Okay everybody;
ticktack is technically absolutely correct. That being said, it is absolutely stupid that this thread has gone on so long, so to reiterate; for those of you whom wish to modify the hex value (although technically incorrect):

Open Terminal:
Code:
apt-get install ghex
Open Filesystem/usr/bin
Right click on vlc --->click on open with --->other applications--->Hex Editor

THEN

Click Edit Menu--->Replace--->in the top right box type in geteuid--->in the bottom right box type in getppid

Exit and save. So easy a monkey could do it...but still wrong. That said; you are using BackTrack Linux-not Ubuntu. If you want easy, you are in the wrong distro.