How to Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10 / Ubuntu 16.04

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VLC is the open source cross-platform media player developed by VideoLAN. It plays MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, WebM, mp3, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, podcasts, and multimedia streams from different network sources.

Install VLC media player on Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10 / Ubuntu 16.04

You can install VLC media player from snap or treditioal PPA developed by VideoLAN project.

Install VLC media player from snap

Open a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ).

Run the snap command in the terminal to begin the installation of VLC media player. The installation may take few minutes to complete.

sudo snap install vlc

Run the below command to check whether the VLC media play is installed.

sudo snap list vlc

Output:

Name  Version           Rev  Tracking  Developer  Notes
vlc   3.0.1-4-g14a4897  190  stable    videolan   -

The above output confirms that you have successfully installed the VLC media player on Ubuntu.

Install VLC media player from PPA

Add a master daily repository into the system using the add-apt-repository command.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily

Update repository in your system.

sudo apt-get update

Install VLC media player using the apt command.

sudo apt-get install vlc

Access VLC Media Player

Open the VLC media player application.

Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10: Activities >> Search for VLC media player.

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 - Open VLC Media Player
Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 – Open VLC Media Player

Ubuntu 16.04: Dash >> Search for VLC media player.

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 16.04 - Open VLC Media Player
Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 16.04 – Open VLC Media Player

Click Continue on Privacy and Network Access Policy window.

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 - Privacy and Network Access Policy
Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 – Privacy and Network Access Policy

Screenshot of VLC media player running on Ubuntu 18.04 / Ubuntu 17.10.

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 - VLC Media Player Running on Ubuntu 18.04
Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 – VLC Media Player Running on Ubuntu 18.04

Screenshot of VLC media player running on Ubuntu 16.04.

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 16.04 - VLC Media Player Running on Ubuntu 16.04
Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 16.04 – VLC Media Player Running on Ubuntu 16.04

That’s all.

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