VLC is one of the best video players for Linux(Ubuntu). VLC Media Player is a free and open-source media player available for Ubuntu. It can play all the video and audio formats, notably play MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, WebM, FLAC, MP3, Ogg/Vorbis files, Blu-Rays, DVDs, VCDs, podcasts, and multimedia streams from various network sources. It supports subtitles and closed captions.
Here is a guide on; how to install VLC Media Player from the official website and how to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu using the terminal.
How to Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu
First of all, let us discuss how you can download and install it from the official website. For that, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open any browser (I’m using Google Chrome) and visit videolan.org. It is the official website to download VLC Media Player.
Note:- Check our guide on how to install the Google Chrome browser in Ubuntu.
Step 2: On the website select your operating system from the drop-down menu and download the correct version for your Linux Operating System. Or, you can simply click on this link for Ubuntu.
Step 3: Click on “Get it from the Snap Store” and select “open xdg-open” to launch the Ubuntu Software application.
Step 4: It will open the VLC installation page, just click on the install button. Now you have to enter the password to authenticate the installation.
Step 5: To open VLC Media Player go to “Show Applications”, search for VLC and open it. Now you are ready to play any video and audio format using it.
Install VLC Media Player using Terminal
You can also install VLC using the Terminal. For that, follow these steps:
Step 1: You can open the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard.
Step 2: Now run this command to install VLC Media Player from the snap store on Ubuntu.
sudo snap install vlc
Note:- If asked to enter your account’s password, just enter the password and hit “Enter”. When you type the password, nothing will display on the screen. That is perfectly normal.
Step 3: Sometimes Snap Store version of VLC does not integrate very well with the system. Then you can also VLC Media Player with apt command. For that, run these commands in Terminal.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install vlc
That’s it, this is how you can install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu(Linux). I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends.