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Old 06-24-2012, 08:29 AM   #1
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Red face Installation of vlc media player


i have downloaded vlc-2.0.1.tar.xz, and i don't know the next step in order to install it, please help me.....
I am using redhat 6.0 on 64 bit computer

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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What linux are you using?
 
Old 06-24-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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I am using redhat 6.0 on 64 bit computer
 
Old 06-24-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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If you are just starting out in Linux, I would suggest you stick to installing from a terminal or package manager rather than downloading .tar files.

This is a simple guide:

http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Softw...-Red-Hat-Linux

You will also find that for simple things like this, your best option is often a google search for what you need, i.e. install software in redhat.

But for now,

Code:
yum install vlc
from a terminal should get you what you need.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 12:37 AM   #5
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Thanks nutria, thanks for tutorial. but yum didn't worked out for me. i don't have fast internet so downloading a package again n again is a bit difficult task. if u can still tell me how to download this vlc.tar.xz file that may be helpfull for me.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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Thanks nutria, thanks for tutorial. but yum didn't worked out for me. i don't have fast internet so downloading a package again n again is a bit difficult task.
It isn't so much about downloading a package again and again as it is about making sure you have all the dependencies and binaries you need for your new software to work properly. If you use the terminal or the RPM (redhat package manager), you don't have to worry about these things.

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if u can still tell me how to download this vlc.tar.xz file that may be helpfull for me.
I'm assuming you mean install it, since before you mentioned you had already downloaded it. If you really want to install the tar file, you will need to compile it. There are a many tutorials out there for this, like this one:

http://www.devshed.com/c/a/Administr...ling-Software/

However, you may still run into a problem with this if you do not have GCC (the compiler) and other compiling necessities installed. If you don't have these things, you will just have to download them, so again, you are probably better off just trying to make the terminal or package manager method work.
 
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You can get an rpm of VLC for Red Hat 6 from atrpms or repoforge
http://pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/repo...86_64.rpm.html
http://pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/atrp...86_64.rpm.html
You can also get a VLC plug-in for Firefox
http://pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/atrp...86_64.rpm.html
 
  


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