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Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby Kmon » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:15 pm

Is it possible to install multiple version of VideoLan and have PMS use a specific version? I use VLC 1.0.5 for playing everything on my PC but PMS only supports up to 0.9.x which I don't want to go back to.
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Re: Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby chocolateboy » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:29 pm

Kmon wrote:Is it possible to install multiple version of VideoLan and have PMS use a specific version? I use VLC 1.0.5 for playing everything on my PC but PMS only supports up to 0.9.x which I don't want to go back to.


Platform?

Set vlc_path in your PMS.conf e.g. (assuming Windows):

PMS.conf wrote:vlc_path = C:\\Program Files\\Path\\To\\vlc.exe
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Re: Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby Kmon » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:51 pm

Sorry... Yes, running WinXP SP3 Pro.

I tried adding that line to the pms.conf file but it seems to ignore it and finds the version 1.0.5 anyways. Is there another switch needed to turn off the auto-detect?

It should be using C:\Program File\VideoLan\VLC098\VLC.exe but the trace log says its finding the other one:

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[main] TRACE 11:49:44.859 Found VideoLAN version 1.0.5 at: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
[main] TRACE 11:49:44.859 Unfortunately, VideoLAN 1.x is not supported at this point. Last known working version is 0.98


From debug log:

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[C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe] INFO  11:45:23.765 Attaching thread: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.796 [00034444] main libvlc: one instance mode ENABLED
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.828 [00a4e034] dummy interface: VLC media player - version 1.0.5 Goldeneye - (c) 1996-2010 the VideoLAN team
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.828 [00a4e034] dummy interface:
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.828 Warning: if you can't access the GUI anymore, open a command-line window, go to the directory where you installed VLC and run "vlc -I qt"
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.828 [00a4e034] dummy interface: using the dummy interface module...
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.843 [00a6345c] access_output_file access out error: cannot open `\.\pipe\VLC1266684323390' (No such file or directory)
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.843 [00a5538c] stream_out_standard stream out error: no suitable sout access module for `file/ts://\.\pipe\VLC1266684323390'
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.843 [00a5491c] stream_out_duplicate stream out error: no destination given
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.843 [00a5c5bc] stream_out_transcode stream out error: cannot create chain
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.843 [00a51fcc] main stream output error: stream chain failed for `transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vb=4096,acodec=mp3,ab=128,channels=2}:duplicate{dst=std{access=file,mux=ts,dst=\\.\pipe\VLC1266684323390}}'
[Thread-20] DEBUG 11:45:23.843 [00a5c3f4] main input error: cannot start stream output instance, aborting


My config file:

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thumbnails = true
alternativeffmpegpath = C:\\Program Files\\PS3 Media Server\\win32\\dvrms\\ffmpeg_MPGMUX.exe
vlc_path = C:\\Program Files\\VideoLAN\\vlc098\vlc.exe
mencoder_ass = true
thumbnail_seek_pos = 120
usecache = true
hidevideosettings = true
folders = D:\\Video,D:\\Audio
mencoder_mt = true
hide_enginenames = false
use_mplayer_for_video_thumbs = true
hide_extensions = false
hide_media_library_folder = true
hide_transcode_folder = true
mencoder_disablesubs = true
engines = mencoder,avsmencoder,tsmuxer,mplayeraudio,ffmpegaudio,tsmuxeraudio,vlcvideo,mencoderwebvideo,mplayervideodump,mplayerwebaudio,vlcaudio,ffmpegdvrmsremux,rawthumbs
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Re: Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby chocolateboy » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:03 pm

Kmon wrote:My config file:

PMS.conf wrote:vlc_path = C:\\Program Files\\VideoLAN\\vlc098\vlc.exe


You're missing a backslash before vlc.exe e.g.

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vlc_path = C:\\Program Files\\VideoLAN\\vlc098\\vlc.exe
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Re: Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby Kmon » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:14 pm

Whoops! You're right - late night. But unfortunately it made no difference. Same log entries as before.
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Re: Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby shagrath » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:37 pm

Just spent some time to get the latest versions working, but I failed. Add to this I absolutely hate VLC (don't ask why :p), I don't think I will ever work on this again
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Re: Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby chocolateboy » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:44 pm

Kmon wrote:But unfortunately it made no difference. Same log entries as before.


It looks like PMS checks the Windows registry before the config file. I'd raise a ticket requesting the order be changed i.e. the config file should take precendence over the registry (this would be helpful for other things, not just VLC).

Alternatively, I'd recommend using MEncoder instead.
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Re: Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby Kmon » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:00 am

Thanks... I'll do both.
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Re: Multiple Versions of VideoLan

Postby zaphod » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:41 pm

Same problem here:

2 Versions of VLC installed, 0.9.8 for Streaming to my dreambox 800 and 1.0.5 for using with the PC.

Following Workaround works for me:

edit the registry:

(its a x64-VIsta-System):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VideoLAN\VLC

on x86 it should be similar...

Set the Installdir to the needed directory (where vlc 0.9.x is installed)
Set the Version to 0.9.8 and PMS work with this VLC.

The other VLC-Version (1.0.5) still works on the PC...
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