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

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11 comment

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. This article is obsolete.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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