mmkw43 wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:08 pm
My version of Raspian is a couple of years old -- does it upgrade with a sudo update or upgrade? or do I have to reinstall? -- thanks much
You can apt upgrade to get updates for the same rasbian version.
The raspbian versions are based on debian version.
Current version is stretch. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian_version_history
If you are on stretch (lsb_release -a) will tell you, then apt upgrade and VLC will have hardware acceleration.
If you have an older version (jessie or wheezy) then a new sdcard image would be best.