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Install VLC Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” testing

To install the latest version of VLC read this article


For those who like to test the latest Alpha release of 10.04 here’s is a guide to install VLC (using motumedia ppa)

First you need to install the medibuntu-keyring, w32codecs and libdvdcss2 to do this open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo wget –output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get –quiet update && sudo apt-get –yes –quiet –allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get –quiet update

sudo apt-get install w32codecs

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

To add the motumedia GPG key copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys  C5D7718106438B87

To install the ubuntu restricted extras package, copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Then add this line to your repository, go to System->Administration->Software Sources and select the Third-Party Software tab then click the Add button and copy+paste the following line:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/motumedia/ppa/ubuntu lucid main

To instal VLC open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

sudo atp-get upgrade

When installed you can find VLC under Applications->Sound & Video

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