This article is outdated. VLMC can now easily be installed on Ubuntu using this PPA: VLMC Daily Build PPA for Ubuntu.
I was very excited to learn that the developers of the VLC player are working on a cross platform non-linear video editor. I spent some time getting it to compile and made a script that will install it automatically.
I've tested the script on clean installs of Ubuntu Karmic, Ubuntu Lucid and Debian Squeeze to verify it pulls in all required dependencies.
VLMC does not work in Debian Lenny, for it needs Qt 4.5. If you use Debian you need to enable sudo for your user account.
Mind that these are large software packages and compiling them can take a long time: from 15 minutes up to more than an hour depending on the speed of your machine.
#!/bin/bash #remove VLC and clean up sudo apt-get remove vlc sudo apt-get autoremove #install required packages sudo apt-get build-dep vlc sudo apt-get install libtool build-essential automake1.10 git-core libqt4-dev qt4-qmake liblua5.1-dev libswscale-dev cmake #download the source repositories of VLC and VLMC sudo chmod 777 /usr/local/src cd /usr/local/src/ git clone git://git.videolan.org/vlc.git git clone git://git.videolan.org/vlmc.git #build VLC cd vlc/ ./bootstrap mkdir build;cd build/ ../configure --disable-xcb --disable-nls --disable-mozilla --disable-live555 make sudo make install make clean #update library bindings sudo ldconfig #build VLMC cd /usr/local/src/vlmc/ echo "LIBS = -L/usr/local/lib -lvlc" >> vlmc.pro cmake . make #run VLMC ./vlmc