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MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:00 pm

We now have an update to our default video player, VLC 2.2.8-2, in the test repository, backported from Debian testing. Changes include:
This release also fixes a few security issues, in the flac and the libavcodec modules (heap write overflow), in the avi module and a few crashes.
It runs fine in my tests, and we need a few more tester's thumbs-up before we move it to the main repo, which we'd like to do ASAP because of the security fixes.

I also have built VLC 3.0 release candidate 2 from Sid for MX 17, and it also runs fine, but will hold off until its final release for a repo version. I just wanted to check to see how it was going to build.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Gaer Boy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:26 am

Works fine here and solves a problem I had yesterday with the previous version - videos breaking up every 2 minutes or so.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Stevo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:37 pm

We now have VLC 3.0 release candidate 6, backported from Sid, in our test repository. I was experimenting with how hard a major upgrade like this is going to be when 3.0 is finally released, but since the results ended up running fine on my install, decided to send it up to the test repo with some new build-depends.

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Post by Stevo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:11 pm

We now have the final release of 3.0 in our test repo, five years after 2.0 was released. Please give it a try so we can move it to main.

***** Those that have installed KDE or KDE applications may have phonon-backend-vlc or phonon4qt5-backend-vlc installed, which is incompatible with this version at the moment. Install phonon-backend-gstreamer or phonon4qt5-backend-null or -gstreamer instead, remove phonon-backend-vlc/phonon4qt5-backend-vlc, and then try the upgrade again. I'll try rebuilding the VLC backend against the new VLC..Yes, that fixes the issue here, the new phonons should be in the test repo soon.***********
VLC 3.0 "Vetinari" is a new major update of VLC.
VLC 3.0 activates hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback!
It supports 10bits and HDR
VLC supports 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisoncics 3rd order

Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs
Can stream to Chromecast devices, even in formats not supported natively
Can play Blu-Ray Java menus: BD-J
VLC supports browsing of local network drives and NAS
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by richb » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:30 pm

It would not install from the test repo using MXPI. When I tried to install in Synaptic, ended up with broken packages.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by stsoh » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:46 pm

it works on mx17, upgraded from mxpi.

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2018-02-11  01:48:20  upgrade  vlc-l10n                                  all    2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:16  upgrade  libvlc-bin                                amd64  2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:15  upgrade  vlc-plugin-video-output                   amd64  2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:15  upgrade  vlc-plugin-qt                             amd64  2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:15  upgrade  vlc-bin                                   amd64  2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:15  upgrade  libvlc5                                   amd64  2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:15  install  libvlccore9                               amd64  <none>                            3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:14  upgrade  vlc-plugin-base                           amd64  2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:14  upgrade  vlc-data                                  all    2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
2018-02-11  01:48:14  upgrade  vlc                                       amd64  2.2.8-2~mx17+1                    3.0.0-1~mx17+1
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:55 pm

I enabled the MX Test repo, and had no trouble installing or running. Nice work!
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Stevo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:05 pm

Well, if we can figure out what's going on with Rich, it seems good to go to main.

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apt install vlc=3.0.0-1~mx17+1
say is broken?

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Paul.. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:13 pm

Confirmed...works great here.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:22 pm

OK here too.
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