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Note: these installation guidelines apply to gNewSense deltah only.
VLC is not in gNewSense repositories because Ubuntu decided to classify it under multiverse software repository, due to legal issues in some countries (Check if VLC is illegal in your country before installing).
However it is free software and can be installed using the PPA from https://launchpad.net/~c-korn/+archive/vlc. The procedure is as follows:
Download libx264-57 from Ubuntu, choose a mirror from:
Once you have downloaded the package, use the dkpg command:
dpkg -i libx264-57_0.svn20071224-0.0ubuntu1_i386.deb
Or double-click and install.
Open a terminal and type:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 7613768D
This import the key for apt-get to check that it has not been modified since publishing. After doing this, you should type:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
This opens a text editor with apt-get preferences, you have to add those two lines:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu hardy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu hardy main
You have added the repository from vlc and should update:
sudo apt-get update
Now you can install VLC from repository using synaptic or typing:
sudo apt-get install vlc
You should have a working VLC on gNewSense.