Commit 0a1ba463 authored by Loïc Minier's avatar Loïc Minier
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* typos

  * mentionned Redhat because it disables DMA
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Frequentely Asked Questions for VideoLAN Client
$Id: FAQ,v 1.15 2003/01/08 14:31:04 lool Exp $
$Id: FAQ,v 1.16 2003/01/08 16:40:44 lool Exp $
1. Using VLC
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Just launch vlc and use the "open disc" command from the graphical
interface. In case of trouble, you may want to use the command line
interface :
interface:
vlc dvd:/dev/dvd
1.2 How do I read an encrypted DVD?
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1.5 How do I use vlc if I don't want to install Gnome and all this
#@!£% *$@&§% !@# bloat?
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You can run :
You can run:
vlc --intf dummy myfile.mpg
Most commands are available from the command line, see vlc --help for
more information.
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There is an experimental support for raw devices in libdvdcss. It needs
that you set up a raw device pointing to your DVD device (under Linux,
use the "raw" utility). Then pass the raw device as second argument, for
instance :
instance:
vlc dvd:/dev/dvd@/dev/raw0
1.7 How do I use VLC as a client for VLS/VLMS streaming?
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First you must set up a VLS or VLMS stream. Please refer to the
documentation of these programs. Then start VLC :
documentation of these programs. Then start VLC:
vlc udp:
You shouldn't need any option. If you're paranoid and want to control
everything, here is the exact syntax :
everything, here is the exact syntax:
vlc udp:[<server>[:<server port>]][@[<bind address>][:<bind port>]]
1.8 How do I uninstall / reinstall VLC?
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Wait a few seconds. Key cracking can take much time on some discs. If it
still doesn't work, you can have a more verbose output using "vlc -vvvvv".
Here are a few things to check for :
Here are a few things to check for:
* Did you install the libdvdcss package?
* Do you have write access to your DVD device? For instance :
* Do you have write access to your DVD device? For instance:
chmod 666 /dev/hdc
* Does your kernel log contain line about your DVD device?
* Do you have a link from /dev/dvd to your real DVD device? For instance
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There is probably a problem with the output layer. There are several
ways of troubleshooting it. First, try with another output plug-in, for
instance :
instance:
vlc --vout sdl
vlc --vout x11
Second, change your screen depth and/or definition. It quite often helps.
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Your system is too slow to decode all pictures. It might be that your
CPU basically isn't fast enough. It can also be that the subsystem is
misconfigured/misdriven. Here are some elements to improve speed :
* Turn on DMA on your DVD device, for instance :
misconfigured/misdriven, this happens for example under Redhat. Here are
some elements to improve speed:
* Turn on DMA on your DVD device, for instance:
hdparm -X34 -d1 /dev/dvd
* Upgrade to the latest XFree86 version and the latest driver for your
video board ; check that the xvideo plug-in is effectively used with
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