What Is VLC?
The abbreviation of "Video LAN Client
", Wikipedia describes this program as a multimedia player, supporting many audio and video codecs
and file formats
as well as DVDs
, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats... a cross-platform
media player, with versions for MS Windows, Mac OS X, GNU, Linux, iOS and many others. With the portable
version, you can use it directly from your flash drive (without
the need to install it on your system's hard drive). Many NCCU web users prefer VLC (as an alternative to QuickTime) to play our streaming content.
Already have it?
Use it now
to get our streaming media.
Need It? Get It in 3 Steps:
(for Windows Portable VLC Users - Similar steps apply to other non-Windows users
and click to open/run the program.
2) After you select a preferred language (e.g., "Next + Next") and a destination folder/directory for VLC to expand and reside (e.g., "Install + Finish"), go to the destination folder and click the newly created "VLCPortable.exe" icon.
Click on "Media", then "Open Network Stream". In the following "Please enter a network URL"
3) rtsp://mediaserver.nccu.edu/charterday2009.mov. Then, click "Play".
For help to get VLC Portable up and running, visit VLC Portable Support.
NCCU students, faculty and staff may contact the ITS Helpdesk