How to install VLC media player on Linux

Last updated on August 18, 2020 by Dan Nanni

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 http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/$(lsb_release --release | cut -f2) VLC
$ sudo zypper mr -r VLC
$ sudo zypper in vlc

The following is the screenshot of VLC media player.

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