I downloaded vlc-1.0.6.tar.bz2 from Internet, and when I tried configuring and installing the same, I am getting different problems. After unzipping the vlc folder on the desktop, I found 38 files/directories. There is 'README' file, bit I am not getting any information in that. Here are the contents of README:
README for the VLC media player
The VideoLAN web site . . . http://www.videolan.org/
Documentation . . . . . . . http://www.videolan.org/doc/
Support . . . . . . . . . . http://www.videolan.org/support/
Forums . . . . . . . . . . http://forum.videolan.org/
Wiki . . . . . . . . . . . http://wiki.videolan.org/
The Developers site . . . . http://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc.html
ABOUT-NLS - Notes on the Free Translation Project.
AUTHORS - Main VLC authors.
COPYING - The GPL license.
ChangeLog - The VLC ChangeLog.
HACKING - Hacking VLC.
INSTALL - Installation instructions.
INSTALL.win32 - Installation instructions for the Win32 version of VLC.
NEWS - Important modifications between the releases.
README - This file.
THANKS - All VLC contributors.
bindings/ - Bindings around LibVLC.
extras/analyser - Code analyser and editor specific files.
extras/buildsystem - different buildsystems specific files.
extras/contrib - external libraries retrieving facilities for systems that
don't have package manager.
extras/deprecated - Now deprecated files.
extras/misc - Files that don't fit in the other extras/ categories.
extras/package - VLC packaging specific files such as spec files.
include/ - Include files
doc/ - Miscellaneous documentation.
libs/ - libraries that we host.
po/ - languages related files.
projects/ - projects that uses libVLC such as the web browsers plugin.
share/ - Common Resources files.
src/ - VLC and libvlc source code.
There is INSTALL file as well, which contains some commands to configure and build VLC, but that too is not helpful after initial command. Here are the contents to INSTALL file :
INSTALL file for the VLC media player
More extensive information for *nix, Windows, Mac OS X and BeOS users can be found here: http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/
If you retrieved VLC from the git server and do not have a "configure"
script, please refer to the HACKING file.
A typical way to configure VLC is:
See `./configure --help' for more information.
If you intend to debug stuff, you may want to compile with debugging
make distclean ; ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-debug
We recommend using GCC to build VLC, though some people reported success
with the Intel C compiler (version 8) as well. GCC version 3.3 or higher is required. On older systems (e.g. FreeBSD 4.x, BeOS), please select a more recent version manually by setting the CC and CXX environment variables appropriately while running the ./configure shell script.
Once configured, run `make' to build VLC.
Installing and running VLC
You can install the VLC and its plugins by typing:
But you don't need to install it if you don't want to; VLC can be launched
from the current directory as well:
To build a Debian package, you need to get the packaging info
svn co svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-multimedia/videolan/vlc/debian debian
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc
To build RPM packages, copy a spec file from extra/package/rpm and:
rpm -ba vlc.spec
To build an ipkg package (iPAQ familiar Linux), use:
I tried ./configure --prefix=/usr , and it did something, but after that when I tried make INSTALL, it gave me error that 'nothing to do with INSTALL'. Could anybody please help me in installing VLC on my RHEL-5 machine?
Many Thanks in advance,