Commit 8ef8bfdf authored by Rafaël Carré's avatar Rafaël Carré
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fix typos, mention the wiki

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......@@ -19,7 +18,7 @@ VLC media player was originally developed for GNU/Linux systems, but has been po
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The following frequently asked questions are answered below :\
\f1\b \ul 1. How do I install?\
\b \ul 1. How do I install?\
2. How do I use VLC media player?\
3. How do I read a CD/(S)VCD/DVD?\
4. The video is choppy! It's like we're dropping frames.\
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10. What do all the options in the preferences do?\
11. How do i get fullscreen video on my other monitor?\
12. Multiple sound-devices and multi-channel sound?
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul \ulc0 13. I have a problem or a feature request \
\b \cf0 \ul \ulc0 13. I have a problem or a feature request \
14. VLC does not start anymore or does strange things \
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone \
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul 1. How do I install ?
\f0\b0 \ulnone \
\b \cf0 \ul 1. How do I install ?
\b0 \ulnone \
When you download VLC media player, you will end up with a VLC-0.9.x.dmg file. Double-click to open this file. An icon will now appear on your Desktop, right beside your drive(s). Open it and drag the VLC application from the resulting window to the place where you want to install it. Most often this is the directory Applications on your main harddrive.\
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\f1\b \ul 2. How do I use VLC media player ?
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\b \ul 2. How do I use VLC media player ?
\b0 \ulnone \
To use VLC media player, you will need to open the application first and then from the "File" menu open the file or disk, you would like to view. Double-clicking a file will result in QuickTime Player trying to open it. If you prefer, you can change this by selecting your file and choosing "Get Info" from the "File" menu of the Finder. In the "Open With" section you can select VLC and if you check the checkbox, then all files of the type you have selected will be opened in VLC media player if you double-click them from that moment on.\
\f1\b \ul \
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3. How do I read a CD/(S)VCD/DVD ?
\f0\b0 \ulnone \
\b0 \ulnone \
To view a (S)VCD, DVD or Audio CD, you will need to choose "Open Disc" from the "File" menu. Choose your disk type and then choose the drive in which you inserted the disk. In most cases, VLC already detected the correct drive. VLC media player is currently unable to read SVCD directly from the drive. Some SVCDs can be read if you tell VLC they're VCDs, in the "Open Disc" dialog.\
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\f1\b \ul 4. The video is choppy! It's like we're dropping frames.\
\b \ul 4. The video is choppy! It's like we're dropping frames.\
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone That's the normal behavior when the CPU isn't fast enough to decode all the frames. Though there is some room for improvement, don't ever expect VLC to be able to decode MPEG-2 streams or high resolution DivX on a low-end G3 machine.\
\b0 \cf0 \ulnone That's the normal behavior when the CPU isn't fast enough to decode all the frames. Though there is some room for improvement, don't ever expect VLC to be able to decode MPEG-2 streams or high resolution DivX on a low-end G3 machine.\
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If you experience problems playing DivX/Xvid then you can try the following:\
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If VLC media player is slow on your G4 or Intel system, try to quit or hide all running applications. See with
\f2 top -u
\f1 top -u
\f0 in a terminal window which applications take the CPU. Be aware of bouncing icons in the dock. Bounces seriously effect the performance of VLC. The same goes for any time interval process (Checking mail every 2 minutes).\
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul 5. How do I remove VLC media player ?
\f0\b0 \ulnone \
\b \cf0 \ul 5. How do I remove VLC media player ?
\b0 \ulnone \
Simply drag VLC from the place where you had installed it, to the Trash. If you want, you can delete the preferences as well (see 14.), but keeping them won't have a negative effect either.\
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\f1\b \ul 6. Where can I find an older version for Mac OS 9 ?\
\b \ul 6. Where can I find an older version for Mac OS 9 ?\
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone There is no version for Mac OS 9. VLC is originally a UNIX application and has never been ported to Mac OS 9. Considering the amount of differences between Mac OS 9 and modern systems, it would require a tremendous effort to port VLC. We do not plan to do it, because we prefer to focus on creating a very good Mac OS X application. So please don't ask.\
\b0 \cf0 \ulnone There is no version for Mac OS 9. VLC is originally a UNIX application and has never been ported to Mac OS 9. Considering the amount of differences between Mac OS 9 and modern systems, it would require a tremendous effort to port VLC. We do not plan to do it, because we prefer to focus on creating a very good Mac OS X application. So please don't ask.\
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul 7. How do I change the size of the video window ?\
\b \cf0 \ul 7. How do I change the size of the video window ?\
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone Grab the bottom-right corner of the video window and drag the window to its desired size. You can also set half, normal and double sizes from the Video menu.\
\b0 \cf0 \ulnone Grab the bottom-right corner of the video window and drag the window to its desired size. You can also set half, normal and double sizes from the Video menu.\
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul 8. I think I found a bug. What should I do ?\
\b \cf0 \ul 8. I think I found a bug. What should I do ?\
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone First try resetting your preferences by clicking "Reset All" in the preferences dialog. If this doesn't work then you can report the exact conditions under which the bug/crash occurred back to the VLC team. For more information on bugreporting please read \ul http://www.videolan.org/support/bug-reporting.html\ulnone \
\b0 \cf0 \ulnone First try resetting your preferences by clicking "Reset All" in the preferences dialog. If this doesn't work then you can report the exact conditions under which the bug/crash occurred back to the VLC team. For more information on bugreporting please read \ul http://www.videolan.org/support/bug-reporting.html\ulnone \
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul 9. Support for files with subtitles.\
\b \cf0 \ul 9. Support for files with subtitles.\
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone - VLC will autodetect subtitle files when they are in the same directory as your movie and contain the movie's filename.\
\b0 \cf0 \ulnone - VLC will autodetect subtitle files when they are in the same directory as your movie and contain the movie's filename.\
- DVD and autodetected subtitles can be enabled trough the Video -> Subtitles Track menu-item.\
- Only Vobsub, MicroDVD, SubRIP, SSA1-4. SAMI and vplayer subtitle files are supported at the moment.\
- You cannot change anything about DVD and Vobsub subtitles.\
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul 10. What do all the options in the preferences do ?
