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#1 2020-08-20 17:31:30

Vernon
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Registered: 2020-07-19
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VLC tricks

Nili wrote:

That's good to hear about stuff that suck less. I use ffmpeg to cut or merge stuff, i have heard about ffplay, but haven't watched it yet.
Bookmarked, Thanks HevyDevy!

Why not you VLC?

apt-get install vlc

You probably need to add non-free to your /etc/apt/sources.list like this

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf main non-free contrib

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security main non-free contrib

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates main non-free contrib

VLC has a great user interface, plays just about anything, and supports native UPnP streaming so VLC can play music and videos directly from Kodi or minidlna.

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#2 2020-08-20 18:35:20

Nili
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Re: VLC tricks

Vernon wrote:

Why not you VLC?

apt-get install vlc

You probably need to add non-free to your /etc/apt/sources.list like this

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf main non-free contrib

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security main non-free contrib

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates main non-free contrib

VLC has a great user interface, plays just about anything, and supports native UPnP streaming so VLC can play music and videos directly from Kodi or minidlna.

Hi, VLC it is very good, i use on other hardware somewhere else, but on the current obsoletes i'm running it is very limited. The GUI will make it harder for it. So mpv its better because it's light and faster. KODI no and no due to its high weight.

Beowulf is the past now for me, chimaera/testing is the current up to the next stable.

Thanks anyway


OS: Devuan GNU/Linux 4 (chimaera/ceres)
WM: Openbox / Tint2

Studio Ghibli

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#3 2020-08-21 01:03:25

Vernon
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Registered: 2020-07-19
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Re: VLC tricks

Nili wrote:

Hi, VLC it is very good, i use on other hardware somewhere else, but on the current obsoletes i'm running it is very limited. The GUI will make it harder for it. So mpv its better because it's light and faster. KODI no and no due to its high weight.
Thanks anyway

Hi, I didn't mean installing Kodi on your obsolete. I meant that VLC can act as a UPnP client for Kodi on another machine configured as a UPnP server. Below is VLC running on my Devuan 32bit N270 CPU netbook.
vlc
Note that the Kodi on my Fedora AMD C-70 machine connected to my TV and my Logitech Media Server on my Raspberry Pi 2 auto-magically appear and I can stream music, videos and photos simply my clicking on their folder icons.

I don't believe that there is another Devuan media player that can act as a UPnP client.

If you have a smart TV, you can simply install minidlna which I am running on low powered machines with a 260MHz MIPS 32 bit processor and 32Mb of RAM.

On a Samsung smart TV, minidlna will auto-magically appear when you press source button on the Samsung remote control. You can use the arrow buttons on the Samsung remote to select  minidlna and then use the remote control to play any Video, Music or view photos. Most smart TVs can act as a UPnP client.

The minidlna server will auto-magically appear on VLC as above. Note that VLC with a UPnP client is available for IOS and Android as well.

Last edited by Vernon (2020-08-21 01:17:20)

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#4 2020-08-21 12:58:38

Nili
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Re: VLC tricks

That's sounds good. Thank you for sharing Vernon, I haven't done anything like this before despite the fact that i have used VLC for years locally just for playing audio, video or streaming generally. Somewhere where I have installed VLC I will look to work with it.

I have smart tv and exactly Samsung, I am reading it with interest and after have finished working with things i have in hand will check it up.

Regards!

P.S. have installed linux-image-amd64 and currently primary kernel is 5.7.0-2-amd64 and 4.19 secondary.
Also got first testing updates just this morning.

This thread is solved for all my requests.

Devuan team have done an extraordinary job that have produced stability even on testing.

Thanks to all!

Last edited by Nili (2020-08-21 13:13:37)


OS: Devuan GNU/Linux 4 (chimaera/ceres)
WM: Openbox / Tint2

Studio Ghibli

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#5 2020-08-22 19:35:47

Vernon
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Re: VLC tricks

Nili wrote:

I have smart tv and exactly Samsung, I am reading it with interest and after have finished working with things i have in hand will check it up.

This is how minidlna on a very low power linux box with a host name of videos shows up when I  press the Source button on my Samsung TV remote control.
minidlna
Note that when you power up your Samsung TV, you will have to wait a few seconds to allow the TV to connect to your LAN.

This is what I see when I use my Samsung TV remote control to select the server,
Source Type
Note that minidlna can serve Music and Photos as well as Videos.

This is what I see when I navigate to Videos->...->TV Shows->Babylon 5
Babylon 5

This is what I see when I enter Season01.
Season01
Now I can play any episode in Season 1.

Note that hardware decoders like TVs do not usually support a variety of codecs. To ensure maximum compatibility, it is best to encode your videos using the  H.264 codec, mp3 for audio and JPEG for photos.

There are other hardware devices that can stream from your minidlna server. For example, some Internet Radios from Sangean and COMO can stream music from your minidlna server.

I personally have the WFR-28 since it is less expensive and takes standard D size rechargeable batteries.

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