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Author Topic: vlc install  (Read 1362 times)
degarb
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« on: January 26, 2010, 07:33:40 pm »

I gsplatted vlc and got old .8 that cannot do h.264  So, I need to upgrade to 1.0.x   But not sure how with a tgz file.  I am downloading a 20 meg slackware tzg  nbow what?
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 07:44:10 pm »

vlc is a monster with a lot of dependencies from what I can see.

However, there is no harm in trying.  If you are using Vectorlinux 6.0 standard you can just right click on the .tgz file and select 'Install Package'

If you are running Vectorlinux light, then open a terminal and change to the same directory that the .tgz file is in....
cd /home/usr/directoryoftgz/
then run
installpkg vlc-1.03.tgz (or whatever it's name is)
The reason I say no harm in trying is that it can be easily undone.
In Vectorlinux std just right click and choose 'Remove Package'
In Vectorlinux light run this command in the terminal.
removepkg  vlc-1.03.tgz (or whatever it's name is)

I'd be interested in the download link if this works out for you.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 07:57:40 pm »

Is there a lighter way of playing h.264?

While waiting for a reply, I extracted files and tried to run.  Looked like .93  and complaining my computer was too slow.  Gosh, I got the latest 233 Pentium I, released not six months ago, If my timeline is correct.  I think Bush will make a great President.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 08:29:15 pm »

Is there a lighter way of playing h.264?

While waiting for a reply, I extracted files and tried to run.  Looked like .93  and complaining my computer was too slow.  Gosh, I got the latest 233 Pentium I, released not six months ago, If my timeline is correct.  I think Bush will make a great President.

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin"Bush will make a great President Cry Cry Cry Cry :' Cry Cry Cry Cry
Well done , funny and sad at the same time.

Is there a lighter way of playing h.264, probably, but I don't know what it is.
Just out of curiosity what Version number of VL-light are you running. ( I assume it's VL-ight)
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