Install VLC Media Player 2.0.6 on Fedora 17 / Fedora 18

VLC is the videolan project’s media player. it plays mpeg, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, divx, mov, wmv, quicktime, webm, flac, mp3, ogg/vorbis files, dvds, vcds, podcasts, and multimedia streams from various network sources. VLC can also be used as a streaming server that duplicates the stream it reads and multicasts them through the network to other clients, or serves them through http.

VLC has support for on-the-fly transcoding of audio and video formats, either for broadcasting purposes or for movie format transformations. support for most output methods is provided by this package, but features can be added by installing additional audio plugins (vlc-plugin-pulse, vlc-plugin-sdl) or video plugins (vlc-plugin-sdl, vlc-plugin-ggi, vlc-plugin-svgalib). there is also a web browser plugin in the mozilla-plugin-vlc package.

Here is the tutorial about installing VLC Media Player on Fedora 17 and Fedora 18. Check out the New Features in VLC Media Player.

Open Terminal ( Activities–> Search –> Terminal).

Switch to root user.

[raj@itzgeek~/]$ su –

Add repository.

[root@itzgeek~/]# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

Install VLC mediaplayer.

[root@itzgeek~/]# yum install vlc

Install Mozilla Plugin (Optional).

[root@itzgeek~/]# yum install mozilla-vlc

Start VLC Media Player.

Note: root user not allowed to run VLC Media Player ( But you can still enable root user to run VLC Media Player).

That’s all.

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