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how to install vlc player on Linux Mint 10

Linux Mint 10(code named as Julia) has just launched(a week ago). Linux Mint has a media player installed by default but it’s not sufficient for playing all formats. That’s why this post will explain(specially written for beginner users, probably who have just migrated from windows based operating system to Linux based distribution or Linux Mint) about how to install vlc media player(which is the most popular media player) on Linux Mint 10/9.

VLC Media Player has been developed/maintained under Video LAN Project. it is free,open source and cross-platform(Available for all the common operating system). VLC player is known as ‘All in One’ media player, because it can play all the common media file – audio as well as video. So vlc player is a ‘must have Apps’ for all computer users – beginners as well as advanced. The source code of the vlc player is available freely under GNU GPL license, so it means that you can’t only play the media files but also with the vlc itself.

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Install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint

You can install either from the package manager or from the command line.

From Package Manager

>>Search for ‘vlc’ and select the package for installation(using check box)

>>Then click on Apply button and wait for the installation to complete.

>>That’s All..

From Command Line

Open the terminal and enter(also enter password,if prompted) the command(s) given below –

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

NOTE : libdvdcss2 is required by vlc,so if you haven’t installed the restricted package already then this link help you(it is written for Ubuntu but I think it will also work for Linux Mint) – Playing Encrypted DVD on Ubuntu .

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Google Chrome for Linux Mint

Linux Mint, one of the most popular(probably under exponential growth) Linux Distribution, has just released its new version – Linux Mint 10 (code named as Julia) with GNOME and KDE desktops. Linux Mint is based on Debian and Ubuntu, so it looks almost similar to Ubuntu because both uses GNOME as their default; Linux Mint is much simple to use and developed specifically for absolute beginners. Linux Mint is free and open source(its source code is available under GPL(GNU Public License)). So if you were planning to try a hand on Linux based operating systems, then it’s a great chance for you.

Linux Mint have Mozilla Firefox installed by default, which is not performing well on Linux based systems,on the other hand, Google Chrome is rocking on Linux based distributions like Linux Mint,ubuntu,Fedora,Open Suse,etc. Google Chrome is a cross platform web browser, based on the open source project – chromium (hosted on code.google.com).

Google has done a lot of improvements in google chrome, to make it the next generation browser (the browser of WEB 3.0). Some Advanced features include – DNS pre fetching(On a page,the DNS address of the links will be resolved in advanced, so that when the user will click on that then the browser can directly connect to the destination server(instead of DNS server first,as usual)) and url prediction service(in the address bar, it will try to predict the url and it will be loaded instantly before you hit the Enter key).

Download Google Chrome for Linux Mint 10/9

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Get the Debian package(Binary installer for Linux Mint,Ubuntu and Debian is same,so select Ubuntu,if there is no separate option for Linux Mint) from here – Download Google Chrome .

How to install Google Chrome in Linux Mint 10/9

#1 : Click on the above link and download the .deb file for your architecture(32bit/64bit).

#2 : Then open the file with Gdebi package installer (or software center if gdebi is not available).

#3 : A new window will appear,click on install and wait for the installation to complete.

#4 : That’s All! you can start using chrome – from Internet – > Google Chrome