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Acestream on Ubuntu 16.04

Acestream (a fork of the VLC player for video playback via torrents) was easy to install using apt-get on Ubuntu 14.04, but on Ubuntu 16.04 it is not in the repositories for the moment (please let me know when it will change). One way is to install Acestream from source, but I didn’t succeed with it. The second way is described here (Spanish). I decided to gather all the necessary files into one archive to make things a lot simpler.

To find out if your computer is running 32-bit or 64-bit version of Linux type uname -a in the terminal. If output contains i686 or i386, then your Linux is 32-bit. If the output contains x86_64, then your Linux is 64-bit.

32-bit Linux

  1. Download the appropriate archive: Acestream 32-bit.

  2. Install the files as follows, using dpkg or gdebi:

    user ~ $
    user ~ $
    unzip acestream-32.zip
    cd acestream-32
    root acestream-32 #
    root acestream-32 #
    root acestream-32 #
    root acestream-32 #
    root acestream-32 #
    dpkg -i 00-libgnutls-deb0-28_3.3.15-5ubuntu2_i386.deb
    dpkg -i 01-acestream-engine_3.0.3-0.2_i386.deb
    dpkg -i 02-acestream-player-compat_3.0.2-1.1_i386.deb
    dpkg -i 03-acestream-player-data_3.0.2-1.1_i386.deb
    dpkg -i 04-acestream-player_3.0.2-1.1_i386.deb

64-bit Linux

  1. Download the appropriate archive: Acestream 64-bit.

  2. Install the files as follows, using dpkg or gdebi:

    user ~ $
    user ~ $
    unzip acestream-64.zip
    cd acestream-64
    root acestream-64 #
    root acestream-64 #
    root acestream-64 #
    root acestream-64 #
    root acestream-64 #
    dpkg -i 00-libgnutls-deb0-28_3.3.15-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb
    dpkg -i 01-acestream-engine_3.0.5.1-0.2_amd64.deb
    dpkg -i 02-acestream-player-compat_3.0.2-1.1_amd64.deb
    dpkg -i 03-acestream-player-data_3.0.2-1.1_amd64.deb
    dpkg -i 04-acestream-player_3.0.2-1.1_amd64.deb

Note

If you are running into the following issue: «trying to overwrite <filename> which is also in package <packagename>», you may want to add the flag --force-overwrite to your installation command. Attention: then mentioned file will be overwritten and mentioned programs may fail.