Install VLC (Media Player) in RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.6, Fedora 17-12

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69 Responses

  1. Harry says:

    Not to be impatient, but I was wondering if my comment about vlc not being available at remi-test is true? or is it me doing something wrong?
    needless to say, I tried your suggested method a while ago and it worked smoothly. It is just a recent hurdle…..thanks.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      May i know on which distro you’re trying to setup vlc?

      • Harry says:

        Sure. It is RHEL 5.8_ 64 bit. I have setup Centos repo if needed. I tried this some time ago on Centos 5.8 and got the same problem.

        • Ravi Saive says:

          CentOS 5.8 is too old and don’t think latest version of VLC will work on such old CentOS distro…why not upgrade to CentOS 6 or 7?

          • Harry says:

            Yes, it is old and annoying. but it is sometime necessary as some software suites are coded based on RHEL 5.

  2. Harry says:

    It seems like that Remi no longer provides VLC. I do “yum search vlc”and no results pop up.
    I also checked the package list on the remi and remi-test lists, no vlc there.

    Am I right?

  3. azri says:

    Im getting this dependencies error :

    Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-0.10.15-1.el6.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
    Error: Package: 1:libmodplug- (epel)
    Error: Package: vlc-2.0.10-1.el6.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
    Error: Package: libcddb-1.3.2-12.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Error: Package: zvbi-0.2.33-15.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Requires: systemd-units
    Error: Package: zvbi-0.2.33-15.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Error: Package: lirc-libs-0.9.1a-4.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Error: Package: zvbi-0.2.33-15.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Error: Package: libcddb-1.3.2-12.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Error: Package: vlc-core-2.0.10-1.el6.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)

    Do you know how to fix this?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      May I know on which Linux distro you’re trying?

    • Amit says:

      How to remove dependencies while installing VLC in RHEL 6. I have received following dependencies :

      SDL-1.2.14-6.el6.x86_64 from RHEL-67-x86_64
      ffmpeg-libs-0.10.15-1.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      kde-filesystem-4-30.1.el6.noarch from RHEL-67-x86_64
      lame-libs-3.99.5-1.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      libSDL_image-1.2.10-2.1.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      liba52-0.7.4-10.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libass-0.10.0-3.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libcddb-1.3.2-8.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libdc1394-2.1.2-3.4.el6.x86_64 from RHEL-67-x86_64
      libdca-0.0.5-6.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      libdvbpsi-0.2.2-2.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libebml-1.2.1-1.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libfaad2-2.7-5.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libfribidi-0.19.2-3.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libkate-0.3.8-3.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libmad-0.15.1b-14.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      libmatroska-1.2.0-1.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libmodplug- from linuxtech-release
      libmpeg2-0.5.1-9.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      libopus-1.1-1.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      liborc-0.4.14-1.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      librtmp-2.3-3.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libschroedinger-1.0.10-3.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libtwolame-0.3.13-3.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libupnp-1.6.15-3.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      libva-1.0.16-3.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      lirc-libs-0.9.0-100.el6.x86_64 from linuxtech-release
      live555-0-0.37.2012.04.27.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      minizip-1.2.3-29.el6.x86_64 from RHEL-67-x86_64
      vlc-2.0.10-1.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      vlc-core-2.0.10-1.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      x264-libs-0.120-5.20120303.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates
      xvidcore-1.3.2-3.el6.x86_64 from rpmfusion-free-updates

      • Ravi Saive says:


        No way we can’t remove dependencies during installation, as these dependencies are part of VLC and needs to be installed on the system to function VLC properly..

  4. umesh says:

    Thank you. I installed according to the processes

  5. Saurabh Mathur says:

    yum remove libcaca-0.99-0
    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
    Updating Red Hat repositories.
    Setting up Remove Process
    No Match for argument: libcaca-0.99-0
    Repository ‘saurabh’ is missing name in configuration, using id
    No Packages marked for removal
    [root@www yum.repos.d]# yum remove libcaca
    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
    Updating Red Hat repositories.
    Setting up Remove Process
    No Match for argument: libcaca


  6. av says:

    Another way to
    Install VLC in RPM base linux distros, Open the terminal and follow few steps as root

    #cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
    #yum install vlc

    NOTE: may your system will update few library files, accept all or as required, but all those are required for vlc.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Thanks man! will surely give a try to this repo..let’s see which version of VLC it has in its repo..hope may be latest version..

    • Falx says:

      Thanks Ravi, for the tip about linuxtech.repo. I was able to get VLC (64-bit) installed on my RHEL company-issued computer easily. Now I can view unfriendly WMV training videos on my work computer without issues.

      Thanks also to Ravi Saive. Found the above tip by searching for how to install VLC.

    • Jv says:

      wow this is incredible ..worked for me .. thanks !!

    • Somon says:

      Excellent tip!
      It worked well on SL6.7 32-bit

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