Friday, 3 May 2013

Installing VLC media player for Ubuntu

Friday, 3 May 2013

VLC 2.0.6 Released With Boatload of Bug Fixes                                                           

This is the recommended way for installing VLC.


Graphical way

Open Synaptic application
Click on System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.
In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have an universe repository activated.
Search for vlc and install it, as well as vlc-plugin-pulse. You may also want to install mozilla-plugin-vlc.
If you are interested in streaming or transcoding, you should additionnally install libavcodec-extra-52 from a multiverse repository.

VLC for Ubuntu free download

Command line way

You need to check that a universe mirror is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
% sudo apt-get update
% sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

Nota Bene

Ubuntu includes whichever VLC version was the latest at the time the Ubuntu release was frozen (typically about two months before the official Ubuntu upgrade).
Afterward, you can still get security and critical bug fixes, but no further VLC version updates until the next Ubuntu release.
If you need a more recent version, please consider upgrading Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (lucid)

VLC version 1.0.6 in Ubuntu 10.04 is severely out-of-date. We recommend you install VLC 1.1.x manually.
If you wish to install VLC 1.0.6 anyway, please refer to the instructions above for Ubuntu 10.10. Note that there will be some bugs; you are on your own.
At your OWN risks, install VLC from PPA:

Command line way

% sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lucid-bleed/ppa
% sudo apt-get update
% sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc




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