Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Media Player for linux - VLC

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for almost all major audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
It doesn't need any external codec or program to work.

Here you can find all the supported format and platform details.

Mac OS X - Video

GNU/Linux Debian - KDE 3 - Qt interface and compiz

GNU/Linux Debian - KDE 3 - Qt interface and compiz
Arch Linux - KDE 4 - Qt interface, album art and simple preferences

How to install


VLC's latest packaged version is always in the official Debian unstable branch. However you should still use our apt-get line if you need libdvdcss:

deb sid main

deb-src sid main

For a normal install, do:

# apt-get update

# apt-get install vlc libdvdcss2


You need to check that a "multiverse" mirror is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list.

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


Use Dag wieers to have 0.8.6 for those versions!

Fedora 9 & Fedora 10

Use RPM Fusion for F9 and F10 (available for x86, x86_64, ppc and ppc64)
Install rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm for F9 and f10

    $> su -
    #> rpm -ivh
    #> yum install vlc
    #> yum install mozilla-vlc (optionnal) 


sudo zypper ar VLC
sudo zypper mr -r VLC
sudo zypper in vlc

openSUSEversion can be 10.3, 11.0 or 11.1

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