1,105,197 Community Members

How I can Install VLC offline on Ubuntu??

Member Avatar
abhi10kumar
Junior Poster
185 posts since Feb 2011
Reputation Points: 0 [?]
Q&As Helped to Solve: 2 [?]
Skill Endorsements: 0 [?]
 
0
 

I have downloaded the VLC tar.bz2 file and I want to install it onto another Ubuntu machine. How I can install offline ?

Member Avatar
Zeref
Light Poster
27 posts since Mar 2011
Reputation Points: 0 [?]
Q&As Helped to Solve: 1 [?]
Skill Endorsements: 0 [?]
 
0
 

You have to extaract that file then compile from source.

tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2

It will than create a folder in the same place you extracted it, once you in there you have to compile it

./configure
make
make install
Member Avatar
rubberman
Senior Poster
3,984 posts since Mar 2010
Reputation Points: 513 [?]
Q&As Helped to Solve: 499 [?]
Skill Endorsements: 87 [?]
 
0
 

You have to extaract that file then compile from source.

tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2

It will than create a folder in the same place you extracted it, once you in there you have to compile it

./configure
make
make install

Generally correct, except for a couple of things. One is that you need to install as root, or use sudo. Second, there are likely a lot of missing dependencies, so either you'll need to disable those features with options to configure, or you will need to install those packages as well (probably from source). If you configure those things out of VLC, then you are going to lose a lot of functionality.

Member Avatar
tinymark
Junior Poster
158 posts since Feb 2010
Reputation Points: 1 [?]
Q&As Helped to Solve: 17 [?]
Skill Endorsements: 0 [?]
 
0
 

I agree in both points @rubberman said. If I remember correctly, I spent one and a half days chasing dependencies before I could get yum to run properly(no --skip-broken).

So when ever I have one of those days I make lists. heres a list of what finally went in to get it to work.

Installed:
vlc.x86_64 0:1.1.7-1.fc14

Dependency Installed:
SDL_image.x86_64 0:1.2.10-1.fc13
a52dec.x86_64 0:0.7.4-15.fc11
aalib-libs.x86_64 0:1.4.0-0.18.rc5.fc12
bitstream-vera-fonts-common.noarch 0:1.10-18.fc12
bitstream-vera-sans-fonts.noarch 0:1.10-18.fc12
bitstream-vera-sans-mono-fonts.noarch 0:1.10-18.fc12
faad2-libs.x86_64 1:2.7-1.fc11
ffmpeg-libs.x86_64 0:0.6-4.20100704svn.fc14
fribidi.x86_64 0:0.19.2-2.fc12
ftgl.x86_64 0:2.1.3-0.3.rc5.fc13
lame-libs.x86_64 0:3.98.4-1.fc14
libcaca.x86_64 0:0.99-0.10.beta17.fc14
libcddb.x86_64 0:1.3.2-4.fc13
libdca.x86_64 0:0.0.5-5.fc12
libdvbpsi.x86_64 0:0.1.7-1.fc14
libebml.x86_64 0:1.0.0-1.fc14
libmad.x86_64 0:0.15.1b-13.fc12
libmatroska.x86_64 0:1.0.0-1.fc14
libmpeg2.x86_64 0:0.5.1-8.fc12
libprojectM.x86_64 0:2.0.1-7.fc14
librtmp.x86_64 0:2.3-2.fc14
libtar.x86_64 0:1.2.11-19.fc14
libtiger.x86_64 0:0.3.3-3.fc13
libupnp.x86_64 0:1.6.6-3.fc12
libva-freeworld.x86_64 0:0.31.1-1.sds4.fc14
lirc-libs.x86_64 0:0.8.7-1.fc14
live555.x86_64 0:0-0.27.2010.04.09.fc14
minizip.x86_64 0:1.2.5-2.fc14
twolame-libs.x86_64 0:0.3.12-4.fc11
vlc-core.x86_64 0:1.1.7-1.fc14
x264-libs.x86_64 0:0.0.0-0.28.20100706gitd058f37.fc14
xvidcore.x86_64 0:1.2.2-2.fc14
zvbi.x86_64 0:0.2.33-5.fc14

I have a Fedora 14 that I run it on.

Member Avatar
rubberman
Senior Poster
3,984 posts since Mar 2010
Reputation Points: 513 [?]
Q&As Helped to Solve: 499 [?]
Skill Endorsements: 87 [?]
 
0
 

When I have to do something like this, I take my smartphone (Google Nexus One) along with me, plug it in to the other machine (called tethering), Ubuntu recognizes it as a broadband modem and connects instantly to the internet, then I can install all this stuff from the repositories, including downloading and installing the dependencies automatically. If you don't have that, take it to a local WiFi hot spot and do the installation there.

You
This article has been dead for over three months: Start a new discussion instead
Post:
Start New Discussion
View similar articles that have also been tagged: