How To Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, VLC (VideoLan) is a portable and open-source multimedia player available for Linux like operating system, 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 VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver server.

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

The first step is to add the PPA repository:

add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
apt update

Install VLC using the following command:

apt install vlc qtwayland5

For streaming or transcoding audio/video, you also need to additionally install libavcodec-extra using the following command:

apt install libavcodec-extra

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VLC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VLC Media Player in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official VLC website.

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