
source aspect ratio.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--spumargin &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis> forces
SPU subtitles postion</para>
SPU subtitles postion.</para>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>
......@@ -156,13 +200,18 @@ SPU subtitles postion</para>
<sect2><title>Playlist options</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--playlist</emphasis> launches playlist on
startup</para>
startup.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--random</emphasis> plays files randomly
forever</para>
forever.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--enqueue</emphasis> enqueues items in
playlist</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--loop</emphasis> loops playlist on end</para>
playlist.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--loop</emphasis> loops playlist on end.</para>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>
......@@ -170,22 +219,32 @@ playlist</para>
<sect2><title>Network options</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--server-port &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis> sets
server port.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--network-channel</emphasis> enables network
channel mode</para>
channel mode.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--channel-server &lt;string&gt;</emphasis>
specifies the channel server address</para>
specifies the channel server address.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--channel-port &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis>
specifies the channel server port</para>
specifies the channel server port.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--iface &lt;string&gt;</emphasis> specifies
the network interface to use</para>
the network interface to use.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--iface-addr &lt;string&gt;</emphasis>
specifies your network interface IP address</para>
specifies your network interface IP address.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--mtu &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis> specifies
the MTU of the network interface.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--ipv6</emphasis> forces ipv6</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--ipv4</emphasis> forces ipv4</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--ipv6</emphasis> forces IPv6.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--ipv4</emphasis> forces IPv4.</para>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>
......@@ -193,14 +252,19 @@ the MTU of the network interface.</para>
<sect2><title>CPU options</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--nommx</emphasis> disables the use of MMX CPU
extensions.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--no3dn</emphasis> disables the use of 3D Now!
CPU extensions.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--nommxext</emphasis> disables the use of MMX
ext CPU extensions.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--nosse</emphasis> disables the use of SSE
CPU extensions.</para>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>
......@@ -208,24 +272,35 @@ CPU extensions.</para>
<sect2><title>Miscellaneous options</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--quiet</emphasis> be quiet</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--quiet</emphasis> be quiet.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--color</emphasis> displays color messages.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--search-path &lt;string&gt;</emphasis>
specifies interface default search path.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--plugin-path &lt;string&gt;</emphasis>
specifies plugin search path.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--dvd &lt;string&gt;</emphasis>
specifies the default dvd device.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--vcd &lt;string&gt;</emphasis>
specifies the default vcd device.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--program &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis> specifies
program (SID) (for streams with several programs, like satellite ones).</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--audio-type &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis>
specifies the default audio type to use with dvds.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--audio-channel &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis>
specifies the default audio channel to use with dvds.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--spu-channel &lt;integer&gt;</emphasis>
specifies the default subtitle channel to use with dvds.</para>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>
......@@ -233,23 +308,29 @@ specifies the default subtitle channel to use with dvds.</para>
<sect2><title>Help options</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--verbose &lt;verbosity&gt;</emphasis>
specifies verbosity level.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--help</emphasis> gives you all available
options.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--longhelp</emphasis> gives you a detailled
version of the available options.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--version</emphasis> gives you information
about the current VLC version.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--list</emphasis> displays a list of available
plugins</para>
plugins.</para>
<listitem><para><emphasis>--module &lt;module&gt;</emphasis> displays
help about specified module.</para>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>
</sect1>
</chapter>
<chapter id="gui"><title id="tgui">The Graphical User Interface</title>
<sect1><title>Opening a stream</title>
<para>
To open a stream using the graphical interface, click on either:
</para>
<para>To open a stream using the graphical interface, click on either
:</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para>
"File" to open a file stored on your hard drive</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>"Disc" to read a DVD or a VCD</para></listitem>
<listitem><para> "Network" to read a network stream from a VideoLAN
Server or through the http input</para></listitem>
<listitem><para> "Satellite" to read directly from a satellite
<listitem><para>"File" to open a file stored on your hard
drive.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>"Disc" to read a DVD or a VCD.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>"Network" to read a network UDP stream
or an HTTP stream.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>"Satellite" to read directly from a satellite
card.</para></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<para>These four buttons, as well as the ones located in the "File" menu, actually open the same dialog box, but on different tabs.</para>
<para>These four buttons, as well as the ones located in the "File"
menu, actually open the same dialog box, but on different tabs.</para>
<sect2><title>The "open a stream" dialog box</title>
<para>You can specify directly the Media Resource Locator MRL, if you
<para>You can specify directly the Media Resource Locator MRL, if you
know the syntax that you have to use, but you may also use the different
tabs, that will fill it automatically</para>
tabs, that will fill it automatically.</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para>For a <command>File</command>, this is very simple, you
<listitem><para>For a <command>File</command>, this is very simple, you
only have to fill the path to the file.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>For a <command>Disc</command>, you select the type of
the disk, the path to the drive ( looks like /dev/dvd on Unix, or D:\ on
Windows), and the starting title and chapter</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>For a <command>Network stream</command>. If you use
unicast mode, select <command>UDP</command> and the port used. If
you use multicast, select <command>UDP multicast</command>, enter
the multicast address and the port. If you have a VLCS, select
<command>Channel server</command>, and give its address. If you use http
to make Video On Demand, select <command>HTTP</command> and give the
address of your stream</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>For a <command>Satellite stream</command>, you have to
give the frequency, the rate, the polarization, and the FEC of your
<listitem><para>For a <command>Disc</command>, you select
the type of the disk, the path to the drive (looks like
<filename>/dev/dvd</filename> on Unix, or <filename>D:</filename> on
Windows), and the starting title and chapter.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>For a <command>Network stream</command> :
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para>if you use unicast mode, select <command>UDP</command>
and the port used,</para>
<listitem><para>if you use multicast, select <command>UDP
multicast</command>, enter the multicast address and the port ;</para>
<listitem><para>if you have a channel information service with
mini-VLCS, select <command>Channel server</command>, and give its
address ;</para>
<listitem><para>if you use HTTP streaming
to do Video On Demand, select <command>HTTP</command> and give the
address of your stream.</para></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<listitem><para>For a <command>Satellite stream</command>, you have to
give the frequency, the rate, the polarization, and the FEC of your
stream.</para></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Basic stream control</title>
<para> You have at your disposal all the classical control of a video
player. For example when playing local streams, you can pause, speed
up or slow down the stream, go forth and back ... Just use the
corresponding buttons. </para>
<para>You have at your disposal all the classical control of a video
player. For example when playing local streams or HTTP streams, you can
pause, speed up or slow down the stream, go forth and back... Just use
the corresponding buttons. </para>
<para>To go fullscreen, you can select the right options in the
<emphasis>view</emphasis> menu, or press <command>f</command>. To go
back to the normal mode, press <command>f</command>.
