How to Install VLC Media Player in linux 2021

 How to Install VLC Media Player in Linux

How-to-Install-VLC-Media-Player-in-linux-2021


What is VLC Media Player?

VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

VLC supports a number of Linux distros officially and Ubuntu is one of them. There are a number of ways VLC Media Player can be installed in Ubuntu Linux. The simplest way is to use the utility called Ubuntu Software Center which will install VLC for the Snap Store.

VLC for Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions is packaged using snapcraft. This allows us to distribute latest and greatest VLC versions directly to end users, with security and critical bug fixes, full codec and optical media support.
If you wish to install the traditional deb package, it is available as usual via APT, with all security and critical bug fixes. However, there will be no major VLC version updates until the next Ubuntu release.


Ubuntu Supported for VCL releases

  1. Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver
  2. Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus

Installing VLC Media Player in Ubuntu

  • Search for and launch Terminal.
  • Type the command: sudo apt-get update.
  • Once the command has finished, run the following command to install VLC Media Player.
  • command: sudo apt-get install vlc.





  • When prompted with the install size and ‘Do you want to continue’ press ‘Y’ on your keyboard
  • The install will now automatically complete
  • VLC Media Player can be found and launched from the ‘Show Applications’ menu








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