How do I enable opengl in vlc as video output. It's not listed as a alternative.

  • do you mean hardware acceleration? – Allan Mar 10 '11 at 15:58
  • I don't know.. How do I check? – ganjan Mar 10 '11 at 17:17
  • Use GPU Acceleration (experimental) in Input and codecs settings is this what you mean? – Allan Mar 10 '11 at 19:21
  • What is the advantage of using OpenGL? Why would it make things faster? – Ciro Santilli 新疆改造中心法轮功六四事件 Apr 3 '16 at 8:32

1) Open VLC media player.

2) Click on Tools and select Preferences… .

3) mark "All" under "Show settings" in the bottom left corner

4) Expand Video and click on Output modules. Note that DON’T expand Output modules, just click on it.

5) Set Video output module to “OpenGL” or another setting you may want

Note: These steps are for V1.0.6 (Goldeneye) but I'm sure they'll be similar for other versions as well.

  • Guess I just like the old school look. I just noticed that if you don't select "All" under show settings that you can just click video and change the setting for the "Output" field. – Bryan Mar 22 '11 at 20:33
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    I know how to select the video output, but like I said, it's not listed as an alternative, thats the problem – ganjan Mar 24 '11 at 10:08

OpenGL output is not yet available in the Debian/Ubuntu packages.

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