In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VLC Media Player on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, VLC is a free and open-source multimedia player. It is cross-platform and can play almost all multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, and different streaming protocols.
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 a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
Install VLC Media Player on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing VLC Media Player on Debian 10.
- Install VLC Media Player from Apt
sudo apt install vlc
- Install VLC via snap
sudo apt update sudo apt install snap snapd
Then, install VLC using the following command:
sudo snap install vlc
Launch VLC from CLI or Applications search menu:
Step 3. Accessing VLC Player on Debian.
In order to launch the VLC player, enter the relevant keyword in Debian Dash and click the VLC media player icon.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed VLC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VLC Media Player on Debian 10 (Buster) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VLC website.