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Old 08-29-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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install vlc media player


From the website-
add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge main
deb-src http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge main

For a normal install, do:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install vlc libdvdcss2

I did this - what do I do now to install it???!!!!

Thanks,
David
 
Old 08-29-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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It should be installed. Open a terminal and type "vlc". You can also double click on any mp4 files etc. If you've ripped a DVD, it should play the iso, as well. If you right click on a file and select "Open With->Open With Other Application" you should get a list that includes vlc.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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i tried . . .

your suggestions, typing "vlc" in a terminal (VLC not found) and using the Open With option on a file (vlc is not shown). It must not have installed. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:10 PM   #4
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Quote:
For a normal install, do:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install vlc libdvdcss2

I did this - what do I do now to install it???!!!!
You didn't mention any error messages during the install process. If you actually did the above, it should be installed.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:48 PM   #5
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forgot to post error

I ran the scripts again-

Reading Package Lists . . . Done
Building dependency tree . . . Done
E: Couldn't find package vlc
 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:54 PM   #6
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There are a bunch of versions of vlc there, and I can't help you pick one. But, doesn't sarge have vlc on the Debian site? Have you tried to get it from debian.org?

One more question: is there a reason you're still running sarge, such as an old/slow computer? Etch has been the stable release for quite some time, and it won't be too long before Lenny becomes stable.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:57 PM   #7
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Looking at that site again, aren't those all "Woody" versions? Try setting sources.list back to debian.org and whatever your distro is (sarge?, etch?, stable?) and seeing if you can update and then get vlc from there.

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Old 08-29-2008, 04:59 PM   #8
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I have an Asus Eee PC

First, thanks for your help.

I only have used Windows so I am not familiar with Linux. I just bought an Asus PC with Linux pre-loaded on it. Do you know how I can determine which vlc software to load? Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 05:07 PM   #9
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What Asus PC did you get? What Linux did it come with? Is it Debian? Ubuntu? Something else?

What did your sources.list say before you changed it?

Enter "uname -a" and show me the result.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 05:18 PM   #10
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system info

uname -a:
2.6.21.4-eeepc i686 GNU/Linux

I was trying to figure out where to locate which Linux version it is running (so it must be GNU/Linux).

It's a 4MB Asus Surf Model.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 05:25 PM   #11
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Is there a reason that you are running Sarge? Sarge is now outdated. It was succeeded by Etch and then by Lenny. Could I suggest that you you change Sarge for Stable in your source list and then run apt-get update and then apt-get dist-upgrade please. You are probably missing out on some security updates and a whole host of features.

Unless there's a good reason for you to run an outdated OS.....?
 
Old 08-29-2008, 05:33 PM   #12
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Can you set your sources.list back to whatever it was before you changed it? Did you keep a backup or write it down or comment it out in the file or something?

Xavier,
I think he just found some old instructions on the net to get vlc and did what they said blindly. It looks like he has an Asus eeepc and I know little to less than nothing about them.

Added:
But for Sure it's not Sarge. It's some Xandros Linux which is a small Debian derivative.

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Old 08-29-2008, 05:37 PM   #13
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sources.list file

I had entered 2 lines in this file from the vlc website, I just deleted them. Now it has the original 2 lines-

deb http://update.eeepc.asus.com/p701 p701 main
deb http://update.eeepc.asus.com/p701/en p701 main
 
Old 08-29-2008, 05:42 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dbh25 View Post
I had entered 2 lines in this file from the vlc website, I just deleted them. Now it has the original 2 lines-

deb http://update.eeepc.asus.com/p701 p701 main
deb http://update.eeepc.asus.com/p701/en p701 main
Cool! Now try the "apt-get update" "apt-get install vlc" again. I don't think you'll need the "libdvdcss2" part, but if it's a dependency, it should load automatically after asking you.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 05:49 PM   #15
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ran commands but got error

# apt-get update
//ran successfully//

# apt-get install vlc
Reading Package Lists . . . Done
Building dependency tree . . . Done
E: Couldn't find package vlc
 
  


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