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How To Install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 21

Install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia video formats such as mp4, MOV, MPEG, and WMV, and various streaming protocols. In addition, VLC can be extended and customized with a wide range of plugins. As a result, it is an incredibly versatile tool for both consumers and professionals.

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 a VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • 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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 21 Vanessa

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
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 21.

By default, VLC is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the VLC PPA by Rob Savoury repository to your system using the following command:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/rob-savoury.gpg] jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vlc-media-player-rob-savoury.list

Next, import the GPG key:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/rob-savoury.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys E996735927E427A733BB653E374C7797FB006459

Now start by updating the packages list and install VLC stable by using the command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install vlc

Verify the installation by running the version check command:

vlc --version

Step 3. Accessing VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 21.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find VLC in the Mint menu, in the Sound & Video section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

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

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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