How to Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 20.04

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 media player (commonly known as VLC) It is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server. VLC refers to VideoLan project’s media player. VLC is available for desktop operating systems, mobile platforms and also available on digital distribution platforms. It supports many audio & video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. It includes many free Decoding and Encoding libraries.

Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install VLC media player on Ubuntu system.

We will be installing the VLC media player through the snap store. Snap store is the same Gnome based Software Center but now available as a snap package in the Ubuntu 20.04:

sudo snap install vlc

Step 3. Launch the VLC media player  app.

Once the installation is completed, you can launch the VLC player by hitting the super key and searching for it using the search bar or copy & paste the below-mentioned command on your Terminal and carry out the task:


That’s all you need to do to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. Don’t forget to share your valuable queries/suggestions in the below comment box & also drop your worthwhile feedback.