Install Latest VLC Media Player in Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint
VLC (VideoLAN Client) is an open source highly portable Media Player that designed to run various video and audio media files, including mpeg, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, wmv, mp3, dvds, vcds, podcasts, ogg/vorbis, mov, divx, quicktime and streaming of multimedia files from various online networks like Youtube and other network sources.
Recently, VideoLan team announced the release of VLC 2.2.4 with some important updates and bug fixes..
- Easy, lightweight, fast and most powerful media player on the web.
- Plays all kind of files including Discs, Devices, Streams and Webcams.
- Plays almost all types of codecs without any codec packs: MPEG-2, WMV, MP3, DivX, MKV, H.264, WebM, etc.
- Multi-Platform run on Windows, Linux/Unix and MAC OS X.
- Totally free to use without any spyware or ads.
- Able to stream media files from online networks like Youtube, etc.
Installing VLC Media Player in Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint
The recommended way of installing latest VLC 2.2.4 version on Debian 9-7, Ubuntu 16.04-14.04 and Linux Mint 18-16 using official VLC PPA repository.
Launch terminal by doing “Ctrl+Alt+T” from the desktop and add a VLC PPA to your system, by running following command.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
Next, do an update of system local repository index.
$ sudo apt-get update
Once, you’ve done index update, let’s install VLC package.
$ sudo apt-get install vlc
User’s who are using older versions of Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint, can also use above PPA to install/upgrade to latest VLC version.
But remember, the PPA only installs or upgrades to whichever latest VLC version available. So, if you’re looking for more latest version, then consider upgrading your distribution to latest version.
VLC also offers packages for RPM based and other Linux distributions, including source tarballs, that you can download and install them from THIS PAGE.