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Old 12-09-2014, 11:22 PM   #1
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installing vlc


When I click on install I'm asked to choose an application to open with. what am I supposed to choose?
 
Old 12-10-2014, 12:29 AM   #2
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Hi.

You need to open a terminal in that directory and run install as the shell script it is...
E.g: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...script-116095/
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/run-exe...-shell-script/

https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentat...ing_VLC/#Linux

Best wishes and have fun...
 
Old 12-10-2014, 01:43 AM   #3
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When I click on install I'm asked to choose an application to open with. what am I supposed to choose?
When it asks you that does it give you some applications to choose from? What distro are you using? Ubuntu?
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:07 AM   #4
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if ubuntu ( or in the Debian family ) it should be in the software repos

i take it you did not read the install instructions
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ubuntu.html

so why are you NOT using that
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc browser-plugin-vlc
simple
 
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:33 PM   #5
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When I click on install I'm asked to choose an application to open with. what am I supposed to choose?
Text editor...
 
Old 12-10-2014, 03:39 PM   #6
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When I click on install I'm asked to choose an application to open with. what am I supposed to choose?
not sure what you are asking but judging from the title you are trying to install vlc.

not sure what distro you are using but assuming fedora it would be
Code:
sudo yum install vlc
or ubuntu i think something like
Code:
sudo apt-get install vlc
or browse/search within your package manager and click install.
 
Old 12-10-2014, 03:57 PM   #7
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Most Linux users suggest the distros package manager. The software maintainers will often say use their installer... in major distributions like many *buntus (based on Debian) either will work, the latter may provide a more up to date program but won't always update or suggest to automatically. VLC how ever does suggest updates periodically as well as Ubuntu,,, your choice.

Last edited by jamison20000e; 12-10-2014 at 04:27 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2014, 05:28 PM   #8
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