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\b \cf0 \ul 10. What do all the options in the preferences do ?
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Hold your mouse still on top of an option for just over a second and a ToolTip will come up explaining what the option does. Be very careful with the Advanced options. Changing an option in the wrong value (usually selecting a module by hand instead of letting it be selected automatically) can cause VLC to no longer start. In this case you will need to remove the preference files located in your HOME -> Library -> Preferences -> VLC or follow paragraph 14.\
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\f1\b \ul 11. How do I get fullscreen video on my other monitor ?
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\b \ul 11. How do I get fullscreen video on my other monitor ?
\b0 \ulnone \
If you want to use your second screen for fullscreen playback, then look at the Video->Video Device menuitem. You can set this option permanently by going into the Preferences and choosing Interface -> Main Interface -> macosx -> video device.\
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\f1\b \ul 12. Multiple sound-devices and multi-channel sound? \
\b \ul 12. Multiple sound-devices and multi-channel sound? \
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone Look at the Audio->Audio Device menuitem.\
\b0 \cf0 \ulnone Look at the Audio->Audio Device menuitem.\
- You should change your speakerlayout in the Audio Midi Setup utility. The program is located in /Applications/Utilities.\
Select your audio device in "Properties For:", then click the "Configure Speakers" button. Choose "Multichannel". Even if these settings are correct, you should change them and click "Apply", then change them back and again click "Apply". This is important, otherwise VLC cannot reliably detect which speakers are connected.\
- Make sure your device surround configuration is not set to emulate surround output. M-Audio for instance defaults to using SRS surround sound emulation in multichannel setups. You should change this to "None/OpenAL".\
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul 13. I have a problem or a feature request \
\b \cf0 \ul 13. I have a problem or a feature request \
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone Your first stop is \ul http://www.videolan.org/doc\ulnone . The documentation on this page can usually help you with your problems. If you cannot find an aswer there then please visit \ul http://forum.videolan.org.\ulnone Use the Search function there and see if someone else might have already answered your question or run into your problem. Feature requests can also be made in the Request forum.\
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\b0 \cf0 \ulnone Your first stop is \ul http://www.videolan.org/doc\ulnone . The documentation on this page can usually help you with your problems.\
If you cannot find an answer there then please visit \ul http://forum.videolan.org\ulnone. Use the Search function there and see if someone else might have already answered your question or run into your problem. Feature requests can also be made in the Request forum.\
An editable wiki is available at \ul http://wiki.videolan.org\ulnone .\
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\f1\b \cf0 \ul 14. VLC does not start anymore or does strange things \
\b \cf0 \ul 14. VLC does not start anymore or does strange things \
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\f0\b0 \cf0 \ulnone Delete your preferences and try again. You can use the script "Delete Preferences.app" on the disk-image to do that. If you want to do it by hand, delete "org.videolan.vlc.plist" and a folder called "VLC" in ~/Library/Preferences (your personal preferences-folder inside the library of your HOME). If this does not help, see 13.\
\b0 \cf0 \ulnone Delete your preferences and try again. You can use the script "Delete Preferences.app" on the disk-image to do that. If you want to do it by hand, delete "org.videolan.vlc.plist" and a folder called "VLC" in ~/Library/Preferences (your personal preferences-folder inside the library of your HOME). If this does not help, see 13.\
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For additional information and support, please see: \ul http://www.videolan.org/support\ulnone \
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Derk-Jan Hartman & Felix Paul K\'9fhne for the VideoLAN team.\
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Derk-Jan Hartman & Felix Paul K\'fchne for the VideoLAN team.\
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