Howto: Firefox Install Multimedia Player VLC with plug-in

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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!


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

11 comment

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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

  5. 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”

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

  7. 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

  8. This article is obsolete. To install vlc as a browser plugin, run the following as root or using sudo:

    apt-get install vlc-data browser-plugin-vlc



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