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Old 01-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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Can I install and use VLC video player on MINT 10


Hi guys does VLC video player work with MINT 10 ? Any help with setting this Player up would be welcomed.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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apt-get

Mint is Debian based, so apt-get is your package manager...
Code:
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install vlc
...should work, but you might need to do some tweaking to match VLC to your system.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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Insert into a terminal alsamixer as root and check that its un-muted M to mute or un-mute arrow keys to move along,also try F4 and F6 and see if that's got anything interesting to tweak.

Ooops,its been a while since I looked at Mint but I,m pretty sure it uses alsa... I hope it does and I am not wrong... LOL
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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Smile Can I install and use VLC video player on MINT 10

Hi guys . thank you both for your helpful advice and coding tips I have this program "VLC" on a "8daysaweek" opensource CD, its for windows installation. I am new to Linux and I think I will have a look at Ubuntu for non-geeks 4:th edition and Linux in a Nutshell 6:th edition, and come back to you on this VLC installation.
The reason I wanted VLC was that when I played a movie with MINT 10 movie player the movie played erratic and in a very slow fashion. I think this is a separate post though. Cheers and many thanks
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #5
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That's what I do,I RTFM all the time and Google,plus I learn loads from others posts... you just need to be patient and persistent and eventually the clouds will clear away and you will get to smile every time you get it to work... good luck
 
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Cheers, what does RTFM mean?
 
Old 01-18-2011, 11:06 AM   #7
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Cheers, what does RTFM mean?
Read The Fine Manual. There are other versions...
 
Old 01-19-2011, 12:53 PM   #8
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Cheers rich c , I was wondering what it meant , because when I Googled RTFM this Wikipedia insertion was the first on the list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM
I have already requested the fine manuals from the local library . Cheers
 
  


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