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July 10, 2019 at 19:00 #13053



This is the first time I use Elan.
I dowloaded the tool and to run it, in terminal, ./elan
Tool starts (ok
Issue occurs when opening video .avi file with .eaf file


No player could be created for:

file ….avi
Failing to load VLCJ player
Is vlc properly installed ?
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Unable to load library vlc … not found in resource path (followed by a very long path …)
JFXMediaPlayer cannot handle the file : Unrecognize file signature.

thanks for helping

July 11, 2019 at 10:20 #13056


Is VLC installed in a more or less default/standard location? And can that location be tracked in that long path?
Can you add some version numbers, of VLC and the Linux installation?
I don’t have a Linux machine at hand right now, but there might be a Media Playback Read Me file in the ELAN installation folder, is there any useful information in there?


July 11, 2019 at 11:14 #13058


hi, thx for your comments, it had indeed to do with libvlc installation,

I installed vlc with command:
sudo apt-get install vlc

but I forgot to install libvlc with command:
sudo apt-get install libvlc-dev

After having vlc and libvlc installed I can use Elan5.7-FX on linux ubuntu 18.04, reading .avi files


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