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Old 08-24-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
marvin00001
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VLC Media Player


HELP!!!

Anyone installed VLC media player ?

I can get the sound working but i get no video...
Any ideas
 
Old 08-24-2006, 01:21 PM   #2
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Hi,

What distribution have you installed it on, and what type of file are you trying to play?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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I had no issues installing VLC using yum, I do know it requires a lot of dependencies, when I installed it with yum it downloaded 25 some packages, all I had to type was "yum install vlc", I run FC5.

You may need to install xvid/divx codecs, it sounds like thats what the problem is.

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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it's possible that vlc doesn't know what display to use:

settings>preferences>video>output modules....make sure 'advanced' is checked

you may have to input your display number (often 0) in X11, or OpenGL, or XVideo - or all the above, to get it to work.

cheers,
 
Old 08-28-2006, 04:40 AM   #5
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I made sure all that was done, there was a display name secion what should i put in there ?

Is it not be the ffmpeg that's a problem
 
Old 09-12-2006, 06:04 AM   #6
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hey i too am facing problem with VLC. i have installed it in FC5. installation was smooth without any probs. but whenever i try opening a file via file -> open. the player crashes. i tried all types of files, avi, mpg, mp3, ogg, rm, rmvb. but nothing works. any idea what problem it would be?
 
  


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