Re: I have a streaming media software I use for Windows - tar.gz
You don't just"install" it. You've chosen the hardest and most error-prone way to acquire software -- building the executable from source. You will have to download LOTS of stuff before you can even begin to make the program.
A much better approach is to use the Repositories that are utilized by the Software Center. Did you search there first?
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