-   Linux - Laptop and Netbook (
-   -   VLC Media Player (

marvin00001 08-24-2006 11:00 AM

VLC Media Player

Anyone installed VLC media player ?

I can get the sound working but i get no video...
Any ideas

J_K9 08-24-2006 01:21 PM


What distribution have you installed it on, and what type of file are you trying to play?

anibis 08-24-2006 05:35 PM

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.

mrclisdue 08-24-2006 09:12 PM

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.


marvin00001 08-28-2006 04:40 AM

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

LoveKing 09-12-2006 06:04 AM

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?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 AM.