How to Install and Run VLC Media Player as Root in Linux

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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7 Responses

  1. Tony Rawlings says:

    Off subject a bit but just installed Kodi. Great video player.
    Easily installed
    sudo dnf install kodi
    Job done

  2. Dale Pontius says:

    This just seems like a BAD idea, to me. From what I’ve read, a frequent exploit path is a cleverly designed media file that takes advantage of a bug in the player software. This is one of the reasons we don’t do such things as root.

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Dale

      Okay, we have taken note of all the concerns here. However, a number of Kali Linux newbies had requested for this solution and that is why we offered it. As you have stated, it could be so dangerous.

  3. IPnonymouse says:

    what are some reason why a person would want to run vlc as root?

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