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.
Machines and Versions
See LC graphics software page.
VLC is installed as /usr/bin/vlc.
No special settings are necessary for VLC.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (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.
See the vlc home page for downloads.