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HOWTO: Play Video Over SSH

vlc sftp://<server>/<path to file>


vlc sftp://


vlc sftp://'The Holiday (2006).mp4'

Put in your SSH login username and password then the magic will happen. Cool.

EDIT: If you don't want to be prompted each time for a username and password, you can put them in the VLC settings:-

VLC > Tools > Preferences > All > Search for SFTP > Username + Password > Save

Thanks - https://superuser.com/questions/781581/vlc-can-i-stream-over-ssh

HOWTO: Install The Latest Daily Build

If the package 'vlc' is already installed on 12.04, then a safe-upgrade will not install it.

You have to specifically install it, and follow the prompts to upgrade

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install -v -s vlc    (to verify latest git release)
sudo aptitude install vlc


HOWTO: Play 3D SBS (Side-by-Side) Movies

Don't touch anything in VLC. You change your 3D Television's settings...

Menu > Picture > 3D > Format > Side-by-Side > Apply

Now turn on your TV's 3D Glasses and enjoy the movie.

When you have finished, just remember to turn off the 3D settings...

Menu > Picture > 3D > Format > Off > Apply

HOWTO: Fix Error: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme

sudo aptitude install libgnome2-common

HOWTO: Terminal Command Line Curses Based Music Player

nvlc --no-color *.flac

a - volume up
z - volume down
n - next track
p - previous track
arrow up - go up the playlist
arrow down - go down the playlist
enter - select track
space - pause / play
h - help
q - quit

HOWTO: Remember 10 Band Graphic Equaliser Settings

Start VLC, open the Graphic Equalizer, tick Enable and set the controls to how you want them.

Under each of the sliders there is a dB (decibel) figure. Take a note of each of the 10 levels, leaving a space between each one. The example above would be: 3 -1.5 -3.8 -2 0 0 0 0 2 3

Next, on the main VLC window, click on Tools > Preferences.

At the bottom left, select All.

On the left hand side, select Filters (don't expand it yet), then tick Equalizer with 10 bands

Now expand Filters then select Equalizer. In the Bands gain box, enter the dB values from the EQ sliders.

Finally, click Save. Now when VLC next starts, it will have remembered your favourite EQ settings


HOWTO: Location of Important Files


HOWTO: Remote Control HTTP Web Lua Interface


HOWTO: FIX: Segmentation Fault

1. In Gentoo, emerge with the following USE flags...

USE="-svg -libnotify -xv -xcb"

2. Delete the following directories...


3. Generate the plugins cache again...

/usr/lib/vlc/vlc-cache-gen -f usr/lib/vlc/plugins


Gentoo Linux


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