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Old 11-24-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Question how to install vlc player in redhat linux

hello all.
i am new to linux world. In my PC i installed rhel 5.4 OS. i like to install VLC media player. so i was downloaded the vlc-0.9.0.tar.bz2 package, and then i extracted that achieve file. after extraction it shows a directory "vlc-0.9.0" which contains so many files and sub-directories. but i can find the rpm file in it.. so plz tell me hw can i install vlc by using that folder.
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[root@linux Desktop]# ls vlc-0.9.0
ABOUT-NLS   include        make-alias   README
.m4  configure     INSTALL  share
AUTHORS     configure
.ac  INSTALL.win32  src
autotools   COPYING       INSTALL
.wince  modules      test
bin         doc           libs           NEWS         THANKS
bootstrap   extras        m4             po           toolbox
ChangeLog   HACKING       MAINTAINERS    projects     vlc
[root@linux Desktop]

Last edited by nagarocky; 11-24-2011 at 09:14 AM. Reason: To add screen shot
Old 11-24-2011, 12:09 PM   #2
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Did you read the README and INSTALL files? They explain to you what to do.... What you downloaded is source code.
Old 11-24-2011, 12:31 PM   #3
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seeing as Red hat is not free and rhel 6.1 is current
Though rhel 5 is still supported 5.7 is the CURRENT in the 5 series and not 5.4

you MUST buy a license to use RHEL
a 1 year support contract is $299 USD ( there is a self support for $49 / per year )

VLC and all it's REQUIRED support programs are in the rpmforge software repo

ask a red hat support rep .
or read the documentation

Or the search of the knowledge base
you WILL need your username and pass you set up when you bought the needed license

but any one can read the documentation

if you are not going to pay for a server class os ( good for the office, BUT NOT GOOD FOR HOME USE )

then do not use rhel
for home use "Linux Mint" is a good choice for a new user

on rhel once the rpmforge and rpmforge-nonfree repos are installed run "yum"

FIRST is to install "yum-priorities" AND CONFIGURE IT !!!!!!! ( rpmforge can BE INCOMPATIBLE with the REQUIRED RHN repo )
if not set up you can KILL ( 100% "bleep" up ) a rhel install by installing vlc

then install vlc
su -
yum install vlc

Last edited by John VV; 11-24-2011 at 12:37 PM.


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