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Old 05-04-2021, 02:12 PM   #1
Andrew Stallard
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Question Problem installing vlc in Centos 8

I tried to install vlc in my Centos 8 machine with the following specs:

Static hostname: localhost.localdomain
         Icon name: computer-laptop
           Chassis: laptop
        Machine ID: 353aac806aed4c31a0ef5d5a91fe6425
           Boot ID: 82c44bd2ed95466dbf0f1af5ed00551d
  Operating System: CentOS Linux 8
       CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8
            Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3.x86_64
      Architecture: x86-64
When I execute the command:

sudo yum install vlc
I get this error:

Last metadata expiration check: 1:09:41 ago on Tue 04 May 2021 11:55:46 AM EDT.
 Problem: conflicting requests
  - nothing provides needed by vlc-1:3.0.12-1.el8.x86_64
(try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages)
Now, I used the --skip-broken option and I was able to install the command like only version but not the graphics version. (I can't get the command line version to work with my browser.)

Yes, I tried dnf too. Same thing happens.

Yes, my rpmfusion and epel repos are installed.

Has anyone else had to deal with this?

In addition can anybody recommend a good video player besides vlc?

Thank you for any help.
Old 05-04-2021, 02:29 PM   #2
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Centos was never designed to be a multimedia distro.

VLC is the best but there are many out there. The media you want to run may decide the answer.

Shouldn't you be installing vlc 3.x?
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Try the VLC package from Raven Testing instead. It depends on which is currently provided by EPEL. The EPEL FluidSynth package was updated recently, but the RPM Fusion VLC package isn't yet rebuilt against the new FluidSynth. See bz#5983.

Your other (and IMO better) options are
1) to rebuild the RPM Fusion VLC SRPM package against FluidSynth 2.1.8 yourself, or
2) to wait until RPM Fusion devs do this.

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Old 05-16-2021, 09:25 PM   #4
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CentOS 8 has a EOL in 2021 so the support is not optimal for vlc? I am using vlc fine on CentOS 7 but no intention of switching to CentOS 8. (To be exact, I installed CentOS 8 and very soon mkfs.ext4 that partition).

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Originally Posted by Andrew Stallard View Post
(I can't get the command line version to work with my browser.)
I wonder what that means. I know VLC has a command line version ('cvlc' iirc) but how is it supposed to work with a browser?

Originally Posted by jefro View Post
VLC is the best
No, mpv is the best.



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