VLC 0.9.2: apt-get install vlc in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04

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The best player for videos of all kinds – the one and only, VLC:

VLC media player 0.9.2 Grishenko release.

The VideoLAN Team is pleased to announce the release of VLC media player 0.9.2 – Grishenko.

Resulting of 2 years of development, it features many new functionalities, including a new interface for xxxxxx and Linux. A comprehensive list of new features can be found on our our wiki or by reading the release notes.

To install it in (K/X/Y/Z)Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 follow these simple, but concise instructions. It solves various issues in Hardy’s Pulseaudio system and the player is a lot more user friendly.


9 thoughts on “VLC 0.9.2: apt-get install vlc in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04

    colono responded:
    Friday, September 19, 2008 at 09:35 (441)

    THESE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM http://yabblog.com:

    Goto System > Administration > Software Sources > Third-Party Software and add:

    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/ubuntu hardy main

    And then update your apt cache

    sudo apt-get update

    And then to remove the old version, type:

    sudo apt-get remove vlc vlc-nox
    sudo apt-get autoremove

    and then to install the new version do
    sudo apt-get install vlc-nox vlc

    Note: Install required libraries required for mp3 encoding from medibuntu repository.

    peter fields said:
    Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 08:03 (377)

    This is all very well, but the repo doesn’t have a signed key. Which means it is completely worthless. You people are SO irresponsible – do you EVER give a second’s thought before giving “advice” to others ?

    colono responded:
    Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 09:37 (442)

    The VLC packages are very useful for me – I live in a world of and operate in a web of trust, not of paranoia. If a range of other people have used the VLC package, reported on it with joy, and given that it is a repo hosted by launchpad, I feel no danger using it. No keys or promises of this or that kind can do that for me anyway. You can contact the person who made the package via his PPA page:
    https://launchpad.net/~c-korn – he says:

    “problem is that you cannot know if the packages are corrupted. // you have to trust that the packages are not corrupted on server side (I don’t know exactly what security mechanism the ppas have) and you have to trust me that I will not publish packages that corrupt your system.”

    But the source package that the binaries are based on can be checked – and the binary packages are auto generated on the server side, so essentially I only have to trust the workings of Launchpad, and if I can’t trust that, then why would I trust, for instance, Canonical in general – maybe Ubuntu is a Martian spy distribution, who knows? Maybe the moon is green cheese, who knows?

    What worries me a lot more are people who generalise on people that they don’t know with a generic “you people”, that is worthless information to me, since it indicates someone who might say anything about anyone (that they don’t know at all) in scorn: how can you trust such a person?

    On the other hand – someone who likes to use VLC and is kind enough to spend his time uploading a package to a repo that we can all use – well, that’s my kind of person!

    This what it says on PPA:

    Frequently asked questions

    What limits apply to the PPA service?
    Other than the expectation that packages in your PPA are free software, we do ask that you not abuse the build system with unnecessary builds or automated uploads of large numbers of packages. We will monitor the total amount of build time per user and ask folks to be reasonable in their use of the shared resources in the PPA pool. Developers and teams each start with 1 gigabyte of storage space freely available in their PPA’s for source and binary packages. We will not accept uploads of packages that are unmodified from their original source in Ubuntu or Debian, only packages that include your own changes. We ask that people include useful changelogs for each package so that users and other developers can understand what new features they are exploring in their work. Read the PPA Terms of Use for more information.

    How many users can download packages from my PPA?
    There are no limits on the number of users you can point at your PPA. We would encourage you to build communities of users and testers around your PPA, and there are no bandwidth restrictions on downloads from any PPA.

    How many PPAs can I have?
    Each user and team in Launchpad can have a single public PPA. If you want to have different versions of the same package, testing different features or focused on different use cases, then we would encourage you to create a new team and use the PPA for that team. That way, for example, you can have a team of people interested in “server” issues that has one version of the Apache package, and another interested in “workstation” issues that has a different version of the same package, each in a different PPA. Please don’t abuse this capability!

    Why are only X86, AMD64 and LPIA architectures supported?
    We use the Xen virtualisation system for security during the build process, ensuring that each build has a clean build environment and different developers cannot impact on one another’s builds accidentally. This technology is only available for these architectures.

    jill manners said:
    Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 15:33 (689)

    Peter was right. Cristoph Korn is well-known as a complete idiot. Not only has he broken the vlc 0.9.4 release, he has even offered replacement svn packages that are dangerously broken too.

    If you want my advice, stay well away from shoddy half-baked repositories, or sooner or later, you will be stung and end up with a broken, compromised system.

      Jill Manners said:
      Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 09:22 (431)

      He did it again. What can I say, other than I was right all along. Mr Korn is an idiot of the first water. He started offering BROKEN replacement ffmpeg packages, which have now broken many, many installations all over the world.

      On the subject of PPA repos, now PPA repos *are* signed, just like I demanded. Unfortunately that does not stop people abusing the system.

      But the actual point here is that sites such as this that purport to offer “tips” for users, are nothing more than shallow vehicles for the relentless self-publicity of half-baked muppets like Mr Korn and Mr Volden.

        colono responded:
        Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 10:57 (498)

        It appears that this site is also a vehicle for personal insults.

        Why do you not offer an alternative, when you know it all, instead of insulting the source and the messenger??? – besides, referring to Korn’s PPA is a tiny little part of the tips given here.

    colono responded:
    Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 06:59 (332)

    The most remarkable thing in this context, really, is the half-baked criticism, stating that “repos are not signed”, when there is no such option – all packages on PPA are unsigned, that is just how it works at this stage. In other words, it is difficult to take the criticism serious at (virtual) face value, since it appears rather uninformed, which doesn’t inspire any confidence at all.

    Secondly, so much personal abuse and so little action to remedy it. Doesn’t sound like a healthy Free Software community, but like a kindergarten sand box mentality. A sad incident indeed for the movement for two wrongs don’t make a right.

      colono responded:
      Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:00 (500)

      Ohh, I just see that I have already said it, more or less: this is very childish behaviour and as such this site is also a vehicle for exhibiting the pathetic attitudes that many Free Software people have: no social skills, super egos and only insults to offer. What a “community”!

    colono responded:
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:01 (501)

    In any case, just update to Lucid and have VLC > 1.0 packaged by Ubuntu……

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