How to install VLC PLUG IN on Mac, PC and Linux - Radio, Internet radio, television



1. What is the VLC plugin?

The application VLC du projet VideoLAN is a free media player (free) running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.
It is vital Mac OS and Linux, to play media files that QuickTime can not read.

Important Note 1 Reminder: difference between plugin and player
A plugin is a module that integrates into a browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, etc. ) and allows the browser to play audio or video file.
A player , is an independent software that allows music playback or video.

Important Note : installatin a plugin:
- Under Windows, the VLC plugin installation is integrated with the installation of VLC player, but must ABSOLUTELY CHECK THE BOX 'firefox plugin' for software installation (see tutorial below) .
- Macintosh the plugin is completely separate and independent of the player.
Besides, he was not at all the same version as the player.


2. How do I install the VLC plugin on Windows?

For Windows:
For more information, visit the official website of VLC and downloads for Windows (English only)

After downloading, run the installation program (if not started automatically) from where you downloaded it.

Very important: during installation, please tick the box Mozilla/firefox plugin and ActiveX plugin :
VLC installation 3
At the end of the installation, quit the installer as well as any open Web browsers for the plugin to take effect the next time.

Note : If, after installing IE, the site still asks again to install the VLC plugin here

3. How does one install the VLC plugin on Mac?

1. Important Note 1 : On the Mac, install the complete software (player) VLC will not install the plugin.
To listen to radio or watch a video in the browser (Safari, Firefox), you must install the PLUGIN not the software

2 Important Note 2 : the plugin version is to this day is still 1.0.5 whereas the complete software (player) VLC 1.1.7 is

3 Very important !! to install the plugin, be sure to leave BEFORE LAUNCHING browser installation. Then restart your macintosh BEFORE LAUNCHING the browser again, otherwise it will not work !!
This tip can save you hours of wasted time ... (Sic It !! feels lived ...)

Depending on your version of Macos and processor, please select the right plugin.
Note: to know the architecture (v/processor) of your Mac, see help to know his version of Macintosh

For Mac OS X version 10.5 and later: For Mac OS X version 10.3 and 10.4: For Mac OS X version 10.2: download VLC 0.8.4a
It is vlc complete because for Mac OS 10.2, no plugin

For Mac OS X version 10.1: download VLC 0.7.0
It is vlc complete because for Mac OS 10.1, no plugin

After downloading, run the installation program (normally it starts automatically if you use Safari) by first opening the disk image named vlc-plugin-XXXX.dmg (XXXX varies depending on the version plugin) that you just downloaded, then the file VLC Internet Plug-In.pkg contained in the disk image.

Once launched, the installation program displays the following window:
VLC installation 1
Click Continue of the window that displays the following contents:
Installing VLC 2
Select the disk where to install the plugin and click on the Continue of the window that displays the following contents:
VLC installation 3
Click the button Update to start the installation. Warning: an administrator account and password will be required for the installation starts (the plugin is not installed at the user account, but at the system level)

. At the end of the installation, quit the installer as well as any open Web browsers for the plugin to take effect the next time.

4. How do I install the VLC plugin on Linux?

On Linux, VLC plugin installation can be done in several ways.
For more information, see the following page on the website VideoLAN

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Here you will find explanations on how to install VLC according to Linux distribution.

5. Why, with IE, the site asks to install the VLC plugin when it is already installed?

1. First reason: there is a bar Warning that appears at the top of the page and asks you if you allow Active X plugin (this bar that appears under the pop up, we tend to not see).
2. Otherwise, it may be that the plugin is not enabled.

To activate it, choose Internet Options in the Tools Internet Explorer that displays the following dialog:
IE: Internet Options
In the Programs , click the Manage additional modules , the following dialog box appears:
IE: Manage Add-ons
In the View menu , select the Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer .
In the list of modules, find the row named VideoLAN VLC ActiveX Plugin v2 and select.
In the Settings , activate the plugin by checking the box On and click OK to close the dialog.

Quit Internet Explorer (well close all windows) and restart it, the VLC plugin should now be active.

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