vlc as external player

Discussion in 'Codecs, External Players' started by dorijan, August 13, 2010.

  1. dorijan

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    Hi to all

    Did anyone find a solution how to use VLC as external player? I saw old versions of plugin, but it does not work with new MP.
    I have some problems with network from where I play files and ffdshow breaks if I got packet loss, so I was looking to try vlc as player.
    I has option like :file-caching=xxxx which I think would solve my problem.
    Thank to everyone....


     
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    Im using VLC as an external video player. In the Arguements i use %filename% --fullscreen --spdif --playlist-exit
     
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    What do these arguments do ?
     
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    %filename% (This passes the filename to VLC to play)
    --fullscreen (This tells VLC to start playing in Fullscreen mode)
    --spdif (This tells VLC to output to SPDIF device)
    --playlist-exit (This tells VLC to automatically close after the selected Video has finished)

    That way when i click a video in Media Portal VLC opens instantly in full screenmode, Plays the selected file then closes and goes back to the Media Portal interface again afterwards.
     
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    Are there any arguments for MPC-HC as well ? I'm having tough time getting it using it with MP because for some reason as soon as MP launches MPC-HC, it takes the focus back and my remote starts interacting with MP instead of MPC-HC
     
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    my VLC arguments are:

    %filename% -f --play-and-exit

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    %filename% name and path of video
    -f (or --fullscreen) starts VLC in fullscreen mode
    --play-and-exit tells VLC to play the video then exit VLC
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Did try configuring VLC as my default player (as I prefer it to MP and the codec mess around that). I use Lyfesavers parameters but I ran into the problem that I can start playing back, but won't be able to use my (MCE) remote to pause / stop or any other activity to control VLC. did I miss anything and should something else be configured to make this work?

    thanks,
    Patrick
     
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    where do I find and what do I do to apply the argument to use VLC as a external player for mediaportal, I`ve tried various combinations using the Dos command but DOS rejects it.

    A step by step would be appreciated, thanks
     
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