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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main
For Intrepid users use this line instead 
             deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu intrepid main

3) Save and exit.

4) Install GPG key with this command

            sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 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.

3 Replies to “How to install VLC 1 (Goldeneye) in Ubuntu.”

  1. Hi, it worked and I must thank you, but now VLC does not open files specified as a parameter anymore…
    (this means "$ vlc video.ogv" would spawn a VLC without playing video.ogv)
    How can I fix this issue?

  2. Hello Mascara
    I think it's a problem with the codec though I have not experienced it since I don't have such files. But scouring the net reveals people facing similar problems. There may be a solution but I do not know of it or how to go about your problem. I will keep searching though

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