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The VLC media player is an open source media player, distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is a highly portable multimedia player that supports many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various different formats.


It is one of the most platform-independent players available, with versions for Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, BSD, Windows CE, and Solaris.

Install VLC Media player in Ubuntu

You need to make sure that you have a "universe" mirror in your /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd

This will complete the installation

If you want to open VLC You need to go to Applications--->Sound&Video--->VLC Media Player

Once it open you should see the following screen

VLC Media Player Version Details

VLC Media Player Skins 2 interface

VLC Media Player Skins

If you want to download VLC Media Player Skins check here

Install VLC Plugin for Mozilla Firefox

sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-vlc

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  • http://bonaveo.net/ Aleksandersen

    I prefer the MPlayer media player. It preforms better in a lot of cases and it does not use as much resources as VLC tends to do from time to time.

    There is no play list in MPlayer, but that can be folder managed.

  • http://www.techbycolin.com Colin

    I love VLC on Linux or Windows. Seems fast enough in most cases.

  • Jeansk

    Thanks a lot.
    Used this document and it worked fine for me. I am just struggling now with my sound card that does not seem to be working. No sound is associated to the movie I am reading.
    Regards,

    JSK

  • Ayman

    Ayman Ebrahim Al-eskafi
    new user for linux

  • mouna

    bien

  • DML

    I have found the player to be wonderful, but the skins are giving me trouble. The player itself was an instant fix to several issues I had with my media files when I finally left the wondoze environment behind.

  • simran

    its a nice info i used it and got the player installed….

    it works very fine

  • http://ihavenoneyet dang3r

    There are two types of skin files: vlt files and zip files. It is advised to use vlt files, because they can be used directly by VLC, without any need to unzip the skin files.Well with that said either did not work for me.The current version is correct of vlc player.. windows xp home edition could not be the problem LOL

  • George Maness

    How can I obtain VLC Media Player for Ubunto if the machine running Linux dosn’t have internet access?

  • http://yudhadelonge182 Yudha DeLonge

    THX,,, for the Solution,,
    :)

    WokeY

  • roland

    it is a good systerm

  • Kevin Crossey

    I’m a newbe to Ubuntu and I would like to download a video player. I would like to “Install VLC Media Player in Ubuntu” BUT I’m not online and will only pick-up software thro’ public access/internet cafe Windows PCs.
    Can I find somewhere to download the player (with install details)? No your site send me round in circles!

  • http://[email protected] bhushan

    i want to download VLC player for ubuntu

  • ankit shrivastava

    thanx………
    i tried and it worked f9 for me….

  • Sam Roberts

    Thanks a lot. This article was really informative.

  • robi

    ok im new to ubuntu and i have no idea how to install anything. can some one PLEASE give a step by step tutorial on how to do so?

  • Tourlou

    @ Robi

    The easiest way to install VLC is to do it by the repository.

    System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager.

    Search for VLC.

    Install VLC, VLC-nox, VLC-plugin-esd, and VLC-plugin-pulse.

    If you are using Firefox browser, also install Mozilla-plugin-vlc

    The dependencies will install automatically.

    After installation is completed it will show under Applications > Sound & Video

  • Nayanajith

    Everyone says this by assuming everyone have access to internet at all the time. Its wrong.
    I want to download VLC as a .deb file from a place which has internet connection and install it in my home machine.
    Mentioned method is useless for me.

  • Hi_

    You can download the .deb files from here http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/vlc

    Don’t forget to also download VLC-nox, VLC-plugin-esd, VLC-plugin-pulse and, if using Firefox, Mozilla-plugin-vlc

    You could get, or not, problems with dependencies. If so, write down the files missing, and go back to the above link to get them.

    Hope this helps.

  • Larry

    My ubuntu cant access the net, how do i install apps without an internet connection.
    how do i download programs elsewhere and install them in my ubuntu?

  • Joe Hoban

    I just installed Xubuntu (Itrepid Ibex) on an old Compaq a few days ago and the media player it came with doesn’t play any of my old music or vid files (MP3 & AVI). I have used VLC as a portable app on my flash drive before and would like to install it on my computer without using the net. I would be installing it off my flashdrive or a CD, so if someone could post a strp by step walkthrough on how to do that it would be great. Thanx!

  • Ganesh

    When use this command line in terminal window it displays a message E: could’nt find packge vlc

    gopalakrishnana@gopalakrishnana-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ – Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ – Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/restricted Translation-en_US
    Reading package lists… Done
    gopalakrishnana@gopalakrishnana-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plgin-vlc
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package vlc
    gopalakrishnana@gopalakrishnana-desktop:~$

    Ganesh

  • prakash

    i want to install vlc player for my ubundu os

  • ajit

    it’s a very coll os i like it and i also tell my friends to install it

  • Ashish

    Very Good
    Thanks
    it worked!!!!!!!!!

  • aalluri

    i like vlc player

  • rajapandian

    Where i can download media player for ubuntu,
    and how to install it

  • king

    thanks…………….
    i don`t have any word to say …………….

  • Imran

    For those who want to download offline,

    Get each .deb file VLC from here.. [Remember download only that which suits your processor].
    http://ftp.debian.org/pool/main/v/vlc/

    Then do have run it on ur Ubuntu

  • http://[email protected] warrioRR

    Thanks for the nice information

  • anand

    i have so many media player but it not compare vlc media player so i install the vlc media player

  • Anu

    thanzzzzz…

  • munnu

    thanks 4 giving …info

  • caleb

    ’m a newbe to Ubuntu and I would like to download a video player. I would like to “Install VLC Media Player in Ubuntu” BUT I’m not online and will only pick-up software thro’ public access/internet cafe Windows PCs.
    Can I find somewhere to download the player (with install details)? No your site send me round in circles!

  • james

    hi ..
    i try to install vlc using
    sudo apt-get install
    but it will show me the error..
    that file hass been locked
    what to do ?

    i hav sony vaio vpcea12en
    2 gb ram, i3 processor
    plz help me… i really stuck here for long time

  • sivan

    i am new to ubuntu linux os.i want to install the vlc player externally without using the ubuntu software center

  • sainath

    sir i need how to install vlc media player .deb package in ubuntu it is installing but not running please mail me how to work that one

  • sridhar

    how can i obtain setup file for vlc for future use when internet connection is not avilable?

  • Deep

    i cant install vlc player in ubuntu 9.0. It says “Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package vlc”
    So in this case what am i supposed to do? Can u please suggest admin?