How to install VLC media player on Linux

Question: I would like to use VLC media player on my Linux system. How can I install VLC on [insert your Linux distro]?

VLC is by far the most popular and reliable open-source media player available on Linux. VLC can play audio and video files of many different codec and container formats, as well as stream over the network via HTTP, RTP, RTSP, MMS streaming protocols.

Install VLC on Debian, Ubuntu or Linux Mint

VLC is included in the base repositories of Debian-based system, so installing VLC is straightforward with apt-get.

$ sudo apt-get install vlc

Install VLC on Fedora

To install VLC on Fedora, first enable RPM Fusion repository, and then run:

$ sudo yum install vlc

Install VLC on CentOS

To install VLC on CentOS, you need to set up Repoforge, EPEL and RPM Fusion repositories first. After that, simply use yum command to install VLC.

$ sudo yum install vlc

Install VLC on OpenSUSE

On OpenSUSE, you can install VLC with zypper after enabling 'VLC' repository as follows.

$ sudo zypper ar$(lsb_release --release | cut -f2) VLC
$ sudo zypper mr -r VLC
$ sudo zypper in vlc

The following is the screenshot of VLC media player.

Download this article as ad-free PDF (made possible by your kind donation): 
Download PDF

Subscribe to Ask Xmodulo

Do you want to receive Linux related questions & answers published at Ask Xmodulo? Enter your email address below, and we will deliver our Linux Q&A straight to your email box, for free. Delivery powered by Google Feedburner.

Support Xmodulo

Did you find this tutorial helpful? Then please be generous and support Xmodulo!

One thought on “How to install VLC media player on Linux

Leave a Reply to 300 Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *