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VLC

Overview

VLC is the popular VideoLan Client, a powerful video player with support for most popular video formats, high customization options, support for DVDs, MKV videos, subtitles, and much more.

Environment

Machines and Versions

See LC graphics software page.

Location

VLC is installed as /usr/bin/vlc.

Settings

No special settings are necessary for VLC.

Usage

VLC is run with the following command: vlc moviename

VLC supports many video formats. For details, please see the features page at the VLC website.

Help

See the VLC home page for more information. If you are having trouble playing your movies with VLC, you might try using /usr/bin/mplayer, a simpler movie player that has a feature-poor interface but may be a bit more reliable.

Help is also available from the lc-hotline@llnl.gov, (925) 422-4531.

Stuck on the first frame of your movie? Try this!

There is a bug in VLC that causes it to only play the first frame of some movies. That is, you click "play" but the image does not change. If this happens to you, try using the Avdemuxer, and turn off "Skip frames" as shown in the following two images.



Download

See the vlc home page for downloads.

Links

UCRL-MI-128467-REV-1