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VLC Help with Streaming Eagle Media

About 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, VCDs, 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 installing it on your system's hard drive). More and more NCCU web users are choosing VLC as an alternative to QuickTime, ReaPlayer and others to deliver streaming media. Is VLC already installed on your system? Now use it to view our video streams. Just remember (if prompted) to grant permission for your browser to use VLC plug-in.

The Easy Way:

Click here to download and install the VLC media player. The go back to the video stream page. Some web browsers will ask you for permission to use the player plug-in. If so, allow it.

The Slightly More Intermediate, 3-Step Way (AKA Using VLC Portable):

Does you Windows PC require Administrator privileges (which you may lack) to install VLC? The Portable/Standlaone/Install-Free version works particularly well, even for less experienced users, who don't like to install new porgrams on their system. It's as easy as saving VLC Portable to your USB drive, and click it to run 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. Click on "Media" (per below), then "Open Network Stream". In the following "Please enter a network URL" field, enter 3)rtsp://mediaserver.nccu.edu/foundersday/2011.mov. 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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