Saturday, November 1, 2014

How to install vlc from source

1- Download vlc 2.1.5 source code
vlc@media$ wget ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.1.5/vlc-2.1.5.tar.xz

2- extract and install
vlc@media$ tar xvf vlc-2.1.5.tar.xz
vlc@media$ cd vlc-2.1.5

- run configure script

vlc@media$ ./configure --enable-xvideo --enable-sdl --enable-avcodec --enable-avformat  --enable-swscale --enable-mad --enable-a52 --enable-libmpeg2 --enable-dvdnav  --enable-faad --enable-vorbis --enable-ogg --enable-theora --enable-mkv --enable-freetype  --enable-fribidi --enable-speex --enable-flac --enable-live555 --enable-sftp  --enable-caca  --enable-skins2 --enable-alsa --enable-ncurse

or simply

vlc@media$ ./configure

vlc@media$ ./compile

3- run vlc
vlc@media$ ./vlc

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