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Old 02-10-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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Question why cant i load VLC media player onto my linux system, and how do i do it?


I have tried to download vlc media player but the file type is a .exe file which is a winows file, and that wont run or even open on the linux system could someone please give me some advice on how to find a compatable vlc for linux!
 
Old 02-10-2010, 10:01 AM   #2
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What distro are you using? There's a good chance it will be available in your distro's repositories. That would be the best way of installing it.
If not, download it from their website:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
You must have downloaded a version for windows. Make sure you download a linux version.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 08:21 AM   #3
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thanks man but finding it difficult which one to choose, please forgive me im not a complete idiot when it comes to pc's and the windows system but linux is making my life a real struggle

the options are :
Debian GNU/Linux
Ubuntu
Mandriva Linux
Fedora
openSUSE
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Slackware Linux
ALT Linux
Arch Linux

which one should i choose?
 
Old 02-12-2010, 08:40 AM   #4
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Which version of Linux (which "distro") are you running?
 
Old 11-30-2016, 11:30 AM   #5
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I got tht plugin on my sat device

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what distro are you using? There's a good chance it will be available in your distro's repositories. That would be the best way of installing it.
If not, download it from their website:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
you must have downloaded a version for windows. Make sure you download a linux version.
i got the vlc plugin on my sat receiver list of available plugins
i'm running open atv software
linux gui
 
Old 11-30-2016, 11:33 AM   #6
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this post is almost 7 years old
 
Old 11-30-2016, 01:15 PM   #7
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I have tried to download vlc media player but the file type is a .exe file which is a winows file, and that wont run or even open on the linux system could someone please give me some advice on how to find a compatable vlc for linux!
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

for Linux got a select it for Linux. you're repo should have it anyways, it is like a default repo distribution in most every Linux version I've ever tried.
 
Old 12-01-2016, 06:39 AM   #8
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I GOT THe PLUGIN ON MY SAT DEVICE

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http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

for linux got a select it for linux. You're repo should have it anyways, it is like a default repo distribution in most every linux version i've ever tried.
i got the plugin listed on my sat receiver but when i install it i cannot access my media to play
i have used this on windows , was very easy and straight forward
says access restricted . Any ideas ?
 
Old 12-01-2016, 09:04 AM   #9
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i got the plugin listed on my sat receiver but when i install it i cannot access my media to play
i have used this on windows , was very easy and straight forward
says access restricted . Any ideas ?
Nope, but you might want to post a question in there forum. You'd probably get a better detailed fix. if there is one.
 
  


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