How to Install VLC Media Player on CentOS 8

Install VLC Media Player on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure VLC Media Player on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

VLC (VideoLAN Client) is an open-source and free simple fast and much powerful cross-platform player and framework for playing most of the multimedia files like CD, DVD, VCD, Audio CD, and other various supported streaming media protocols.

Install VLC Media Player on CentOS 8

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo dnf install
sudo dnf install
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Install VLC Media Player on the CentOS system.

Now that the repository is enabled, you can install the VLC packages using the following command:

sudo dnf install vlc

Step 3. Start VLC.

Start VLC media player from your menu or by executing the following command:


or by clicking on the VLC Media Player icon (Applications → Sound & Video → VLC media player).

That’s all you need to do to install VLC on CentOS 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on VLC, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.