How to install VLC on MAC, PC and Linux




Notes important to read before the installation of plugin VLC

Application VLC of the VideoLAN project is a free multimedia player (free) functioning under Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc
It is essential under Mac OS and Linux, in order to read files multimedia that Quick Time cannot read.

Important note 1: recall: difference between plugin and player
A plugin is a module which is integrated in a browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, etc) and thus makes it possible to the browser to read audio or video file.
A player, is an independent software which allows the reading of audio or video files.

Important note: installatin of a plugin:
- Under Windows, the installation of plugin VLC is integrated into the installation of the player vlc, but it is absolutely necessary TO NOTCH the BOX “plugin firefox” during the installation of the software (see didactitiel low).
- Under Macintosh the plugin is completely dissociated and independent of the player.
Moreover, it does not have the same version at all as the player.


How does one make to install plugin VLC on Windows?

Important note: the TVS in VLC are for the moment accessible only to the users connecting itself starting from FreeAdsl or Aliceadsl.
For Windows:
  • For Windows 2000 (SP4+UR1), XP, Vista and 7: download version VLC 1.1.11 for Windows:

    Important 1: : At the time of the installation: please notch the box Mozilla/firefox pluginet plugin ActiveX

    Encountered problem: That launches out but I do not have an image nor of sound.
    Please already check that vlc plugin is well installed by testing the reading of the following radio:
    http://www.radioways.co.uk/radio/radio10gold.html.
    If it launches out and that you have a black screen and not sound for the TVS vlc, thank you to write to us with info(At) radioways.com
    - If not you can while waiting to use Chrome: download Google Chrome

  • For Windows 95, 98, SE and Me:
    - You can install the version on condition that installing above KernelEx.
    - If not you can install an old version of VLC: version VLC 0.8.0.

For more information, you can consult the official site of VLC and downloads for Windows (only in English)

After the download, start the programme of installation (if it did not start automatically) starting from the place where downloaded it to you.

Very important: during the installation, please notch the box Mozilla/firefox plugin and ActiveX plugin:
Installation of VLC 3
At the end of the installation, leave the program of installation as well as the possibly open web browsers so that the plugin is taken into account with next launching.

Note: If, after the installation under IE, the site still again asks to install the plugin VLC click here

How does one make to install plugin VLC on Mac?

1. Important note 1: On Mac, the installation of complete software (player) VLC will not install the plugin.
To listen to a radio or to see a video under the browser (Safari, Firefox), it is necessary to install the PLUGIN and not the software

2. Important note 2: the version of the plugin is to date is still 1.0.5 whereas that of complete software (player) VLC is 1.1.7

3. Very important!! : to install the plugin, it is absolutely necessary to leave the browser BEFORE LAUNCHING the installation. Then to start again your macintosh BEFORE LAUNCHING the browser again, if not that will not go!!
This small council can avoid you hours of waste of time… (Sic!! That feels lived…)

According to your version of Macos and your processor, please choose the good plugin.
Note: to know the architecture (version/processor) of your Mac, consult the assistance to know its version of Macintosh

For Mac OS X version 10.5 and following: For Mac OS X version 10.3 and 10.4: For Mac OS X version 10.2: download vlc 0.8.4a
It is vlc complete because for Mac OS 10.2, there is no plugin

For Mac OS X version 10.1: download vlc 0.7.0
It is vlc complete because for Mac OS 10.1, there is no plugin

After the download, start the programme of installation (it normally automatically starts if you use Safari) by opening the image disc initially named (variable following the version of the plugin) which you have just downloaded, then file VLC Internet Plug-In.pkg contained in the image disc.

Once launched, the program of installation posts the following window:
Installation of VLC 1
Click on the Continuer button window which posts the following contents then:
Installation of VLC 2
Select the disc where to install the plugin then click on the Continuer button window which posts the following contents then:
Installation of VLC 3
Click on up to date the Mettre button to launch the installation. Caution: an account administrator and its password will be required so that the installation starts (the plugin is not installed on the level of the account user, but on the level of the system).

At the end of the installation, leave the program of installation as well as the possibly open web browsers so that the plugin is taken into account with next launching.

How does one make to install plugin VLC on Linux?

On Linux, the installation of plugin VLC can be made several manners.
For more information, you defer to the following page on the site of VideoLAN:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

You will find explanations there on the installation of VLC according to the Linux distribution.

Why, with IE, the site asks to install plugin VLC whereas it is already installed?

1. First reason: there is a bar of warning which appears all at the top of the page and asks to you whether you authorize activates it X of the plugin (this bar posting itself under the pop up, one tends not to see it).

2. If not, it is perhaps that the plugin is not activated.

To activate it, choose the order Internet options in small Outils of Internet Explorer which posts the following dialog box:
IE: Internet options
In the mitre Programs, click on the Gérer button the additional modules, the following dialog box appears then:
IE: To manage the complementary modules
In the Afficher menu, select complementary the Modules option which was used by Internet Explorer.
In the list of the modules, find the named line VideoLAN VLC ActiveX Plugin v2 and select.
In the zone Parameters, activate the plugin by notching the Activer box and click on button OK to close the dialog box.

Leave Internet Explorer (close all the windows well) and start again it, plugin VLC must now be active.

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