How to Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10 / Ubuntu 16.04
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 (
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
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
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
Update repository in your system.
sudo apt-get update
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.
Ubuntu 16.04: Dash >> Search for VLC media player.
Click Continue on Privacy and Network Access Policy window.
Screenshot of VLC media player running on Ubuntu 16.04.