VLC video player works on XO-1.5

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Wed Feb 10 18:37:04 EST 2010

On 11 February 2010 02:54, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
> Some months back, trying to use VLC on the XO-1.5 resulted in a green
> screen plus a system freeze.  To play movies, I ended up using only
> Mplayer (with driver x11).  That gave me a smaller picture.
> Had not tried VLC for quite a while.  Just now installed it on os110 --
> and it ran.  [Haven't had time to explore how well it functions (e.g.,
> picture sharpness) -- but at least I can now say that VLC runs.]

It sounds to me like it didn't support xv output before. The
workaround, as you've discovered, is to use x11, which is highly
inefficient and can't scale the picture size well.

Sridhar Dhanapalan
Technical Coordinator
OLPC Australia

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