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I just compiled vlc-1.1.2 from source, and it plays video files but without reacting to keyboard input (Setting esc to global does not help; I have to click on the fullscreen panel to minimize it), and when I try to play DVDs, either from disk images or from DVD, vlc opens briefly and then just sits there in the top left corner of the screen. Do I have to recompile for libdvdcss support? And is there a complete list of dependencies to install at one go before running ./configure? I had to install tons of crap, running ./configure over & over again until it threw only a moderate number of errors and ran through. I tried the c-korn ppa but it broke synaptic on my other box (I was able to fix it but don't want to use the ppa again.)
I use lucid on an iMac 7.1. The attempt to upgrade to maverick failed; I should have to completely reinstall which I don't want to do just for vlc.
I still have the generic vlc installed (1.0.6). Can I uninstall it in synaptic without pouring out my new baby with the bathwater?
Is there anybody more experienced at compiling who can give me some advice?
Thanks, craigevil! The instructions worked perfectly, except that I had a hang at the "goom" step and had to download the "goom" tarball manually. Also I skipped the medibuntu step, having medibuntu already enabled and the required sturr installed from my earlier compilation attempt.