In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VLC Media Player on Manjaro 20. 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 files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It supports subtitles, closed captions and is translated into numerous languages.
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 Media Player on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro 20 (Nibia).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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 Manjaro 20 Nibia
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:
sudo pacman -Syu
Step 2. Installing VLC Media Player on Manjaro 20.
- Install VLC from the default repository
Run the following command to install it:
sudo pacman -S vlc
- Install VLC Media Player using Snap.
First, we need to install the snap packages:
sudo pacman -S snapd sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
You can install VLC by opening a terminal and typing the following command:
sudo snap install vlc
Congratulations! You have successfully installed VLC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of VLC’s powerful multimedia player on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VLC website.