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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.


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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Linux Mint Debian Edition(LMDE) : available for download!

Linux Mint Debian Edition has released Today!(sep 07,2010).LMDE is a rolling distro based on Debian and it has claimed to be more faster and more responsive than other Linux distribution e.g Ubuntu.LMDE comes with a Debian base with GNOME as Default Desktop(Although you can choose other desktop if you want(list of other supported desktops are given below)) and it’s rougher than other distros so it may not be so much user friendly but it is under continuous improvement.

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Actually it represents an alternative,with almost same desktop functionality as ubuntu or other Linux distribution, but with a different base.So there is a difference in hardware support and compatibility between LMDE and other Linux distributions.
Linux Mint Debian Edition(LMDE) comes with Software Manager for managing favorite applications efficiently.The Default desktop is GNOME but if you wanna try other desktop then it’s very simple.The other supported desktops are KDE,LXDE,FluxBox,XFCE.Go to it’s official website for more details.

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