How to Install VLC Player in Red Hat Linux

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How to Install VLC Player in Red Hat Linux
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution designed for use in a business environment. A server version and a desktop version are available. VLC is a cross-platform multimedia player. It installs on the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems and plays most audio and video codecs without any additional software or codecs. The VLC player for Red Hat is available through the RPMFusion software repository.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • RPMFusion repository

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open a terminal window.

  2. 2

    Type the command "su" to become the root user. Enter the root password when prompted.

  3. 3

    Type the command "rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/packages/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm" to add the RPMForge software repository to the list of software sources. If you are using the 64-bit version of Red Hat, type "rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/packages/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm.">

  4. 4

    Type the command "yum install vlc" to install the VLC player.

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