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

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Ravi Saive

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64 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:

      @Harry,
      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:

          @Harry,
          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)
    Requires: libcelt0.so.1()(64bit)
    Error: Package: 1:libmodplug-0.8.8.5-3.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Requires: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit)
    Error: Package: vlc-2.0.10-1.el6.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
    Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)
    Error: Package: libcddb-1.3.2-12.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Requires: libcdio.so.15()(64bit)
    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)
    Requires: libpng15.so.15()(64bit)
    Error: Package: lirc-libs-0.9.1a-4.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Requires: libsystemd-daemon.so.0()(64bit)
    Error: Package: zvbi-0.2.33-15.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Requires: libpng15.so.15(PNG15_0)(64bit)
    Error: Package: libcddb-1.3.2-12.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Requires: libcdio.so.15(CDIO_15)(64bit)
    Error: Package: vlc-core-2.0.10-1.el6.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
    Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)

    Do you know how to fix this?

  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

    TRY AFTER libminizip.so.1 ERROR WHAT TO DO

  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/
    #wget http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/linuxtech.repo
    #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..

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