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VideoLAN 0.8.6 media player
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri 22 Dec 2006, 16:49    Post subject:  VideoLAN 0.8.6 media player  

Thanks to MU, this dotpup is hosted here - http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Multimedia/VLC-0.8.6.pup
VideoLAN's gui has many dependencies, so this package is LARGE: 17MB, 47MB installed.
All necessary libraries are contained in the dotpup except one; LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control). I provided this library as a separate dotpup because it includes kernel-specific modules - http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Multimedia/lirc-0.8.1pre3-k2.6.18.1.pup
So the LIRC dotpup is ONLY compatible with Puppy 2.12 and up.

VLC is reported by some users as having good video playback performance on low-powered PC's.
But it has the same video output options as MPlayer and Xine, namely XVideo (for Xorg) and X11 (for Xvesa) so I can't see how it can be any better.
I tried it on a Pentium 1, and I think MPlayer's performance is noticeably better.
But who knows? Maybe it works better with certain graphics cards?

I created the VLC Menu entry to launch with the option "--alsadev=hw:0,1" because this is the only way I could get sound to work. If others experience no sound, try to launch vlc from the commandline without the "alsadev" parameter. This will default to audio device 0,0.

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john biles


Joined: 17 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec 2006, 07:11    Post subject:  

Hello tempestuous,
Your dotpups worked no problem and installed fine in Puppy 2.10
Thank you for taking the time to make it. I will use it and see how it goes! Very Happy

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redrum

Joined: 02 Oct 2006
Posts: 56
Location: Athens , Grecce

PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec 2006, 09:35    Post subject:  

Thanks a lot for this !! It doesn't matter that is big filesize. Many users use puppy because is lightweight and very expandable. Size matters not !!!
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disciple

Joined: 20 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Feb 2007, 03:43    Post subject:  

It seems to me that vlc is a little more reliable than Mplayer, but Mplayer is actually a little faster. But if X11 video output is for xvesa and Xvideo for Xorg, why does VLC only ever work in Xorg (and several VLC versions) with X11 output?
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Uriens

Joined: 13 Mar 2006
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Location: Germany - Essen

PostPosted: Mon 12 Feb 2007, 06:43    Post subject:  

I tried to install the dotpup. Woking fine. But when I want to launch the VLC - Client I get this error:

Code:
Error while loading shared libaries: libstdc++.so.6


I have puppy 2.1 running and there is also a file libstdc++.so.5. It's the wrong version. But how can I install the newer one or setup vlc to use this one (if possible)? Does anybody have an idea, how get vlc working?

Thx.
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disciple

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Feb 2007, 15:25    Post subject:  

Try this. Download it into /usr/lib then right click in ROX - xterm here
and to extract it type: tar -xf libstdc++.so.6.0.3.tar

It should work, but I can't guarantee that it will, as I'm running Grafpup which is based on Puppy 1.04 so the lib might not be compatible with your puppy (I don't really understand these things). Also, I'm one of the people that get strange vertical lines on their display with VLC 0.8.6 (0.8.5 worked fine). Give it a try though.
You might want to keep your libstdc++.so.5 instead of linking it to this one - I have both for some reason.
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Uriens

Joined: 13 Mar 2006
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Location: Germany - Essen

PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb 2007, 05:33    Post subject:  

Hey Disciple,

thanks for your lib. Now I can start my VLC - Client over command line (bash# vlc). There, everthing works fine. I can play music and also video files. It's realy fast.

But I'm a little bit confused. When I want to start VLC over the GUI or by the command "run-VLC" I get this error:

bash-3.00$ run-VLC
bash-3.00$ VLC media player 0.8.6 Janus
[00000270] main interface error: no suitable interface module
[00000001] main private error: interface "(null)" initialization failed


You know this problem?
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disciple

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb 2007, 16:01    Post subject:  

Yes - I know that problem from when I was trying to make a dotpup of VLC 0.8.5. I can't remember exactly what it was, but I think it might mean you're missing a lib with something to do with wxwidgets or something.
I have to go to work now, but I'll see if I can duplicate your problem this evening - do you have Puppy 2.10? (not 2.01)
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Uriens

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb 2007, 16:12    Post subject:  

I've got the following version: Linux puppypc 2.6.16.7
So I think it's from puppy 2.01 series.

Thank you for your help. Maybe I get some additional information about the problem. But I will go to bed soon Wink
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basslord1124

Joined: 11 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb 2007, 18:12    Post subject:  

I will have to check that out then. I used VLC with Windows and was very impressed with it. Thanks for the link. Smile
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muggins

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb 2007, 19:43    Post subject:  

Uriens,

to find which library files vlc needs, & which are missing from your system, you just have to change directory to where the vlc executables are on your computer, (maybe /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin), and, ( i think, from memory, the main program executable is vlc), type ldd vlc

then if you're missing a particular library file, do a forum search, or google.
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Uriens

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Feb 2007, 03:41    Post subject:  

Muggins,

thanks for your help.

I tried your proposal, but there is no missing library in relation to vlc. I think vlc itself missed something.

The command ldd vlc had this results:

sh-3.00# ldd vlc
linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0xb7fd8000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0xb7f85000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb7f81000)
libiconv.so.2 => /usr/lib/libiconv.so.2 (0xb7ea3000)
libdvbpsi.so.4 => /usr/lib/libdvbpsi.so.4 (0xb7e98000)
libtheora.so.0 => /usr/lib/libtheora.so.0 (0xb7e73000)
libogg.so.0 => /usr/lib/libogg.so.0 (0xb7e6f000)
libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xb7d88000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xb7d65000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xb7d5d000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb7c40000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7feb000)

But every library of this is installed. Because the programm runs without errors at cli, the possibility of missing wxwidgets is high. But how can I find these dependencies?
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muggins

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Feb 2007, 04:19    Post subject:  

the plot thickens!...we'll have to wait for mu, who wears the pup-wx hat, amongst the many other puppy-hats he wears!
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Uriens

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Feb 2007, 11:28    Post subject:  

OK, there is a possibility to start the menu over cli.

menu on
[00000270] main interface error: osd_MenuNext failed
menu: returned 0 (no error)
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mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb 2007, 17:11    Post subject:  

Excellent ... the only player that I can get to watch web tv with Very Happy .

I had to set the audio device manually in preferences (was 0,0 in my case).puppy 2.12.

One question..there seems to be no goom plugin....I miss it so Crying or Very sad

generally nice one.............big cheers

regards

mike
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