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VideoLAN Quickstart

Alexis de Lattre

Bill Eldridge

Anil Daoud

Mathieu Gautier

Clément Stenac

This document describes how to start using VideoLAN quickly.


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. What is the VideoLAN project ?
1.2. What is a codec ?
1.3. How can I use VideoLAN ?
1.4. Command line usage
2. VLC, the universal media player
2.1. Installing VLC
2.2. Running VLC
3. Stream and receive with VLC
3.1. Unicast an MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 / DivX file
3.2. Unicast a DVD
3.3. Multicast to several VLC's
4. Video On Demand
4.1. Overview
4.2. On the server side
4.3. On the client side
5. Add a channel information service
5.1. Send announces when streaming with VLC
5.2. Start VLC(s) on the client(s)
6. Conclusion
A. GNU Free Documentation License
A.1. PREAMBLE
A.2. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
A.3. VERBATIM COPYING
A.4. COPYING IN QUANTITY
A.5. MODIFICATIONS
A.6. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
A.7. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
A.8. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
A.9. TRANSLATION
A.10. TERMINATION
A.11. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
A.12. ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your documents
List of Figures
1-1. Global VideoLAN solution
1-2. Windows terminal
1-3. Linux X terminal
1-4. Mac OS X terminal
1-5. BeOS terminal