N/APosted on - 01/26/2012
I’ve got an Acer Aspire One netbook operating Linpus Lite OS. I would want to include the VLC media player to play my video documents, since the available media player has not been great. I have no idea how to make this happen, mainly because I have always been a "Windows Person" and have no experience with Linux. I would certainly prefer to (if possible), substitute the icon for the Media Master application on the desktop using the VLC shortcut for a quick access. Thanks a lot in advance.
Problem with Windows for VLC player
If you are used to Windows then why not install windows in it. You just need to make a bootable USB by using win2flash software and install windows from it. However if you are planning to stick with the Linpus Lite OS then do the following things to get the VLC in your OS and on your desktop
- First you have to remove the default media player that is media master because it does not have few codecs and there is no need keeping it in your netbook. You can see a complete guide on how to remove it. There is not enough space here to define it as its a whole new topic.
- Keep on doing things by following the official repository. Install the updated default repositories from here.
- sudo yum install vlc mozilla-vlc
- sudo rpm -U rpmfusion-free-release-8-6.noarch.rpm
- Now it is time to put the icon on the desktop. Proceed with the following instructions to achieve this purpose
- dca add 12 “file=’/usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop'”
- sudo sed s/%U// -i /usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop
- If you also want to install its plugin for your Firefox if you have it on your netbook write the following.
- sudo ln -fs /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libvlcplugin.so /opt/firefox/plugins
- After doing everything, reboot it in order the changes to take effect.