Howto : Install vlc 1.0.0 in ubuntu and fedora

VLC media player is an open source, free software media player written by the VideoLAN project.

VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats. . It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.

VLC 1.0.0 Features as described at the official website of vlc

  • Free, Open Source and cross-platform

  • Independant of systems codecs to support most video types

  • Live recording

  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support

  • Finer speed controls

  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, …)

  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, …) and major improvements in many formats…

  • New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder

  • Video scaling in fullscreen

  • RTSP Trickplay support

  • Zipped file playback

  • Customizable toolbars

  • Easier encoding GUI in Qt interface

  • Better integration in Gtk environments

  • MTP devices on linux

  • AirTunes streaming

  • New skin for the skins2 interface

Installation of VLC :

1- In Ubuntu :

To install vlc 1.0.0 on ubuntu first add some repository bellow :

Open your terminal and type :

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

and add this line at the end of the list :

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid :

deb intrepid main

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty jackalope :

deb jaunty main

Now we have to add the verification key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 7613768D

Update your installation

sudo apt-get update

Now install vlc and vlc plugins:

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

2-Install vlc1.0.0 on Fedora :

First you have to install rpm fusion repository

Open the terminal and and copy the commands bellow to your terminal :

su - 
rpm -ivh
yum install vlc


yum install mozilla-vlc (optionnal)

To install vlc 1.0.0 final on others distributions, please visit vlc official download page, choose your package and follow the steps to install it.

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  • Anton

    Thanks for the guide. Wanted to let you know that “intrepid” is misspelled in the deb repo line… and i still haven’t been able to install 1.0, it always gets 099a. Any ideas?