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General Interface Description

Mac OS X 10.2 'Jaguar' brought flatter interface elements, such as new buttons and drop-down menus, as well as reducing the transparency to tone down the pinstripes in windows and menus. These trends continued in subsequent Mac OS X releases. In Mac OS X Panther, brushed metal was brought to the Finder. New buttons were made to appear sunken.

VLC has several interfaces:

  • A cross-platform interface for Windows and GNU/Linux, which is called Qt.
  • A native Mac OS X interface.
  • An interface that supports skins for both Windows and GNU/Linux.

The operation of VLC is essentially the same in all the interfaces.

Windows and GNU/Linux (Qt)

The screenshot below shows the default interface in VLC 2.0. More features can be displayed by selecting them in the View menu.

See also VLC Interface 2.0 on Windows 7

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Mac OS X

This screenshot shows the default interface that VLC had on Mac OS X until version 1.1:

Since version 2.0 the interface has been redesigned. See OSX 2.0 interface.

Starting VLC Media Player in Windows

In Windows XP: Click Start -> Programs -> VideoLAN -> VLC media player.

In Windows 7: Click Start -> All Programs -> VideoLAN -> VLC media player.

VLC is shown on the screen and a small icon is shown in the system tray.

Stopping VLC Media Player

There are three ways to quit VLC:

  • Right click the VLC icon () in the tray and select Quit (Alt-F4).
  • Click the Close button in the main interface of the application.
  • In the Media menu, select Quit (Ctrl-Q).

Notification Area Icon

Clicking this icon shows or hides the VLC interface. Hiding VLC does not exit the application. VLC keeps running in the background when it is hidden. Right clicking the icon in the notification area shows a menu with basic operations, such as opening, playing, stopping, or changing a media file.

Main Interface

The main interface has the following areas:

  • Menu bar.
  • Track slider - The track slider is below the menu bar. It shows the playing progress of the media file. You can drag the track slider left to rewind or right to forward the track being played. When a video file is played, the video is shown between the menu bar and the track slider.
    Note: When a media file is streamed, the track slider does not move because VLC cannot know the total duration.
  • Control Buttons - The buttons below the track slider cover all the basic playback features.

Opening media

See Documentation:Play HowTo/Basic Use 0.9/Opening modes

Streaming Media Files

Streaming is a method of delivering audio or video content across a network without the need to download the media file before it is played. You can view or listen to the content as it arrives. It has the advantage that you don't need to wait for large media files to finish downloading before playing them.

VideoLan is designed to stream MPEG videos on high bandwidth networks. VLC can be used as a server to stream MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files, DVDs and live videos on the network in unicast or multicast. Unicast is a process where media files are sent to a single system through the network. Multicast is a process where media files are sent to multiple systems through the network.

VLC is also used as a client to receive, decode and display MPEG streams. MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 streams received from the network or an external device can be sent to one machine or a group of machines.

To stream a file:

  1. From the Media menu, select Open Network Stream. The Open Media dialog box loads with the Network tab selected.
  2. In the Please enter a network URL text box, Type the network URL.
  3. Click Play.

Note: When VLC plays a stream, the track slider shows the progress of the playback.

For more information, refer to Documentation:Streaming HowTo/Receive and Save a Stream

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Converting and Saving a Media File Format

VLC can convert media files from one format to another.

To convert a media file:

  1. From the Media menu, select Convert/Save. The Open media dialog window appears.
  2. Click Add.... A file selection dialog window appears.
  3. Select the file you want to convert and click Open. The Convert dialog window appears.
  4. In the Destination file text box, indicate the path and file name where you want to store the converted file.
  5. From the Profile drop-down, select a conversion profile.
  6. Click Start.
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Downloading Nmap

Nmap and Zenmap (the graphical front end) are available inseveral versions and formats. Recent source releases and binarypackages are described below. Older version (and sometimes newer testreleases) are available from the dist directory(and really old ones are in dist-old).For the moresecurity-paranoid (smart) users, GPG detached signatures and SHA-1hashes for each release are available in the sigsdirectory (verification instructions). Before downloading, be sure to read the relevant sections for your platform from the Nmap Install Guide. The mostimportant changes (features, bugfixes, etc) in each Nmap version aredescribed in the Changelog. Using Nmap is covered in the Reference Guide, and don't forget to readthe other available documentation, particularly the new book Nmap Network Scanning!

