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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.
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.
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.
Last edited by Quakeboy02; 08-29-2008 at 05:58 PM.
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 Sarge is now outdated.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Unless there's a good reason for you to run an outdated OS.....?