Quick Tips

VLC Media Player for Ubuntu

VLC is by far one of the best media players out there. The reason I say this is because it can play nearly any media you throw at it. I use it to watch DVD discs in Ubuntu Linux, though I tend to forget how to get it installed from time to time. Here is one way to do so, from the VLC website.

Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 9.04,
Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10,
Ubuntu Hardy Heron LTS 8.04

Open Synaptic (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager). In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have a "multiverse" repository activated.

Search for vlc and install it. You should also install vlc-plugin-esd, mozilla-plugin-vlc (and libdvdcss2).

Command line way

You need to check that a "multiverse" mirror is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list.

% sudo apt-get update
% sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc

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