In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, VLC (VideoLan) is a portable & and open-source multimedia player available for Linux-like operating 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 VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Download and install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install VLC in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS through
Run the commands below to install VLC in Ubuntu:
sudo apt install vlc
- Install VLC in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using Snap
To install VLC, open your terminal, and run the following command:
sudo snap install vlc
Step 3. Accessing VLC.
After installing, Go to the Activities search bar, type “VLC” and click on the icon to launch the application.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed VLC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VLC Media Player in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VLC website.