</sect2>
<emphasis>view</emphasis> menu, or press <keycap>f</keycap>. To go
back to the normal mode, press <keycap>f</keycap>.</para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>DVD and VCD navigation</title>
<para> When reading a DVD or a VCD, you can change chapter and titles as
<para>When reading a DVD or a VCD, you can change chapter and titles as
you wish either by using the right-click menu or by using the options in
the "Parameters" menu. These options are enabled only when you play a
disk, or a disk through the network. </para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Programs, languages and subtitles</title>
<para> When reading a multiprogram stream, you can change the current
<para>When reading a multiprogram stream, you can change the current
program by selecting it in the "View/Programs" submenu on the bar, or by
using the "right click" menu from the video output window. You can also
change the title and the chapter by the same way. <para>
</para>
<para>
In DVDs, if different angles are availables, they will be treated as
different programs.
</para>
<para>
At any time you can change the audio/subtitles channel using either the
change the title and the chapter by the same way.</para>
<para>In DVDs, if different angles are availables, they will be treated as
different programs.</para>
<para>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.
</para>
the video output window.</para>
</sect2>
</sect1>
<sect1><title>Preferences window</title>
<para>By choosing "Preferences" in the "Settings" menu, you will open
the preferences window. This window is generated dynamically according
<para>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.</para>
<para> In every tab, you may click on "Save" to store your
<para>In every tab, you may click on "Save" to store your
settings in your configuration file. (you can find it in
<command>~/.videolan/vlcrc</command> on Unix-type system, or in
<command>~/.vlc/vlcrc</command> on Unix/Linux systems, or in
<command>Application Data\Videolan\vlcrc</command> </para>
<sect2><title>Interface tab</title>
<para>In that tab, you can select which interface you would like to use
on next start, if you this interface is enabled (ie, the VideoLAN client
has been compiled with the module for this interface enabled). Click
on the choosen interface, click on <command>Select</command> then on
<command>Save</command>.</para>
<para>In that tab, you can select which interface you would like
to use on next start. Click on the choosen interface, click on
<command>Select</command> then on <command>Save</command>.</para>
<para>There can be some configuration options available by clicking
<command>Configure</command>. This depends on the interface
chosen.</para>
<para>There are also a few generic settings, like color message or
setting the verbosity level of the logs. You can also specify the
path to the interface or to the plugin if they are not in the default
directory. [FIX : compare with settings on other OS, where is the
default file?] </para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Audio tab</title>
<para> In this tab, you can select and configure the audio output
you would like to use on next start (this works juste like for the
interface). You may also specify other settings such as enabling
or disabling the audio output, the output volume level, the audio
frequency, the number of channels on output, add desynchronization, or
set audio output format and headphone spazialization effect.</para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Video tab</title>
<para>In this tab, you can select which video output will be used on
next start, and add a video filter module, which means a filter that
will alter the rendered image. For more information on modules, please
look the Modules section. You may also specify some video settings, such
as the window size, if you would like fullscreen display or the video
zoom.</para>
<para>By using the <command>adjust</command> video filter module, you
will be able to modify the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue of
the video output.</para>
<para>There are also specific modules as wall which cut the output in
many windows to make a video wall, transform module to rotate the image
or invert module to invert the colors (who says it's useless?)</para>
or invert module to invert the colors (who said it's useless?)</para>
</sect2>
<sect2><title>Input tab</title>
<para>In this tab, you can enter the input method with options by
default that will be used on next start.</para>
<para>Note that these are only <emphasis>default options</emphasis>,
which means that they will be written in the appropriate field, but, you
can of course change them</para>
can of course change them.</para>
<para>You can configure the default addresses and port for network
streaming :</para>
<para>
So you can configure the default address of the videolan client to read
streaming video.
</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para> by selecting the server port for udp streaming</para></listitem>
<listitem><para> the the server port for udp multicast streaming</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>the channel server adress and the channel server port
for multicast</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>the server port for UDP streaming,</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>the server port for UDP multicast streaming</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>the channel server adress and the channel server if you have a channel information service based on mini-VLCS.</para></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<para>Here you also can choose which network interface the videolan
client will use to get the stream and the address of this interface.</para>
<para>The other options are choose audio, channel, subtitles, the
address if the DVD, of the VCD and the IP protocol of the stream (IPv6
or IPv4)</para>