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Old 12-01-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
sumeet inani
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how to install vlc media player


(1)I downloaded the required rpm's from following website http://packman.links2linux.org
(2)Then I installed them using
rpm -i vlc-0.9.6-0.pm.1.src.rpm
Similiarly for
libvlc2-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
libvlccore0-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
vlc-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
vlc-aout-pulse-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
vlc-gnome-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
vlc-mozillaplugin-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
vlc-noX-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
vlc-qt-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
vlc-devel-0.9.6-0.pm.1.i586.rpm
(3)Whichever of above showed missing dependencies then I installed them by adding --nodeps option to the corresponding command.
(4)Now when I open a media file with other application I can see vlc media player alongwith its icon in the list but when I open that media file with vlc then nothing happens.In system monitor I can see vlc sleeping.
(5)What should I do?
 
Old 12-01-2008, 02:17 AM   #2
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I'm not quite sure what you expected when you overrode everything with --nodeps.

What distro are you using?
 
Old 12-01-2008, 02:22 AM   #3
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Just in case you are using opensuse, first, use rpm -e to remove everything you installed above, and follow the instructions here http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-suse.html to install vlc.
 
Old 12-01-2008, 05:08 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by sumeet inani View Post
(1)
(5)What should I do?
Installing it correctly would be a start..

Most likely whatever distro you're using, vlc is in its repositories, so it should be reasonably easy to install...

What distro is the big question.

IGF
 
Old 12-01-2008, 07:26 AM   #5
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And here are few approaches from vlc. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
 
Old 12-02-2008, 12:02 AM   #6
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Thank you all for replying
I am using open suse 10.3 whose cd iso image i got from website.
But my problem is my computer is not connected to internet so I have to do all installation offline.That is why I downloaded the required rpm's from site mentioned above.Can you tell me what other rpm vlc requires so I can download them from nearest cyber cafe.
Does vlc also require wxwidget to display the window & buttons?

Last edited by sumeet inani; 12-02-2008 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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Can you use Yast if the computer is not directly hooked up to the internet?

With Puppy Linux you can download a single file with a PET extension that will install a PET-package (on or off-line) easy as pie. Guess I'm spoiled.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 07:38 PM   #8
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His issue is dependency resolution, not the ability to install packages per se.

sumeet, I'd remove all the packages, and as you install each rpm, take a careful note of what it requires that isn't installed.

Do this for each package, then download those you need. It may take more than one go I'm afraid.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 10:57 PM   #9
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Thank you billymayday.I will do that though it will be time consuming.
(1)Does vlc media player require wxwidget compulsory to show the button & windows.
(2)Also is there any website that can provide the required rpm.What I know is
(a)http://packman.links2linux.org
(b)ftp://packman.inode.at/suse/10.3/i686/
 
Old 12-03-2008, 12:16 AM   #10
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If I knew one, I'd have let you know. Nothing stood out.

Here are the packages that would be installed on a CentOS machine for example, but I'm no at a SuSe box.

Code:
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
 vlc                     x86_64     0.9.6-1.el5.rf   rpmforge           21 M
Installing for dependencies:
 SDL_image               x86_64     1.2.5-4.el5      epel               43 k
 aalib                   x86_64     1.4.0-5.el5.rf   rpmforge          171 k
 arts                    x86_64     8:1.5.4-1        base              1.2 M
 dirac                   x86_64     1.0.0-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          3.0 M
 ffmpeg-libpostproc      x86_64     0.4.9-0.9.20070530.el5.rf  rpmforge           42 k
 flac                    x86_64     1.1.2-28.el5_0.1  base              286 k
 freeglut                x86_64     2.4.0-7.1.el5    base              150 k
 fribidi                 x86_64     0.10.7-5.1       base               53 k
 libXv                   x86_64     1.0.1-4.1        base               14 k
 libXvMC                 x86_64     1.0.2-2.1        base               18 k
 libcaca                 x86_64     0.99-0.1.beta11.el5.rf  rpmforge          237 k
 libcddb                 x86_64     1.3.0-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          114 k
 libcdio                 x86_64     0.78.2-5.el5     epel              271 k
 libdca                  x86_64     0.0.5-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          139 k
 libdvbpsi               x86_64     0.1.5-2.el5.rf   rpmforge           69 k
 libdvdcss               x86_64     1.2.10-1.el5.rf  rpmforge           65 k
 libdvdnav               x86_64     0.1.10-3.el5.rf  rpmforge          212 k
 libdvdread              x86_64     0.9.7-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          127 k
 libebml                 x86_64     0.7.8-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          299 k
 libmad                  x86_64     0.15.1b-4.el5.rf  rpmforge           80 k
 libmatroska             x86_64     0.8.1-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          702 k
 libmodplug              x86_64     1:0.8.4-1.el5    epel              161 k
 libmpcdec               x86_64     1.2.6-1.el5.rf   rpmforge           54 k
 libmpeg2                x86_64     0.5.1-2.el5.rf   rpmforge          153 k
 libshout                x86_64     2.2.2-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          114 k
 libsndfile              x86_64     1.0.17-2.el5     epel              213 k
 libupnp                 x86_64     1.6.6-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          290 k
 lirc                    x86_64     0.6.6-4.el5.rf   rpmforge          251 k
 opencv                  x86_64     1.0.0-1.el5.rf   rpmforge          4.5 M
 qt4                     x86_64     4.2.1-1          base              7.1 M
 speex                   x86_64     1.0.5-4.el5_1.1  base              207 k
 svgalib                 x86_64     1.9.25-3.el5     epel              443 k
 taglib                  x86_64     1.5-1.el5.rf     rpmforge          985 k
 twolame                 x86_64     0.3.12-1.el5.rf  rpmforge          137 k
 xosd                    x86_64     2.2.14-1.el5.rf  rpmforge           60 k
 zvbi                    x86_64     0.2.33-1.el5.rf  rpmforge          951 k
 
  


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