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1.3. How can I use VideoLAN ?

1.3.1. Documentation

The user documentation of VideoLAN is made up of 4 documents :

  • the VideoLAN Quickstart. This document will give you a quick overview of of VLC, VLC's stream output, the Video On Demand solution and the channel information service system.

  • the VideoLAN HOWTO. This document is the complete guide of the VideoLAN streaming solution.

  • the VLC user guide. This document is the complete guide for VLC.

  • the VLS user guide. This document is the complete guide for VLS.

  • the VideoLAN FAQ. This document contains Frequently Asked Questions about VideoLAN.

The latest version of these documents can be found on the documentation page .

You can also have a look at the VideoLAN Wiki. This is a website that everyone can change. We use it to document everything that is not in the "official" documentation: the tips and tricks for each O.S., the graphical interfaces, etc...

1.3.2. User support

If you have problems using VideoLAN, and if you don't find the answer to your problems in the documentation, please look at the online archive of the mailing-lists. There are two English-speaking mailing-lists for the users :

  • vlc@videolan.org for the questions on VLC ,

  • streaming@videolan.org for the questions on VLS, mini-SAP-server and the network .

If you want to subscribe or unsubscribe to the mailing-lists, please go to the mailing-list page.

You can also talk with VideoLAN users and developers on IRC : server irc.freenode.net, channel #videolan .

If you find a bug, please follow the instructions on the bug reporting page .