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Unofficial build of VLC forwarded to local X session.
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VLC

Unofficial build of VLC 2.1.6 running within a docker container and rendered by the local X Server.

Changelog

v1.2
* Optional environment variables 'ARGS' and 'FILE' can now be passed into the container. For example: -e ARGS='--loop' -e FILE='/home/vlc/Documents/sampleVideo.mp4' 

v1.1
* Added audio passthrough, however this requires the --privileged argument to be set. This should be used with caution.

* Additional configuration files can now be mounted inside the container (see example below).
I have included the vlcrc in my [GitHub](https://github.com/chrisdaish/docker-vlc/tree/master/configFiles).

v1.0
* User permissions now correlate between host and container. This allows VLC media to be saved back to the host system by passing in the local users uid/gid as environment variables.

Launch Command

docker run  -v $HOME/Documents:/home/vlc/Documents:rw \
            -v /dev/snd:/dev/snd \
            -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix \
            -e uid=$(id -u) \
            -e gid=$(id -g) \
            -e DISPLAY=unix$DISPLAY \
            --privileged \
            --name vlc \
            chrisdaish/vlc

Additional config example:

docker run  -v $HOME/Documents:/home/vlc/Documents:rw \
            -v $HOME/<pathToConfigFiles>/vlcrc:/home/vlc/.config/vlc/vlcrc:ro \
            -v /dev/snd:/dev/snd \
            -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix \
            -e uid=$(id -u) \
            -e gid=$(id -g) \
            -e DISPLAY=unix$DISPLAY \
            --privileged \
            --name vlc \
            chrisdaish/vlc

FAQ

Note: If you receive the following Gtk error:

Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: unix:0.0

Simply allow the docker user to communicate with your X session

xhost +local:docker
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