How to Install VLC Media Player on Backtrack 5 R3

VLC is a free, open source, and cross-platform multimedia player. It can play most multimedia files. VLC media player (VideoLAN Client) is made by the non-profit foundation VideoLAN. There is no Multimedia Player application on Backtrack 5 R3. Ok that's fine, we know the reason. The reason is Backtrack is Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux Distribution :-). But don't worry, we can add VLC media player on Backtrack 5 R3. Ok lets install VLC media player on Backtrack.

When you install VLC on Backtrack 5 R3 you will get error. Like my post before about can't run Google Chrome on Backtrack 5, VLC can be run on root privilege. So we need some little tweak to VLC like my post before about Chrome.

Ok now lets start to install it. First download VLC media player.
apt-get install vlc

Now try to run VLC. I bet it can't run and you will get notif that VLC can't be run on root user. You must change the previllages of the VLC. For changing the previllages of the VLC, I use Hexedit to edit the hexa code of the executable file of VLC. You can use another application to edit the hexa code if you don't have Hexedit. Open VLC executable file with Hexedit with this command
hexedit /usr/bin/vlc

Now search geteuid and change it to getppid. Now run your VLC.

7 Responses to "How to Install VLC Media Player on Backtrack 5 R3"

  1. how do you change it in hexedit cant seem to figure it out maybe its too late/early in the day for my brain

  2. it's ease! just press TAB(to move to where we are going to edit) and then press Ctrl+s and type geteuid(to search geteuid) move the cursor e(on geteuid) then type pp to edit it.(geteuid -> getppid) and finally press Ctrl+x to save and exit.

  3. Thank you 1000 time "Dauphin" for Ctrl+X to save ^,^

  4. Thanx Indra couldn't done without you ^__^

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