How to Install VLC Player on Ubuntu 20.04 or 18.04

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.

VLC Player

There are Two methods Feel free to try any method both are tested and successfully installs VLC in your Ubuntu Machine.

1. Installation of VLC Through Ubuntu Software Store

In this method VLC player would be installed through the Ubuntu software store

To launch the Ubuntu software storein Ubuntu 20.04, press the super key and search for Ubuntu software store using the search bar.

search ubuntu store

In the search bar search the VLC application using the search button as follows:

VLC Serach

Then click on the VLC icon and then an other window will appears Click the Install button to install the VLC media player.

Before Installation is done you will be prompted to enter the authentication details. Enter the required password and click the Authenticate button.

Launch the VLC

Once the installation is completed, you can launch the VLC player by hitting the super key and searching for it using the search bar.

search vlc

2. Installating VLC through Command Line

VLC is available in the official Ubuntu repositories, so one can install it simply with running the apt command in terminal. In the Terminal, execute the below command mentioned.

$ sudo apt update

Then Following by this command:

insayll vls

$ sudo apt install vlc

Once Completing the Installation to Launch the vlc player using the terminal type the following on terminal:

$ vlc

Voila..!!! You have successfully installed

Remove VLC

Remove VLC

Now in Case you want to remove the VLC player you can follow the below steps:

Removing From Ubuntu Store

Go the ubuntu store as mentioned before and search the VLC as mentioned in STEP 1

Remove vlc

Click the Remove Button.You will be asked for confirmation with the following dialog. Click the Remove button.

Removing using terminal

If you want to remove the VLC from your system using the Terminal type the following following command

$ sudo apt remove vlc


In this Post we have showed you how to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04. If you find any error , please contact us using the contact section above.


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