How to Install VLC Media Player in Linux OS

By | 24/02/2014

How to Install VLC Player in Linux OS

VLC is a simpler media player with an easy to use interface. It also supports DVD playback. While most needs should be met with Xine and MPlayer some prefer VLC.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.

The Video LAN project is lead and composed of a team of volunteers,that believes in the power of open source when dealing with multimedia. 

How to Install VLC Media Player in Linux OS

The VideoLAN non-profit organisation
The VideoLAN project is backed up by the VideoLAN organisation, based in France.
The VideoLAN non-profit organisation has a comittee and members that are part of the VideoLAN project.
The current board of VideoLAN is composed by:
President: Jean-Baptiste Kempf
Treasurer: Ludovic Fauvet
Secretary: Felix Paul Kühne

Open Source
Video LAN produces free software for multimedia, released under the General Public License.

Features OF VLC Player

  • Simple, fast and powerful media player.
  • Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
  • Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
  • MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3…
  • Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix…
  • Completely Free, 0 spyware, 0 ads and no user tracking.
  • Can do media conversion and streaming.

The project started as a student project at the French École Centrale Paris, in 1996. After a complete rewrite in 1998, it became Open Source, thanks to the agreement of the École Centrale Paris, in 2001.
The project started to open up to developers outside of the École. It is now a worldwide project with developers from 20 countries.
Since 2009, the project is completely separated from École Centrale Paris, and is backed up by an autonomous non-profit organisation.

How to Install VLC Media Player in Linux OS

What is VLC

VLC is a simpler media player with an easy to use interface. It also supports DVD playback. While most needs should be met with Xine and MPlayer some prefer VLC.
Tips For Command To Install VLC in Linux OS
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
The VideoLAN team is made up of developers from all over the world and former students of the École Centrale Paris

VLC’s latest packaged version is always in the official Debian unstable branch.


Method 1

[Sumo@AMDI ~]$ sudo yum install vlc

Method 2

sudo apt-get install vlc

Command To Install VLC in Linux OS

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