How to Install Latest VLC Media Player in Linux Mint

 

To Install Latest VLC Media Player in 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 and some of the new features are as follows. 

 

VLC Features

  • 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.

It is so simple to install the latest VLC Media Player in Linux Mint, and this article covers ground on the same process. 


Install Latest VLC Media Player

Before you begin the installation process, make sure the repository by making use of the following command. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get update
Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
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Fetched 4,758 kB in 8s (577 kB/s)                                                                                 
Reading package lists... Done


And once it is done, you need to add the repository by running the following command. 

linuxhelp user # add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
You are about to add the following PPA:
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gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

 

After adding the repository, you need to update it once again, so make use of the following command again. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get update
Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
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Fetched 4,758 kB in 8s (577 kB/s)                                                                                 
Reading package lists... Done

 

You shall now proceed with the installation of VLC media player by running the following command. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get install vlc
Reading package lists... Done
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Setting up vlc (2.2.2+git20170721+r59033+56~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for vlc-nox (2.2.2+git20170721+r59033+56~ubuntu16.04.1) ...

 

Once the process is over, you need to open the application on your Linux Mint menu. 
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The VLC application now appears on your screen.  
VLC


With this, the installation of Latest VLC Media Player in Linux Mint comes to an end. 

 


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