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Running VLC on Ubuntu at startup

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Old 09-07-2011
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Running VLC on Ubuntu at startup
  

Its very disappointing running VLC as root. Its very risky and possibility of not working properly. Please help me to run VLC with a script at startup in computer. Is it possible with daemon switch? Each and every time I have to stop the vlc process and launch again using the same script. Also I received many warnings during that. How risky it is?

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Re: Running VLC on Ubuntu at startup

According to me you should use sudo ?u user command in your startup. During startup it means at the startup script to change the user. If you ask me then I would like to let you know that it is worst to run server as root because unknown strangers can gain root access if there is security hole in the server. So I would say not to use VLC or run VLC on Ubuntu at startup.
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Re: Running VLC on Ubuntu at startup

I have personally tried it and it works fine with me. It works as run as root. In the batch file the command line is as the following:
  • sudo -u myuser vlc --ttl 100 -vv--intftelnet
  • --telnet-password mypswd --daemon ?vlm
  • -conf /home/myuser/vlc/public play.vlc
  • --extraintf logger:http --logfile=/var/log/vlc.log
  • --logmode text --http-host n.n.n.n:nn
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Re: Running VLC on Ubuntu at startup

The user that I have created during installing ubuntu is a super user. The reason I am telling this is because it has access to the vlm config file including rights to in the logfile. If you notice it will seem that the playlist is not loaded and it will not log anything. You can only connect to the http interface and the telnet interface. Hope this suggestion of mine helps you to take reference from it and apply in your requirement help you run it on the start up.
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Re: Running VLC on Ubuntu at startup

Follow the simple instruction below as I suggest. First to run VLC in terminal you have to open sources.list file and the command is:
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
After that to install and upgrade your VLC media use the below code:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc
sudo apt-get upgrade vlc
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Re: Running VLC on Ubuntu at startup

According to me instead of trying various things you should check the manual over the internet with the help of your browser. Just keep in mind that you take the necessary guidance from the official website so that it does not cause any harm to your system or crash it. According to me its risky and dangerous for your Ubuntu. It?s a technical issue, so the only thing you can do is waiting for the officials to solve those and provide it to you through official website. You can also use other media instead of VLC.
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