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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 acestream isn’t available in the repos of Ubuntu 16.04 at the moment of writing (please let me know if it changes). One way is to install Acestream from source, but it could be difficult due to dependency issues. The second way is was described here (Spanish, the link is dead already). I decided to gather all the necessary files into one archive to make the installation process faster and simpler.

To find out whether your computer is running 32-bit or 64-bit version of Linux type uname -a in the terminal. If the 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 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 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 can add the flag --force-overwrite to your installation command. Attention: the mentioned file will be overwritten and mentioned programs may fail.