What is VLC?

Asked by Paul Hunter on 2009-03-09

I have had no luck getting DVDs to play on Totem or Kaffeine. I've followed numerous instructions for downloading and installing codecs, to no effect (one of the messages I get is something about "deferred processing" - whatever that means.

I have seen several references to "VLC", supposedly as a good DVD player (?), but no one says what VLC is or where to get it. I did a search of applications, and a search for VLC comes up with a DVD copy utility - not a player.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

-Paul

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Best Imotion (isaacgandra) said : #1

It is a media player... plays audio files, videos files such as dvd´s it reads allmost any kind of files and i really like it...
try this adress http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ you can download for any OS ubbuntu included.
Cheers!!!
Imotion

Paul Hunter (irishpaulhunter) said : #2

It works! So far the cideo quality is poor, but maybe that's the DVD I am looking at. I'll look for different settings and try another DVD. THANK YOU!

-Paul