how to install vlc

Asked by mevan on 2008-11-05

hi I'm totally new to Linux, and i have install ubuntu 7.10, i have download vlc player from softpedia ( vlc 0.9.5 tar.bz2) i have extract the file and try ./configure it's done and its come error , and i try make command nothing happen, how to install that software, i want play .DAT, .AVI. Mpg mp3 file how to do that, I'm now thinking go back to windows again. plz reply with full details. I'm totally new to Linux and don;t know anything about Linux.

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Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #1

There is really no need to compile VLC from source. All the software that you require can be installed easily from the repositories

First enable all repositories in System-> Administration-> Software Source. Make sure you enable main, restricted, universe, and multiverse.

To install VLC please open a terminal from Applications-> Accessories-> Terminal and type or paste

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc

Next you should add the Medibuntu repository and keyring. This link contains instructions.

Then from the terminal

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 w32codecs

Also if you have not done it already install this package with a lot a goodies

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Hope this helps

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