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VLC in 2 separate windows

June 8, 2009
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A few days back I had VLC player version 0.9 on my Ubuntu OS. One thing I didn’t like about it is that it had 2 separate windows which is the video output and the control window. I have VLC on my XP and both of these windows are integrated as one where the video output is placed at the top and the controls at the bottom. It was quite frustrating to keep looking for the control window to navigate through a video I was watching on the VLC player.

So I googled a bit and found that VLC version 0.9 had a problem working on one window on the GNOME desktop. The users can however change the settings so that it would work on one window but the player seems crash most of the time if done so.

So the best solution I found was to upgrade the VLC player to 1.0 RC which is not in the Ubuntu repositories yet. I had to add the repositories myself. Below are the repositories:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

The repositories needs to be added though the software sources (System > Administration > Software Sources), thanks to Andrew

One Comment leave one →
  1. william permalink
    June 21, 2009 3:44 am

    Thanks for the info!

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