The VLC media player (erstwhile VideoLAN Client) is a high portable free media player. It supports various audio- and videocodecs, DVDs and Video-CDs and lots of streaming protocols. It can be used as a streaming server for uni- and multicast in IPv4 and IPv6 networks with a hudge bandwith. It is a part of a complete streaming solution of the VideoLAN team. You can serve the whole college campus with TV a single receiver. That was also the inducement for the project.
VLC media player (also known as VLC) is a highly portable free and open source media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. It is a cross-platform media player, with versions for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BeOS, MorphOS, BSD, Solaris, iOS, and eComStation.
VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files.
Key Features of VLC Media Player
- Simple, Powerful and Fast.
- Plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD, Blu-Ray), Webcams and Streams.
- Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed :
MPEG-2, H.264, DivX, MPEG-4, WebM, WMV player
- Completely Free, 0 Spyware, Ads or User Tracking.
- Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix...
- Media Converter and Streamer
You can also check out other key features of VLC Media Player on their Official Website.
New Features of VLC 2.0.0 "Twoflower"
- With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 is a major upgrade for VLC.
- Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos.
- It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental).
- Completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use.
- Twoflower fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers.
You can also check out other new features of VLC 2.0.0 "Twoflower" on their Official Website.
Step Wise Installation of VLC 2.0.0 "Twoflower" on OpenSUSE
Step 1 : Before beginning the installation, Open the Konsole or Terminal on your OpenSUSE system and run the following command in the terminal to download latest version of VLC Media Player from your OpenSUSE system.
$ sudo zypper ar http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/<openSUSEversion> VLC
Here, openSUSEversion can be 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4 or 12.1 according to the OpenSUSE version which you are currently using.
Step 2 : Next, run the following command in the terminal to rename the downloaded VLC file to VLC on your OpenSUSE system.
$ sudo zypper mr -r VLC
Step 3 : Finally, run the following command in the terminal to install VLC 2.0.0 on your OpenSUSE system.
$ sudo zypper in vlc
Step 4 : Sometimes, It might throw some errors and give you some options. If no errors are thrown then the VLC is installed on your OpenSUSE system. If any error occurs then run the following command in the terminal to install VLC 2.0.0 on your 64-bit OpenSUSE system.
$ sudo zypper install vlc-2.0.0-1.1.x86_64
Step 5 : The above command may also throw more errors and also give you some options, so select the option 1, which offers to install VLC with vendor changes.
That's All and now enjoy the VLC Media Player on your OpenSUSE system.
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