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Install VLC Media player from Ubuntu 10.04 Terminal Command lines Video

I’ll show you how to install VLC media player made by VideoLAN for Ubuntu 10.04 in Terminal Sudo command prompt with a few commands. Using Terminal is the fastest way to install VLC media Player on your computer which use Ubuntu Linux as its Operating System.

VLC media player is one of the most popular media players for Windows and Linux. It can play Mp3, wav, MP4, ogg, wma, wmv, and many other formats of video and music files.

VLC media player also uses very little system resources, and it is very easy to use.

Make sure you are logged in as the administrator root account, and you close synaptic package manager, and Ubuntu software center while you install VLC media player on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Go to your applications menu then the accessories sub-menu where terminal is located.

Command lines for installing VLC media player in terminal.

sudo apt-get update

(admin root user password)


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

VLC is located in the Applications > Media menu items.

Now you can watch movies, listen to CDs, and mp3s with VLC videolan Media player.

6 comments… add one
  • sathya narayana February 28, 2011, 11:20 am

    sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc
    does it works………………….?

  • Johnson Yip February 28, 2011, 5:52 pm

    It should work, but it might be easier to use the Ubuntu Software Center or Ubuntu software repositories to install VLC player.

  • shashank December 4, 2011, 9:35 am

    I have downloaded vlc1.1.12.tar.bz2 file. I do not know how to install it. Please help me about it. My system has many broken files and when I try to remove them it is asking to download the packages also, but I do use restricted internet which do not let me do that. Please help………………

  • Johnson Yip December 5, 2011, 1:33 am

    You can use the Ubuntu Software Center, or Software Center to install VLC by searching for it with the built-in search engine. For more help go to the VLC forum at http://forum.videolan.org/ , and search for a similar problem, or join, and ask a question on the forum for help.

  • Sarthak Ghosh November 19, 2012, 4:25 am

    I have recently installed ubuntu 9.04 ver. OS. But I am unable to installed vlc media player in my os. So are you able to understand me clearly step by step? That will be helpfull to me.Can I use the system to installed any software in Offline?

  • Johnson Yip November 19, 2012, 5:59 pm

    Hi Sarthak,

    I’m not sure VLC is supported under Ubuntu 9.04 because the version of Ubuntu is a few years old. At http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ubuntu.html VLC only have versions for 10.04 to 12.10 which are newer versions of ubuntu.

    You would need to download the .deb installer files to install files offline.

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