Howto: Firefox Install Multimedia Player VLC with plug-in

by on September 1, 2006 · 10 comments· LAST UPDATED September 1, 2006


Q. How do I install Multimedia Player VLC with plug-in for Firefox browser?

A. Multimedia Player VLC allows you to view multimedia files.

First close the firefox.

Now install vlc and plugin, type the following command:
$ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-* mozilla-plugin-vlc

Start the firefox. Enjoy!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 hukumar March 8, 2007 at 9:08 am

Very usefull site for developer of IT professional


2 vaibhav January 18, 2008 at 12:15 pm

hello dear
i m regulary windows user
so i have problem to install software in linux red hat 5
like .tar.gz files
some when download rpm file like mplayer, or any video player error report comes
so plz help me step by step
actually i didn’t know how can use commmand so plz help

plz mail me


3 Don J. January 4, 2009 at 8:05 am

This only works if you have a Debian-based distro. People of non-source-based and non-Debian distros are SoL*. It’s best not to pass off all Linux distros as equal as people will get the wrong idea and go “What the f00k are wrong with me system?!”.

Note to everyone else: Check your distro.

*=there are exceptions.


4 ravi pratap singh October 18, 2009 at 6:35 am

vlc media player installation


5 jd March 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

i am trying to fix the voice on my dragon player. i am new to lunix haven’t a clue how to run this command.

$ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-* mozilla-plugin-vlc

do you know? if so, please email me step by step, yesterday, i was listenting to a youtube and it went red, i had sound, but the video was a red screen….i got an error message that my plugin crashed.

after this, when i try to run dragon flash player, opening a a video file i have saved on my drive; ii have no sound. great video, but no sound

so i am trying to install this command that is suppose to fix the problem, but don’t know where to paste this command ….. i tried “run command” and nothing happens.
this is no where in multimedia page to run command….what am i not doing?

thank you


6 kollepara May 15, 2011 at 11:44 pm

How do i install vlc player plugin for firefox in windows?


7 nitin May 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

can any one help me how to install s/w in linux(tar file and terminal),i will be thankful to him.


8 Hussain November 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

I have Mac OS X 10.7.2, FireFox 8.0, when i type the following command in terminal i get this msg “-bash: $: command not found”


9 elan September 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

$ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-* mozilla-plugin-vlc
how run above this command pls step by step pls reply for me


10 elango September 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

i am wix xp pro use, my browser firefox , $ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-* mozilla-plugin-vlc pls how to do above this command pls explain step by step bro
tks elan


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