Learn how to use Terminal command lines to install Videolan’s VLC media player. Using command lines is the fastest way to install VLC media player on a Ubuntu Linux computer since terminal downloads, and install VLC media player for you once you typed in the right commands.
VLC media player is a free media players which can play many popular video and music file formats like mp4, avi, wmv, mp3, ogg, wav, wmv, wma, and a lot more. VLC is also very light on system resources, so it won’t slow down your computer while it is playing a video or song.
Log in with your administrator root user account which is the first account you made when you installed Ubuntu 10.04. Make sure no other programs like Synaptic package manager, or Ubuntu software Center are open during the VLC media player inatall.
To open terminal, go to applicaitions, accessories, and terminal.
Type these commands in your Terminal Command Prompt.
sudo apt-get update
(admin root user password)
sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc
VLC media player is located in your application’s media submenu.
Congratulations, now you can play your favourite media files like movies, cds, mp3s, wmas, ogg, etc in Videolan’s media player.