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I Have searched for many options on internet to install VLC Player on ubuntu 14.04, but nothing is working for me.

Please could you help me with this issue.

Errors :

root@hiteshb-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~# apt-get install vlc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libavcodec54 libavformat54 libchromaprint0 libmp3lame0 libvlc5 libvlccore7
  vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse
Suggested packages:
  libchromaprint-tools python-acoustid videolan-doc
Recommended packages:
  libdvdcss2
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libavcodec54 libavformat54 libchromaprint0 libmp3lame0 libvlc5 libvlccore7
  vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse
0 upgraded, 11 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
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try to type : " sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade " before type " apt-get install vlc " –  Nymeria Aug 11 '14 at 12:13

3 Answers 3

To install VLC player on Ubuntu you can try to open your terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and type:

sudo apt-get install vlc

If there are errors, you are welcome to paste the output so people will be able to help you.

Update:

You can try to disable IPv6 on your box. Sometimes it can be an issue. To disable IPv6 add the following to /etc/sysctl.conf:

net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1

After that open your terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and type:

sudo sysctl -p && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc
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Hello Alex, I tried this part earlier but still i have again tried itand it is giving same error : –  HDB Aug 11 '14 at 11:42
    
Can you post an error message to help us to give you recommendations? –  Alex Kondratiev Aug 11 '14 at 11:44
    
Yes i just edited my question –  HDB Aug 11 '14 at 11:45
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Try do the following: sudo apt-get update && apt-get install --fix-missing vlc –  Alex Kondratiev Aug 11 '14 at 11:51
    
Hey Alex, i tried your solution as well but didn't worked. –  HDB Aug 11 '14 at 12:22

try this...

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install vlc
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i got following error "Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?" –  HDB Aug 11 '14 at 12:13
    
sudo apt-get --fix-missing is indeed a good choice –  Itachi Sama Aug 11 '14 at 12:20
    
Hello, I have tried to install from ubuntu softawre center but i am still not able to install VLC Player.I am getting error like Failed to fetch archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/l/lame/… Size mismatch –  HDB Aug 14 '14 at 6:21
    
Try sudo apt-get install -f –  Itachi Sama Aug 14 '14 at 10:21

This worked for me in 2015-1-8:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/vlc-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc
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