How To Install VLC Media Player on Fedora 37

Install VLC Media Player on Fedora 37

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VLC Media Player on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, VLC Media Player is a powerful and versatile multimedia player that can play almost any multimedia file format. It is available on a wide range of platforms such as Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and more.

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 the step-by-step installation of the VLC media player on a Fedora 37.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for VLC.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install VLC Media Player on Fedora 37

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Enable RPM Fusion Repository.

VLC Media Player is not available in the official Fedora repository, so we need to enable the RPM Fusion repository to install it. Use the following command to enable the RPM Fusion repository on your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Step 3. Installing VLC Media Player on Fedora 37.

  • Method 1. Install VLC using the RPM Fusion Repository √

After enabling the RPM Fusion repository, use the following command to install VLC Media Player on Fedora 37:

sudo dnf install vlc

Verify that VLC Media Player has been installed correctly by running the following command in the terminal:

vlc --version
  • Method 2. Install VLC using Flatpak/Flathub √

First, we need to install Flatpak on your Fedora system using the command below:

sudo dnf install flatpak

Next, you’ll need the Flathub repository to install the Flatpak package. Flathub is the largest and most popular Flatpak repository. Most of the time when you want something through Flatpak, it’s going to come from Flathub. For that use the command, given below:

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Finally, install VLC using the following command below:

flatpak install flathub org.videolan.VLC

For additional resources on installing Flatpak, read the post below:

Step 3. Accessing VLC Media Player on Fedora.

Once the installation is complete, you can start using the VLC media player by launching it from the desktop application menu. If you prefer using the command line terminal, enter the following command to launch the browser quickly:


Alternatively, you can launch VLC from the application menu in your desktop environment and Flatpak users can use the following command to launch from the terminal:

flatpak run org.videolan.VLC

Install VLC Media Player on Fedora 37

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VLC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the VLC media player on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VLC website.

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