Compiling VLC 0.9.2 in Ubuntu 8.04

Hi All,

I saw that a new version of VLC has been released and considered it worthy of documenting the process to compile it, just like I did with Firefox the other day. This should be easier to do and.

Here’s my notes for installing VLC 0.9.2 in Ubuntu 8.04.

1) Download the source and extract the archive.

wget http://www.videolan.org/mirror.php?mirror=http://mirror.services.wisc.edu/mirrors/videolan/&file=vlc/0.9.2/vlc-0.9.2.tar.bz2
bunzip2 vlc-0.9.2.tar.bz2 && tar xvf vlc-0.9.2.tar
cd vlc-0.9.2

2. Make sure you have the necessary packages installed.
sudo apt-get install autoconf automake build-essential libtool checkinstall libdbus-1-dev libmad0-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libpostproc-dev liba52-dev libfribidi-dev libqt4-dev

3) Run the bootstrap
./bootstrap

4) Run the configure script (need to find out more information on switches)
./configure –enable-pulse (this is special for Ubuntu, its a module that handles audio)

5) Build the source files
make

6. Install the program
./install

Cheers,
Aaron

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