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How to install the VLC Media Player in Sugar

Warning! This instructions do not work. The file http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm do not exist (30-november-2009). and, in the Uruguayan release of XO, you can not send the command "su": "bash: /bin/su: Permiso denegado" - Request for comments to alejandro.lavarello (at) gmail.com


VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, flv, avi, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

The VLC Player is considered to be better by some users then MPlayer because it offer more settings, options and features. There is also no need to run it from Terminal.

Installation

This will require a live internet connection.

  • Open the terminal activity (Located on the Activity Tool bar).
  • Type the following command lines one command line at a time. If you get an option for either Y/N, type Y and Press ENTER.
su

and press enter

rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY 

and press enter

rpm -i http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm

and press enter

yum update 

and press enter

wget http://dl.atrpms.net/all/libdvdnav4-0.1.10-2.fc7.i386.rpm

and press enter

The file libdvdnav4-0.1.10-2.fc7.i386.rpm is no longer available at the url provided !?
Where do I find it now? _JoGnet 09:00, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
rpm -ivh libdvdnav4-0.1.10-2.fc7.i386.rpm

and press enter

wget ftp://ftp.univie.ac.at/systems/linux/fedora/updates/7/i386/libopendaap-0.4.0-4.fc7.i386.rpm

and press enter (Note:there is a space between wget and the link ok)

rpm -ivh libopendaap-0.4.0-4.fc7.i386.rpm

and press enter

yum install vlc

and press enter

exit

and press enter

You are done. To run VLC, just type VLC in Terminal and press enter. To be able to run it just like all the pre-installed activities in Sugar, sugar coat it through the instructions on Running Linux Applications Under Sugar.