Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How to install VLC 1 (Goldeneye) in Ubuntu.

VLC media player is one player to rule all the rest. It is one of the best efforts of the  Open Source movement. It gives most of its commercial counterparts a good run for their money. It is in short all you will need to enjoy your digital media.

It is free, open sourced, cross platform, uses its own built in codecs and plays virtually every media format you can think of. Just give it a try and you will be glad you did. If you are using Ubuntu 9.04 or 8.10, the following steps will get it installed on your system.

1)  Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file with this command at the terminal
              gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

2) Add the following line (Januty)
             deb jaunty main
For Intrepid users use this line instead 
             deb intrepid main

3) Save and exit.

4) Install GPG key with this command
            sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 7613768D

5) Update your sources' list with this command
           sudo apt-get update

6) Now install VLC with this command
      sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

7) Enjoy your VLC and digital media without sweat.

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