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This is what happens:

sudo apt-get install vlc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package vlc

Please help. I would also like to know when this error occurs, I've seen it before too.

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Which Ubuntu Version You Are Running? – Pandya Apr 23 '14 at 9:39
he is using 13.10 :+ – Rinzwind Apr 23 '14 at 9:40
Be sure to enable universe repository from Software and Updates – Cornelius Apr 23 '14 at 9:42
Visit this – Pandya Jun 30 '14 at 4:02
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Open a Terminal an type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) universe"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

Vlc was not found because it's only available in the universe repository.

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