Saturday, July 11, 2009

Install VLC 1.0 In Ubuntu

VideoLAN's VLC media player, arguably the world's best media player, hit version 0.9.9 in early April. Three months and more than 78 million downloads later, VideoLAN has announced VLC 1.0.0, or "Goldeneye."

First, download and install the trusted key:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 7613768D

This commands tells apt-key to download key 7613768D from and add it to your trusted repository keys.

Next, we need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file with root privileges (sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list or gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list) and add the following two repository lines:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Make sure to save the file when you're done. Alternately, this can be done as:

sudo bash -c "echo 'deb jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

sudo bash -c "echo 'deb-src jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

These two commands will append the two lines mentioned earlier to /etc/apt/sources.list.

Next, update the package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Then, just install VLC the usual way:

sudo apt-get install vlc

1 comment:

  1. "worlds best media player" ? i don't use it

    it can't play 720p videos on my 6 years old PC!

    SMPlayer plays them with no problem


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