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VLC media player for ALT Linux

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.

ALT Linux Sisyphus (unstable)

Sisyphus packages repository always contains one of the latest versions of VLC (stable branch or svn trunk, depending on trunk usability/state).

In order to acquire it you should have those lines in your /etc/apt/sources.list:

   rpm [alt] i586 classic
   rpm [alt] noarch classic

If your arch is x86_64, substitute i586 to x86_64 in a corresponding line.

For a normal install, including support for reading almost all audio/video formats, dvd playback and X11 video output do the following:

   # apt-get update
   # apt-get install vlc

or for full install with all possible plugins:

   # apt-get install vlc-maxi

Current stable distributions


Server distribution does not have vlc package in 'main' component.

In order to install vlc, one should enable 'classic' component and perform the following:

  # apt-get update
  # apt-get install vlc

Older distributions

Master 2.4 and Compact 3.0 contain outdated 0.7.2 version of VLC. There are no official backports done by ALT Linux Team, so you're encouraged to update if you want recent VLC.