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How do I install ppstream? I tried getting the files and installing it. PPStream for GNU/Linux Ubuntu 8.04+ Distro. I get:

Cannot install'mplayer:i386'

I also tried going to Software Centre > search > mpayer installing that then try it again. I still get the same message.

I search on for ppstream and also Google all I get is or How to install ppstream on 12.04?

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Could you provide links to this ppstream! – blade19899 Jan 22 '14 at 20:15
Err, I see a problem trying to install something for ubuntu 8.04.. – Braiam Jan 22 '14 at 20:36
I found this ppstream, it seems this is a dependencies issues. When installing its dependencies. You enter dependencie hell. Meaning, a mess – blade19899 Jan 22 '14 at 20:36
Further reading:… – blade19899 Jan 22 '14 at 20:38

The following deb file seem to work, ignore the error and you should be good to go

sudo dpkg -i ppstream_1.0.0-3lucid2_amd64.deb

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for some reason it didn't work for me. I get ------------------------------------------------ dpkg: error processing ppstream (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support ... Errors were encountered while processing: ppstream -------------------------------------- – user238762 Jan 22 '14 at 21:58
sudo apt-get purge ppstream, then try again. – blade19899 Jan 23 '14 at 7:28
use apt-get -f install to solve dependency problems. After that your program is fully installed – Smile4ever Oct 30 '14 at 17:38

I successfully downloaded and installed PPStream. You can use either:

sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi PPStream.deb


sudo apt-get install libqt4-core libqt4-gui libqt4-network libqt4-webkit libqt4-xml mplayer
sudo dpkg -i PPStream.deb

Before starting it, you have to do the following:

sudo /opt/pps/bin/PPStream  ## otherwise fuse won't work
sudo killall PPStream
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.pps
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I tried doing it but it doesn't seem to work for me. could it be I have to uninstall it first? if so how do I do it. am kinda new to this. – user238762 Jan 22 '14 at 22:03
@user238762 it depends on how you installed. – Braiam Jan 22 '14 at 22:53
@user238762 sudo apt-get remove ppstream – Smile4ever Oct 30 '14 at 17:40

This ppa contains packages for 14.04 and 13.10

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Have you tried enter in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install mplayer:i386*deb

and this might work fine this way.

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