VLC Help with Streaming Eagle Media
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... a cross-platform
media player, with versions for MS Windows, Mac OS X, GNU, Linux, iOS and many others. With the VLC's portable
version, you can use it directly from your USB 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 media.
VLC already installed on your system? Now use it
to view our video streams.
3 Steps For VLC (Windows Portable version) Users
VLC (Portable) works particularly well for less experienced users, as it does not require installation (nor Windows' Administrator privileges). If need be, you can even save VLC on your USB drive, and run it from there. If your Windows system already has VLC installed, the portable version (instructions below) is not necessary to view our streaming media immediately
. Similar steps apply to other non-Windows users
Download it (to your local hard drive or USB drive). Using Windows Explorer, if need be, go to where you previously saved the VLC Portable download, and click it, to open/run the program.
After you select a preferred language and a destination folder/directory for VLC to expand and reside (i.e., click "OK + Next + Next + Install"), you can just check the "Run VLC Media Player Portable" checkbox and click "Finish".
Or, locate folder on your hard drive (or USB device) where you previously saved the VLC Portable download (above). Do so using Windows Explorer, if need be. Find the "VLCPortable" icon and click it.
Click on "Media" (per below), then "Open Network Stream". In the following "Please enter a network URL"
Then, click "Play" and enjoy the streaming media program.
For additional help to get VLC Portable up and running, visit VLC Portable Support
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