Monday, May 9, 2011

VLC Media Player for N900


1:35 AM |

1) Open Application Manager and create a new catalog with following details

URL: http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/maemo/
Distribution: fremantle
Components: free


Save the catalog details
2)From Application manager click on update.

3)Search for vlc from the list shown

4)Install vlc(VLC media player and streamer) and vlc-player(VLC media player) packages

5)Even though vlc player installation is successful, It will show only vlc media pl. shortcut in applications with out an icon.  If you click on that vlc media pl., it will crash.  As a work around you can run vlc shell command from X Terminal.

6) To fix this issue, open X Terminal window
type sudo gainroot (to get the root access)

7) Delete following files
rm /opt/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/hildon/vlc.png
rm /opt/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/hildon/vlc.png
rm /opt/usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/hildon/vlc.png


8) Come out of X Terminal and go back to the applications, now click on vlc player pl. icon. First time it will fail and then it adds the vlc standard image for the icon.

9) Now click again on vlc player icon created,It will open the vlc player.

10) You can use following short cuts for vlc player

'A' for modifying aspect ratio
'C' for crop the video size
'F' for full screen mode
'T' for Show time Played/time left
Space : Play/pause
S : Stop 
Ctrl + Right Arrow  for Medium forward jump
Ctrl + Left Arrow  for Medium  backward jump
Ctrl + Up Arrow for increasing the volume
Ctrl + Down Arrow to decrease the volume
Ctrl + Q  to Quit (Close) player

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