[vlc-devel] error while compiling

Fayyaz Khan fayyazkl at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 08:29:30 CET 2013

tar.xz is a zipped format similar to tar.gz. Tar itself is the 
compression and decompression program. Assuming you are using some linux 
distribution, simply right clicking the file should show the option to 
extract it in a folder. Alternately look at man pages of tar command. 
For tar.gz tar -xvf was the switch i remember using. Don't remember for 
tar.xz by heart but there should be.

On 1/18/2013 9:39 AM, vishal yadav wrote:
> I am new in open source world. But I want to contribute in development 
> of vlc media player. I have downloaded source code and all necessary 
> header files, but when i compiled the soure code i got the following 
> error.
>   "There was a problem opening the file /home/vishal/vlc-2.0.5.tar.xz."
>    "The file you opened has some invalid characters. If you continue 
> editing this file you could corrupt        this document"
>   "You can also choose another character encoding and try again"
> help me in compiling of the source code.
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