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.

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

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 .

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..........



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

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  3. How to guide installation is automatic and very easy, you should have no problems with this. As long as the iPad and your home theater PC are on the same network, the VLC player should automatically be able to sync up with the VLC remote app.


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