Friday, August 8

How to install VLC media player on Linux RHEL/CentOS root user

                                               
 VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Features:

1.Simple, fast and powerful media player.

2.Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.

3.Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
  MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...

4.Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix...

5.Completely Free, no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.

6.Can do media conversion and streaming.

      Install latest VLC player on your CentOS 6.5 Operating System. If that’s you, then the step by step guide below will help you to install VLC on your machine. Please note that for earlier versions of CentOS, you might run into some dll dependencies. if you do, then post the errors encountered.


Steps to install VLC Media player on ur Linux RHEL/CentOS

Step1: Download Repository for VLC

     change to repository configuration directory

      # cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
     Download repository using wget command
 
      # wget http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/linuxtech.repo

step2:
Chack the vlc package in download repository using yum command

      # yum --enablerepo=linuxtech-release list *vlc*
                                                              

step3: Install VLC using yum

     # yum --enablerepo=linuxtech-release install *vlc*

     Installation process is running based on OS Architecture, after complete the installation launch VLC .
                                                   
              

Step4:
Open VLC Player

   CUI(command-line) : #vlc &
                                                


  GUI(Graphical)    : Applications -> Sound&Video -> VLC media player
                                                                       
                                                        



    Note : Remember you have to be normal user to run VLC Player, You cannot Run VLC Player as root.

Step5: If Run Root User Execute Below Script

      open below configuration file and change

      #vi /usr/bin/vlc

      search for geteuid and replace it with getppid

      Save file & Exit.
                                       
 


   Then Vlc is run in root user ......enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..........

 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you very much. After trying many things which ended up failure, finally I found your instruction which worked for me.
    -Susantha

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  2. Wow, thats exactly what I am looking for, cause a few weeks ago I have started to use Linux and at the start it was a little bit hard, cause it completely different OS than Windows... Yesterday I used your advice, and it worked out! I noticed that all soft that provide this useful site https://yumdownload.com/vlc-media-player works very good, so I surely recommended it for all people who need it!

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