What I am looking for is as follows:
A Step-By-Step process for installing, downloading, compiling and testing VLC with Hardware Acceleration on a Raspberry Pi 3B running Raspbian Desktop as installed from the latest version of NOOBs (2.8.2).
So far, I get lost in the sea of dependencies, the downloading of tar.xz files, attempts to create a make file, and the errors in missing dependencies that need to be there to allow the make to happen (I'm looking at YOU, "gettxt"!!!)
At any rate, I have the versions involved as listed here:
NOOBs 2.8.2 (from the local Download Page)
VLC 3.0.3 from Here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
gettxt-0.19.8.1 from Here: https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/
I have both Codec Licenses installed and checked, so that's not an issue.
All in all, the other threads seem to be out of date by nearly two years, and refer to versions that are less than current.
As an aside, I also have OSMC installed (through NOOBs in dual boot), and it runs things very well, so that's not an issue.
So far, I follow the following instructions:
1) Format the MicroSD Card and verify the file structure (32GB in FAT32) I use SDFormatter (Freeware)
2) Copy all of the files for NOOBs 2.8.2 onto the card
3) Verify that I have my USB keyboard and mouse connected, and my monitor and analog sound plugged in and powered up
3b) Insert the card into my Raspberry Pi 3B and plug in the Pi to boot it up
4 ) Upon boot-up, I set up my WiFi access to get all the options on the boot list
5) I choose US English and US Keyboard layout
6) I choose Raspbian, Data Partition and OSMC, and click on Install, then Yes, to verify the over-write and continue
If you don't want to know about my OSMC Configuration, Skip to Step 12
7) Upon boot-up, I first choose OSMC:
7a) I choose OSMC from the list, followed by "No Thanks" on the newsletter prompt
7b) I set my Language to English, and Yes to verify
7c) Region to America, with Toronto as my Timezone
7d Accept osmc as current device name
7e) Verify that SSH is enabled, and click accept again
8) manually set up my Wifi
8a) Enable the WiFi adapter
8b) Choose my Router from the list, and enter my Key code, then click Done and Exit
9) Click Yes to "Check for updates now"
9a) Click OK to accept that "there are no updates available"
10) Click My OSMC from the side menu
10a) On the Pi Config choice, I enter the Codec Licenses, then return to the main menu
11) I choose Settings, then System and Audio
11a) under the Audio output device, I choose PI: HDMI and Analogue then return to the main menu
Raspbian Setup starts here:
12) Reboot the system and choose Raspbian
13) I Click Next to step through the setup:
13a) I choose Canada "Canadian English" and Toronto, then Next
13b) Password Change for the "pi" user
13c) I then choose my Router again, and enter the Key Code (again)
13d) Next and Next again (to check for updates)
13e) I then go change my Keyboard to US English from Canadian French (why does it go to french by default?)
14) I open my Terminal Window and enter the following:
14a) I add my Codec License info to the file
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sudo nano /boot/config.txt
14b) ctrl+x, y, then Enter to save and close the file
15) Exit the terminal and Reboot (from the Desktop Menu)
And there we have it so far: My step by step process for installing my Raspberry Pi System so far.
For reference, I usually install I2C for my RealTime Clock, Firefox ESM for a Browser and the XScreensaver Modules, but these are extras, and shouldn't be too influential on getting VLC downloaded, compiled and running properly...
Thank you in advance for your assistance in this rather frustrating issue! I really want this system to be fully functional under both chosen OSs!