VLC player installation in Ubuntu 9.10

As we all knows, VLC media player is the best media player for Ubuntu, which support almost media format. The installation method of VLC media player in new Ubuntu 9.10, I found it to be little changed. Now we have to install the trusted key and the after repository, we do have to install it. Here are the certain steps that work in my system:

Step 1:

$ sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 7613768D

This will install the trusted key for VLC.

Step 2:

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Opens the repository file.

Step 3:

Add these two repository links and save in it.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main

Step 4:

$ sudo apt-get update

to update the repository.

Step 5:

$ sudo apt-get install vlc

To install the VLC player…

22 Responses to VLC player installation in Ubuntu 9.10

  1. Dharmendar says:

    I tried to install VLC player on my Ubuntu 9.10 and after the first step, it is giving the following message. Pl guide me I am new to linux.

    Executing: gpg –ignore-time-conflict –no-options –no-default-keyring –secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg –trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg -recv-keys -keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 7613768D
    gpg: conflicting commands

    • Prashant says:

      once try these commands in your Terminal

      sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 40976EAF437D05B5

      provide password, then

      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get upgrade
      sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

      or just try the solution in this link:

      I hope one of these will work.

  2. Venugopal says:

    Hi brother!
    Good evening.
    I tried the steps as you instructed but after the step:3 I got the message like below.

    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the list directory

    Then how can i install vlc?

    • Prashant says:

      once just execute this command
      sudo killall apt-get
      and then again try to install VLC..
      I hope it will fill the problem.

      • bobby mandak says:

        Hi Prashant, I’d like to thank to you, I followed all the steps above , it really works, after 4 hours surfing some answers and your steps are the best for me, because I am a very new beginner of ubuntu. I followed so many steps from other source but result kept error all the time, thanks man, I wish you could join me drink this jagermaister. Have a good evening man….

      • Prashant says:

        You are very much welcome bobby, really glad to read your compliment. And thanks for asking me drink, i wish we will one day… Okay man have a great time.. cheers…

      • pradeepms says:

        This will says “no process found”
        pls help mee…

  3. StormRoBoT says:

    much easy way
    go to

    Application > Ubuntu Software Center

    and search for VLC and install it

  4. Anuraj says:

    I am not able to install vlc getting the following error.

    apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package vlc

  5. prashant sanyal says:

    Hi….,brother how are you. I am new here, please guide me.
    which complementary operating system of Linux is best for me ………,Fedora ,ubuntu or redhat?

    • Prashant says:

      Hi prashant,
      As I know redhat, fedora and ubuntu are are different flavors of linux little bit difference each other. It all depends where you want to use. If you are a student and want to research on linux, fedora may be useful. If you want to use as desktop OS Ubuntu is better and if you want to go in corporate level, linux is better..
      For further information, i would like you to read this article.

  6. Pral says:

    i tried to follow the above commands, but after step 3 i got the following error :

    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty/main Packages
    404 Not Found
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty/main Sources
    404 Not Found
    Fetched 2,465B in 7s (326B/s)
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    Can anyone tell me how to go about it?

    • Prashant says:

      hello paral,
      did you update your repository? once try out the solution i had post in the first comment, to Dharmendra.

  7. brajesh says:

    hi prashant,

    I have downloaded the vlc package file from the internet.
    So can I install the package in ubuntu without internet?
    I downloaded a tar.bz2 file for vlc player but i want to install it offline.
    So plz tell me how to install any package like tar.bz2 in ubuntu in offline mode.

    plz help me out..thanx a lot….

  8. brajesh says:

    hi prashant,

    i have downloaded vlc package bt i cant able to install it.I downloaded tar.bz2 file from the internet for ubuntu.So can u tell me how to install any package in ubuntu in offline mode.

    thanx a lot..

    • Prashant says:

      Hello Brajesh,
      For offline installer as tar.bz2, you will need to follow these steps
      1. bunzip2 .tar.bz2
      2. tar xf .tar
      3. cd /
      4. ./configure

  9. brajesh says:

    hi prashant.

    sorry i hv tried all the steps in the terminal but m nt getting the result,
    I am new in ubuntu coudn’t able to connect to internet with my mobile thats why i downloaded software packages like vlc,wine etc from the internet and tried to install it but failed everytime.

    so plz guide me how to install it in a easy way.

    ok i have a vlc.tar.bz2 package which i pasted on my desktop.

    plz tell me what to do next in very easy steps.

    i will always greatful to u,thanx

    • Prashant says:

      okay… Just open your terminal,
      cd Desktop to go to desktop and then
      1. bunzip2 vlc.tar.bz2
      2. tar xf vlc.tar
      3. cd /
      4. ./configure

      i hope this will work otherwise Try with
      after extracting it include install.sh which will require just double click to install

  10. rifqie says:

    hi, I tried your steps, but the result comes like this :
    Package vlc is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    However the following packages replace it:
    vlc-data libvlc5
    E: Package vlc has no installation candidate

    can yoy gime solution, please 🙂

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