Nmap users are encouraged to subscribe to the Nmap-hackersmailing list. It is a low volume (7 posts in 2015), moderated listfor the most important announcements about Nmap,, andrelated projects. You can join the 128,953 current subscribers (as ofSeptember 2017) by submitting your email address here:

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Nmap is distributed with source code under custom license terms similar to (and derived from) the GNUGeneral Public License, as noted in the copyright page.

Microsoft Windows binaries

Please readthe Windows section of theInstall Guide for limitations and installation instructions for theWindows version of Nmap. You can choosefrom a self-installer (includes dependencies and also the Zenmap GUI)or the much smaller command-line zip file version. We support Nmap on Windows 7 and newer, as well as Windows Server 2008 and newer. We also maintain a guide for userswho must run Nmap on earlier Windows releases..

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The Nmap executable Windows installer can handle Npcapinstallation, registry performance tweaks, and decompressing theexecutables and data files into your preferred location. It also includes the Zenmap graphical frontend. Skip all thecomplexity of the Windows zip files with a self-installer:

Latest stable release self-installer: nmap-7.91-setup.exe

We have written post-install usageinstructions. Please notify usif you encounter any problems or have suggestions for theinstaller.

For those who prefer the command-line zip files (Installation Instructions; UsageInstructions), they are still available. The Zenmap graphicalinterface is not included with these, so you need to runnmap.exe from a DOS/command window. Oryou can download and install a superior command shell such as thoseincluded with the free Cygwin system.Also, you need to run the Npcapand Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Packageinstallers which are included in the zip file. The main advantage is that these zip files are a fraction of the size of the executable installer:

Latest stable command-line

Linux RPM Source and Binaries

Many popular Linux distributions (Redhat, Mandrake, Suse, etc) usethe RPM package management system forquick and easy binary package installation. We havewritten a detailed guide toinstalling our RPM packages, though these simple commands usually dothe trick:You can also download and install the RPMs yourself:

Latest stable release:
x86-64 (64-bit Linux)Nmap RPM: nmap-7.91-1.x86_64.rpm
x86-64 (64-bit Linux)Ncat RPM: ncat-7.91-1.x86_64.rpm
x86-64 (64-bit Linux)Nping RPM: nping-0.7.91-1.x86_64.rpm
Optional Zenmap GUI (all platforms): zenmap-7.91-1.noarch.rpm
Source RPM (includes Nmap, Zenmap, Ncat, and Nping): nmap-7.91-1.src.rpm

Mac OS X Binaries

Nmap binaries for Mac OS X (Intel x86) are distributed as a disk image filecontaining an installer. The installer allows installing Nmap, Zenmap,Ncat, and Ndiff. The programs have been tested on Intel computersrunning Mac OS X 10.8 and later. See theMac OS X Nmap installpage for more details. Users of PowerPC (PPC) Mac machines, which Apple ceased selling in 2006, should see this page instead for support information.
Latest stable release installer: nmap-7.91.dmg

Source Code Distribution

This is the traditional compile-it-yourself format. The Nmaptarball compiles under Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and many UNIXplatforms (Solaris, Free/Net/OpenBSD, etc.) It includes Zenmap, theGUI frontend.

Detailed Linux/BSD/Solaris compilation instructions and options are provided here, though this usually does the trick:

Most Windows users install with our Windows executable installer, but we also provide Windows source code compilation instructions.

Most Mac OS X users install with our Mac installer, but we also provide Mac OS X source code compilation instructions.

If you are compiling Nmap anyway, you might prefer to get the very latest code from our SVN source code repository rather than downloading a tarball here.

Latest stable Nmap release tarball: nmap-7.91.tar.bz2 (or gzip compressed)

Other Operating Systems

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Many other operating systems support Nmap so well that I have no needto create and distribute binary packages myself. You can choose touse the packages below, or compile the sourcedistribution, which is often newer. We have created installation pages for the following platforms:
Linux (all distributions)
Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD
Sun Solaris
Amiga, HP-UX, and Other Platforms


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