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On the VLC download site there is no CentOS 5.6 or 6.0 downloads rpm's. Which RPM can I use to have VLC 1.1.10? In case it's not available, can I simply use the same Fedora downloads?

[root@www ~]# uname -a
Linux www 2.6.18-194.11.4.el5 #1 SMP Tue Sep 21 05:04:09 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@www ~]# yum search vlc
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, replace
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * addons: mirror.netrino.co.uk
 * base: mirror.netrino.co.uk
 * epel: mirror01.th.ifl.net
 * extras: mirror.netrino.co.uk
 * ius: mirror.rackspace.co.uk
 * updates: mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net
Warning: No matches found for: vlc
No Matches found
[root@www ~]# 
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Yes. You can always try and see if the dependencies match up reasonably.

CentOS is not targeted at the desktop market where VLC is expected to run. If you expect this to be a multi-media machine maybe you should be using Fedora or another distro that your favorite software plays nice with.

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VLC in CentOS is not for playing mutlimedia, just to capture remote location "vlc -I dummy rtsp://ip/video --sout=file/ogg:/tmp/RECORDING.ogg" to local file system and send it to NAS server. Where CentOS is required so that it has maximum server performence (instead of desktop Fedora performence/realiability). –  YumYumYum Jun 5 '11 at 8:39
    
I just logged in to my CentOS 5.4, and did some yum search nothing related to VLC is found. [root@www ~]# yum search vlc Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, replace Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: mirror.netrino.co.uk * base: mirror.netrino.co.uk * epel: mirror01.th.ifl.net * extras: mirror.netrino.co.uk * ius: mirror.rackspace.co.uk * updates: mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net Warning: No matches found for: vlc No Matches found –  YumYumYum Jun 5 '11 at 8:48
    
How about using mplayer/mencoder instead of vlc? You can undoubtedly get vlc compiled for CentOS just fine but it will be easier to upgrade and admin in the future if you stick to packages in the repos. –  Caleb Jun 5 '11 at 14:21
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It works: https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=15725

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.*.rpm
rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.*.rpm
yum -y install vlc
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