Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Installing the Miro video player in Ubuntu

Wanting to give the Miro player a try for some time now I thought I would install it on my two x86_64 machines. It is a rather simple set of instructions that only require you to add a third party repository to your sources listing. Choose the version you are running:

Fiesty:
deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu feisty/

Dapper:
deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu dapper/

# add the repository to your sources.
#
$ sudo echo "" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

# install miro with aptitude.
#
$ sudo aptitude install miro

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following NEW packages will be automatically installed:
firefox-dev libnspr-dev libnss-dev miro-data
The following packages will be automatically REMOVED:
j2re1.4
The following NEW packages will be installed:
firefox-dev libnspr-dev libnss-dev miro miro-data
The following packages will be REMOVED:
j2re1.4
0 packages upgraded, 5 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 4693kB of archives. After unpacking 27.0MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
WARNING: untrusted versions of the following packages will be installed!

Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security.
You should only proceed with the installation if you are certain that
this is what you want to do.

miro miro-data

Do you want to ignore this warning and proceed anyway?
To continue, enter "Yes"; to abort, enter "No": Yes
...
[..snip of install..]

Miro allows you to play virtually any movie format, download video from YouTube, access BitTorrent downloads, and subscribe to RSS feeds, podcasts or video blogs. Pretty amazing piece of software!