Wednesday, 8 July 2009
How-To: Install VLC 1.0 from the Ubuntu PPA Repository
Since most of the users found the compilation method to have either too many steps or too complicated, here's a tutorial on how to install VLC 1.0.0 using the Ubuntu VLC PPA repository. Just follow the steps below:
First, download and install the trusted key:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 7613768D
This commands tells apt-key to download key 7613768D from keyserver.ubuntu.com and add it to your trusted repository keys.
Next, we need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file with root privileges (sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list or gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list) and add the following two repository lines:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main
Make sure to save the file when you're done. Alternately, this can be done as:
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
These two commands will append the two lines mentioned earlier to /etc/apt/sources.list.
Next, update the package lists:
sudo apt-get update
Then, just install VLC the usual way:
sudo apt-get install vlc
Or you can use Synaptic (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager), search for package vlc and install it from there.