Installing VLC and Firefox plug-ins on Ubuntu, distribution of the Linux operating system, can be done by using the synaptic GUI or by using the apt-get command from the command line. When installing VLC using the synaptic package manager, the repositories have to be checked for the VLC or VLC-plugin-pulse and Mozilla-plugin-VLC and install them. The libavccodec-extra-52 has to be installed for streaming. When installing the VLC through the command line, apt-get update, apt-get upgrade and apt-get install will be used. For Ubuntu versions 9.10 and above, the VLC-plugin-esd must be installed instead of VLC-plugin-pulse.