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.


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Sridhar Dhanapalan
Technical Coordinator
OLPC Australia
http://laptop.org.au


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