NAS 110 Installing the VLC Media Player Web Browser Plugin

NAS 110 Installing the VLC Media Player Web Browser Plugin
NAS 110
Installing the VLC Media Player Web
Browser Plugin
Install the VLC browser plugin
to play videos with LooksGood
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NAS 110: Installing the VLC Media Player Web Browser Plugin
COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Install the VLC media player Web browser plugin on Google Chrome for Windows.
2. Use LooksGood to play videos from your NAS
PREREQUISITES
Course Prerequisites:
None
Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:
None
OUTLINE
1. Installing the VLC Media Player Web Browser Plugin
2. Installing the Adobe Flash Player Add-on (Required for FireFox Only)
3. Firefox Add-on Configurations
4. Playing Videos with LooksGood
5. Notes
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1. Installing the VLC Media Player Web Browser Plugin
When playing videos via your Web browser using LooksGood, you may be required to install the VLC
Media Player Web browser plugin.
Installation for Windows
STEP 1
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You can download the VLC media player installation file from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Go to the link provided and then click on [Download VLC] to begin the download.
STEP 2
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Double-click on the downloaded file to begin installation.
You will now be prompted to select the installer language. Select a language and then click [OK] to
continue.
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STEP 3
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The setup wizard will now appear. Click on [Next] to continue.
STEP 4
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You should now see the license agreement. After reviewing it, click on [Next] to continue.
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STEP 5
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Now ensure that [Mozilla plugin] and [ActiveX plugin] are selected under [Web plugins].
Click on [Next] to continue.
STEP 6
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Confirm the destination folder you want to install VLC media player into and then click on [Install].
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STEP 7
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After installation has completed you will see the screen below. The VLC media player Web browser
plugin required by LooksGood has now been installed successfully.
You will also have the option of running VLC media player after closing the installation wizard.
Click on [Finish] to close the installation wizard.
Installation for Mac OS X
STEP 1
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You can download the VLC media player web browser plugin for Mac OS X
from https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
Click on the button under “Web browser plugins” to begin the download.
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STEP 2
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Open the downloaded dmg file.
Drag VLC Plugin.plugin to Internet Plug-Ins.
Follow the prompts provided to complete installation.
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2. Installing the Adobe Flash Player Add-on (Required
for FireFox Only)
Installation for Windows
STEP 1
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Download the Flash Player installation file from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer
After entering into the website click on [Install now] button.
STEP 2
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Open the installation file that you have downloaded. After entering the installation interface, click on
[Next] and you will be able to being installation.
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Installation for Mac OS X
STEP 1
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Download the Flash Player installation file from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
Open the downloaded installation file. After entering the installation interface, click on [Install
Adobe Flash Player] to begin installation.
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3. Firefox Add-on Configurations
After installing the VLC plugin and Flash Player add-on, some configurations will still need to be done
in FireFox.
STEP 1
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Click on the settings menu in the
upper-right hand corner of the Firefox
window.
Click on [Add-ons].
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STEP 2
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Click on [Plugins] and you will be able to see the previously installed Add-ons: “VLC Web Plugin” and
“Shockwave Flash”
From the drop down menu on the right, select [Always Activate]
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4. Playing Videos with LooksGood
After installing the VLC media player Web browser plugin, you will be able to use LooksGood to play
videos. The basic steps for this are outlined below.
STEP 1
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Log into ADM using the Google Chrome Web browser
Open LooksGood.
You should now see the screen shown below. Select [Media Explorer] then search for the video you
want to play. Select it and then click on Play.
STEP 2
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If your Web browser has been configured to automatically block plugins, you will see the message
shown in the graphic below near the top right corner of your browser. Please select the [Always
allow plugins] option and then click on [Done].
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5. Notes
Currently supported Web browsers for VLC media player: Google Chrome for Windows
Video formats supported by LooksGood: avi, dat, mkv, vob, asf, wmv, mov, qt, divx, flv, swf, rm, rmvb, mpg,
mpeg, mpeg1, m1v, mpeg2, m2v, mp2, dvr-ms, m2ts, mts, m2t, ts, tp, trp, mpeg4, m4v, mp4, 3g2, 3gp,
3gp2, ogv, webm
Codecs supported by LooksGood: aac_latm, aac, ac3_fixed, ac3, dca, eac3, h.264, mlp, mp1, mp2, mp3,
mpeg2video, mpeg4, treuhd, vc1, wmav2, wmv3
Subtitle formats supported by LooksGood (UTF-8 encoding): SRT, ASS, SSA
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