Removing VLC without removing mint-meta-codecs?

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Removing VLC without removing mint-meta-codecs?

Post by rado84 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:11 pm

I wanna get rid of VLC cuz I don't use it (in fact I hate it) but when I try to uninstall it, Synaptic says it's gonna remove the multimedia codecs along with it. So, is there any way I can get rid of VLC without losing the codecs?

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Re: Removing VLC without removing mint-meta-codecs?

Post by richyrich » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:39 pm

mint-meta-codecs is only a list file with the standard multimedia programs and libraries that are installed in the Mint iso. By removing VLC, that list file is no longer valid. No problems . . remove away. :)

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Re: Removing VLC without removing mint-meta-codecs?

Post by rado84 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:25 pm

So if it's gone I won't have problems watching movies with SMPlayer?

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Re: Removing VLC without removing mint-meta-codecs?

Post by Matthew_Wai » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:28 pm

Having read the following posts by an administrator, I think no problems will arise.
viewtopic.php?t=246958#p1325705
viewtopic.php?t=224236#p1181887

Next time you may run apt-get install --print-uris mint-meta-codecs via Terminal and manually download only the one(s) you want.
I replaced Windows 10 with Mint on January 1, 2019. I am now using Mint 19 Cinnamon (64-bit).

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