Commit 749c5adf authored by Christophe Massiot's avatar Christophe Massiot
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Documentation updates.

parent 1c539d10
Frequentely Asked Questions for VideoLAN Client
$Id: FAQ,v 1.2 2001/11/12 11:37:30 massiot Exp $
$Id: FAQ,v 1.3 2001/11/27 12:52:54 massiot 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 :
vlc dvd:/dev/dvd
vlc dvd:/dev/dvd
1.2 How do I read an encrypted DVD ?
......@@ -28,10 +28,28 @@ It should disappear after a few seconds if you stop moving the mouse.
#@!£% *$@&§% !@# bloat ?
You can run :
vlc -I dummy myfile.mpg
vlc -I dummy myfile.mpg
Most commands are available from the command line, see vlc --help for
more information.
1.6 VLC eats my buffer cache, how to I use raw device ?
If you don't know what is a raw device, don't even read this answer :-).
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 :
vlc dvd:/dev/dvd@/dev/raw0
1.7 How do I use VLC as a client for VLS/VLMS streaming ?
First you must set up a VLS or VLMS stream. Please refer to the
documentation of these programs. Then start VLC :
vlc udpstream:
You shouldn't need any option. If you're paranoid and want to control
everything, here is the exact syntax :
vlc udpstream:[<server>[:<server port>]][@[<bind address>][:<bind port>]]
2. Troubleshooting
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2.10 Sound volume is too low
This is a known problem.
You can raise it with --volume command-line switch.
3. Ports and features
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Here is a shortcut to copy-paste for a complete build:
make distclean ; ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gnome \
--enable-fb --with-glide --with-ggi --enable-esd \
--enable-gtk --enable-qt --enable-xvideo --enable-alsa
--enable-fb --with-glide --with-ggi --enable-esd --enable-qt
If you intend to debug stuff, you may want to compile with debugging
make distclean ; ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gnome \
--enable-fb --with-glide --with-ggi --enable-esd \
--enable-gtk --enable-qt --enable-xvideo --enable-alsa \
--enable-fb --with-glide --with-ggi --enable-esd --enable-qt \
It is also possible to cross-compile for the Win32 platform using mingw32:
make distclean ; CC=i586-mingw32msvc-gcc CFLAGS=-I/usr/i586-mingw32msvc \
RANLIB=i586-mingw32msvc-ranlib ./configure --host=i386-mingw32msvc \
--target=i386-mingw32msvc --build=i386-linux --disable-dsp \
--disable-x11 --disable-xvideo
RANLIB=i586-mingw32msvc-ranlib WINDRES=i586-mingw32msvc-windres \
./configure --host=i386-mingw32msvc --with-directx-path=<path> \
--with-sdl-config-path=<path> --with-gtk-config-path=<path>
Building VideoLAN
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To build an ipkg package (iPAQ familiar Linux), use:
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Please check the file FAQ before doing any bug report.
A mailing-list has been set up for support and discussion about the
vlc. Its address is :
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