The nuts and bolts => Multimedia & Games => Topic started by: ghartl1 on May 29, 2007, 05:12:06 am

Title: (solved)vlc howto
Post by: ghartl1 on May 29, 2007, 05:12:06 am

i am using soho 5.8
is there a how-to for configutring vlc.
when i want to play a mpeg-file not even a window pops up

i need a general instruction, how to configure this piece

greets günter
Title: Re: vlc howto
Post by: bigpaws on May 31, 2007, 04:38:00 pm
This is a good place to start: (

Title: Re: vlc howto
Post by: nubcnubdo on May 31, 2007, 05:59:23 pm
If your VLC settings ever get messed up, read this thread (9th post) to recover default settings:
Title: Re: vlc howto
Post by: The Headacher on May 31, 2007, 10:39:57 pm
VLC's video playback seems pretty screwed by default alright.. spend some time messing about, still haven't got it to play video. I suppose a new compile might be needed. Not sure why, IIRC it worked great on 5.8 standard.
Title: Re: vlc howto
Post by: nubcnubdo on June 19, 2007, 08:32:32 am
I finally got VLC to play a DVD by entering Device name as "/dev/dvd" but there is no sound. This is a little puzzling because Xine plays the same DVD fine, with good sound.

EDIT: I needed to adjust the setting for PCM with KMix; PCM was set at zero. Now at 90% or so, I have sound with VLC.

To play an Audio CD with VLC on VL 5.8 SOHO, you accept the default Device name as "/dev/cdrom". The tricky part is that the default value for Track is "0", and you must increment that value to the total number of tracks on the CD. Then click OK to close the dialog. When configured in this manner, VLC starts up playing the last track, so to play Track 1 first, you must move the slider to the far left.

EDIT: Another way to handle the Track value is to set it to a number greater than the actual number of tracks, for which VLC starts playing at Track 1, thence to Track 2 and so on. ("30" usually works)

Title: Re: (solved)vlc howto
Post by: ghartl1 on June 24, 2007, 02:30:25 am
after the new install all went fine...thanks anyway

greets günter