How To Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 14.04

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install of VLC media player on your Ubuntu 14.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, VLC (VideoLan) is a portable & and open source multimedia player available for Linux like operating systems, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and android. VLC plays our favorite audio and video files, it can play various audio & video formats such as MPEG, DivX, MOV, mp3, mp4, DVD, VCD, WMV, and QuickTime.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 14.04.

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. Install VLC using apt-get.

VLC is included in the base repositories of Debian-based system, so installing VLC is straightforward with apt-get:

sudu apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

Step 2. Install VLC Mozilla plugin in Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin mozilla-plugin-vlc

We can also play audio and video files from command Line using VLC. An example is shown below:

[root@idroot.us ~]# vlc latest-songs.mp3
[root@idroot.us ~]# vlc tv-serial.mp4
[root@idroot.us ~]# vlc Fast7.avi
[root@idroot.us ~]# vlc dream-theater-video.mov

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VLC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the VLC media player on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VLC website.

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