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Abstract

Video output plugin for the VideoLAN client to output video to an LED setup.

Installation

Debian

If not done, yet:

  • import archive key (Fingerprint: 895D 8086 8FEF 100C DA82 0393 16CC 4680 AA46 5E22):
wget -qO - http://debian.niftylight.de/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
  • register niftylight package source in /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://debian.niftylight.de/ unstable main
deb-src http://debian.niftylight.de/ unstable main
  • update
sudo apt-get update


to install, run:

sudo apt-get install niftyled-vlc


Gentoo

Emerge layman if you don't have it already.

emerge -va layman

Add the niftyled overlay (if you don't have already)

layman -f -o http://gentoo.niftylight.de/layman.xml -a niftyled

Emerge:

emerge --autounmask-write niftyled-vlc


Compile manually

Prerequisites

to compile from sources:


Get sources

Git: git clone git://github.com/niftylight/niftyled-vlc.git
ZIP-Archive: https://github.com/niftylight/niftyled-vlc/zipball/master
Browse: github.com.


Compile

If your OS doesn't include the default install prefix, you might have to do that yourself before compiling:

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib"
export PATH="${PATH}:/usr/local/bin"


to compile & install, cd into the source directory and run:

autoreconf -is
mkdir build
cd build
../configure
make
sudo make install


If you don't want to install to the default location (/usr/local), you can choose a different install prefix, e.g.:

./configure --prefix=/usr


To freshly rebuild a previously built tree, do (you can skip this if you just checked out the sources):

make maintainer-clean
or just remove all contents of the build directory and repeat the previous steps.


See additional compile time options by running:

./configure --help


Usage

  • launch VLC
  • refresh plugins
    • choose Tools -> Plugin and extensions from the menu
    • press Reload extensions
  • switch to niftyled LED output
    • choose Tools -> Preferences from the menu
    • select All in the bottom-left Show settings section
    • open Video tree in the left pane
    • open Output modules tree in the left pane
    • select niftyled LED
    • enter path to your LED-setup_XML file
    • Save settings
  • choose some video-media
  • playback

Check VLC console/debug output for information & error descriptions.



Issues

Please report anything via the issue tracker.


VLC LED output plugin
VLC output plugin for LED displays
http://wiki.niftylight.de/images/c/c9/Logo.png
niftyled-vlc
https://github.com/niftylight/niftyled-vlc/
Use VLC to output videos to a niftyled setup
niftylight GmbH
2006-2014
hardware
led
niftyled
https://github.com/niftylight/niftyled-vlc/releases
linux,windows,osx
libniftyled,VLC