Installing VLC in UBUNTU 8.10

I was using ubuntu from a long time back and i personally feels that it is one of the best LINUX OS.

Well VLC is a cross platform media player and streaming server also.I liked it because of its support for various audio and video formats (ogg,MPEG, DivX, mp3, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols also.I also had used it as a streaming server and most important thing is that it is an open source project. So question is how to install it on your machine(Having UBUNTU).

*INSTALLATION on System with Internet Connection
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There are many ways of installing VLC, either download it from site and install it manually(may have dependencies problem) or using apt-get.

Using apt-get :
* % sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc*

It will install all necessary packages and also mozilla plugin for VLC.

Also you can follow the Graphical way also :
Open Synaptic (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager).
Make sure you have a “multiverse” repository activated.(In Settings -> Repositories,)
Search for vlc and install it.

INSTALLATION on System without Internet Connection

This is very important because this method will work with almost every package(But i only had tried it with VLC and MPlayer) . First find a machine with ubuntu installed and with INTERNET connection.Then use following command.

%sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc –download-only

All files downloaded after above command are found at /var/cache/apt/archives/
Copy these files into a single folder and install them using command’
* %dpkg -i *.deb* (pwd must be that folder where you copied the files)

(Suggestion : Please remove/move all files in /var/cache/apt/archives before downloading the new files)

Also VLC is available for other distros also.
For any problems you can mail me at nit.abhi85@gmail.com
VLC Site : http://www.videolan.org/