how to install vlc media player in ubuntu 10.10


VLC Media Player is known as ‘all in one’ video player.It’s free and open source(VLC is available under GNU License) media player developed by VideoLAN Project.The most important point is that VLC player is an cross platform application written in C/’s available for windows,GNU/Linux ,Mac OSX,BeOS and BSD.On Ubuntu 10.10 you can also use default Media Player for playing common Video formats like *.AVI,audio formats like *.mp3 but VLC supports very wide range of input and output files formats.So after installing the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat,you will surely like to install VLC,and that’s why this post has been written i.e to explain and troubleshoot beginner Ubuntu users regarding VLC Media Player.You can install vlc either from software center or synaptic package manager in GUI mode.

Ways to Install VLC Player on Ubuntu 10.10

#1 : From Synaptic Package Manager

Go to System->Administration->Synaptic package Manager and search for ‘vlc’ in quick search bar.Then mark the packages – ‘vlc-plugin-pulse’ and ‘mozilla-plugin-vlc’ and click on Apply to install the selected packages.

#2 : From Command Line

open terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and enter the command written below.

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

*You are also recommended to install libavcodec-extra-52 from multiverse repository for transcoding or streaming.

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  • Rohit

    Thanks…a lot..i would like to know how to install idm in ubuntu..

  • ziku

    Hey I want to install Avro Keyboard in Ubuntu 10.10

    • rkjha

      In the terminal window, type:
      sudo gedit /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90im-switch

      Now type and save the following lines in gedit:
      export XMODIFIERS=”@im=SCIM”
      export XIM_PROGRAM=”scim -d”
      export GTK_IM_MODULE=”scim”
      export QT_IM_MODULE=”scim”

      Press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, login again. Now you can see a keyboard icon in the system tray, click on it, select Bangla from the menu.

      Press Ctrl+Space to switch between Bangla and English.
      Source :

  • sainath

    sir how to install workable vlc media player offline at ubuntu 10.10

    • Sadiqk62

      sudo apt-get install vlc     [ by using this cammand ]