How To Install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 20

Install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, VLC (VideoLan) is a portable & and open-source multimedia player available for like Linux 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 the VLC multimedia player and streamer on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 20.

  • Install VLC Media Player from default repository:

Let’s install VLC packages using the following command:

sudo apt install vlc
  • Install VLC Media Player using Snap:

First, we need to install the snap package manager and VLC snap, run the following command:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo snap install vlc

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VLC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the VLC multimedia player and streamer on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VLCwebsite.

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